Wisdom and Gratitude

By | May 9th, 2018|Celebration, Family, Friends, Motivation, MS, Racing, Training|

The whole trip this last month has been certainly one of wisdom and gratitude. I think that at times we just go with the flow and our days become just one day after another without thinking about what we have learnt or what we have to be grateful for. My last few days have been [...]

European Adventures

By | May 2nd, 2018|Family, Friends, Motivation, MS, Racing, Training|

We are getting to the pointy end of my trip overseas this past month, with racing about to start tomorrow, Thursday.  I am really looking forward to this! I spent a week in Nice, France at the beginning of April meeting some amazing people living with MS, sharing our stories and learning about up to [...]

Determination

By | May 23rd, 2017|BLOG, MS, Racing, Training|

Life is funny sometimes, you can prepare, have plans and know what direction you want to be headed and then life can throw you a curve ball! The first two World Cups of the year and been raced with some very mixed feelings and results for me.  I've had one thing left on the bucket [...]

Success in Rio

By | September 22nd, 2016|Celebration, Motivation, MS, Racing|

All I can say is what a week in Rio!!!   I arrived on the 9th of September, two days after the games had started and was greeted by an excited Chef de Mission Kate McLoughlin at the Paralympic Village.  It was wonderful to see the rest of the team and exciting to finally be [...]

10 Days Until Rio

By | August 30th, 2016|BLOG, Family, Friends, Motivation, MS, Training|

Well I have been in Italy for 2 and a half weeks so far and this morning I farewelled the rest of the team as they headed to Rio.  Stuart Tripp (hand cyclist) and I are the only two riders left in Italy with an amazing team around us, Lia - physio, Nick - coach [...]

Defy The Odds

By | April 25th, 2016|Celebration, Motivation, MS, Training|

2 Days ago on the 23rd of April I celebrated the 18th anniversary of my diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. On that day a very uncaring neurologist told me that "my life as I knew it was over, go home put your affairs in order before you become incapacitated." He told me I would never do [...]

Becoming an Elite Para Cyclist – Part 5

By | November 22nd, 2015|BLOG, MS, Racing, Training|

This is the last instalment of my 5 part series on what I deal with on a daily basis in order to train and compete as an Elite Para Cyclist. I love racing, in fact if truth be known racing to me is much more fun than training. I love the fact that I get [...]

Becoming an Elite Para Cyclist – Part 3

By | November 15th, 2015|BLOG, Motivation, MS, Racing, Training|

I’ve now written about a couple of symptoms that I have to deal with such as heat intolerance and balance issues, but I think that one of the most debilitating symptoms is fatigue. Now I know a lot of people will say, ‘but I get tired too’. Unfortunately this type of MS fatigue is a [...]

Becoming an Elite Para Cyclist – Part 1

By | November 10th, 2015|BLOG, MS, Racing, Training|

Being a cyclist can be a tough gig for anyone, those that are training to race or just those trying to stay fit. Most of us do the early morning training before family and work commitments, or sometimes just because there are bunch rides that we love to do for the social aspect with the [...]

Choosing a Positive Outlook

By | May 17th, 2015|Motivation, MS, Training|

There are times in life when things can just get you down.  For the last 6 weeks I have been battling with what started out as a head cold and turned into a sinus infection.  Unfortunately for me any type of infection can have an affect on my MS, so the last 6 weeks have [...]