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

My CrossFit Open 2021

I entered the games before the lockdown happened (again), with high hopes of a good baseline to see my progress from the last time I gave it a go in 2019. 2019 not long into my CrossFit journey... But like I say lockdown happened, life happened, struggling happened, adversity happened... so here we are. Pre-Lockdown … Continue reading My CrossFit Open 2021

Body Image – the fluctuating love/hate relationship and Self-Isolation’s impact….

Body Confidence, Body Image, Body Positivity - we all see it hammered in our social feeds all the live long day. But is it realistic to have a constantly positive relationship with your body.... I’m speaking from my personal position and not for anyone else, you may or may not agree with my stance on … Continue reading Body Image – the fluctuating love/hate relationship and Self-Isolation’s impact….

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