Each Friday I want to share with you a quote, some thougths, an image...something that talks to me and inspires me to seek positive change and be a better person everyday.
“Women generally seem better able to adjust their goals in the moment, whereas men will see their race as more black or white, succeed or fail, and if it’s fail, why keep going?”
Today I would like to invite you to read an interesting running-related article from The New York Times published 2 weeks ago trying to figure out the differences in behaviours between male and female runners of the Boston Marathon and other challenging races.
This article is a very nice analogy to life I believe, which brought the words of my Swedish (lady) obstetrician coming back to life:
"With renal colics, and birth in the shape of contractions and an emergency c-section, you have experienced 2 of the worst pains a human being could feel*. With this, it brings you already on top of what most men have ever experienced, including man flu."
When I am down questionning myself, my strengths, my positive energy and my objectives, I somehow always keep her smiling words alive: I am a badass. I am who I am. I do not get discouraged - I find opportunities in challenges life brings me.
So yes, to all women stopping by this page on a rainy race day, read this article and embrace the badass in you.
Because we endure, we pace ourselves, we recalibrate, we care.
And because I am a badass I have put my pink training shoes back on to prepare for a half-marathon end of this year, 11 years after the first and only one I did.
* the 3rd one being tonsillitis, she said.