I take strength from seeing women unabashedly doing their thing.
Women like Kathrine Switzer, who in 1967 ran in the all-male Boston Marathon and was chased by an official who tried to grab her and remove her from the race, help me to see what I can accomplish.
They help me forget silly fears such as body image and fears of failure.
I read a report lately about a study on little girls and boys. They were asked to do a math test after they were told to put on a sweater. Girls and boys all did about the same. Then they had them wear bathing suits for a second test. The boys had no significant changes in their test scores whereas the girls did poorly the second time around.