"Terrifying lifeguards with my tumble turn efforts, I have managed to give myself several pool related injuries. Hitting my head, getting my foot stuck in the lane dividers and getting punched in the eye. Breaking my toe and my Garmin was the nail in coffin for my tumble turn attempts. 

I can’t even do a roly poly on land so why I thought I would be capable of doing it in water is beyond me"  - Click here to continue reading at Fast Running.

Thank you for all your feedback on my first blog - The Break in Breakthrough.  I hope that it has and will continue to contribute to breaking down barriers around a taboo topic. 

Let's keep this open discussion rolling. 

For those wanting more useful information about Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-s), follow the links below to some useful podcasts and blogs - I have found them incredibly informative. 

Continue to follow my journey with my latest Fast Running blog which will continue over 2018. 

Useful Information 

Clinical tips from Dr. Kathryn Ackerman on how to manage athletes with low energy availability - BJSM Podcast via Soundcloud 

Major Debate about energy deficiency among sportspeople: New RED-S by Dr Margo Mountjoy - BJSM Podcast via Soundcloud  

Optimal health: including female athletes! Part 1 Bones - BJSM blog by Dr Nicky Keay

Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports (RED-S) Practical considerations for endurance athletes by Dr Nicky Keay

The IOC consensus statement: beyond the Female Athlete Triad—Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) - Dr Margo Mountjoy et al (2014), BJSM.

Triathlons, Endurance Training & Considerations for Female Athletes w/ Dr. Tamsin Lewis MD - Dr Bubbs podcast via Soundcloud  

The Physical Performance Show: Prof Belinda Beck - Bone Health Expert