Look at this gorgeous chunk of Olympic-gold-winning awesome on the cover of this mag:
LOOK. AT. IT.
I am in love. Love, I tell you! And the interview is gold, no pun intended. A few of my favorite quotes:
Q: You’ve said being an athlete doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your beauty as a woman. What do you mean by that?
A: Growing up, I always felt that in order to be taken seriously as an athlete, I had to be a tomboy. It was like, there were the pretty girls and then there were the athletes. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve felt like that’s not true. If you are a female who likes to get your nails done and your hair done, that doesn’t mean you can’t be a great athlete! And so, I’ve just embraced that part of my personality. I put my makeup on before I go out to run and I feel good, look good, run good – that’s kind of my mantra.
Yaaaaaaas, honey. Tell it. (Can you tell I am totally fan-girling it up over here?!) She goes on to share a little bit of her makeup routine for when she works out, but you’ll have to snag the mag for that.
Mrs. Richards-Ross shares some elements of her workout regimen with the class:
“I’m on the track for about two hours a day and then in the weight room for another two hours. Then I do about 30 minutes of ab work.”
“My ideal meal is grilled chicken breast with a baked potato to get some protein and a little bit of carbs.”
(Ugh, I despise chicken breast. But, anyway….)
Want workout tips? She’s got a crazy one:
“Add 100 to 200 repetitions of abdominal and lower back exercises to your workout. That may sound like a lot, but just a few sets of 10 will get you there in no time!”
Someone tell her I love her and, if she’s ever in Brooklyn, I’d totally let her lap me a few times around Prospect Park, while I pretend I’m “keeping up.”
Richards-Ross’ show, Glam and Gold, just started a week or so ago, no? Who’s watching? How is it?
Thanks for posting about Sanya Richards-Ross.
I became a fan of Sanya, and also Allyson Felix, during the last Summer Olympics.
I will definitely be buying this magazine and even though I’ve recorded her show, I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet.
The show is interesting, but is more centered around her family than running. Her weaves always look beautiful, and I’d love to know about her hair maintenance routine. I hesitate to grow my hair back because I sweat so much running.
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