Athlete Love

by Heather on May 25, 2010

Hi there! Boy, am I glad to almost be home for the evening!  It’s just one of those weeks that is super busy but still just draaaaaaaaaagging…anyone else know what I’m talking about?!

Lunch today was a smoked pork BBQ sandwich with leftover BBQ white beans & peppers:

Oh, and a Diet Vanilla Coke Zero :)

Such a great lunch!  Although I am just about ready to be done with the pork…it’s getting to be a bit much, no matter how flavorful it is!

Today on the drive in I was thinking about women in sports and how I hope that, if we have girls, they want to participate in athletics somehow.  It’s something that they will have to decide for themselves, but I just feel like there’s so much to learn in athletics, specifically team sports.  Back in my day I was a pretty good volleyball player.  But more than the fact that I was good at it, I loved bonding with my team and working together to WIN.

Now, please understand that the things I’m saying are strictly based on my opinion, which is based on my experience.  I feel like women in sports should also be looked to as role models for many reasons, but one major one being that the majority of them take care of their bodies. I think it’s important to have role models who take care of themselves for HEALTH and PERFORMANCE, and not just looks.  My athlete role models are Kerri Walsh & Misty May Treanor:

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I’m lucky enough to have met these beautiful women (it was at a tournament; not likely they’d remember me :)), and not only are they beautiful on the outside, they are two of the sweetest, most humble people I’ve met.  I also really appreciate that everything they do for workouts and eating are to increase their performance and ability to win, not just look good (even though let’s face it:  they rock the bikini like no one’s business).  I think that strong is sexy!

What about you?  Do you have any athletes in mind who are role models to you in any way, shape, or form?  Who are they and why? Obviously I’ve already listed mine, but I just think that it’s important to realize that the thing that makes these women beautiful to me is not the fact that they look good…it’s their work ethic and the WHY behind their workouts!

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