Lolo Jones- Training And Abstaining
Her plan to make a bid to compete again has put Lolo Jones back in the spotlight, while she informs interviewers that staying a virgin has been harder than training for the Olympics.
In an interview on HBO on Tuesday night, aired on a programme called Real Sports, Jones says that now at the age of 29, being a virgin is difficult.
“It’s just something, a gift that I want to give to my husband,” Jones told HBO’s Real Sports. “But please, understand, this journey has been hard.”
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“If there’s virgins out there, I’m going to let them know, it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life – harder than training for the Olympics, harder than graduating from college, has been to stay a virgin before marriage.”
With temptation comes inner strength and resolve for this remarkable woman. Coming from humble beginnings, the drive to succeed has been strong for Lolo.
As if her training schedule wasn’t enough to make dating difficult she has been having trouble finding that special someone who respects the choices and ambitions she has set for herself.
Jones says that it is difficult to have a boyfriend being a virgin.
She explains that being a virgin is “the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life – harder than graduating from college.
“When I was 22, 24, it was cute. But 24 to 29, it’s not cute. You get judged a lot, a lot of guys won’t return your calls after they find out.”
Speaking about saving her virginity she continued:
“I’ve had plenty of opportunities. Please understand this journey has been hard.
“I just don’t believe in it. It’s a gift I want to give to my husband.”
Supporters rallied after her positive reaction to the setback in the 2008 competition that landed her in seventh place, and she vowed to compete again. During the interim, she has gone through a risky back surgery that could have cost her the ability to walk.
After announcing her abstinence on Twitter earlier this year she has gained even more support from her loyal fan base.