Wednesday, June 25, 2008

it's true: a 21st century swordswoman

Ok, I wasn't going to do it. I really wasn't going to add a post this soon. I also wasn't going to bore you with fitness training notes. But remember how I said that a swordswoman was a stretch? It may be...but I got the Sparq digital magazine in my inbox(" performance training for the serious athlete" - sign me up!) and the first thing I see? An article on Rebecca Ward, Olympian fencer. I mean, you can't get much cooler than being a swordfighting chick. And although she's only 18, she seems to be at least a renaissance mom in the making: "Fencing at this level is equal parts grace and focus, not to mention a Herculean juggling act - school classes, travel, fencing practice, training, and events all over the globe. Ward started this adventure when she was just 9 years old, and [her coach], for one, is in awe, 'Watching this kind of dedication and work ethic at such a young age, and to see where it's come, it's pretty cool.' You'd better believe it's cool, buddy. Just watch how cool she becomes a decade from now when she's juggling Olympic fencing and motherhood. You go, swordsgirl!

1 comment:

Karen Reyburn said...

there had to be one!! :)