UmYazan's Blog

I am a Betty. Team Betty 2014! Qatar Sandstormer…

Posted on: January 6, 2014

So it’s 2014 already and part of my new year resolution as well as my commitment to Betty Designs for sponsoring me this year, was to blog more often… So as the first week of January 2014 comes to a close, it’s time I blogged and started living up to my commitments!

So much has happened since January 1st it’s crazy… first of all, I can’t believe my improvement in training… My running has improved in the last 2 months thanks to NRG Performance Training and my coach Sylvie My swim technique is much better, but I still have a lot to improve and my cycling has really come a long way since I started riding in May. Top it all off, got to meet Nigel Gray Head Coach at NRG here in Doha and he’s giving me a special coaching session to improve my swim (technique and open water)! So I’m looking forward to that session…

2013 was an epic year… I have to admit… none of this would have been possible without my charity cycling team, the Qatar Sandstormers Inspired by their work, I joined the team in May and by October was sponsored by Betty Designs, registered for my first triathlon in Abu Dhabi AND got sponsored for my training with NRG… I’d say that’s a pretty epic year… wouldn’t you?

I really have to say that training and wanting to compete is equal parts determination, motivation and will power. I wouldn’t be able to do this without the support of my team and the inspiring Betty’s I’ve met since becoming a Butterfly and Brand Betty Ambassador… Having a group of people surrounding you, inspiring you and WANTING to see you achieve your dreams keeps me going. I also have to give kudos to my best friend and gal Dana Dinnawi, a lifestyle coach who has been my confidant and energy booster throughout a very challenging 2013.


My second sprint triathlon in my Betty Designs tri-kit, pictured with my charity cycling team, the Qatar Sandstormers from L to R: Mike Molyneux, Caroline van Aartrijk, me, Marouf T. Mahmoud (team captain), Ibrahim El-Senousy


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