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Editor’s Corner: My Favorite London Moments

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As much as it pains me to say it, the Olympics will soon come to a close. While I’m still psyched to catch that last bit of the action, the Games have already created some pretty amazing moments.

 Here are my top takeaways from London (so far). . .

1. Women Can Lift HEAVY

I have a love/hate relationship with the weight room. Lifting metal off the ground makes me a better, faster, healthier runner. At the same time, let’s face it, we’re part of a generation that’s been told time and time again that women can become “bulky” if they lift heavy weights.  Even though I know better, it’s sometimes hard to silence the voice that tells me to make sure my biceps aren’t getting too big. Seeing the amazingly beautiful Olympic athletes (of all sizes and shapes) sling hundreds of pounds off the floor told this voice to shut up, and has inspired me to hit up the weight room on the regular.

2. Sisterhood Makes Us Stronger

Is there anything more inspiring than watching powerful women work together? For marathon training partners Shalane Flanagan and Kara Goucher, the result wasn’t what they dreamed of, but they supported each other at the finish line. . .

Volleyball golden girls, Misty May-Treanor and Keri Walsh Jennings, showed that bonds only grow stronger over the years by winning their third gold medals as a team.

3. Pretty Fast

I loved seeing athletes exude some fun femininity while being total bad a$$’s on the track. Sanya Richards Ross rocked her signature braid all the way to a gold medal. . .

. . .while Alysia Montano sped around the oval with a flower in her hair.

 

What were your top Olympic moments? Let me know here or Tweet me at @jessiesebor!