Friday, May 26, 2006

Women run this world

So, I couldn't help noticing when I went to the Team in Training kickoff that maybe 90% of the people there were young ladies.

I have to admit, I was surprised. I didn't expect that many women to be into endurance sports like triathalons and marathons. As someone who rock-climbs and likes to play and watch sports that involve lots of physical contact, I'm kind of used to being the only girl in the room.

Then I took a look at the demographics for this year's Boston Marathon. Women ages 18-39 age group: 51% of starters were women! Wow.

I also read a statistic that less than 1% of 1% of the world's population will ever run a marathon. That's a pretty elite group!

So what does that tell me? There are a lot of women my age are really interested in taking on challenges, in pushing themselves to elite levels of performance.

Men: Want to meet a lady? Run a marathon. Your girl will be young, vibrant, physically-fit...and probably able to kick your *ss. :)


Markus said...

so driving the escort vehicle and handing out cold drinks occasionally won't do the trick?

Andrea Sharfin said...

Maybe if the cold drinks are really really tasty...