Running taught me that life is much like the race course: "Dress the part and there is no doubt who you are."
I had this epiphany when I ran You Go Girl Half, 2014. My girlfriends and I wore Wonder Woman costumes. Cheers seemed intensified as volunteers yelled "Wonder Woman!" And I heard lots of compliments on the outfit. It didn't matter that I am far from elite, am "back of the pack" or started running at 43. For this moment, I was a superhero. I am Wonder Woman.
I realize now that adversity made me who I became. Running my town as Wonder Woman gave me a sense of invincibility. I carry that sense in my recent days and look back fondly at my Wonder Woman costume. It reminds me of that invincible feeling. I hope everyone finds their costume, dresses the part, and is recognized as who they are. That costume changes the course of the day.
I am a wonderful woman. I am strong. I am defender. Secretly, I fly an invisible jet. I have red boots on, and know how to use my lasso.
-Rossana "Wonder Woman" Zemek-