So am ready to share my next big goal….I am going for my
first Ironman, a 3.8k swim, 180k bike, 42.2k run. Taking on New Zealand on March 3. The ultimate test of endurance and strength of the human body and spirit. With my amazing coach Bec behind me at every step, I actually started training for this almost as soon as I finished Busso Half Ironman last May, but I just needed time to realise the possibilities and start to nuture this dream into a reality. Now with some confidence boosting training and more race experience under my belt, this journey is well underway and getting closer and closer, as I slowly get stronger and faster. Anything is possible if you believe.
But this isn’t all about me. Whilst on this journey, I lost 2 great friends, Sam and Claire, to cancer. My life was so much happier and a hell of a lot more fun having Sam and Claire part of it. This is also to honour our friendship and the happy memories we share. It is harsh reminder that life is short and to simply grab opportunities as they come, and abit of a jolt to stop chasing tomorrow and start enjoying today. A friend recently said, they may be gone but will always be on your shoulder. You will hear their whisper “You’ve got this Suze. Keep going”. They called me…. Suze, Mate, Smurf…… and I love them all. And yes, I will hear you.
So although I can’t bring my friends back, I can help fund the research into curing cancer through CanToo who I have been a participant with and supporter of for the past few years. It was indeed this foundation that introduced me to the world of triathlon. What a journey that has been, and will be … no turning back now.
And I absolutely know that they both will have wine in hand as I stand at that start line, seated on that top table up there which has some pretty special people on it I can tell you.
This is far bigger than what I am doing and effects so many, so I am thankful for any support for such a cause.
(…….or Suze, Mate, Smurf)
Thank you to my Supporters
Anthony & Jasmine Heath
Lisa Mc Gowan
Ben And Sarah