Race Schedule and Results

Thursday, February 26, 2009

I learn something new every day

Today's lesson...


My in-laws live downhill from me. How do I know this??? I ran home today from their house... Nuff said!

And now I need to rant (warning, this might be a little bitchy)

Do you watch the Biggest Liar... doh - I mean the Biggest Loser? I'm so pissed at NBC and the producers of the show. Not only is it a big pile of poo that they get viewers to believe that you can lose 10-20 pounds A WEEK and have it be healthy, but a few weeks ago, when Blaine got kicked off, they said that he was preparing to race an Ironman which consists of a little more than a 1.5 mile swim, about an 80 mile bike and nearly 15 miles of run. I about blew a gasket! I actually wrote to NBC and said that although I admire his determination to do a triathlon, please don't get it confused with a true Ironman, yada yada yada.

So last night, after Dane gets kicked off, did you notice that they said he completely a marathon in 3:53? Wow... impressive for a guy that's nearly 300 pounds right? Well I guess his wife posts on a blog that they ran together until mile 17 and stopped at a water stop where the film crew wanted to take some pictures. Since they were on a tight schedule, they DROVE he and his wife about 3 miles up the road so that they could continue running and so that they could get a finish line picture. His "finish" time for the 23 miles was actually 5:53 (which you can see in the background on the show). WHAT? Why not educate people on what a marathon is (or an Ironman for that matter), give Dane kudos for running 23 miles in 5:53 (because that's an impressive feat in itself) and move on? Why lie?

I wish I had a little car to drive me ahead every time I needed to stop and pee or walk through a water stop because I'm working hard during a marathon - the 26.2 mile kind. Oh, and while I'm at it, I'll cut 2 hours off my finish time and give everyone false hope that they too, can be like me.

I just don't get it - and I wonder why I get so annoyed when people tell me they ran a 5 mile marathon or were doing an Ironman tri-athon (yeah, I've heard that).

Stepping down off my soap box now...

6 comments:

Liz said...

I saw the three hour completion and went "huh"?!? But I cannot believe they did that!! All the lies are making me want to stop watching the show. :(

Kristen said...

I saw that too, about him finishing in 3 hours. Ridiculous! I like the show, I really do, but the reality of it all is that it is not real. What a shame!

teacherwoman said...

I did not know any of that, but is sure makes me think twice about watching the show. Wow. How disappointing.

ladybugDZ said...

I was sooooooooooooooo mad as well! I almost want to stop watching the show! I am certainly hoping those boys don't win the at-home contest!

Trisha.R.Jackson said...

What bullshit!

Danica Lynn said...

Makes me want to stop watching the show!

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