7 Things you should know before dating a thrower
Looks are deceiving. The public only see the final product. Granted some final products are better that others however I think that only reflects the coach and the team around the athlete.
On a deeper level there are a few things to know about us Throwers before you plunge into calling each other “Bae” and “Hunny Bunny”
Check the list…oh and by the way. You’re welcome.
1. Spread your wings:
We are large people. By large I do not mean overweight but we have some serious thickness. Tall, wide and muscular. If you want to get your arms around us when you go in for a hug think again. Maybe date a highjumper!
Big ol Bear Hug
2. Carry your own case!
Ok so it’s no secret we are strong. Being strong doesn’t mean “hey I want to lift all your heavy crap” if you packed your bag and it’s too heavy for your scrawny arms you can get a trolley!
Do Not Want!
3. Delicate please!
We aren’t bulls in a china shop. We are a delicate kind with feelings and culture. We can drink wine from finely stemmed glassware and colour neatly between the lines. So please don’t get all judgey like we are prehistoric caveman wrestlers.
“Its just that its delicate”
4. Wardrobe variation.
When buying us clothes please assess the time of season before purchasing. Pre season wardrobes are completely different to our mid season wardrobes. I can’t help my glorious quads and ever growing chest, it’s what I do!
No, just no!
5. You don’t do cardio, do you?
If a question like this pops into your head don’t let it reach your tongue. It’s misunderstood that all we do is lift weights and throw things and have no idea what “hard work” is. Also, “I used to throw at school” and “my best was 76m” is not a good way to find common ground.
6. What dance floor?
Being light on our feet and spinning around in small spaces is our bread and butter. So is using our hips. We don’t only have the moves on a vertical plane that’s all I’m gonna say!
J-Ro can dance!
7. Your hands…So Soft….
Ok so our fingers and hands are full of calluses, blisters and can be bent and rough but that doesn’t mean they aren’t capable of love. If you don’t like the way our hands feel then grab our bums, they are glorious.
Hope that has shed some light on things for you all.