Last month I posted about going to Detroit to a harness truck pull. Today, my gym allowed us to host a day here in Grand Rapids… A day dedicated to showcasing strongWOman and a few things we do. Of course a truck pull was listed as the main event.
The idea started when a friend said she wanted to come out and try my gym, since I had made several trips this past summer to Detroit Tough…. The idea snowballed into a clinic.
This is my tribe. This is what we do.
Seasoned female competitors in strongman, demoed…then invited spectators to give it a try themselves.
Watching women pull a truck the length of our parking lot, a thing they thought previously impossible, then to watch the pure satisfaction and joy on their faces, a thing of real beauty.
Long after clean up was completed, the gals had gone home. I myself had gone home… In fact, partially into writing this and setting the pictures. I received a message from the father of the 16 year old girl. She had a blast, she loved what we showed her today and is very interested in becoming involved with the sport herself.
It took me till my 30s to realize; real women build each other up and encourage them. We teach each other real beauty truly shines from within… When you find your strength, you find yourself. When women (and young women) discover the magic of iron, they discover a beauty inside themselves that no one can ever take. They discover a confidence that cannot be shaken. Sharing a little bit of that today, if just one gal walked away feeling proud of what she did, and confident, realizing she underestimated herself… she IS strong. Then I accomplished what I set as today’s goal.
Then today, you’ve out done yourself. I saw a lot of women walking with heads held high and big smiles
I love my tribe.
This is what we do.
Tonight. My heart is full.
-Inked Amazon Warrior