I typed “jock” into google, and the images were all male.
I typed “jock woman” and got ads for female jock itch.
So I typed “woman athlete”.
I saw pictures of buffed young women.
That’s great. But it’s not me, even though I’m a jock.
For ten years I danced three hours a day.
For twenty years I did at least 2 hours of aikido every day.
For much of that time (15 years?) I also did 20 minutes on my nordic track, 100 pushups. And an hour of sword work (5 years).
Currently, I run 5+ miles 4 times a week, 100 pushups 6 times a week, PT for my knee 3 times a week, 10 minutes of yoga 6 times a week. And aikido.
I’m a fat middle aged woman.
My picture doesn’t show up when you type ‘jock” into google.
But it should.