To challenge my own personal limits and use it as a platform to promote awareness of Endometriosis and Cervical Cancer
‘If you can’t stop dreaming about it, don’t stop working for it’
MY PROUDEST MOMENTS
Swimming 5km on my 4th birthday powered by mars bars
Swimming for my country the first time
Winning the World Junior Championships
Completing my first Ironman
Hearing that my sister had given birth to her first child, my first niece
Watching my brother compete in the world senior pentathlon championships
Going for my first run just 7 weeks post hysterectomy
SOME FUN FACTS
After completing my first Ironman I hated it that much, I put my bike on a bonfire. I swore I would never do another one. I have since completed more than 10!
My first ever triathlon was a ironman
I LOVE chicken nuggets. Although after completing my first Ironman, I ordered 100 and ate 1!
I got married in Kona Hawaii, just one day after completing the Ironman World Championship. Karl’s logic being that I wouldn’t be able to run away.
The hardest race of my life was a 10km fun run in the snow
THE STUFF YOU COULDN’T MAKE UP
I had my appendix removed unnecessarily, turned out to be undiagnosed endometriosis.
It took 13 years to finally diagnose and start treating my endometriosis
I didn’t make it to the closing party after winning the world junior championships. I was drug tested straight after the race, but couldn’t wee. I drank that much water I ended up having medical treatment for water intoxication.
At another world championship closing party, I fell off a bar stool and broke my knee cap.
I qualified for Kona despite having septicemia (unknown to me). We went in search of a hospital just days before the qualifying race to get fluid drained from my foot, thinking it was just swelling!
I used to carb load on big plates of pasta before racing. Unbeknown to me, I was Coeliac. We could never understand why I always got sick during competitions and couldn’t race as well as I trained.