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Passing the Star, My Journey to Blocking Part 3

The last post in this series is focusing on how I adapted and whether I had achieved successes within a game situation as a Blocker, which is a role I played at our game this past weekend. Humberstruck 2019 was Durham Roller Derby's first visit to Hull in a loooong time, we had been in … Continue reading Passing the Star, My Journey to Blocking Part 3

Passing the Star, My Journey to Blocking Part 2

Following on from my previous blog post on this topic, I want to talk a little bit about the challenges that come with training in a different role/position within the team from both a physical and a mental game standpoint. So let's start with the physical challenges; specifically learning how your body has to adapt … Continue reading Passing the Star, My Journey to Blocking Part 2

Passing the Star, My Journey to Blocking Part 1

I've taken a break from blogging for a little while, because life. Disclaimer: I actually started writing this shortly after my holiday, but never quite got round to finishing it, until now.... But the other week, while on holiday and reading another book on mindset and mental game for life (and as an athlete) I … Continue reading Passing the Star, My Journey to Blocking Part 1

You’re insecure, I’m insecure, we’re all insecure

(Said in an Oprah Winfrey giveaway voice) I'm never going to have a body like Brooke Ence, in the same way I'm never going to have a body like Kate Moss, in the same way I'm never going to have a body like Ashley Graham… why? Because I don't have their genetics. We're so quick … Continue reading You’re insecure, I’m insecure, we’re all insecure

Coeliac Awareness: 5 things I wish I’d known

I've been diagnosed coeliac for a few years now, so in honor of that (and coeliac awareness week), I figured it was an ideal time to share the 5 things I wish I was told in the first weeks of my diagnosis 1. Join coeliac UK If there is one thing I'd recommend to ANY … Continue reading Coeliac Awareness: 5 things I wish I’d known