Monday, May 29, 2006
I haven't done this in awhile, but I was watching interviews of Danica Patrick on t.v. (given that the Indy 500 was this weekend), and she just hooked me. I don't even like car racing! And she may have only finished 8th ("only") but she could still kick my ass! She is just so cool! What a role model! I love how she can be tough and play with the boys but also dress up and be a woman simultaneously. She just exudes strength, maturity and confidence. I'm sure she has had to go through a lot to get to where she is in such a male-dominated field. Girls in triathlon (or science, or much of the world) know what it's like to have to play with the big boys. Even if she's not "technically" an athlete (I'm not sure if car racing counts; however, she does weight-train, run, and do Yoga; plus, she visualizes her race on the track much like we triathletes visualize our race course as well), she's still awesome, in my opinion. I'll certainly be cheering for her in her next race (and maybe, gasp, watching race car driving).