Why I Became An IRONDame
I wanted to train with other people who had the same passion about being active. Also, raising money for a program that would enable people to become more healthy and recover from cancer was important and meaningful.
How Long I’ve Been An IRONDame
My Top Songs To Work Out With
I don’t have any real preference. Anything with a good beat but I’m not picky and don’t really listen to music when I run.
“There are two things to aim at in life; first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.” ~Logan Pearsall Smith
What Inspires And Motivates Me
Older athletes – those people in the 70 – 80 age groups. Young at heart = young in body.
Athletes with a disability – if they can swim, bike and run with their physical challenges, I can certainly push on with my relatively healthy body.
My Favourite Road Race
The Secret Weapon/Ritual/Lucky Charm That I Use At Each Race
At the beginning of each race I always ask God to keep everyone safe during the race. If I pass someone on the bike with a flat or mechanical, I say – “there but for the grace of God go I.” As I run, I ask for my Dad to push me along. I picture him scooping me up in his hand and flying me along the course. So, I guess my ritual is prayer and faith that I have someone looking after me all along the way.
My Goal For The 2012/2013 Fundraising Challenge
My goal is to do a PB at Ironman Wisconsin on Sunday, September 9th, 2012.
My Biggest Challenge
I suppose my biggest challenge is balancing family time, training and volunteering responsibilities.
Most Valuable Training Tip
Listen to your body and take recovery seriously. Train hard when you are supposed to and rest and use proper nutrition to aid in your recovery. Get as much sleep as you possibly can.