Gold Medal Flapjack, Silver Medal Life

ISBN 9781783062232
Author Alison Mowbray
Publisher Troubador Publishing Ltd
No. Of Pages 480
Binding Paperback
Language eng
Category Biography & Autobiography / Biography & Autobiography / Sports
Publishing Year 2014
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About the book

Being an Olympian was not my first choice of career, or even my second. Alison Mowbray wasnt a sporty kid and thought that being good at sport was a pre-requisite for going to the Olympics. She thought she might be a doctor, a teacher, a Blue Peter presenter or maybe the first ever female naval submariner. Then at 18 I discovered rowing. From that point on, for the next 15 years, I didnt have a choice anymore. You dont choose to go to the Olympics. You lay out everything you have and let the Olympics take it no deals, no bargains, no questions asked, no hope of return. Maybe it will be enough and the Olympics will choose you, and maybe it wont. If you thought about the number of things outside your control between yourself and your dream, youd never start. You just think about the things you can do, the things you can control and you start doing them and keep doing them until you get there or until control is wrested from you. Thats what you do. That is this book. I never planned to be inspiring so really this is just the story of how I did the things I love, the verybest I could do them, and how very far it took me. And if you too were not a sporty child, and youve never raced an Olympic final, maybe I can take you there This is a Silver medal life of achievement, addiction, alcoholism, anorexia and Alzheimers. But a Gold medal story of passion and perseverance and not letting anything or anybody get between yourself and your dream. Gold Medal Flapjack, Silver Medal Life is a fascinating sports autobiography that will appeal to fans of rowing, the Olympics andsports psychology. Written 8 years after that medal winning moment, it also deals with what happens next in an athletes life. There are many themes that will particularly resonate with women, and anyone who enjoys cooking will love Alisons flapjack recipe and the many food references throughout the book. This is a book for people who lovesports autobiographies and for those who never usually read them.

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