Brenda West

Why I Became An IRONDame

I was inspired to be an IRONDame by this particular story of Kim that my friend Marla told me. I wanted to contribute something to such a great cause and with such a dynamic group of women.  I really believe in the power and strength of women.

How Long I’ve Been An IRONDames

I have been an IRONDame since the first meeting.

Top Songs To Work Out With

1. Eminem – Lose Yourself
2. Billy Idol – Mony Mony
3. Flogging Molly – If I Ever Leave This World Alive
4. Tears for Fears – Mad World
5. Erasure – A Little Respect
6. Dr & The Medics – Spirit in the Sky
7. Journey – Lovin’ Touchin’ Squeezin’
8. ACDC – You Shook Me All Night Long
9. Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus

My Favourite Quote

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” My grandmother used to tell me this.

What Inspires And Motivates Me

Positive, happy people inspire and motivate me.

My Favourite Road Race

No races for this girl, but the ride around Lake of Bays was one of my favorites.

The Secret Weapon/Ritual/Lucky Charm That I Use At Each Race

No secret weapon but I do have a coin that my sister found and gave me, I keep it under my seat. She lives in another country and this way we are connected. She says it will bring me luck.

My Goal For The 2012/2013 Fundraising Challenge

2012 Goal would be the Canadian Mountain Traverse.

My Biggest Challenge

Biggest challenge would have to be believing that I could in fact climb Mt Lemon in Tucson.

My Most Valuable Training Tip

Two actually. First one, so much of it is mental;
and yes, your coach will lie to you but only to help of course.

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