There are three topics that I would like to talk about today, the first being my monday evening post The Biggest Loser. As many of you have read, Ellie and I followed the NBC show fairly religiously for the past eight or so weeks, ending last week in an awesome finale where our contestant of choice walked away with the prize. Each monday, we would plop down on the couch, turn the show on, and without fail within a half an hour we would be so inspired we would be headed to the gym to put in some workouts.
Yesterday Ellie had planned on going to the gym, but I wanted to stay home and run out side in the low 40 degree weather. I felt good after taking the dog for a walk, and thought we would for sure get out and do a good outdoor run. Pizza that I had eaten didn't end up sitting well, thus our evening was thrown off track. No TBL to get us out the door no matter how we felt. No inspiration drawn from other peoples successes. Monday night just got a whole lot more boring.
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The second thing I wanted to talk about was a blog post I read yesterday. It was Amy's Bataan Memorial Death March Race Recap over at LavenderParking.com. The race was a memorial march and run to honor those of the Bataan Death March which thousands of Americans and Philippine POWs lost their lives during a grueling 80 mile march which is now considered one of the many horrific war crimes committed during WW2.
Amy and her family took part, some doing the full march, others racing the honorary 14.2 mile run (longer than a half marathon), through the desert heat and sand of New Mexico. Her account of the race, and really of the whole event is definitely worth the time to stop over there and read. It made me appreciate that racing isn't always just about the best time, or improving yourself, but it can also be to honor those who endured real struggles.
On top of all of that, there is a very awesome personal ending for Amy and her husband . . . who did rather well in the race. Congratulations to them!
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