I came across this video on the runners world facebook page, and absolutely loved it. When did doing something “like a girl” become and insult? Take my blog title for example; “Runner Girl Robin”
I identify myself as a runner, and a girl. And obviously i don’t use any of those terms in a derogatory fashion.
The producers ask older women, and 10 year old girls, the same question: Show us running like a girl.
The older women demonstrated the stereotypical girly girl; laughing, flailing their arms.
But the 10 year olds were a different story. They ran straight and tall, with proud confidence. One girl even said “running like a girl means running as fast as I can!”
It’s time to redefine what doing something “like a girl” means. Because why is it a bad thing?!
If running like a girl means running tall, proud, and with a smile on my face, the hell yeah I run like a girl!
Use the hashtag #LikeAGirl on twitter to declare your support!
“Get the hell out of my race, and give me those numbers.”
~Jock Semple, race director of the Boston Marathon to Katherine Switzer
If you’re a female runner, chances are you are familiar with the image above. In 1967, Katherine Switzer became the first woman to officially enter (and complete) the Boston Marathon; a whole 5 years before women would actually be allowed to run in the race.
Officials attempted to drag her out of the race (as seen above), but other race goers, her coach, and her boyfriend pushed them away. She would complete the race in 4 hours and 20 minutes.
Switzer’s race is one that would go down in history. The amazing part is, she crossed the starting line just with the intention of running a race. She crossed the finish line with the desire to end segregation in the running community, which she would do successfully for the Olympics.
Last Saturday, March 8, was International Woman’s Day. In honor of that day, I dedicate this post to you Katherine!!
You can watch an interview with her regarding the race here.
I couldn’t believe it when I opened my email to see that my application to become a Girls Gone Sporty ambassador had been accepted!
…and then later that day, I was accepted to be a Sweat Pink ambassador!
I’m a firm believer in the empowerment of women through health & fitness, which both of these programs represent. I’m so excited to connect with others and learn even more in these programs!!
If you’re an ambassador in either program, let me know! Let’s connect 🙂
Between harsh winter winds & temperatures, tight elastics, and multiple products, our hair takes quite the beating. I’ve tried countless masks and serums, but never found anything that has worked really well…
I had read about the “miracles” coconut oil does for your hair, so I decided to give it a go. Just after the first treatment I saw a HUGE difference! My hair looks healthier, it’s straighter, and it helped bond a lot of my split ends. Here’s the treatment I use:
Whatever brand you decide to use, you want to make sure it is as natural as possible; not refined! I picked this one because it is unrefined and organic.
Coconut oil melts very easily, all you have to do is take a little at a time and rub it between your palms. Completely saturate your hair with the oil, especially the damaged ends. Once in a while I do the top/roots of my hair as well, which has really helped with getting it healthy.
For your first treatment you’ll want to leave it on for about an hour. I put my hair in a bun and watch an episode of Law and Order. For the first week I did a treatment every day, leaving it in for about 20-30 minutes. Now I do a treatment once a week.
My hair has gotten so much healthier, and if split ends are a problem area for you (like me), this is a great solution! I did a treatment on a friend and just after one use she fell in love.
This stuff is seriously a miracle!