Movement is Movement; don’t be so hard on yourself

It's been a few weeks of COVID-19 now and I don't know about you, but being able to exercise outdoors is becoming the new balance for me, and it struck me the other day how lucky I was to live where I do. My doors open out into the old Colliery woodlands, I'm right on … Continue reading Movement is Movement; don’t be so hard on yourself

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

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