Hello sporty girls! Welcome to F! by Fabulous! You may recognise this story. My name is Stéphanie and I am in my early thirties. I used to be rather sporty: hockey, swimming, skiing, etc… After my studies, I started to work, was married and had babies. I simply had no time for sports. And although I actually had everything I wanted, physically I didn’t feel that good. A service club in the neighborhood organized a 1/8 triathlon (750m-20km-5km) a few years ago. I participated once, without any preparation. Just for fun. In swimming I had to do the breast stroke (embarrassing), I rode a bike out of necessity with an old mountain bike, and I had no suitable clothing. But I enjoyed it tremendously. And the germ seemed to have caught me. I finally said bye to hockey and joined the ‘Iron Girls‘ in Oudenaarde, a triathlon club for women led by Sophie De Groote. At first I could hardly keep up, but gradually I improved my condition. I dared to register for the ‘Mister T Triathlon’ (750m-20km-5km) and the ‘Zwintriatlon’ (1km-45km-10km). A serious test for my level. I was not top notch, but not substandard, either. And above all I felt fantastic! Then I stopped training with a club for a while. I tried to train at my personal pace and above all to find a good balance between my job-husband-children-social life- you know how it goes… Occasionally I joined a small competition in order to have a training goal.