Sonya Conley is a new member of Team Loco, but is not new to the racing scene. Sonya resides in Delmar with her husband Ryan and her two boys, Keane and Pierce. Sonya works by day as a Physician Assistant. And she cross trains by teaching Kickboxing, Barre and fitness classes.
Sonya’s first triathlon was 8 years ago, when she was 5 months pregnant. She had signed up for the triathlon and then found out she was preggers, but she was dead set on doing it anyways. So Sonya made a shirt that said “Baby on Board” to wear for the race. A lot of the guys in the race didn’t take it kindly when they got chicked by a pregnant lady 🙂 Sonya’s race highlights include
- Fronhofer Tool Triathlon x 3 years – 1st female, 2nd female, 3rd female
- Duanesburg Triathlon – 1st place female
- Philadelphia Marathon 2010 – 1st marathon ever
- Philadelphia Marathon 2012 – 3:10 PR running entire race with my hubby ❤️ Ryan Conley
- Cape Cod Clam Chowda Challenge 2013 (13.1 Saturday, 26.2 Sunday) 1st place female
- Boston Marathon 2013 – 3:11
- Shires of Vermont Marathon 2014 – 1st place female
- Newport Marathon 2015 – 2nd place female
- Lake Placid Marathon 2015 – 2nd place female
Why She’s Loco: Movement is my meditation. I need it daily.
Goals in the Sport: SOS Tri, 50 miler, Dopey Challenge in Disney World, Ironman (someday when my kids are older), become a certified yoga instructor
Favorite Post Race Food:
Red Gatorade for some reason always tastes like the best thing on earth. Maybe because it’s not the lemon-lime kind they pass out during every race! And watermelon is by far my favorite food – I could eat it every day of the year.
Favorite Song to Train to: I don’t train to music. If I’m alone it’s very meditative to me. Otherwise, I’m usually chatting away with Nikki, Sara or Jeremiah.
Words to Live By:
“Practice like you’ve never won, perform like you’ve never lost” -Unknown
“I am in competition with no one. I have no desire to play the game of being better than anyone. I am simply trying to be better than the person I was yesterday. “-Unknown
What does Train Hard, Race Smart & Give Back mean to you: If we as a team can inspire others that have never done a tri, or encourage others to reach their goals both big and small, then we have succeeded. I think leading by example is the best practice of all!