Smells like bullshit.
It does doesn’t it? But that ain’t BS you’re sniffing, that’s DS: double standard. The Wall Street Journal published another fit focus, but this time the subject wasn’t a super active mother striving for an Olympic B standard marathon time while building a personal fitness business and raising two little kids. This time the limey light falls on a 49 year old man who works for Tommy Bahama and has a wife and two daughters age 9 and 14. The story?
Intensive Training, But Taken In Stride. That’s right! He competes in Ironman triathlons. Oh how does he get it all done? He gets up at 4:30am. He trains seven days a week. He time manages and makes sacrifices and exceptions around a family that supports his athletic endeavors. The response?
“YEAH! Our Hero!”
Can I get a WTF? Can I buy a WTF? I mean corporate superman swings running workouts around work travel to Florida and Hawaii. No it is not easy- he’s dedicated that I am sure- any Ironman athlete is dedicated. Nine comments trickled in with the complimentary tone of “job well done.” The article noted how expensive his gear is- but readers most likely swallow it up as fine and dandy- he works hard for that money and should spend it where he sees FIT.
But be a Fit Mom….. and you get ninety-one comments bashing you for buying a 2$ coffee after your 5am run. At what point are we satisfied with what women do? Judging by all the judging- I suppose you just follow your own happiness and that is often not the road of least resistance.
If it’s never going to be good enough, then stop trying to be good. Be Great!