When I went to hang out with the Beavers…

  One thing I have always been passionate about my entire life is to be kind and to give back and help where you can. Growing up I started as a Beaver, then went into Rainbows and Girlguiding all the way up to being a Ranger. I learnt a heck of a lot with GuidesContinue reading “When I went to hang out with the Beavers…”

Kendal Mountain Festival Part 2

  After spending the night dreaming of talking to a room full of cabbages I woke up feeling surprisingly rested but quite sore. We got up at around 8.45am as we had to head to the hotel restaurant for breakfast, it was the first meal we had had at the hotel, and it was incrediblyContinue reading “Kendal Mountain Festival Part 2”

Kendal Mountain Festival Part 1

  I am not entirely sure where to begin on such an amazing weekend but I have to start somewhere so I think to begin with I will start with some thank yous: The biggest thank you goes to my absolutely amazing sister, Laura, or my big fishy. Without Laura acting as my carer/helper forContinue reading “Kendal Mountain Festival Part 1”

World Swim Day 2021 – What swimming has done for me

Saturday was World Swim Day and I wanted to write something about what swimming has done for me. Swimming has almost always been part of my life and without it I felt lost. I had about 5 years after my accident with no swimming and during that time my life changed drastically, I became disabled,Continue reading “World Swim Day 2021 – What swimming has done for me”

10 Years

  This week marks the 10 year anniversary of my cycling accident that triggered all my current health issues, including my Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. After the day of that accident my life changed forever but at the time, I didn’t realise the result of the accident would be so drastic and haveContinue reading “10 Years”

Windermere Part Two – Fell Foot to Ambleside

  It was time to set off back to Ambleside, just another 10.5 miles to go and I would have finally completed my 2 way Windermere swim. It had been postponed due to Covid19, I had had emergency surgery 4 weeks before and only 2 weeks before I wasn’t even sure if I would beContinue reading “Windermere Part Two – Fell Foot to Ambleside”

Windermere – Ambleside to Fell Foot

  I woke up at 5.15am on Wednesday morning having only had a couple of hours sleep. Thankfully I had, had the sense to get everything ready on Tuesday night, including talking through my swim plan with my sister. I had also had my final sports psychology session with Helen from think.believe.perform. We had goneContinue reading “Windermere – Ambleside to Fell Foot”

Windermere Training Week 17 – Back in the Water

This past week has been another emotional rollercoaster, but I can finally say that I have decided to attempt my 2 Way Windermere swim despite only having surgery just over 2 weeks ago! As mentioned in my last Windermere blog, the district nurse took my stitches out on the 14th August and told me that theContinue reading “Windermere Training Week 17 – Back in the Water”

Week 16 – Two Weeks To Go!

None of this is what I hoped to be writing just 2 weeks before Windermere but sometimes things just don’t turn out the way you hoped. It doesn’t seem possible that I had a pretty major surgery less than a fortnight ago, it was slow progress when in hospital but as soon as I wasContinue reading “Week 16 – Two Weeks To Go!”

Windermere Training Week 15 – Hospital Stay!

  My plan for training the past week was to get back into swimming after my unplanned hospital visit and on Tuesday 3rd August. I got in the river and can’t explain how good it felt to be back in the open water. The plan was to swim from Houghton to Brampton and back, I saidContinue reading “Windermere Training Week 15 – Hospital Stay!”

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