Prima Donna

October 12th, 2011 by Kurtis

Prima Donna

pri•ma don•naa temperamental person; a person who takes adulation and privileged treatment as a right and reacts with petulance to criticism or inconvenience

“prima donna” is Italian for “first lady.”

Let’s get something straight — Prima Donnas (as defined) do not have a long shelf life. I think it’s fun to look back on this classic Americanized and somewhat “skewed” metaphor and compare current social approaches against our marathon namesake — Donna Deegan. If you get a chance to understand the heart and spirit of 26.2 with Donna then it’s easy to argue that a new understanding with the existing ”Prima Donna” vernacular should be corrected.
Here is why I root for our local Prima Donna.
3x breast cancer survivor
Eve award winner
Local foundation established
National marathon established
2.5+ million raised for research and care
I prefer to celebrate the good efforts. If someone judges or “slow-steps” their way to supporting our cause I understand. There are numerous reasons to sit on the beach or sidelines. But please understand why we celebrate our own Prima Donna.

Celebrate the finish!

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