Quick link: Who Says Women (Mothers) Can’t Run?
Today I’m writing at Babble about the race I was never allowed to enter in Djibouti (which is happening again tomorrow) and how this inspired me to host my own race, a half-marathon.
“Women can’t run,” I was told, year after year. “At least not in this race.”
Just like with ski jumping for women, in Djibouti running is sometimes thought to be a risk to a woman’s reproductive health and we are discouraged from putting such strain on our bodies. This week another local man told me that after giving birth it is physically impossible for women to run. Then I told him I birthed three children.
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