Feb Update from Portugal
Hello!! A little update from me here in Portugal!
We are in a lockdown here but luckily I am still able to train, windsurf and surf. Not so bad for an athlete as that is all I do anyway!! It’s nice to see that the lockdown is working here and the covid situation is becoming better and hopefully the European Championships will go ahead here in four weeks time starting on March 9th.
My RYA coach Barrie Edgington has flown home to his family and is now in quarantine in the UK - We had a great 3 week training block over January. I’ve had some time to recover and relax and I will now begin another block leading up to the Euros. My training partner Alysia Gibson is keeping me company on the water alongside a great group from Israel, Denmark and Estonia with more people arriving all the time to prepare for the Europeans. Obviously we all have to be extremely covid careful wearing masks is obligatory and taking great care to hand sanitize very often.
I am now totally focused on the Olympics. People ask me now if it will happen, how it will happen etc. For now the only way I can put in the amount of work needed I have to believe its 100% on and keep working hard towards it.
Planning for the Olympics has taken on a new dimension for me. My no 1 priority is not to get covid!! Every training/ travel or race decision I make has this as the priority. Every day we hear of changes to which races may or may not go ahead but i think I now have a pretty clear idea of an exciting plan leading up to the Olympics.
But one event at a time. The European RSX Olympic class Europeans start in 4 weeks and I feel really good about the preparations I have planned and the opportunity to race again. Fingers crossed