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

My Journey with Whole-30 – rebalancing my digestive system

We’re in quarantine. So I figure a fuel/body check using a well known tool is probably a good choice. We’re likely to be in quarantine measures long enough for me to a) not kill someone with the mood swings I’ll no doubt suffer from by eliminating certain foods for a while and b) it’ll give … Continue reading My Journey with Whole-30 – rebalancing my digestive system

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