After an awesome return to jumping in December, in near career best form, I’m shattered to say that my Commonwealth Games campaign has ended. Derailed by a hamstring injury mid January, I gave it all on the day, but it simply wasn’t enough.
Athletics is a brutal sport, often there is so much work for so little reward, and at the expense of time,money, relationships, friendships, career and study. I feel for all those like me who missed out, hit a rut, didn’t meet their expectations and came to a screaming halt. You’re still amazing and your athletics doesn’t define who you are. You are more than an athlete.
I’m so lucky to have had the privilege of representing our country, and had some incredible highs in this sport, more than I thought imaginable. I can’t be too unhappy with that. We are all addicted to it, and we just want more.
Big love to my beautiful man @funkchiro
and my training partner @ohyeahnaa
. Coach Gary Bourne, and the whole team at the @qld_academy_of_sport
- I am so appreciative of your unwavering support. @lululemonausnz
-you are the best brand a girl can be an ambassador for, and thanks for providing me with opportunities, friends and kick ass, premium apparel for my competitions.
you’re wonderful at keeping me going meet after meet. Thanks to my friends, family and work family at @queenslandxray
for being so encouraging, understanding and flexible. And the @athletics_sa
crew for welcoming me home.
Good luck to all in the team for @gc2018 @athleticsaustralia
- shine bright 🌟 👏🏻
Time for a wine. 🍾🍷 📷 @caseysims_ #longjumplyf #bebacksoon #onandup #longjumper