Thursday, September 23, 2010

Three Things Thursday

1. I will be passing the Complete Book of Women's Running along to Shut Up and Run! (Chosen by a highly technical selection process known as Random.org.) Don't forget the stipulations:

- The bookmark that came with it stays with it always;
- You must sign the book with your name, blog address, life/running mantra and most inspiring race;
- You must then choose someone else to send it to along with these same stipulations.


Thanks to Morgan for starting us off.




2. Did anyone catch the season premiere of The Biggest Loser the other night? Several hopeful contestants participated in a one-mile race to earn their place on the ranch. It was excrutiating to see how much they struggled, many barely making it to the finish line. Let's not take our health and our abilities for granted.




3. Tonight is clinic night and the group will be continuing speed work. I, however, will be sticking to an easy run - resting these legs for Sunday! More on that tomorrow...




Happy Thursday (almost Friday)!

22 comments:

Lisa said...

WoooHooo! Have a nice easy run and let those legs rest up!

Aneta said...

I saw BL on Tuesday. I had tears every few mins when they either ran or did the step up and were talking about their lives. Lots of sad stories out there. looking forward when they are actually in the ranch.

yay for Scotia. its gonna be a wonderful day!!!

Lacey Nicole said...

wahhh the posting comments thing keeps telling me "service unavailable" here's hoping this one works...

i haven't seen TBL b/c it is on during one of my classes and we don't havE DVR anymore!! boo!!! is it going to be a good season??? maybe i can watch it online.

AND.. the compression socks came! yay!! :) xoxo

ShutUpandRun said...

Yay for me!! So excited to read this and pass it along...

Yes, I LOVE TBL. That was excrutiating to watch, though. Especially that one woman who was moaning and carrying on.

Bethany + Ryan said...

what a cool idea with #1!! LOVE IT!!
oooo you like TBL too?? check out my blog post from last night!!! i went to TBL taping when they filmed in Boston but i had to keep it a secret until now. i have pics and a recap from the day, including pix of jillian.

Forward Foot Strides said...

That is a really cool idea about the book!

Laura said...

have a great race! It is supposed to be a nice day Sunday. I watched some of TBL (in between GLEE!) and cannot believe more people don't end up seriously hurt on that show. Will be an interesting season....

Jill said...

I missed "Biggest Loser" Tuesday - I got sidetracked with "Chopped" darnit! Happy almost weekend!! :)

Emz said...

I was sad watching BL - I wanted them to take more people. :(

Enjoy Sunday! One day I must get to Canada. That race looks amazing.

Deb said...

I'm not so far from learning to run that I can't feel for those people. I was actually impressed by how much some of them actually ran rather then walking - although I bet there was some creative editing.

track coach and adorable wife said...

I love the BL! Can't wait for the season to really get rolling and the sob stories to be over. I hate crying all the time, I just like watching them be in pain! It is funny that last year while watching, the hubs and I weren't doing any significant exercising of our own, check us out now!

Katie A. said...

That BL was so hard to watch! That poor girl in Boston made me so sad with not going on! Shessh!

Good luck at the race this weekend! Not sure if I will be on blogger tomorrow or the weekend :( So run strong and run fast!!!

Stacie said...

I love the #1 idea. It's the Sisterhood of The Traveling Running Book :)

I just caught parts of TBL. Can't wait to watch it. It makes me appreciate the fact that I can exercise at all.

Good luck on Sunday!!!!

Denise said...

i agree we shouldn't take our health for granted, but we work hard to stay in shape. i didn't watch but i hope it was a wake up call for some of them. you gotta take care of yourself before it's too late.

J said...

Enjoy your run tonight!! i have not had a chance to see TBL yet!! I DVR'd it Tuesday and hopefully tonight I can sit down and see what happens!!

Cindy said...

I had the same thoughts when I watched TBL - I'm thankful for my health. It was hard to watch some of them (the breast cancer lady not winning) but I gotta give them props...running 1 mile when you're not fit is a big deal!! I love that show, I find it really inspirational.

teacherwoman said...

I watched a little bit of the BL on and off, but found it to be too emotionally draining. I like the show but sometimes there's just too much drama. I agree, we shouldn't take our health for granted.

Jess said...

Good luck this weekend! You're a machine!

fancy nancy said...

I did watch Biggest Loser...It was so sad listening to all their stories. I wished they could have taken everyone!

I Run for Fun said...

Hope you had a nice easy run! That's a cool giveaway...and cool stipulations too.

Jamie said...

Enjoy that easy run this weekend!

Meredith said...

Loved watching them run the mile on BL! Tears in my eyes for not only their accomplishment, but also for the fact that I couldn't even run a whole mile a year ago!