There Comes A Time – Part One [FICTION]

Dumbells

In an effort to take control of her life once again, one woman begins at the gym. (Photo by Garen Meguerian, Flickr)

Clunk! Carla dropped the weights, her arms too weak to curl fifty pounds at once. She hadn’t been to the gym in years, and she winced from the effort. Sweat dripped from her brow, her face was flushed, and she felt as though she wanted to vomit. She chugged some water and wiped her face, then tried a lighter weight and successfully completed a set, even if it was a little on the shaky side. Read more of this post

Kathrine Switzer Ran the Boston Marathon and Changed Women’s Sports Forever [VIDEO]

Kathrine Switzer

Kathrine Switzer broke barriers in women’s sports. (Courtesy PBS/AOL)

I’ve always been inspired by great women who do ordinary things that make a big impact. Think Anne Frank, a girl whose diary opened our eyes to the horrors of the holocaust; Rosa Parks, a woman who sat on a bus to protest unfair treatment of blacks; or Kathrine Switzer, a woman who just wanted to run. Read more of this post