Sporting Accomplishment: 2nd Byron Bay Triathlon 2013
How did you get into your sport: I was a cross-country runner and swimmer at high school. I was fairly competitive at both so I decided to pursue Triathlon after school. I found different interests in my early twenties and left the sport – I’ve only been back into seriously it since the end of 2012.
Hardest thing about your sport: Managing training with full-time work. I have a relatively flexible job but I do find it tough to get the mileage done. I’ve had to learn to make good use of my weekends in order to get the numbers looking the way they should!
What does your regular training week consists of: 3-4 x swims, 4 x rides and anywhere from 3-6 x runs (I have started Bikram Yoga too – not quite at the stage where i’d say i’m a regular participant yet)
How do you keep motivated: By knowing that it’s easy to do the norm. It’s challenging to try and juggle two professional careers but I believe I can pull it off and be successful in both. The idea that it seems unachievable to most is what inspires me.
Goals (Future Plans and Career expectations): I’d like to get a couple Top 10’s in some of the big domestic races – Noosa, Cairns 70.3 etc.. As well as compete for Australia in Oceania and World Cup events.
Best piece of advice you have been given: You got one life – just have a crack.