Pro-fil: Tine Holst – live here, now and in the moment
She wants to do triathlon and so she does. Even though she was seriously set back twice, she goes all the way and it is getting better and better. In the case of Tine Holst, a car accident sent her an important message regarding her (triathlon) life. Do you want to learn more about blood, sweat and triathlon? We bring a very detailed interview with the happy and full of life Tine.
English translation of “Pro-fil: Tine Holst – lev her, i nuet og i øjeblikket“: Tina M. Gravesen
Short answer: I love it. And if we have got the heart in the right place, we can achieve all.
Detailed answer: It is an alternating and healthy sport which challenges me at a holistic level. We are born to be physically active, face changes and by nature we have fighting spirit – so triathlon appeals to our basic instinct.
I love the nature and most of the time it takes place in amazing aesthetic surroundings with abundance of rewarding inspiration for the soul. Aesthetic has for a long time been an effective survival strategy which makes us efficient, creative, and it infuses more hope.
I love any kind of challenge and our sport is mildly put very challenging, if you want it to be so. At the same time it is very simple. You can participate without having exercised the disciplines specifically as we already in public school had breaststroke swim lessons and we all know how to run and ride an ordinary bike from when we were little.
It is a new sport compared to the e.g. above mentioned and which I, with my personality, would like to promote and by now, the popularity of our sport is already inhibited in a lot of people – children, young people, adults, older people, families – actually, in no time it has become a public sport in Denmark.
I believe in numerology and I know that my birthday and name is represented by the number 3. The tri-sport embraces three fantastic disciplines so actually it makes sense that I as an adult devote my time to this trinity, and the challenge is the combination of these three disciplines. The long-distance, ironman, I enjoy the most since, holistically, it unites both the body and soul. Not only do you have to train your body strong, your tactical approach, the heart in the right place and have knowledge about nutrition. They are all important and only by combining and mastering these three disciplines, nutrition, bodily and spiritual strength, we are capable of conquering challenges. Furthermore, you are required to be disciplined and versatile.
My background: I have always loved being physical active and have practiced almost all sorts of sport since I was a little girl – from when I was two years old until I was 25; I did gymnastics – also at elite level. Furthermore, I have exercised: horseback riding, handball, soccer, acrobatics, trampolining, skiing and sailing. At an age of only 14 years, I was a gymnastics instructor and later I studied to be a physiotherapist, ski instructor, Pilates instructor and for that very reason to encourage people to be physically active, healthy and enjoying it. It was not until I was 25 that I began exercising endurance sport and unfortunately, I was 27 when I discovered this wonderful sport.