Suzan Maertens

Suzan Maertens

@Belgiantrailgirl

About

In every way I try to shine as brightly as I could. As a mom, wife, boss, friend and daughter. Only the best version is good enough. Sometimes that hard, sometimes it hurts but it makes my life meaningful & so beautiful.

I am aware of the obstacles in my way and the misogynistic expectations people have for me, but I always will decide for myself what I want and works to achieve it. I am willing to find help or gain strength from supportive friends, family members, and mentors.

And I am a fighter!

Sports

Trailrunning: Because I love to spend some time alone in nature. Far away from all the noise. 

Cycling, MTB, yoga & swimming: to become stronger & more flexible. It makes me a better runner.

Suzan Maertens
Suzan Maertens

How does Lucho Dillitos fuel your challenges?

I love to use the Lucho Dillitos on my long runs. Where my speed is not so fast and I can really enjoy the nature. It 's almost like picknicken. During a long run, I often stop, I search a nice spot, take a moment and take a Luchoe Dillitos. Destressing to the fullest.

Suzan Maertens
Suzan Maertens

Where in the world have you gone with Lucho?

France: Raidlight trailrunning festival 05/18 Swiss: 2018 Snowboarding

Whats your favourite thing about training with Lucho Dillitos?

They have a fruity, sugary taste that reminded me of a fruit pastille or jelly baby, but without the artificial tinge; they taste natural, and have no artificial ingredients. The best energy bars I have ever tasted.

What upcoming challenges/adventures/events do you have in the pipeline and how can we keep up to date with them?

27/10/18: Belgium Championship Barefootrunning #bkbarefoot 2019: MIUT Marathon trailrace Madeira

Whats the latest challenge/event/adventure you've been involved in?

Ecotrail Bussels marathon. As a trainingsession. Next 'big' event will be the belgian championship barefoorrunning 27th Oct. Last year I won, I hope this year again.

What is your dream challenge or adventure to undertake?

The Jungle Marathon, I am very intriged by stage races but I need another 2 years to get stronger (and also to save money :-) ) . I am sure I am able to run it now but I want to do it good, better then the other female participants.

What's your greatest sporting achievement to date?

Belgium Championship Barefootrunning long distance 2017 (39km).

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In every way I try to shine as brightly as I could. As a mom, wife, boss, friend and daughter. Only the best version is good enough. Sometimes that hard, sometimes it hurts but it makes my life meaningful & so beautiful.

I am aware of the obstacles in my way and the misogynistic expectations people have for me, but I always will decide for myself what I want and works to achieve it. I am willing to find help or gain strength from supportive friends, family members, and mentors.

And I am a fighter!

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