We tell our daughters they can do anything, as long as they try. Well that is even true for us mommies. I witnessed this again this month on September 4th, when a team of ladies that I co-coached this summer – 60 strong, completed the All Women’s Triathlon in Milton.
These ladies “tried- a- tri”, they swam, biked and then ran to the finish line. THEY DID IT and each of these women is winners for crossing the finish line! I am so very inspired be each of them.
Many of the women on our Mommy’s in Motion team are ladies I have met through momstown, many would never have dreamed that they would be racing in a multi-sport event after becoming moms. Or would they dream of doubling the race distance they did just one year before. But each athlete (even if they struggle to call themselves that), pushed themselves out of their comfort zone. They put themselves first (at least 1 night a week) to train each Tuesday night over the entire summer. They biked hills that cars struggle to climb, they spent hours in a lake - actually swimming, they picked themselves up after falling, they cheered each other on through tough workouts .. and of course, they cried as they began to believe they really could do this. This is girl power, our ability as women to accomplish something so far out of our reach – and it always amazes me.
These women gave it their all on race day, they all can proudly call themselves triathletes. Yet in my mind a bigger accomplishment happened as they crossed the finish line this month. They each became role models for daughters and women! Their actions speak so much louder than our words – girls can do anything, as long as they try!