The journey to Ironman – Sarah Leuenberger
My name is Sarah, and I am a 37 year old mother of 2 girls (10 and 7). I work full-time in finance at a law firm and am a part-time uni student. I have been cycling for about 6 years and it’s my absolute passion in life. I got into cycling when my second child was about one.
The law firm I work for was entering a corporate triathlon and I really wanted to give it a go. The distances were very small, a 300m swim, 10km cycle and 4km run. I dusted off my husband’s Mongoose mountain bike and went out to have a crack. My swim went well (as I was always a swimmer) my ride went ok-ish and my run, well let’s just say it was a 4km walk, pant, try not to die effort.
Nonetheless, the adrenaline I felt after the triathlon was like a drug, I was hooked, and I wanted more. I did a couple more enticer triathlons and decided the cycling thing was really fun, so I made the financial investment of getting my first road bike.