Life Experience - The stomach problems continue...

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Life Experience - The stomach problems continue...

Having discovered that I was lactose intolerant back in June 2016, to be on the safe side for the Rio Olympic Games I took out an entire suitcase filled with lactose and gluten free snacks!I didn’t want to take any chances of having pain or bloating during the event and, in general, it was pretty successful with minimal issues.After the Olympics, though, it was another story!

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A week in Sardinia - The J70 World Championships

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A week in Sardinia - The J70 World Championships

Firstly I want to apologise for the delay in getting this blog out. Sometimes life takes over a little and something has to give in order to give yourself a bit of time and space. After a couple of weeks in the UK, I am about to jump on the plane to New York for some more sailing of a different variety...

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The Power of Visualisation...and Mindfulness!

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The Power of Visualisation...and Mindfulness!

I had started to ponder the power and opportunity visualisation and mindfulness could give us as a team and wanted to investigate it more. This seemed like the perfect time! There was an awful lot I could do to help our campaign move forward while Sas was recovering, however there wasn’t much we could do together. I could go to the gym, get the boat ready, look at our finances, organise our campaign to within an inch of its life. I was very conscious though that this was a time for us to feel and behave like a team as much as possible. We obviously couldn’t go sailing...but could we still improve? What exactly could we do with our minds...?

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How to stay focused at work...

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How to stay focused at work...

Commuting into Central London, working a 9-5...slightly out of my comfort zone! I definitely found it challenging to stay alert and focused all day sitting at a computer when I did a months work experience after Rio! Here are a few tips I found that worked well to keep my energy up in the office - maybe they will help you too!

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5 Ways To Stay Motivated

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5 Ways To Stay Motivated

People often ask me how I manage to stay motivated over a 4 year Olympic cycle when, ultimately, the only thing that actually matters is the 1 week during the Olympic Games. Good question, right?!

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Wombling into the Royal Box #Wimbledon

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Wombling into the Royal Box #Wimbledon

There was one slightly awkward moment when we rocked up in our old Beemer...the car parking attendant looked us up and down, before telling us we were definitely in the wrong place! Brandishing our Royal Box tickets with a smile, we were eventually waved through. As we drove in, the first person we saw was Dame Judy Murray walking oh-so casually in jeans towards the gates! Fortunately for her, we couldn’t park up in time to chase her down…

 

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Life Experience –Discovering a food intolerance

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Life Experience –Discovering a food intolerance

In the year leading up to Rio 2016 Olympics I had been getting all or sometimes just a few of these symptoms almost every day. Usually in the evenings, just before dinner...I  would feel low on energy and with no idea what was going on, a little lost with what to do. I’d had blood tests, scans, doctor’s examinations. But all to no avail. I seemed, on the outside, completely fine. It was so frustrating and was starting to get me down, I would often stay in when everyone else was going out for dinner because my tummy was sore and I felt a bit sick, unbuttoning my trousers became a normal evening routine. I felt horrid. I had no control and no clear way forward.

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Becoming a Blogger....!

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Becoming a Blogger....!

THIS IS IT! I have taken the plunge, delved through Google, siphoned through crazy quantities of info that is out there about ‘Becoming a Blogger’ and I finally have a website and some (?!) of the skills to hopefully make this happen. EXCITED!

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