I’ve been doing some work with Waterford Camogie captain @niamhrock for the last couple of months.
She has had a tough time with a couple of bad knee injuries over the years and is doing unbelievable to be playing at the level she is!
She is doing everything I ask and her knee is looking much much better already!
It’s a pleasure to work with talented people who are dedicated to improving how their body feels and performs. #Gaa#PainFree#Mobility#Rehab
As a teacher, it’s midterm break for me.
Time to reflect - a lot harder to find the time to do it!
Whenever I attend coaching courses or talks I always write down the key phrases or messages that I want to take away with me.
When I saw the news that John Morrison had passed away I searched back through my notebooks to remind myself what I had written down at the last event I’d been to where he had spoken. This is what I’d written and epitomises why he was held in such high regard: “Every game played with the body needs the mind” “Be a guide on the side”
We all forget to be healthy sometimes. I pick up bad habits too. One good habit I picked up over the last 18 months was that the first thing I needed to eat every day was an apple. I realized it was the only sure way of getting an apple in. I don’t love them at the start so struggle to take that first bite. But then I do like eating it. That might be a bit weird, but that’s the way it. However if I didn’t eat it first very often there would be no fruit eaten for the day. My reward though was instant good feeling. The properties of an apple are clearly good for the digestive system.
The cue was finishing my morning sessions with clients (never eat before then), the routine was going for the 2nd coffee and gettting apple from fridge and the reward was feeling better after. So I know at least 4 of the days of the week (not in early every morning) I would have that. Much better than nothing. What has happened now is that it’s pretty much 6-7 days a week as it’s so engrained even on Sunday mornings I will generally look for an apple to start the day.
I then also added a youghart, oats and fruit meal would be a meal for at least 3 days a week. This went well for a while but forgot about it again before Christmas. But as a consequence of adding a daily walk to my routine around the town here I started passing Tesco and went in one day for food for the gym. Passing the fruit made me remember feeling good from the berries and oats and yoghurt. Back on the horse. The good habit of the walk led to another habit reawakening.
Point is it’s normal to lose good routine and habits sometimes, but once you do them for a decent period of time they are never too far away either. Retrace your steps back, go to places that remind you of good habits and feelings.
And walk. Walking opens up the mind and helps freshness which leads to better ideas and habits.
And just like that...our Learn-to-Play Gaelic Football series comes to an end 🙌🇨🇦🏐🇮🇪 Huge thanks to all our newcomers who came to any of the sessions since January - we saw some amazing skill development and had loads of laughs on and off the field! Stay tuned for our March Gaelic development sessions where you can put your new skills into practice and continue to learn how to play Gaelic football. Keep an eye on our social media for updates #calgarychieftains#learntoplaygaelic#gaelicfootball#gaa#lgfa#newbies#somecrewforonecrew