It has been a while since my last blog post so I thought it would be a good idea to give you an insight into what I have been doing.
Recently I have completed my MSc in Sport and Exercise Nutrition at Loughborough University. It’s been a long year with many challenges but I have enjoyed every minute of it. Whilst studying I was also fortunate enough to work as a performance nutritionist for Loughborough Sport, providing nutritional support to over 400 elite student athletes. This opportunity has allowed me to gain a real insight into how to apply scientific principles to real life applied situations. Combine this with training 10-15 hours a week and you’re in for a busy roller coaster ride!
Moving on from this experience I was honoured to be offered a job working as a performance nutritionist at Loughborough Sport. I have been tasked with building a support team of nutritionists and interns to support all the performance athletes based at Loughborough, which is both exciting and scary! I’m super excited about this opportunity and will let you know how I get on.
I’ve also been blessed with further opportunities to provide nutrition support, working with many elite level cyclists, runners and triathletes ensuring they get the most out of their training and racing. I have been involved with educating athletes on the England Volleyball performance pathway at the national volleyball centre. All these experiences have led to me becoming a registered member of the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr). Most recently I have teamed up with ‘Intelligent Triathlon Training’ which is a triathlon coaching company ran by Mark Pearce, who was the head coach of British Triathlon for a number of years. In January and February, I will be heading off to Lanzarote to provide nutritional support to athletes attending winter training camps. I’m really looking forward to this opportunity and a bit of sun since winter is on its way.
Unfortunately not everything has been positive. Since last September I have been suffering from an injury which has kept me from fully training and competing. After visiting numerous doctors, physiotherapists and podiatrists I am finally on the mend. This did however mean that I have not competed in a single race this year! However, I have big plans for 2016 and look forward to racing again.
Finally, I have been busy planning how we can make Street Food Chef even more amazing than it already is! We have a few great plans up our sleeve and we can’t wait to reveal these to the lovely people of Sheffield.
As always if you have any comments, idea’s or nutrition related questions let me know!