Twice in one day, I was told I not only LOOKED like Carmelita Jeter but I reminded people of Carmelita Jeter.
Yeah, I laughed too. At first.
Truth is, somewhere around Sunday, I became obsessed with this woman. I saw a brief interview about her while I was typing up an article and something about her just, well, struck me. I still don’t know what it is. I saw her body…her AMAZING body. It made me sad that others were commenting how “manly” she looked. To me, she looked like one fierce, strong, fit woman. And I realized that even without her speed, I wanted a spirit like hers. It takes a lot to be a competitor and even MORE to be a champion. Here she was not that younger than me, in the Olympics, looking like a machine and I was sitting on the couch thinking about all of the things I couldn’t do. And I never wanted to have those thoughts again.
On August 12th, Nike is encouraging people to go BEYOND what they think they could do. I am notorious for making goals and then negotiating with myself as to why they need to be amended. It’s just fear. But I was thinking, “what would Carmelita do?? When faced with mindless chatter when she is ALREADY on the starting block, what would Carmelita say?
100 Mountain Climbers (or 50 Mountain Climbers/50 Burpees)
Wanna join me? Don’t forget to sign up for the contest!