53 tonnes!

One month ago I pulled a massive, 53 tonne truck!! I have been meaning to tell you about it since then because it is one of the best things I have ever done and I am super proud of myself! This post is not about false modesty and any of that stuff, this post is…… Continue reading 53 tonnes!

The best laid plans of mice and men..

So, on Sunday I was supposed to be competing in my second ever strongwoman competition. I was prepared, I had worked hard to master the dreaded axle presses that had been plaguing me and I was undoubtedly better prepared than before my last one. What is more I had more or less banished the obligatory…… Continue reading The best laid plans of mice and men..

Well… I was after a challenge!

Not so long ago (last week actually) I told you that I had entered another Novice Strongwoman competition (read all about it). I was happy about this, along with a little apprehensive, mainly because I have to figure out an axle clean, and don’t get me wrong I am still happy (and apprehensive) about this,…… Continue reading Well… I was after a challenge!

Project competition ready just got more important…

I started this project with the intention of getting fitter and stronger and feeling ready to compete again. I have been making progress and all that, but the general goal had no end date. Until now that is… Well, maybe not an end date as such but certainly a significant interim milestone… OK, what I…… Continue reading Project competition ready just got more important…

2021: Welcome to the future!

We are officially living in the future… bear with me, it makes sense I promise. Well sense for me anyway… So I was looking at films/books that are set in 2020/2021 and many of the things were somewhat dystopian, Children of Men by PD James was set in 2021 (future with no more fertility and…… Continue reading 2021: Welcome to the future!

How soon is now?

Stop waiting for the right time. Stop making your happiness conditional. Stop making your self acceptance conditional. Now is the only time we have. So often I hear people using phrases such as: “When I lose xxkg I’ll be happy” “I’ll be happy when I get to xx stone”, “When I lose the weight I’d…… Continue reading How soon is now?

Slight change of plans…

Having made a huge sweeping statement about completing squatober this year, I have swiftly reconsidered! I already have a fairly heavy 5 days a week lifting programme which is designed for me to get me ready for my competitions. When I considered the reality of doing another 5 days (at least) a week heavy lifting…… Continue reading Slight change of plans…

Every day for 40 days…

No, I am not giving something up for lent… I am taking something up for lent!! Well increasing something anyway… I have decided I am going to go to they gym every day during the whole of lent. Which means, from today, until Easter. Which now I have counted the days is actually 44 days……… Continue reading Every day for 40 days…

New Plan!! (I have to pull a truck!!)

So, I entered a Strongman(woman) competition! Yes, you heard (read) that correctly, I have entered a Strongman(woman) (strongwoman? strongperson?) competition!! A few weeks ago, I believe I mentioned that I was looking for a new challenge… Well, I decided that strongman was the way to go and after some deliberation and whatnot, I entered a…… Continue reading New Plan!! (I have to pull a truck!!)

The endless tales of changing plans…

So, after enthusiastically announcing that I was going to do kettlebells every day this month, I have unceremoniously abandoned it in favour of finally rehabbing my shoulder properly! I have had shoulder “issues” on and off for quite a long time, I have written about it on here before, probably 3 or 4 years ago…… Continue reading The endless tales of changing plans…