That was our response a while back when we learned Wanetta Beal was training for a big bike across Canada, and, true to form, on Tuesday at 10 a.m., those close to the local personal trainer, lifestyle coach, mentor and part-time comic, will be holding an official public send-off for her out front of One On One Fitness on the Alberni Highway at the Coombs Junction, which she runs with her husband Grai Beal.
According to her press release, the long distance runner and Ironman competitor “wants to give people across Canada a raw deal.”
On May 17, the 38-year-old and fellow athlete Brad Holmes, are cycling 8,000 kilometres from Coombs on Vancouver Island to St. John’s Newfoundland. The duo will do the entire marathon on a 100 percent vegan raw food diet.
“We want to educate people about health and nutrition,” Beal says. “We want to let them know what’s possible when you fuel your body with the right foods – and we’re telling our stories.”
Beal says they expect to arrive in St. Johns by August 8.
But wait, there’s more.
Immediately after completing the drive back home from the East Coast she goes straight to Penticton to compete in back-to-back Ironman competitions.