I have developed a bit of an obsession with my girl Nicki, one that causes me to refer to her on a first-name basis. I also might have sent my company a Minaj-themed Christmas card. I have a Nicki Minaj Pandora station tailored specifically for workouts, and her songs have pushed me through training runs, tough, hot halves, and finally my first full marathon! She is my muse.
In all seriousness, I admire Nicki because she does her own thing and simply does not give a sh*t. Her Instagrams are real and hilarious, she shatters the patriarchy with her unapologetic vulgarity, and most importantly, her words have become my running anthems, even when they have nothing to do with running at all!
You know what kind of people motivate runners to push past barriers and achieve breakthrough performances? Coaches. The logic is clear: Nicki Minaj would be the best running coach ever.
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