Woohoo, four mile run in the books and I've always said a run with a friend is better than a PR alone. While we didn't encounter anything great like a wild dingo, albino deer or wolverine on our run tonite, Angie and I did catch up, laugh and love on every dog that passed by. It's a bad habit of ours - who can pass a three month old Great Dane, c'mon! So, we did it, and I totally feel it in my ankle. Apparently, three miles is the marker and four pushes me over the edge. Very frustrating.
No great swim news - it's recovery week so I think I'm just not going to get up at 4am tomorrow to get to the pool. You know, you got to take advantage of recovery weeks and days. I'm going to make the most of it and sleep instead...and get pumped for the kick ass week of 15,000 yards ahead of me. Barf.
Thanks to all my supporters in my love of all bad words. I can't help myself. I learned everything I know from my Mom;) ...only in the south can you tell someone to f off with a smile on your face...the 'ladies' down here do it all the time.
I hear that the Biggest Loser should be renamed the Biggest Damn Liar. Dan and Laura have done some research on the topic and I was just floored by the second athletic debacle on the Biggest Loser. (And here's another article as well.) The first was the Ironman that was quoted at less than 100 miles in total. Yeah, it's 140.6 miles and don't you forget it bitches. Anyway, I blew that off for someone that just didn't know. Now the show said Dane did a marathon in LESS THAN four hours. I sat there with my mouth open wondering if that could be right??? If a guy can lose 100lbs in eight weeks, why the hell not!? I mean 100lbs ... that's losing a small person for crying out loud. What I'm seeing and hearing is that it's all a lie. Yep, he and wifey got picked up by a van and driven to the finish line for their photo op. I don't give a shit if they ran 23 miles. 23 miles is NOT a marathon people and it flies in the face of everyone that has busted their arse to do one. I swear to you there is a guy that lives around here with the MDOT tattoo. Confronted one day, or asked which IM he participated in, he said - I haven't done one yet, I only do sprints. It's my lifestyle reminder. ARE YOU EFFEN KIDDING ME? Yep, believe it! Beautiful tat but really? OK, I'm getting the damn Olympic rings on my shoulder to remind me of what? That I'm not good enough at any sport in the Olympics? Oh, but that's my lifestyle reminder. It's a joke and it's disrespectful to everyone that has done a marathon, ultra, or Ironman...that shiz is harrrrd AND I don't EVEN mean the race. Getting your arse ready for something of that magnitude is hard as hell. Don't negate MY finish by lying about yours, whatever the event. THAT said, I couldn't lose 100lbs in eight weeks - yell that from the mountain tops, you deserve all the accolades you get for that one buddy. Yeah, yeah it's the media machine at work but now I seriously doubt any damn thing on that show. What the hell else are they lying about? The actual losses, the actual workouts. I don't know. I used to LOVE that show, totally addicted. I think it may have just totally jumped the shark...
Bye, bye Biggest Liars and HELLLLLOOO Rock of Love Bus ... they're ALL a bunch of damn liars but at least they admit it AND it's part of the game. C'mon, when I hear - I think I popped an implant - on TV, I'm totally in.