They have seen five expeditions in the ninth Pelayo Life Challenge over the White the goal of their dreams and where they hope to reach this Thursday. weary is doubtful if time will be a new obstacle in the way, Sonia, Anna, Kica, Laura, and Yolanda They await the final attack in the hope that their strength will not fail them at the moment of truth.
“It’s unbelievable,” says Sonia Sáiz, a Cantabrian nurse from Reinosa who, in 38 years acknowledged that he lived “the experience of my life in “one of the most beautiful places in the world, Patagonia.”
It’s Sonia the strongest of the expedition and the one who always closed the group for the peace of his four companions, who felt more protected now Ice and cold reign over the final part of the Challenge: “We will get there, we are all very strong and we are a perfect team because “We complement each other wonderfully.”
We will go there, we are all very strong and we are a perfect team
The Cantabrian felt strongly but He chuckles when he remembers how bad it was when cancer came into his life: “I detected it when I was 29 years old back in January 2015 during a self-examination, I knew it was bad and the gynecologist confirmed it to me. Being a nurse helped me, I did the drugs for myself and I treated myself knowing what was there.”
I detected cancer when I was 29 years old back in January 2015 during a self-examination, I knew it was bad and the gynecologist confirmed it for me.
Sportsman since childhood
This is what the specialists say There is no better cancer therapy than sport and good nutrition, two aspects that are part of Sonia’s life: “Sports have been part of my life. I played federated soccer from a very young age until I was 19, then I did karate and a belt far from the black belt… Later the cancer hit and, after radiotherapy treatment, I came back stronger. I bought a rowing machine in 2016 and we created the second dragon boat team in Spain in Cantabria, which is Estelas Rosas, and I was there as president until recently so that we could all get on board. In 2017, I changed my life and my work, where I met my friends on the mountain with whom I spent every Sunday. We did caving and the next thing was climbing. “I’m a sports junkie and I consider myself lucky to feel this good.
I’m a sports junkie and I consider myself lucky to feel this good
Sonia did not waste her good chance after beating cancer and decided to take on this challenge after seeing how the previous Jordan 2022: “I found out about the Pelayo Challenge through social networks and when I saw what was happening in Jordan I said to myself: ‘I want to be one of them.’ This Patagonia challenge is more for me and my goal is to achieve my personal development, not to surpass others, but to get the best version that each person has.
Compliment your colleagues
Sonia is happy with the team they have formed, from mountain guide Rocío Monteoliva to each of his colleagues: “We have formed a pineapple and I see these days that we have all reached the top. “We’re going to have a hard time, but we’re going to be together.”
We formed a pineapple and I visualized these days that we had reached the top
“I can say a thousand good things about the four because they all have a special meaning: Laura is always with ‘I’ll help you, I’ll help you’; Anna is the calm one, the one who comes to you when you are sad and tells you ‘I love you’; Yolanda, our narrator, is an aunt who looks at you, listens to you and takes everything from you in a second; Kica is energetic, full of fun, always smiling. This compact team is impressive.”. Listen to Sonia, this challenge can be done with a happy ending on the hilltop of Gorra Blanca.