New Role and new challenges
After a decade working for Hutt Hospital, Rosalie was keen for a new challenge and work environment, so jumped at the chance to work for Cubro when a position in Wellington became available.
“Doing that grassroots work is what I’m really looking forward to,” she says. “As an OT myself over the past 18 years, I love to help people best manage their everyday tasks.”
Starting a new job (which has involved a bit of travel around the North Island initially), has temporarily disrupted Rosalie’s other plans – to compete in the Taupo half ironman this December!
“Right now my training has just completely gone off the radar. But I try to do at least an hour of training a day during the week, and then in the weekends unfortunately, my family don’t see a lot of me!”
The 40 year-old has completed quarter ironmans and several triathlons in the past, and likes to set herself new goals and challenges. If swimming almost 2km, biking 90km and running 21km isn’t enough, Rosalie has put herself under extra pressure to raise money for charity while she’s at it.
“We’ve got a blood condition within our family so I’m fundraising for the Leukemia and Blood Cancer Foundation. I’m aiming to raise $2000 and I’m currently at $1360 or something like that.
One of my friends convinced me that we could do this ironman event together. However, he’s six foot four and really, really fit. I don’t know why I signed up but that’s alright. We’ve just got to get it done!”
If anyone would like to support Rosalie’s iron-clad determination, you can make a donation on her fundraising page.