Monday, May 29, 2006

Hot Female Athlete of the Day--Danica Patrick



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).

6 comments:

Ellie said...

You're right! I love it when a female athlete is a beautiful woman. Detracts from the stereotype of women athletes as stringy, haggard jocks. I think Natascha Badmann (Baadman?) is beautiful, too.

Thanks for reading my blog and all your comments!

Cliff said...

I think ti was in nascar where some male drivers were complaining b/c the female driver is lighter (by like 20-30 lbs) and thus make the car lighter and uses less fuel. They consider that as an disadvantage to them.

I just think that's a load of crap :).

Jessi said...

And don't forget about Lokelani McMichael! I have a huge girl crush on her. She's gorgeous AND a kick-ass triathlete!

Meagan said...

Wow, yup, she's hot! :) Strong, beautiful women like her are definitely great role models!

Rachel said...

Jessi--I have a post about Lokelani McMichael from earlier! She's awesome.

Rachel said...

http://amateurtrigirl.blogspot.com/2005/03/lokelani-mcmichael-set-guinness-book.html

That's the post I did earlier on Lokelani. I haven't done one on Natasha yet though. Thanks!