Just an ordinary mom achieving her dreams – Sonette de Beer

WHAT A PERFECT RACE  DAY!

I COULD NOT HAVE ASKED FOR BETTER.

Just being an ordinary  MOM taking up this challenge, WEIGHED HEAVILY ON MY SHOULDERS.

Coming from being a couch potato  until my 40th birthday.

 I did attempt the Buffalo City 70.3  in January. But did not make the bike cut off.

WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT!

I arrived back home and immediately entered Durban 70.3

But I needed a new plan…

 That’s when I decided to join Team Tissink.  

Natalie kept me on my toes ( a red block on your profile is embarrassing )

It was a challenge (being ME),  but  this kept me on track

 With 6 weeks to go to race day I fell  very ill ( training in the rain… because ” I am TOUGH”}

Every day that passed I FELT THE RACE SLIPPING AWAY…

With three weeks to go I eventually got back on the road.

Coach just said:” give it your best effort and you will be fine”.

 Arriving in DURBAN, I just had a good feeling every step of the way.

 A commentator at bike check in,  remembered me from the name on my t-shirt as not making the cut-off last year, and reminded me that I had to set the record straight.

I met Team Tissink for a great swim on Saturday, with all my fellow triathletes/friends rooting for me, and the BEST  husband ever, always supporting me.

This had to be a good race!

Natalie said….enjoy the day out….and I did!!!!

 No brilliant times. But goals were met and the race was mine!

ALWAYS MEETING WONDERFUL PEOPLE ALONG THE WAY!

THIS IS  A SPECIAL SPORT!

 

Thank you team!

See you in august!  @Bela Bela 5150

Proud team member,

Sonette de Beer

Nelspruit, Mpumalanga RSA

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