Q&A: Meet Shauna Coxsey
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Last Modified 28 May 2021 First Added 14 April 2021
Sitting on my father’s knee watching Catherine Destivelle, a French free climber, on TV.
My heroes are people I’m surrounded by. My other half, Ned, trains harder than anyone I’ve ever met, but he’s not someone who likes to shout about it.
I would say be less stubborn, but then I think my stubbornness has got me this far.
Write your goals down on a piece of paper, share them and take ownership of them – that’s how they become real.
Breakfast: Banana pancakes. Lunch: Depends on my mood (my diet changes with the seasons). Dinner: You can’t beat a Sunday roast, so if I’m on a rest day, we have a roast.
I recently discovered peanut butter sachets. Fruit and nut bars as well.
No, I never have a midnight snack and I never wake up hungry. I just eat well during the day.
My diet doesn’t change significantly, but if I’m training more then I’ll be eating more.
Yes, it definitely changes with where I’m at, but the basics stay the same in terms of the amount of carbohydrate, proteins and fats I’m getting.
I can’t really think of one. I’m the type of person who takes positives out of every situation.
I’m a big fan of baking but I don’t think I could do that as a job.
I don’t have one! Although there are lots of things I want to do, I’m greatly appreciative of where I am and the life I have right now.
Flying. Or teleportation, as travelling can take so long.
By doing stuff – I like to be busy. I find not being busy frustrating. Making a to-do list and ticking things off, that is relaxing for me.
A 3-year-old border terrier called Arthur.
When climbing was announced as an Olympic sport.
No, I’m not a superstitious person, but someone pointed out to me I always put my left climbing shoe on first.
I don’t have any guilty pleasures. I love ice cream, but I don’t consider it a guilty pleasure. I just see it as part of who I am. It’s all okay in the right proportions.
That I’ve made my sport my profession.
So many! I’m quite a clumsy person so my life feels like a series of embarrassing moments.
To be content with the life that I have.
Discover Shauna’s sleeping habits here.