Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Beauty of the Female Athlete

It's noon and she still has raccoon eyes....not the typical "day after" makeup, but residual rings from her sunrise swim.
Her hair is always pulled up in a messy bun because she would rather run an extra 30 min then spend the time with a straightening iron.
Her curves are in her biceps and calves instead of her chest.
You know her sport from her tan lines, and all you have to do is mention strength training for the veins to pop in her forearms.
She is perpetually cold, and hungry.
Getting fake eyelashes would be like throwing $200 into the swampy lake, and her nails are kept short out of necessity.  
She has muscles down to her feet, and wears black nail polish to cover bruised toenails.
She looks ridiculous in frilly dresses- she will never be considered "petite".  
Wrinkles surround her sun kissed lips.

But she has a sparkle in her eyes
And desire in her heart.
Passion permeates her being
and she is confident and secure.  

She is strong
And she is beautiful.

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful...this came at the perfect time for me. I am training for my first Ironman and have plumped up quite a bit--apparently my body is very efficient at storing fat for energy. I'm struggling a bit with this change, but I know I am strong and beautiful as hell.