The Mental Game

I’ve always had a bit of a problem with self confidence, especially in any physical activity. I’ve never seen myself…

Cute Summer Sports Wear

Even back when I started running in 2012 it was weirdly hard to buy interesting sports kit. There were specialist…

Kit Bag Essentials

Before I started Roller Derby I never had a kit bag. I had “my running kit” and some random helpful…

My Week with Bodychef

Back at the end of January I was given the opportunity to try out a meal delivery plan from Body…

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The Mental Game

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I’ve always had a bit of a problem with self confidence, especially in any physical activity. I’ve never seen myself as “sporty”. Most of my experiences with sports when I was younger ended up being spoiled by bullies, or just marred by a lack on interest in motivating and encouraging anyone who wasn’t “naturally sporty” by teachers. By the time I was a teenager I’d pretty much elevated avoiding sports to an art form, and no one ever told me whether I was good or bad at it anyway. As an adult, I love this stuff, but I struggle to see myself as a sporty person, and still secretly think people are laughing behind their hands at my feeble attempts to run, or skate, or lift weights. Way back in…

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#Janathon Day 30 – The End is Nigh

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So, today was probably my last run of Janathon, and it was a lovely day for it. Crisp and cold, but bright. Cold enough for me to take my new showerproof hoodie that Mountain Warehouse sent me out for a spin. Honestly it would need to be really cold for me to be able to…

#Janathon Day 26 – Run, Gemma, Run!

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Ugh, yesterday was hard. I didn’t quite realise how hard till I woke up this morning and tried to move. I’m pretty sure I head some of my muscles screaming. It being Janathon there is no rest for the wicked, achey, or just damn lazy, but I decided to keep today pretty easy and just…

Roller Derby

#Janathon Day 29 – Skate Date

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You know, I’ve just spent a good 20 minutes trying to come up with a pun containing the word scrim, and all I could do was keep singing “scrim, scrimeny, scrim, scrimeny, scrim, scrim, sceroo” to the tune of “Chim Chimeny” from Mary Poppins, and that is way too long and takes far too much…