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This blog was created for when I have too many thoughts in my brain and need something longer than an Instagram caption

The Best Early 2000s Freeskating Routines

My favourite pastime as a young skater was watching Worlds videos. Before there was Youtube and live streaming, we had to patiently wait for the Worlds DVDs to physically arrive in NZ soil before we could watch the competition. And once they were here, I would spend...

Is roller skating cool again?

Is roller skating cool again?

Short answer: yes. It was always cool and always will be and you’re late to the party if you’re only discovering skating now. Blog post over, bye! Ok just kidding... If your algorithm is not showing you any skating accounts, we need to fix that immediately. It seems...

My Origin Story

My Origin Story

As long as I can remember, all I’ve ever wanted to do was to compete at the World Championships. That was THE goal. My dream came true in 2011. I represented New Zealand for the first time at just 17 years old. I remember standing at the marshalling area with my coach...

The Building Phase

The Building Phase

Hello! This blog post is the 4th instalment in our Periodisation series where we’re talking about how to plan out your year to suit your training schedule. We’ve covered how to set up your year here and already talked about the off seaon (or the R season) and the...

The Base/Preparatory Phase

The Base/Preparatory Phase

Hello, As promised, I’m back with the third instalment of the periodisation series. If you’ve missed the first 2 posts, you can find out more about periodisation and how to set your plan up here and more about the first phase of training here. Today we are moving on...

The Off Season

The Off Season

Rare photo of me actually relaxing in Noosa, Queensland. It didn't last long. Hi! We're gonna keep going with the theme of planning out your training year today. If you missed the first post about this, please read here before getting into this post. Before we start,...

Periodisation: planning out your year

Periodisation: planning out your year

Hello! Today I want to talk about periodisation and how you can use this technique to train smarter and avoid over training and burn out. This is going to be a 6 part blog series and will most likely take me weeks to get out but that’s ok... let’s just begin and see...

Oceanias 2017, mental struggles and mourning a performance

Oceanias 2017, mental struggles and mourning a performance

Hello real world, I'm back from my holiday! And I'm ready to talk. This is gonna be a tough blog to write and it may turn out to be a bit of a ramble but I think it’s important for my own mental recovery to share my story. And who knows who it could help... My...

Believing in myself, failing to set goals and hard questions

Believing in myself, failing to set goals and hard questions

After my last post, I dived into myself and started to ask the hard questions. Questions like who do I skate for? Why do I skate? What metrics am I using to measure whether I’m a success or a failure? What are my values and beliefs? Why are those my values and...

Oceania team training

Oceania team training

Over the weekend, I had the privilege of skating at the Oceania training camp and had the opportunity to help out my teammates with some off skate training. I loved being able to share an introduction into meditation and yoga and then also to take them through a...

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