jessica fox

When we get ready for a competition in canoe slalom, we can train on the channel in the lead up to the event, practicing different gate combinations and possible moves, but we don’t know what the race course will be until the day before when they set the gates. We watch the demonstration runs, but don’t get to actually practice before we race. Instead, we analyse from the bank, review video of the demos, discuss with the coach which lines or options we will take, walk through the course and visualise, and maybe also watch some paddlers racing before us. Mental preparation is just as important as our physical readiness, and you have to trust your ability and training to piece together the run and get the gates, even if you’ve never done those moves before ! That’s one thing that I love about our sport and what makes it exciting - it’s never the same. SO! If you’d like to see the @auspaddleteam and the world’s best athletes in action - come check out the international Whitewater Festival at @penrith_whitewater this weekend! It’s also Olympic selection for our boys! I’m excited to race ! ➡️ for race program . 📷 @dscribernz

Bush run this afternoon was fun except for the running 🥴😂 after mostly treadmill runs, it was nice to get back on the trails for the first time since I sprained my ankle at Christmas ! 🏃🏽‍♀️@adidasau @adidasterrex

Orange is the new black apparently. First time I’ve posed in a swimsuit and wetsuit cardigan 😅just missing my helmet, life jacket and wetsuit tutu (aka spray deck) & I’ll be ready to hit the rapids 😎 📷 @fernwoodfitness mag

First international race of 2020! Great to be back in Auckland for the Oceania champs. Can’t see my paddle 🧐Who can guess - am I in C1 or K1? 📷@dscribernz

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🙈 well that’s something different ! @fernwoodfitness magazine cover girl this month. Kicking off their January edition chatting goal setting, Olympic prep, nutrition, switching off and family.

♥️❣️2020, I’m looking at you🧿💙 . 3 days left in 2019😱how are you spending them? . @adidasau

Forgot my antlers like @jiriprskavec for our Xmas Eve sesh so I had to improvise 😅 Wishing you a wonderful Festive season! Thinking of all those affected by the fires 🔥 🙏🏽 📸 @jgrimages

Load her up, & let’s go! What are you weekend plans? I’m alternating between water & air con on this 45 degree day😅 Hope you all have a good weekend, and stay safe 🙏🏽🔥 @toyota_aus #rav4hybrid

Last week, I caught up with some of the local Firies who have been fighting some of the worst fires we’ve ever seen around NSW🔥. Usually, this time of year they would be trying to fundraise, however they’ve been so busy with these conditions that they haven’t been able to, so all your support will really help them at this time of year so thank you so much for your generosity and supporting the handmade Christmas cards for the RFS campaign! Together, we’ve raised over $3000! 🙏🏽 The fundraiser is still open and running until the end of December (although the cards have sold out) so, if you have a spare 5$ to shout them a coffee or put towards getting new equipment they will be so grateful ! Www.makeachamp.com/Jessicafox (link in my bio)

Great night at the #ASPAS @theais_ celebrating the year of sport with the slalom crew. Honoured to have been a finalist for the female athlete of the year among some incredible women! Congrats to @ashbarty and all the other award winners. Loved catching up with these ladies, and meeting new faces of Aussie sport too !

When your gym coach modifies the exercises so he can have more fun 😂 try this one with your workout buddy💪🏽 (must be as huge as @nickpez36 😂

🎉GIVEAWAAAAY🎉 I’m doing a little giveaway of a fun little water toy ! WIN a Speaqua Barnacle Plus 100% Waterproof Speaker 💦🔊 Bluetooth, portable, floatable, sand/dustproof, built-in suction and stores up to 1000 songs 🐙 There are two up for grabs! Great for the car, the bike, the beach, the board, the boat! . To enter, comment below, tag your paddling buddy, and tell me how you’d use it and the song you’d blast! 🎵✌🏽make sure you’re following me & @speaqua_australia I’ll be picking two winners on Tuesday! . *Australia only . . .

Hey friends ! In light of the terrible bushfires in Aus, I wanted to do something to support the Rural Fire Service. I’ve been doing some painting, and made a bunch of unique Christmas cards, there’s four different designs - Each one is hand painted by me and all funds will go towards the RFS. See my stories for more info! I’ve made a crowdfunding page - link in my bio makeachamp.com/Jessicafox where you can order one, or simply donate!

Smiles so big to get on the water 💦 💙 excited for a big summer of paddling. Hope you have a great weekend! 📷 @martin_hladik