Wheelchair basketball player Lee Manning gives an update on his training:
You may remember from reading my previous blog entries that I have struggled with confidence - I felt it was part of the reason my progress had seemed to stall and I hadn't reached the high level of success I had set myself.
Well, I'm happy to say that it has started to change. When I first started playing wheelchair basketball, I set myself a goal of trying to become not just a great player but the greatest ever player, maybe not by being the best at one single thing but by going against the mould and changing the game of wheelchair basketball. I wanted to leave a lasting impression engraved into the sport of wheelchair basketball - a big ambition, I know!
I finally feel that I'm at least back heading in the right direction towards my final goal. I'm a bit of a realist, so I know my goal is going to be extremely hard to achieve, but at least I can become the best player I can be. For once, I'm playing with confidence and starting to believe in my own abilities. The way I feel right now, the sky is the limit! A good thing about the GB wheelchair basketball team is that they do give people opportunities, so for me the next 8 months is all about making the most out of every training session, every game - grabbing every single opportunity with both hands and seeing where it takes me.
Like I said, the sky is the limit!
You can follow Lee on Twitter at @Lee_Manning.