Even though she grew up playing football, shooting hoops and running races against all the boys in her neighborhood, U.S. 800-meter champion Alysia Montano never wanted to be thought of as one of them.
As a result, she started wearing a flower behind her right ear to remind the boys they were getting beat by a girl.
“The flower to me means strength with femininity. I think that a lot of people say things like you run like a girl. That doesn’t mean you have to run soft or you have to run dainty. It means that you’re strong.”
Sony Ericsson Open
Serena Williams def. Samantha Stosur 7-5, 6-3
let’s just take a minute to look at the svelteness that is her body
LONDON 2012 | Team GB
Louise Hazel. Heptathlete
“I thrive on pressure so my season doesn’t really get going until I’ve got my GB vest on and I’m stepping out in front of a big crowd. It’s not long until the biggest show of our lives - and I can’t wait! Your life as an athlete doesn’t last forever so I’m determined to make the most of every moment”
NEVER GIVE UP!
You want some serious, kick in the pants inspiration? Watch this video… I am all teary-eyed. WOW