Yup! That’s me! And a lot of other women too for that matter. As more and more women join the ranks of obstacle racing, I’d like to write a quick note for all of us that enjoy being feminine, but don’t mind getting down and dirty with the boys (& “chick” many of them too!).
Each weekday I get to dress up in a nice suit, put on makeup, do my hair, and go to work to live my corporate life; 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. And I really do enjoy it! Growing up, I remember saying that someday I wanted a job where I could dress up in pretty suits and look like the ladies in movies and TV’s, with their long legs, flowing hair, and professional prowess. Although I could not pinpoint what exactly it was that I wanted to be doing, I knew the look that I wanted.
Now that I am an adult, I have achieved that goal. I enjoy dressing up for work each day, just as much as I enjoy throwing on a pair of strappy heels and skinny jeans and dolling up for a ladies night out. It’s fun to be feminine, to feel pretty, and enjoy being a woman!
Being a female who also enjoys obstacle racing and mud runs is fun in the fact that I can get dolled up, but I have no issues running through mud and getting a bit dirty. I can easily transition from diamond earrings to muddy sneakers. And I really love that, in this day and age, I can be a tomboy AND a pretty girl! I don’t have to be one or the other, and I don’t have to risk my dignity to feel sexy, powerful, strong, empowered, or beautiful!
So for today, let’s hear it for the girls, the beautiful, powerful, strong yet happily dirty ones!