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Motivational Mondays // Juliana Bahr-Thomson

If you were stranded on an island and could only bring 3 things, what would they be:
Coconut water, underwater camera and surfboard

What's your favorite beach that you have been to:
I have had the pleasure of paddling almost the entire east coast of Australia, to choose a favorite beach is one of the most difficult questions. But I’d have to say the points of Noosa and the National Park is my favorite other salty home.

What beach is on your list to go to:
I dream of going to Morocco, Taiwan and the Greek Islands to explore their coast lines and culture.

Who is your favorite athlete:

I have a lot of athletes I look up to but Siri Linley, Laura Bennett and Rebekah Keat are my fav. They have all been personal mentors for me at some point during my triathlon career.

-What are 3 things on your bucket list: Simply to travel and discover new cultures, I have quite a list of places i'm still yet to

If you were 60 years old, what would you tell your children:
Enjoy every day, you work your entire life you may as well love what you do. Chase good times not money and things.

What is the craziest thing you have ever done:
Probably paddling a board out as sea for 43 days, 202 hours and covering 1000km from Newcastle to Noosa.

What's your favorite JOLYN color:

I love the smokey grey color, I have a bikini top in it!

-What's your favorite JOLYN style and why:

I really like the 1 piece swimmers, they are a great cut and the subtle detail with the back
straps as well as the side panels amazes me!

What motivates you:

Others stories of adversity and how they overcame obstacles, seeing people push limits and reading autobiographies of successful people.

If you had to be an animal, what would you be and why:

I’d be a Macaw parrot, I’ve always loved birds and I’m all about color!

What activities do you do in JOLYN:

I actually wear them as my work lifeguard uniform, I also train in my JOLYN 1 pieces and board paddle and surf in my 2 pieces.

What's the most inspiring race you've ever seen:

I think some of the best races that have inspired me have been the 1989 Ironman Triathlon world championship battle between Dave Scott and Mark Allen, and then again in 2010 with a very similar finish taking place between Chris McCormack and Raelert.

How do you like to cross train? or What is your favorite cross training activity:

I absolutely love running, only issue is I’m recovering from a major ankle surgery so I haven’t run properly in 1.5 years and I’m just relearning to jog and run all over again now.

What book would you recommend to our readers:

The 5 love languages, it is something everyone in life should read. It is such a great book and helps you reconnect with friends, family, work colleagues and partners on a much better level.

What inspires you:

Books, I love reading so much. I have my particular themes I stick by and I get so much out of reading and being able to relate to them.

What is something that nobody knows about you:

I get really shy so I’m not overly social and I keep to myself

What would you spend your last $10 on:

Maybe a sharpie pen and a coffee so I could sit in a café and sketch.

What is your signature dish in the kitchen:

My giant salad which is a mix of fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds.

What is your favorite workout or gym exercise:

TRX it’s a very versatile training tool and I make it a lot of fun not always taking things too seriously.

What is your favorite holiday destination:

California, I have spent a lot of time there over the years and I truly love it there, but I honestly have so many favourite places. Hawaii, Thailand, Caribbean, Singapore,
Germany, Switzerland and Fort De France have all been amazing places to visit. I have too many favorites!

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