Only being the genius that I am I completely understood the challenge wrong. I thought she wanted us to located the super hero within...what my super powers really are. at this moment.
So as I was participating in the Sisterhood Olympics Mini-Triathalon, I composed the blog. Funny where your mind goes when you have 2 hours to do nothing but exercise and talk to yourself. I had in mind the pictures for the blog and everything.
Then Friday rolled around and I re-read what the challenge consisted of. Oops.
So the idea got shelved for a while, but now she's back. Finally the moment you've all been waiting for...introducing
Her super power starts with her name - she's able to inspire young girls with a single race
+ a lifetime of love and adoration.
You see my niece calls me Boo. It started when she was too young to say "Brooke" so I took what I could get. "Boo - yeah she's talking about me!" She's now 6, and has asked me before why Jay calls me Brooke and not Boo.
That's us after my half marathon with my sister standing behind me.
Super power - Empowering the women of tomorrow!
How does Super Boo manifest this power?
It doesn't matter what the temperature
as long as its above 25F she is happy to done her fleece ear band and gloves and brave Mother Nature all in the name of logging a few more miles.
Armed with only the Huffy her parents bought her in the early 90s - she isn't afraid to ride into the face of danger
as long as there are no pitbulls around in the name of justus. Even if that's not her name any more.*
*Sorry inside joke. If the suspence is killing you, and I know you, email me.
Maybe one day the Super Craphead will let her spend several thousand dollars on a real road bike. Doubtful, but maybe. (& especially not if she keeps calling him a craphead)
Or at least tries. Every super hero has a weakness right??
Super Power - the Will to Never Give Up, Never Surrender
Because even though Super Boo wasn't a runner, she applied her self to the Couch to 5K program and eventually fell in love with it.
Because even though her super power isn't super speed, she pushed herself (through illness no less) to set a personal record at her last 5K and its training to break that PR at her very next race.
Because even though she hadn't yet been running a year, she trained for a completed her first half marathon.
Because even though she can swim worth a darn, she's working on getting better so that she can particpate in her first triathalon just a week before her 30th birthday.
Super Power - Loving What You're Given
While you or I might see the severe carnival freak show pear shaped that Super Boo has going on - when Super Boo looks in the mirror, she doesn't see her saddle bags. No, she sees the abs that nature has given her and that her hard work has improved.
Finally, what would a Superhero be without a secret identity?
Dig deep - you know she's in there. Who's the super hero in you?