Why Alysia Montano wears a flower in her hair during every race.
Even though she grew up playing football, shooting hoops and running races against all the boys in her neighborhood, U.S. 800-meter champion Alysia Montano never wanted to be thought of as one of them.
As a result, she started wearing a flower behind her right ear to remind the boys they were getting beat by a girl.
The flower remains Montano’s trademark even though her opponents are now world-class female middle-distance runners.
"The flower to me means strength with femininity," Montano said in June after winning the 800 at the U.S. Olympic trials. "I think that a lot of people say things like you run like a girl. That doesn’t mean you have to run soft or you have to run dainty. It means that you’re strong."
I’m also in too much pain/too down to actually do anything and then i feel like shit because i can’t do anything i haven’t eaten in two days because i just don’t have the motivation to cook on the bright side i also haven’t bought cigarettes in two days because i can’t make myself go to the shops so that evens out i guess
I’ve torn a tendon in my leg and it’s not going to heal by the end of semester and there’s a solid chance that if i can’t do all the physical stuff needed for assessments i’ll get kicked out of my year level and uni and have to come back and repeat second semester next year and you know what life is just not fucking fair right now it’s really not okay this course is the only thing that I have the only thing keeping me going the ONLY thing i thought i couldn’t lose atm and WILL YOU LOOK AT THAT THE UNIVERSE WANTS TO PROVE ME WRONG