Lindie Steyn

Questions & Answers

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.”



Home Town» Port Elizabeth
Occupation» Theatre Nurse
Age» 29
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.”


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