Man Thighs

Yes – it’s true:: I Have Man Thighs

My friend Lora tells it like it is. She looked at me one day several years ago and exclaimed, “YOU have man thighs!” I looked down and frowned … sure enough, I have man thighs. I had never quite thought of them as that …

I looked back at her and gazed at her long and lean legs, then looked back down at my legs. Yep – my thighs are twice as big as hers. I have Man Thighs.

Even as a child, I have never had those cute petite girly girl type legs. My legs have always been muscular (although as teenager, I’m pretty sure I called them FAT). I have never really felt comfortable wearing skirts and I always prayed God would make me grow one more inch in my thighs and calves so everything was proportioned just right. It didn’t happen.

I know Lora meant her comment about my man thighs as a compliment. To her, she sees my thighs as the catalyst propelling me up the hills on our bike rides, or pulling away from her as we start our intervals in a bigger ring. Try as she might, Lora said she has never been able to build great leg muscles. For her, GOD gifted her MAN HANDS! (She tends to break everything with a twist, a turn, or a pull).

Lora and Me after competing in the Lake Samish TRI Relay – 2nd place!

I have always dreamed of having model-like legs, long and lean, (just like Lora’s) … BUT, I am happy with the two strong ones that God gave me. Maybe it’s my age now, but at any rate, I will use my man thighs to their fullest potential.


3 thoughts on “Man Thighs

  1. OMG, I have to laugh! I am the exact same way. Very muscular thighs that are not typical of an endurance athlete. But my strong suite is power and hills. I have pics of me from when I was 8-9 with bulging muscle in my thighs. I also had a runner ask me at a trail race whether I was a soccer player because he could tell by my thighs 🙂

  2. I laugh….when I was in 3rd grade a boy on the bus callled me “tree trunk legs” and I refused to wear shorts to school until I was in college. Now, I wish I could challenge him to a hilly century ride. I’m faster than most men on my bike and I have my “tree trunk legs” to thank for that….Thank God I spend more time in spandex than skinny jeans and I have a husband who loves to ride behind me! 😉 And yes, I believe age has a whole lot to do with accepting how we are made!!!

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