10 Irritating Questions Every Female Professional Athlete is Familiar With
This little hodgepodge of questions will make you smile. Either because you had to answer one of these or you may have asked one yourself. So relax, read through and don’t take it too seriously. We still do enjoy every conversation like that.
1) Is this piece of cake part of your nutrition plan?
No aunt Carol it isn’t but thanks for making me feel even guiltier.
2) So how many hours do you actually work?
Do we just count the training hours or do we add the hours of meetings, analysis, preperation and so on? Many people only see the pure training hours which obviously is nothing compared to the working hours of a usual job. I get that. But there is so much more to it. You only see the top of the iceberg. An example is an away trip over the weekend. That easily adds 35 hours or more to the clock.
3) You do that for a living?
Guess what? I do and I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t ask that my male colleague.
4) When will you get called up for the national team?
5) How much do you earn?
This question is inapropriate already, unless you are a real close friend. But it gets worse when you only get to ask that, because you are a woman.
6) Do you do anything else or is that all you do?
Believe it or not, this is all I do and it keeps me pretty occupied. Sport is
7) In off-season do you have to train at all or do you literally have that many holidays?
Off-season is a good time, I won’t even dare to deny that but it isn’t as relaxing as it looks like. Often you only get two weeks
8) You are going on
Comparing training camp with holidays is something I hear super often, and it’s so wrong that I don’t even know where to start. You train a minimum twice a day on camp, more so three times. This means your day looks like this: train, eat, train, eat, sleep and repeat. Besides the training sessions, meetings and analysis are on the program. The bit of free time you get is usually used to relax because you’re knackered from the session. On top of that, you barely have any privacy. Your teammates are always around, you even share a room. To top it off you are miles away from your partner, friends and family. If that sounds like a vacation for you, something seriously is off. I mean who takes their boss on vacation?
9) Who is your favorite male athlete?
That is an interesting one because it has nothing to do with me as an athlete and automatically describes the man as something desirable and better. I wonder how many male athletes get to ask who’s their favorite female athlete.
10) Do people even go to your games?
This may surprise a few people, but yes there is a good portion of people out there who appreciate women’s sports. Is it that far off to think that a sport not played by a male can actually be entertaining?