So why did Susan Schulze take on the Ironman Challeng to raise money for MS??
So, why did I take on the Ironman challenge to help raise money for MS?
One of my passions is children and when I was reading about MS and learned that it is the most common neurological disease in young adults – it definitely needs a stronger awareness.
My best girlfriend’s mother was diagnosed with MS about 25 years ago, making it a lot closer than you realize.
The third reason is being born and raised in Penticton, I have always wanted to try the Ironman, but there was never that actual push.
Steve Meehan, CEO of Investment Planning Counsel, challenged me to compete with him or should I say goaded me on as he knows I am competitive, after all, I did beat him on the 100km ride for the Healing Cycle.
So when Steve brought this challenge to the table and doing it for such a great cause, how could I refuse?
I started training for the Ironman in the middle of February and I am so nervous.
Some people train for this event for over a year, so what makes me think I can do it?
How do you even get started to train for such an event?
The first thing I did was hire a coach as I had no idea what or how I would even tackle such an endurance event. I went to Impact Multisport Coaching and asked if they would take me on as a client.
I think, after a great amount of thought, they said we will take a look and let you know. Olly Piggin, from Impact agreed, not sure if it was voluntary, to become my coach.
He has designed a personalized training program for me, we are trying to get my body and mind learning the three new sports I am taking on. The biggest challenge has been learning to be patient, relaxed and efficient as I am slowly learning all three sports to meet this challenging endurance event.
I am not sure if Olly knew what he was getting into taking me on as a client but he is starting to now!