I have been pretty off this planet over the last 4 days as I am in the middle of moving house. Moving house has got to be one of the most time consuming and stressful things we got to do in this life, surely?! Anyway we are getting there surely, but slowly. Dead lifting boxes up and down stairs is pretty hard going over several days, but some training is better than none anyway.
Last weekend I was working for Welsh Athletics on the Olympic Trials in Birmingham. It was a pretty busy weekend, but it is always great to be working with good experienced people and learn some new things. I went to the same event last year, but as I was a bit shy then and didn’t think it was appropriate to be asking any of the “celebrities” to take a photo with me then, but this time there was two of us so it was not so bad then. Mo Farah, Dwaine Chambers and Kelly Holmes stood next to me over and over again so I just couldn’t resist! People can say what they want about sports people being selfish and self centered, but I realize and appreciate how much effort and hard work they put into getting to where they want to be, so to me they are all inspiring people! You have to be determined, hardworking and selfish a lot of the time to become one of the best athletes in the country and in the world!
I approached Dwaine Chambers by shouting out “Dwaine” as if he was an old friend so he must have thought I was a bit crazy (which might be true!?). I don’t know how many times my physio colleague and I have laughed at that incident since it happened!!
Anyway it was a really good weekend and I enjoyed it a lot. Welsh Athletics got some really good results and Dai Green was like usual outstanding in the 400 meter hurdles and will of course be going to London to defend the Welsh people!
A bit more unpacking to do over the weekend as well as working, before a busy week ahead where I will be working with the GB Women’s Basketball team in the evenings as they are coming to Cardiff to prepare for the Olympics. Should be a good experience, hopefully more pictures and updates from that to come next week.
Have a good weekend!