A cup of
Coffee with Lindie
Q: What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
Lindie: “I press the snooze button!! I allow myself 5 to 10 minutes every morning, to think about my plan of action for the day (or at least for the first 2 hours thereof). When I am really tired after a late night at work, I use this snooze-time to persuade myself to actually get up and train – this can be really challenging at times.”
Q: Is there something even your close friends do not know about you?
Lindie: “I still sleep with the same pillow I slept with when I was a baby. I bake at night when I can’t sleep and I’ll eat marshmallows with almost anything. ”
Q: If you were a biscuit, which would you be?
Lindie: “A Honey and Almond oats-biscuit. A little bit nutty at times, always sweet and as a whole, a fairly healthy combination.”
Q: What is the hardest part of competing at this level?
Lindie: “It is a challenge to accommodate work, family, social- and sporting commitments. It happens often that you have to choose between spending time with friends/family, or going to bed early in order to train first thing in the morning. I am really blessed to have a supportive and sports orientated family, but I understand that it is difficult for others who do not share this passion. Relationships often take strain. ”
Q: Why did you decide to become a DANDO Ambassador?
Lindie: “With a heart that wants to serve and a passion for sport, this was an opportunity for me to be a part of something that combine the two things in life that brings me immense joy. It enables me to make a difference, even if small, which provides me with a sense of purpose. Helping others, kindle happiness. Being able to help while doing what I love, is enormously rewarding.”
Occupation» Theatre Nurse
Motto» “You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it. Turning can’t into can, dreams into plans and pursuing happiness.”