Tonsa Price Edwards

Tonsa is one of my Racelab teammates and I can’t think of a more fitting woman to honor with my first 88Bikes donation.  It is easy to describe Tonsa by her impressive list of accomplishments and life achievements:

  • Two time Duathlon World Championship Qualifier
  • Successful Business Woman
  • Breast Cancer Survivor
  • Susan G. Komen Arizona Board Member

Tonsa has already had an impressive start to 2016.  Her results year to date include:

  • Qualified for Worlds in Bend, Oregon
  • Placed 1st A/G and 6th Overall at the Tri for the Cure Duathlon
  • Placed 3rd A/G at the Esprit de She International Duathlon
  • Placed 3rd A/G at the Desert Classic Duathlon

While Tonsa’s athletic accolades are admirable, these achievements are not the reason I chose to honor Tonsa.  Tonsa’s fierce and joyful spirit inspire me on a weekly, if not daily basis.  Tonsa loves God, her husband, her family and friends fiercely.  She is never ashamed to outwardly express her love for others or for her passions.  Tonsa does everything with a joyful attitude and her joy is infectious.  Every workout, no matter how hot, hard or challenging, Tonsa is there smiling and encouraging others.  Tonsa even celebrates mundane tasks and one of the things I admire most about Tonsa is how she joyfully takes care of her Mother, who is currently battling Alzheimer’s.  I am honored to know Tonsa and train along side her each week, she is a great role model for all women in our sport.  I hope the young girl that receives the bike in Tonsa’s honor will grow up to have an ounce of Tonsa’s fierce and joyful spirit.

Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.  – Proverbs 31:25-26

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