Being newer to throwing than others, my admiration of New Zealander Valerie Adams has been short lived. As most people who know me know, Serena Williams is my favorite female athlete…mostly. She is aggressive; and cocky; and looks good doing her thang; and everything else I admire in an athlete. But a woman who is 6’4 and 265 and still holds those qualities? Boss. Total. Fucking. Boss.
That she throws the shot put further than my light weight distance blows my mind.
Also, that she is so unapologetically strong and powerful makes me admire her all the more. See, when stupid women say they don’t want to lift weights and get all big and bulky, there is a whole ‘nother subset of women who say not only will I OWN being big and bulky and strong and powerful and a world champion, I’ll actually train harder than any couch potato or skinny fat runner ever could. They are my heroes. If you don’t think THIS is beautiful it means you’re a silly person and no longer warranted an opinion.
But ya, okay. THIS, is bulky…
You’re gonna eat lightnin’ and you’re gonna crap thunder!