Strong For A Girl

I’m NOT Strong “for a girl

I’m just strong.

I’m strong because I can deadlift 155 pounds from the floor.

I’m strong because I can squat with 145 pounds on my back 

I’m strong because I can do 6 unassisted chin ups

5 unassisted parallel grip pull ups

and 2 unassisted traditional pull-ups

I’m strong because I can run 19 sections of Harvard Stadium in 20:04

I’m strong because I can run all 37 sections of Harvard Stadium in 43:45

I’m strong because I get up at 5:45 am to run Harvard Stadium every Wednesday…

…in the cold, dark, rain, and potentially snow.

I’m strong because the barbell is my favorite accessory.

I’m strong because I ride my bike to work even when it’s 30 degrees (or lower) outside.

I’m strong because I gain strength from my mother, who never gave up.

I’m strong because I’m a d’Orsay woman and that’s just how we do.

I’m strong because my heart is strong, both literally and figuratively.

I’m strong because I know that I can handle whatever life throws at me.

I’m strong, even if my tears tell you otherwise.

I’m strong because if you tell me I can’t, I will. 

I’m strong because if I’m not, no one else can be strong for me.

I’m strong because I always want to Be Better

I’m not strong for a girl. 

I’m strong because I AM a girl.

Why are YOU strong?

15 thoughts on “Strong For A Girl

  1. LOVE this! You’re inspiring!

  2. Steph! Your posts are so inspiring. I cheated on my detox. I am weak. 😦

    1. Christina! DONT say that. You’re not weak. Try it again at a time of year when people aren’t shoving sweets down your throat at every turn!

  3. This is the best post I’ve read all week!! You are awesome! I can definitely relate to a few of these things…. especially riding my bike when it is below 0 outside :S

  4. Great post!! Very inspiring!

  5. more swag than can really be contained… love this!

      1. i just saw this — hit me up any time!! i’m finally up north (and slowly dying) (jk but really). haha

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