It’s been just over 3 weeks since I got home from Mexico where I made my mark in the world rankings in para-powerlifting.
A lot of people have been asking me if I’m pleased with how I performed in Mexico. The answer to that is not a simple yes or no because as an athlete you always want to push yourself and know you could have done more. I was disappointed not to get a crack at a weight over 100kg as it’s something I know I’m capable of. That said, to go out at a world competition and get 2 lifts and earn myself 10th in the world was something I would never have imagined 6 months ago. To be perfectly honest I’m just pleased I didn’t screw up 😂
The experience as a whole was awesome. The atmosphere within the British team was great and so supportive of the newbies. I even managed to get out and visit some of Mexico City with the boyfriend, if you get a chance I would definitely recommend it as it is a fantastic city. If I’m able to find time I’ll do a mini travel blog on Mexico City (see below).
Following the World Championships I took a couple of weeks off training, partly because I got a bug that put me out of action for about a week and partly because I went on a little holiday, which you’ll soon be able to read about on my travel blog at https://accessibleworldtravel.wordpress.com
I’m now on my second week back training which is pretty bad timing due to the whole Christmas thing. I don’t think I’ve ever trained through Christmas like this before but it has been quite disruptive to my schedule and it has been quite difficult to find a gym to use at a convenient time for me. I think next year I’ll have to join a 24 hour gym so I can go at all the crazy times I want to…. or get myself a home gym (I wish)!
It’s that time of year where you can’t help but reflect on the last 12 months. After the disappointment of 2016, I decided that 2017 was going to be a year where I did more of the things that made me happy and I can wholeheartedly say that I’ve achieved that. Not only did I complete a season of professional basketball out in Italy, something I’ve wanted to do for as long as I can remember, but I’ve found a new challenge in para-powerlifting which I’m enjoying immensely and I happen to be pretty good at 😉
As for 2018, I’m excited for what it has in store for me and I intend to work my butt off to make it my most successful year to date.
All that’s left is for me to wish you a happy and successful New Year.