I’m too Selfish – my apology to Roller Derby

In case you all missed it, we've been living through a global pandemic for a while now - this pandemic saw many things come to a standstill, one of those things was my ex-sport, Roller Derby. Which was a bit of a pain because as we went into lockdown we had basically hit our peak … Continue reading I’m too Selfish – my apology to Roller Derby

I don’t miss Roller Derby – I do miss my Team #truthbomb

I’ve been involved in roller derby for a good few years now, training 2-3 times a week, playing 3-5 games a year. Coaching, training, playing, organising, and initially I was at a loss. But in all honesty right now, I don’t miss it. Don't get me wrong, if we could start the sport again I'd … Continue reading I don’t miss Roller Derby – I do miss my Team #truthbomb

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