This year is definitely full of ups and downs! Probably the most downs I have ever had in 1 year and frustrating that it all happens in a Paralympic year, but that’s life and I refuse to give up…
Our trip to Belgium wasn’t the best! I knew it wasn’t going to be, as Greg hasn’t been in consistent work, but I still always want to win and as far as I am concerned anything else is not good enough!!!
My class was full of some of the world’s best combinations, so in hindsight, taking into account that I hadn’t had the best preparation coming 4th probably wasn’t that bad… but me being me, I beat myself up about the fact that I hadn’t won and tried firstly to change things for the second day and secondly actually just tried too hard. Sounds strange, but actually when you try too hard it sometimes takes the focus away from what you are aiming to achieve. Consequently, this dropped us down a few places on the second day 🙁 So back to the drawing board and actually doing nothing different other than sticking to the plan bought us back up to 3rd with a great score on the last day. 🙂
I was, however, incredibly proud to be selected as part of the GB team in Belgium and thrilled that we were able to bring home the Nations Cup. ?
You never stop learning in any sport, but particularly this one, so we can put this down as a trip to learn from and build on.
Greg bought home a mild virus which meant we missed out on the recent squad training, but fingers crossed that we can actually get some training under our belt now before the next selection trials on June 8th.
I have a couple of able bodied competitions planned between now and then to make sure our ring craft is up to scratch, but other than that it’s just training and training in the hope that I can get us back on form again in time for selection.