A medal…

 

During the past years i have won some medals… some more special than others

But how important are these medals and what do they represent for me as an athlete?

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Medals from my triathlon “Career”

 

Every medal means a lot to me.

My day starts at 6 am and usually finish around 11pm, sometimes even later. I train, work and study at the same time. People around me usually don’t understand how i manage everything. I guess i was born with a bit more energy than usual 😉

When i race, i race against girls that just train and go to school. Some of them live in the training centers and have all conditions to train hard and rest. I don’t say that its unfair, its part of the game. But i give extra credits to the girls that are working, training hard, with family and managing to perform well on races.

When i achieve good results or win a race, t means quite a lot to me. All the hard work is paying off and i cant help being very proud of myself 🙂 Working, studying and managing to be one of Portugal´s best female triathletes…

So, yes…My medals are important to me, they motivate me…

Below is my medal from the European Champs

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My Stromp Medal – A very prestigious prize that was given to me by Sporting Clube de Portugal.

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