Actively Gemma


The running blog of Olympic-hopeful Gemma Acheampong; a unique look into the life of a short sprinter in track and field.

Podcast On Repeat: Do Go On

Anyone that have ever been my roommate at any point in the last few years can tell you a few constants about me. I'm a loud eater. I can fall asleep suddenly and unexpectedly. I'm always listening to something

I don't know why, but I've grown to dislike the quiet. I like to have a constant ringing in my ears to fit whatever mood I'm in, whether I'm in the mood to destroy a hard workout or to unwind with a good laugh at the end of a long day.

Lately, I've been listening to a new podcast and couldn't put off telling everyone about it any longer.  

2017 | Hang In There

2016 has been a weird year. My first inclination was to describe the year as a wash. I feel like I haven't progressed as much I wanted to in all the ways I wanted to. There are still so many things I need to work on, and as every year passes it's getting a little harder to say "It's OK. I've got time. I'm still young."