This week begins my first official week of training for the North Shore Classic. Already? I know, I was a little shocked, too.
Before signing up, I didn’t really do the backwards math about when training would have to begin. It was one of those thumb slam decisions, where it was now or (probably) never because I’d talk myself out of it. And had I known training would clock in 8 miles during my wedding week (!!), and a 5k during my honeymoon (!!@!$?!) I DEFINITELY wouldn’t have gone for it.
But I did! And it’s time to get down to business.
Okay readers, now let’s get in formation.
Regardless of our personal thoughts on the full video (I know a lot of people are upset over “anti-police” messages, and more are excited for the blatant celebration of black culture), this song is the epitome of a woman celebrating herself, her background, and being an all-around badass.
I see it, I want it
I stunt, yeah, little hornet
I dream it, I work hard
I grind ’til I own it
I wasn’t a big fan of this song/video on day one. I saw the cultural context (not to mention I had just been in NOLA for my bachelorette party) and that was cool- but the song didn’t excited me.
And then the Super Bowl happened.
Because let’s put this in context: Beyoncé released a surprise song and video and then performed it at the Super Bowl Halftime show… THE NEXT DAY.
If anything screams “woman in charge,” it is that sequence of events.
And if anything gets me motivated to be a woman in charge, it’s seeing a woman in charge.
As for the performance itself? Well, just see for yourself. She (and Bruno Mars!) slayed all day.
I saw that and was converted.
Now, for what I assume is a weird Beyoncé is queen and copyright things and what have you, Formation by Beyoncé not available on iTunes. However, this version by Irum Jam is a good stand in until the true version comes.