WHEN Sarah Reasoner fell pregnant, she was the fittest she had ever been. Discovering she was pregnant was a dream come true for Sarah and her husband David, who had undergone multiple IVF treatments. Then the 36-year-old marathon runner from Tweed Heads put on 20 kilograms while pregnant and struggled to lose it after giving birth to Jessa in mid-May. Ironman 70.3 Ballarat on Sunday became the motivation she needed.
“Once I discovered I was pregnant with our miracle child I began to scale down the training and wrap myself in cotton wool. I continued with light weight training, but my cardio was almost non-existent,” Sarah said.
“(We had) a beautiful happy and healthy baby girl. We were over the moon, but I was unfortunately left overweight and struggling with motivation.”
Sarah’s coach Blake Morrison and his fiancée Sophie Caldow prompted her to sign up for Ballarat 70.3. Caldow is set to contest her first 70.3 in her hometown.
Jessa has trained with Sarah, in the jogging pram or watching in the gym, every step of the way.
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