My life was the same as everyone else’s, that is to say with magnificent moments but also hardships that made me doubt my ability to get back on my feet. And then, one day, an awakening, a feeling of being fed up, made me decide to live this adventure. Above all, not to think too much about it, otherwise I might find reasons or excuses not to do it. I’m too old, too fat, too sick, too much a “wife” or too much a “mother”… So I just went for it, and there was no turning back.
What a great decision! The Rallye has given me so much. The fundraising phase may seem difficult, but in fact, it’s all part of the adventure.
I met some great people, I did live TV, radio interviews, talked to journalists, did photo sessions (though I hated the way I looked!). Once I got there, my first impression was to feel alive, free, myself. I forgot all about my weight, my age, my aches and pains, my obligations…
There’s just one thing to worry about: going in the right direction.
During the Rallye you’re not judged for being attractive or unattractive, there’s no fashion, there are just women who are going all out and pushing their limits.
Every Gazelle feels different things, but we all have one thing in common: the pleasure of being there together and sharing difficult moments, moments that are also magical and unique.
Dare, live, come discover the pleasure of camping, dust, getting stuck, shovelling, but also friendship, sharing and a family, that of the Gazelles, forever.
This adventure is 90% mental and 10% physical, and 100% pleasure.