Let’s start from the very beginning…

HI.

So hopefully by now, you’ve read the intro, learnt a little more about me and now you want to know the real interesting stuff right?

I’m a female athlete who has recently lost her ‘way’. I don’t really know what I mean by that, but to put it in simple terms, I don’t feel like I have any answers lately. During the first lockdown I worked hard on myself, getting myself into shape, training hard and fell in love with the process. I guess since returning to team sport, there is less opportunity to do so, time is stretched (understatement) and I don’t feel like I have the time to commit to myself like I used to (or the energy to do so).

I wanted to start this blog so I can share a bit on how I feel, set some goals and give my something to feel accountable to. After all, you are 42% more likely to achieve a goal if it’s written down. It also gives me opportunity to reflect, engage with likeminded people and hopefully become part of a community that pushes each other. Don’t get me wrong, I have an exceptional support network, but given the opportunity, I make everything about me anyway, so maybe this will take some load off them!

Let’s start small, with a plan for the following week, I am still in competition phase for the next 3 weeks, this coming week we have our last international match of the current tournament, and then 1 club match to do, then I’ll press reset.

So for now, the aim for this week is:

  1. Aim to blog twice more after this one.
  2. Get some ‘extra’s’ in; including a mobility session on Wednesday.
  3. Play for ‘her’

“Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back… play for her.”

Mia Hamm

Speak soon,

CH x

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