So, how the process works...
Nikole had me in at Abbey Lane Salon
for an initial consultation to assess me and my 'issue'.
She asked me a few health questions and had me fill out some paper work.
After discussing how everything typically goes, Nikole sent me home with a pre-care sheet to go over until my procedure date.
She checks and rechecks everything before beginning and will check again and do a touch up before letting you leave!
She even throws in a FREE session for your first touch up after your procedure and offers the rest after that with the lowest rates in Colorado!
" I give Elokin Beauty
5 stars! "
We have Kathrine Switzer to thank for breaking through the barrier for us! Personally, I'm not a runner, but I know lots of women who LOVE to run and compete regularly. If it wasn't for Kathrine Switzer, the first official female marathon runner, who knows when women would have been allowed to compete. Thank you, Kathrine, for helping us become one more step towards equality!
Here's the story...
She always loved running but was never able to compete. Even her coach insisted that running a marathon was too far of a run for a "fragile woman". After that fire was lit, she was determined to compete in the 1967 Boston Marathon! Entering under the number 261, she trained and COMPLETED the marathon. But not without a fight! A race official, Jock Semple, actually tried to stop her by attempting to grab her bib number right off her body during the race!
(Pictured: Kathrine Switzer running the Boston Marathon, Jock Semple trying to remove her number and Thomas Miller pushing Jock away)
Kathrine wasn't the only woman running in this race though, Miss Bobbi Gibb ran in this race as well. Bobbi had crashed the race and ran unregistered and even completed the race an hour ahead of Kathrine! However, despite Bobbi's great time, it's remarkable that Kathrine was able to register at all and she will be forever immortalized as the first official female runner.
Because of Kathrine's run, the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) barred women from all competitions with male runners and any violators would lose the right to compete in ANY race. Kathrine, along with other female runners, tried to convince the Boston Athletic Association to allow women to participate in the Marathon but weren't successful until 1972 that women were officially allowed. Since that day in 1967, she has worked to improve running opportunities for women and continues that work to this day.
"When I go to the Boston Marathon now, I have wet shoulders from women who fall into my arms crying. They're weeping for joy because running has changed their lives. They feel they can do anything."
Kathrine says she understands the gravity of her participation and accomplishment but I'm sure she will never fully understand how grateful female runners are to her for breaking through for them and allowing for future female participation in marathons around the world.
She was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 2011 for creating a social revolution by empowering women around the world!
"I knew if I quit, nobody would ever believe that women had the capability to run 26-plus miles. If I quit, Jock Semple and all those like him would win."
- Kathrine Switzer, The Nation (2013)
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