The Women's Monument Tour was inspired by a post written by Nini Mappo, which includes the works and concepts of artist Sethembile Msezane in reference to monuments being absent for women. So I started The Women's Monument Tour. Instead of the obscure, dirty, outdated monuments of the past...women should be celebrated and remembered as the living testimony and embodiment of the feminine and all of the possibilities and glory thereof.
First stop...Nora Langdon of Michigan, USA. Please join in celebrating this feminine, living monument.
Women are known for doing heavy lifting of all sorts. We have tremendous drive, power and ability.
But Nora Langdon does heavy lifting literally. Nora is a Powerlifter at the age of 78 years old. Nora is from Michigan, USA. She started weight lifting at the age of 65 years old. She is a former Real Estate agent. And after retiring she felt worn out from years of hard work. She wanted to improve her health, reduce weight, and get stronger. She started with lifting a broomstick.
Nora is currently a 19 world record holder across two different weight classes. Since starting her weightlifting career in 2007, Nora has competed in 22 powerlifting meets and has won 20 of them. While most septuagenarians (age 70s) are settling down and retiring, Nora is gearing up her Powerlifting at the gym with her trainer. Now she is in the best shape of her life, and boasts that she has no medications. Nora suggests if you want to get started with anything, start with walking. Please see and hear Nora's story in the link below.
This 78-Year-Old Woman Squats Over 400 Pounds...(7:30 minutes)
Squat — 187.5 kilograms (413.4 pounds)
Bench Press — 92.5 kilograms (203.9 pounds)
Deadlift — 167.5 kilograms (369.3 pounds)
Total — 445 kilograms (981.1 pounds)
I hope this inspires you!
(Credits to BarBend-Phil Blechman and ABC Localish)