Reflections on Resilience – Kirstie Rae

Resilience; the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, toughness. In order to perform at your best in running, like most sports, everything in your body has to be functioning properly. Towards the end of 2016, I went through every athlete's nightmare…I hit a big plateau. No matter how hard I trained, my times just weren’t … Continue reading Reflections on Resilience – Kirstie Rae

Reflections on Resilience – Megan Edwards

Ultimate Frisbee is a sport that can be the root of many injuries. Although it is a non-contact sport, it fairly easy to overwork yourself or overcommit and land straight on your face. I have witnessed team members overcome sprains, strains, ACL surgeries, and broken bones for this sport. It's always great though to see … Continue reading Reflections on Resilience – Megan Edwards

New Blog Series – Reflections on Resilience

The definition of resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, or in other words, to be tough. Athletes are constantly bombarded with challenges as a result of their training, injuries, and competitions. The difference between quitting and trying again can sometimes boil down to having a bit of resilience to these adversities. The … Continue reading New Blog Series – Reflections on Resilience

Life Of An Athlete – Kirstie Rae

In my final year of primary school, year 6, I made it into the Wellington team to compete at the primary and intermediate schools interprovincial cross country championships, versing runners from all over New Zealand. A requirement for competing at inter-provincials was that we had to join a running club, so I joined the Wellington … Continue reading Life Of An Athlete – Kirstie Rae

Life Of An Athlete – Megan Edwards

Ultimate Frisbee, being a 'newer' sport to the country, meant that I only started playing when I was 17 and in my final year at high school. Before that, I grew up playing every sport available to me including Tennis, Swimming, Football, Futsal, Netball, Basketball, Touch, and Cricket. In my PE classes, I was one … Continue reading Life Of An Athlete – Megan Edwards