Pip Meo is a professional triathlete and is one of our sponsored athletes. As part of her profile for Faces of Bodyneed we have asked Pip some questions to help us get to know her better. Enjoy her responses below.
What is something funny that has happened you recently?
Pip: I’m always in a rush to get from morning training to work on time. In this haste I wrapped what I thought was a scarf around my neck and went to my first meeting. Sitting in the meeting I looked down and noticed I had actually wrapped a pair of black pantyhose around my neck. Definitely not my best look.
Your favourite food (during the off-season)?
P: I don’t really have an off season so if I feel like I’ve deserved a treat it would come in the form of a Balance Natural Protein Bar Almond and Cacao or a Little Bird Raw cake.
What music is on your work-out playlist (assuming you have one)?
P: Due to the amount of time I spend training I continually evolve my playlist to keep me motivated. At the moment I love Dua Lipa, Broods, The Naked and Famous, 1975, and got to chuck a bit of Biebs into it.
Where about did you grow up and how did you get into sport?
P: I grew up on a farm in Masterton. I got into sport at about the age of 5 when a boy from school had a crush on me and his dad was the local soccer coach so he asked his mum to call my mum to see if I would be on his team. Hope you got all that. I played soccer for New Zealand and when I missed out on the Olympic Games I decided to commit to a sport where I would be in complete control of how good I could be.
Did you have someone who mentored you/inspired you?
P: When I was 15 we found out Dad had cancer. For the following 13 years we watched him battle it every single day and he honestly did not complain once. Watching someone fight so hard for so long was inspiring and heartbreaking. Every morning and before I go to bed I work on my mental game. In this I study athletes, coaches and different methods of mental training in order to get that extra 1%.
What is one piece of advice you would give to a young person wanting to be successful in their sport?
P: Really know what you want to achieve. Surround yourself with the right people and create a plan on how you are going to achieve this. Commit to your plan. Really fully commit to your plan. Mark of your achievements and always celebrate them. Give back.