Having participated and won at the National Championships, what would be your three most important tips for aspiring heptathletes?
My three best tips for anyone aspiring to be a heptathlete are:
- Be even stronger mentally than you are physically!
- Welcome the comradery and sisterhood that comes with being a heptathlete. It is rare that a sport builds friendships amongst competitors like ours does.
- Understand that you don’t have to be the best at seven things to be the best at the heptathlon.
Breakfast being the most important meal of the day, what do you like to have for breakfast? How do you keep yourself fuelled during training sessions?
Breakfast is an easy one (when I am prepared in the evenings) I create a “concoction” that somewhat represents overnight oats! It is Almond Milk, Coconut Water Chia Seeds, Oats, Vegan Protein, Fermented Greens, Vanilla Extract & Blueberries!
5 Favorite exercises that are a must for building a strong body at home as well as travelling.
There is nothing more important than a strong mind and a strong core. This is the case for athletes and non-athletes alike. I would honestly spend 50% of home workout time on visualization exercises or working on your mental resilience in some way, and the other way doing a plank & core series!
Define your first-hand view on Women Fitness?
As a heptathlete I am lucky to have been given a lifelong sisterhood of strong, confident, fast and beautiful friends. Watching female athletes dream big and do things no one would believe possible, is incredibly powerful not only for women like myself, but for the younger generation looking up to us. There is no better gift than a young woman full of confidence and drive, and I think that many amazing women in fitness I have crossed paths with do an amazing job at demonstrating this!
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