Ace Sports Comps like a Pro!

Hiya to whoever is reading this,

I’m taking part in a rowing competition tomorrow, and as it say first one, I’m kinda terrified!!! I’ve been to other competitions for other sports before so i thought i’d share some of my top tips for what to bring with you and how to balance the stress with lots of fun (or is it just me who gets stressed over stuff like this?)!

1) Pack the night before!

sports kit blog

I always have to either just lay my stuff out or pack it the night/day before the competition as it means i have time to wash stuff if it hasn’t been done already, and it also means i’m less likely to forget anything! I also like doing it as it annoys my dad when i spread all the stuff i need out over the lounge floor! HIs face is hilarious! =)

2) Food

packed lunch blog

A lot of people go straight for the junk food when it comes to competitions but just eating empty calories isn’t gonna help you keep your energy levels up and perform to your best ability. Especially if you’re like me and avoiding excessive sugar, then making your own food instead of buying it from the store is your best bet. For my competition tomorrow, I’m taking frikadellen (healthy german burgers, cooked in olive oil), a quinoa “salad” (basically quinoa with fresh mint, herbs, toasted nuts and dried fruits) it tastes awesome and is super healthy! A little pot of chopped up veggies also are good to have on hand for a quick top-up! If you don’t have much time to eat, then a smoothie will be good, but remember to add some blended oats to give you some fibre and more energy!


3)Β Drinks

fruit water blog

Water is key when doing sport, otherwise you just sweat yourself silly and then become dehydrated, not fun! I personally like to chop some fresh lemon pieces into my water bottle, shake and leave in the fridge overnight for it to infuse! Lime or cucumber also taste awesome and it is a much healthier alternative to Lucozade or other sugar filled sports drinks.

4) Stuff to do

listening to music blog

If you are going to a tournament or big competition like me, then you’re likely to be doing a lot of waiting around for hours between your races! I suggest bringing and iPod or your phone for music and a kindle or iPad/tablet to read books or watch a film. These are also good for the coach as well if like me you have a long coach journey! DON’T FORGET YOUR CHARGER though because its so annoying when your device dies and you spend the journey back banging your head on the window in bored desperation!

5) Useful stuff to bring

beauty bag blog

If you’re a girl then definitely bring girly stuff, just in case because it is unbelievably horrible when you get caught out at a competition! I wouldn’t suggest wearing make-up unless it’s water/sweat proof because otherwise your Picasso standard masterpiece will all just slip southwards! Eeeew! mascara dribbles = not good! I always bring plasters and some form of hand cream as if like me you’re playing a sport where your hand can get a bit bashed up, it will be a life-saver! (i just noticed, i use a lot of exclamation marks!!!!!!!!)! A good lip balm, concealer + brush, hairbrush + bands/clips are also kinda vital but it could depend on space in your bag. Β IF YOU WILL GET SWEATY/B.O. THEN PLEASE FOR EVERYONE’S SAKE BRING DEODORANT!!!!!!! If you are rowing like me or are playing a sport where you use any special extra equipment then remember to bring these and leave them in a place where you will see them and won’t forget them! For tomorrow i need my rowing gloves but if you are playing hockey, don’t forget your stick, gum shield or shin pads, etc.

I hope this helped if you’re competing anywhere and good luck! Don’t forget to enter my short story competition and feel free to suggest any posts you want me to write!


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  1. I hope the competition will go well and you’ll enjoy it! Good advice too! I will keep it all in mind for dance events! I would love it if you do a post on healthy meals and I’m so excited for the Q&A! Here are some suggestions for questions:
    – What is your aim in your life?
    – What is your favourite shop in town and why?
    – What country in the whole world would you like to visit the most?
    – What would you like to be better at?
    – What do you do to cheer yourself up?
    – What is your favourite season?
    Lots of love xx

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  2. Good Luck with your competition, you gave some great advice and tips! My questions for the Q&A would be; what made you start blogging, whats your favourite clothing shop, favourite and least favourite subject at school? and what is your favourite thing about yourself? πŸ™‚

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      1. Haha thx! I’m not, I just did ballet from the age of 4 so I have kinda strong legs, which is good for rowing! Yeah, it can be pretty painful when you don’t stretch out your legs before! πŸ˜„

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      2. Oh that’s cool! You must be pretty good at ballet then, you still do it now? I know right, your body gets used to the stiffness in your legs after a while! What’s your competition today?

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  3. Good luck on your rowing competition! My favorite one is ‘bring food’ xD I get so hungry when I do anything active haha! As for some questions:

    – Has blogging taught you anything? If so, what did it teach you?
    – What is your zodiac sign?

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  4. Awesome post and good luck for the competition! πŸ˜€ My questions for the Q&A are –
    How was your first blogging experience?
    What do you like and dislike about blogging?
    What are your favourite apps?
    Do you have any siblings?
    Where have you always wanted to go and why?
    What is the best thing that has ever happened to you?

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  5. What habits do you have?
    What hobbies do you have!
    Would you rather have candy or chocolate?
    What kind of personality do you have? (For example, quite or outgoing)
    Would you rather be small and fast or big and slow (if u were some mythical creature thang)
    What are your favorite animals? (I hate picking favorites so you can pick multiple!)
    What are your favorite colors? (Multiple)
    What color themes do you like? (multipllee ;D)
    Do you listen to songs? If so what songs do u listen to (i don’t personally tho)
    I would love a Healthy foods post if you want to make one! Any post that you are willing to make!


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