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THE FIRST 9 MONTHS

SPORT TEACHES RESILIENCE

Sport teaches resilience; an adapted mode of thinking that improves our capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. Sport has also taught me to look after my body and mind by prioritising quality nutrition, consistent sleep, positive self-talk and open communication. Little did I realise just how helpful these skills would become as a Mother and when navigating the worldwide challenges that 2020 has presented.

5TH FEBRUARY 2020 - PREPARING FOR THE HAMBURN MARATHON

It was 5.50am. I frantically rolled over and threw my arm towards the vibrating phone on the floor to silence it; a series of movements that were becoming more refined with practice in the darkness of our room. I waited a moment to see whether our three-month-old, Billy would stir in the cot beside me.... safe! I smiled admiringly at the precious swaddled figure sleeping peacefully and snuck into the bathroom to pull on a pair of tights, singlet, Garmin and trusty Asics GT-4000’s that I had arranged on our vanity the night beforehand. After throwing my hair into some form of pony tail I raced downstairs to make two pieces of toast (topped with almond butter + sliced banana) and collected a sterilised bottle and breast pump parts - making sure I grabbed one of the bottles that I hadn’t melted a hole in during the sterilisation process! With my toast hanging out of my mouth, I connected the pump accessories and wound the two dials to maximum and checked the time on my watch. My training partner was due to arrive in nine minutes. My reason for expressing milk was to relieve some of the pressure and heaviness that had built up since Billy’s last feed a couple of hours earlier.