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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Constantina and Dara - The Ultimate Fit Mommies

Constantina Tomescu-Dita of Romania crosses the finish line of the Olympic Women's Marathon first in 2 hours 26 minutes 44 seconds. The headline? "Romanian Mother, 38, Takes Gold in Marathon."

Constantina is not a Chubby Mommy. Neither is 41 year old Dara Torres, but they are both "middle aged" moms and inspiring. They actually work their butts off, and get gold and silver for their efforts.

I'm not sure I have the mental ability to push my body to get into the kind of Olympic shape that these Mommies are in, but I like to think I could if I needed to. Like, maybe as a back up career plan, or a hobby even, if this current lifestyle of mine stops working for me.

Let's just say that the business-technology-mommy blogger career doesn't pan out for me and I need to start at the beginning again. If I had to reinvent myself, and I could chose anything, besides artist, writer, movie star or Lady Who Lunches, I might choose super-athlete.

I'd have to get serious and learn to do a pull-up, I suppose, which is easier said than done. But I'd like to think I could it, if it was a job requirement. I mean, there are always things you hate to do in your job, but you do them anyway.

For instance, I really hate to update my Salesforce CRM records at work. It's just so...admin-ish, and I'd rather talk to people on the phone then type stuff. But I do it when my boss reminds me to. So I'd do some pull-ups if I had a coach reminding me. Especially if the coach said it in a nice tone, the way my boss does now when she reminds me to update my Salesforce.

So, maybe I could be the next Consatntina or Dara. You never know. It could happen.


workout mommy said...

I would like to come back as a super athlete too! They are both so amazing!

Miss Julie said...

Hey Workout Mommy! Thanks for reading, I love your blog. Everyone, check it out:

Dea said...

It can happen - they started somewhere, right??

Michael said...

Don't despair, though, if you can't get to that level. I try to remind people that yes, you can look that way-if you have 5 hours a day to devote to working out and have people on retainer to motivate you and provide you with balanced meals and all that.

For the rest of us, who have jobs and families and late science projects to help children with, it's a lot harder.

Miss Julie said...

OMG, I'd love to have people on Retainer. I just like how it sounds. I like it so much I capitalized it. Michael, can I put you on retainer. As soon as I get some money, I mean.