Frustration

One week out from the Games, Steve, Phil, Kerri and I had a discussion about our motivation. Things didn’t feel right. It’s hard to explain, but we were so narrowly focussed on winning that we seemed to lack passion; we forgot to smell the roses. After all, we were in our home country...

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Busting Out of Doubt

The lead-up to Sydney certainly wasn’t all smooth sailing. On 4 September I had a shocking time at practice. The sun was in the wrong place. The wind was swirling. I was getting frustrated and angry, and I was worried about my sore right knee. My legs felt sluggish. I knew I was being drawn...

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Success is a Journey, Not a Destination

I have avoided writing because I have been so overwhelmed with everything since returning home from the London Olympics in the middle of August!

I’ve been reflecting on:

  • 5 Olympics
  • Welcome home parade
  • No wins on the board…Shoulda, woulda, coulda. We were so close.
  • Retiring from the...
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London Here We Come!!

Wooooo Hooooooo we did it. And pictures speak a thousand words. So this is what it looks like and feels like to qualify for a 5th Olympic games!

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An explosion of emotion was how I described winning Gold on Bondi Beach and I would have to go as far to say that qualifying on the side of Fuzhou...

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Victory in AVC Continental Cup!

Australian women secure Olympic spot at AVC Beach Volleyball Continental Cup.

Fuzhou, China, June 24, 2012 – Australia bagged first place at the AVC Women’s Beach Volleyball Continental Cup Final but the biggest winner of the competition was Natalie Cook who will now compete at her...

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Update on my Adventures!

Sorry I have been slack, I should have got this message to you sooner. No excuses, but I have been a little overwhelmed with the training, family time and all the media and sponsor commitments.

You are probably hanging out to know how we have been going. Well after sweaty Sanya we headed to...

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Learners Never Lose

An average year followed the Atlanta Games, but something had changed forever in my mind. I’d vaguely begun to realise I was on a journey, and hadn’t reached a destination, but now I was more determined than ever to make the journey itself a success.

People ask me how I knew that all...

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Bronze

“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses–behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights” – Muhammad Ali

At that team meeting, Steve told us to concentrateon Barbara Fontana, and then proceeded to tell us that she...

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A Video Message From Brazil!

I thought I would try something different for this newsletter….a video message! So I hope it works out as intended! I am trying to keep up with the technology. If you have been tuning into Facebook you may have already seen the RIO Sand Report. This outlines our first week training camp in...

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A Busy Start to the Year!

Wow, I know I said I was going to get these out more frequently to avoid the long read, well I have been so busy that I haven’t had the time to write it…so it will probably be a long one!

Last time I left you at the end of January, following the Aussie Open tennis. And so the road...

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