World Championship Fun

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

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.

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