In last week’s Monisha’s Minute, I challenged women to email me pictures of them after having experienced at least one hour of working out. Did women respond? Oh yes they did!
These women ARE NOT the women who posted negative tweets and Facebook status messages about Gabby Douglas’ hair. So please, no haters allowed. This site is about uplifting each other. Hence, I did not call anyone out of their name or use derogatory words or phrases when I addressed the criticizers of Gabby Douglas’ hair in last week’s post. That’s not what we’re about at Sporty Afros. We’re not about that life 🙂
I was sweating it out while running a 5K and coaching my runners at the same time. Go Sole Patrol Runners!
Whitney, Co-Founder of Sporty Afros, taking a quick breather after running hills! She’s tough ya’ll!
Alexandria, Co-Founder of Sporty Afros, pumping-and-a-sweating it out in the gym. I never smile this hard after a two hour workout 🙂
Elana Meyers (R)
2010 Winter Olympics Bobsled Bronze Medalist.
She stated, this picture was taken right after they announced USA won the bronze.
And the last thing on my mind was my hair. -E. Meyers
Good luck and best of blessings at the 2014 Winter Olympics!
Karen (R) sent us a picture she took at a race with Mrs. Ernestine Shepherd. She’s so awesome! I know because I met her too!
Nichole fresh out the gym! Get it girl!
Morgan, getting insane with Insanity!
Blake is takin’ it to the streets!
Sweating and loving it all the way from Grenada! – Malaika
Melanie showing off her healthy post-workout hair!
I’m a 59-year-old (at least for another 12 days) white woman. I wanted an Afro since the 60s/70s, but don’t have hair that lends itself to that style. I have worn the next best style since 1991 or 92. -Suzzane
Thank you to every woman who posted their picture to the Sporty Afros Facebook Page or e-mailed them to me. Please continue to share your post workout photos with us via the Sporty Afros Facebook Page or Twitter @SportyAfros using the hashtag #HealthOverHair. We are eager to see you out there sweating it out in the name of health. Don’t be scared. From teens to elder queens, all photos are welcome. You do not have to have natural hair to submit a photo.
Love, Peace, and Sweat,
Monisha Randolph is a RRCA Certified Distance Running Coach and the author of Runner’s Revelations: How Running Changed My Walk. To learn more about Monisha or to purchase a copy of her book please visit www.runnersrevelations.com. Feel free to follow her on Twitter and join her Fan Community on Facebook.