For a couple of years now I have wanted to go to The Swim Cube to have my stroke analysed and see if there are any improvements I could make and for Christmas 2021 my parents got me a voucher to go. I was so excited about finally going and trying to understand my … Continue reading Coaching Development Day at Swim Cube
2022 Training Blog is a go!
Training has finally kicked in full pelt and from now on I will do weekly training blogs! Over the past few weeks I have slowly been building up the number of swims I am doing, the distance I have covered and also how many outdoor swims I get each week too. This week I … Continue reading 2022 Training Blog is a go!
2022 Events booked…and training begins!
This week has been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster and, being honest, my head has been all over the place. Good for my training, not so good for my pain. I have a lot going on right now, and my friend described it perfectly; in life we all have ‘YAY’ moments and “BOO” … Continue reading 2022 Events booked…and training begins!
New Year, New Things!
Its been a long time since I wrote a blog, no real excuse apart from a lack of motivation to write and being busy having fun (mostly). It’s the start of February and planning for swim events is in full swing. I have been lucky enough to have my first ever sponsored event – The … Continue reading New Year, New Things!
My first 10 Weeks of Winter Swimming
I have learnt many things over my first few months of winter swimming and I am so glad that I decided to set myself the challenge of swimming skins through winter. I've learnt so much about how my body reacts to different temperatures and situations both physically and mentally. Ive also learnt just how far … Continue reading My first 10 Weeks of Winter Swimming
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 the … Continue 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 was … Continue 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 said … Continue reading Windermere Training Week 15 – Hospital Stay!
Windermere Training (sort of) Week 14
This week started off with me still in hospital so again, there wasn’t very much training done this week! By Monday I did just want to get out of hospital, which for me is always a sign that I am on the mend and feeling better. Thankfully, my bloods came back with good enough results … Continue reading Windermere Training (sort of) Week 14
Windermere Training (or not!) Week 13
Week 13 of my training didn’t exactly go to plan. Last Monday I had an appointment planned with Helen Davis from think.believe.perform about the possibility of some sports psychology sessions in the lead up to my Lake Windermere swim. I know from experience that long swims are often as much about being strong mentally as … Continue reading Windermere Training (or not!) Week 13