The Olympics random thoughts thread (may contain spoilers) (Read 1309 times)

    Bolt sure is fast, but he could use a dose of humility. 

     

    Humble like Muhammed Ali?

    2014 Goals:

    #1: Do what I can do. <DOING>

    #2: 365 Hours training <NOPE, INJURED>

     


    Feeling the growl again

      Humble like Muhammed Ali?

       

      Heh.  Smile

       

      Just because you are good enough to be an arrogant JA, does not mean you should.  Or have to be.  

       

      I much preferred Farrah's post-race behavior, personally.

      "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

       


      HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

        Watching marathon now. At first I saw a Chinese guy winning, but now I see the Brazilian guy is going to win. At least it looks like.

        It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.


        HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

          I also think it is pretty neat how they had a drunk guy wander 26 miles through London to make the course.

          It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.


          Feeling the growl again

            Watching marathon now. At first I saw a Chinese guy winning, but now I see the Brazilian guy is going to win. At least it looks like.

             

            You need to put the bottle down.

            "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

             

              Humble like Muhammed Ali?

               

              I never cared for his antics either.. and I was very young then.

                There was mountain biking? Huh.

                I literally don't care that I use the word literally incorrectly.


                Feeling the growl again

                  There was mountain biking? Huh.

                   

                  I chose to watch it when my other options were rhythm gymastics (?) or womens' handball.

                   

                  Seriously, this was a GREAT Olympics (kudos to my British friends) but NBC really sucked.

                  "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

                   

                    I chose to watch it when my other options were rhythm gymastics (?) or womens' handball.

                     

                    Seriously, this was a GREAT Olympics (kudos to my British friends) but NBC really sucked.

                     

                    +10

                     

                    The degree to which the BBC live feed was better than NBC coverage was astounding. Complete coverage (a.k.a. no panning away from races/commercials), SIGNIFICANTLY superior commentators, cleaner product, etc.

                     

                    All I can say is praise God for proxies!

                    They say golf is like life, but don't believe them. Golf is more complicated than that. "If I am still standing at the end of the race, hit me with a Board and knock me down, because that means I didn't run hard enough" If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club, they'd starve to death. "Don't fear moving slowly forward...fear standing still."

                      Here in Canada we got TSN and also CTV  (Canadian Television )- the audio and video quality of the TSN signal was much better but both seemed to give us an awful lot of diving!

                      There was individual and synchronized, for men and women, from a low springboard, a high springboard and a high platform, and all the early rounds as well as finals. Hours and hours of what looked like nearly identical dives- other than people whose kids dive are there really that many people who follow this sport?

                      PBs since age 60:  5k- 24:36, 10k - 47:17. Half Marathon- 1:42:41.

                                                          10 miles (unofficial) 1:16:44.

                       

                        You don't have to finish in 1st place to win. Run to Win, means to get the best out of yourself. Today, I feel like a winner. Thank you for your support!

                         

                        -Meb

                        "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus


                        just a simple cat

                          Here in Canada we got TSN and also CTV  (Canadian Television )- the audio and video quality of the TSN signal was much better but both seemed to give us an awful lot of diving!

                          There was individual and synchronized, for men and women, from a low springboard, a high springboard and a high platform, and all the early rounds as well as finals. Hours and hours of what looked like nearly identical dives- other than people whose kids dive are there really that many people who follow this sport?

                           I have always been a huge fan of the speedo.......... Blush

                           

                          I  guess as you get more bodacious, you begin to lose more brain cells, because there is a limit to how much magnificence your body can house


                          just a simple cat

                            You don't have to finish in 1st place to win. Run to Win, means to get the best out of yourself. Today, I feel like a winner. Thank you for your support!

                             

                            -Meb

                             Meb rocks!!

                             

                            I  guess as you get more bodacious, you begin to lose more brain cells, because there is a limit to how much magnificence your body can house

                              You don't have to finish in 1st place to win. Run to Win, means to get the best out of yourself. Today, I feel like a winner. Thank you for your support!

                               

                              -Meb

                               

                              I know Meb won't read this but it's therapuetic for me to post this:  

                               

                              You got that right, Meb.  You came through in the clutch, again, with one of the best races of your life.  4th in the Olympic marathon - Congratulations and thank you.

                                You don't have to finish in 1st place to win. Run to Win, means to get the best out of yourself. Today, I feel like a winner. Thank you for your support!

                                 

                                -Meb

                                 

                                Just another example of why Meb is a class act and a great voice for the sport.

                                Kerry

                                HF #1048

                                Concept2 - Marathons Rowed April & May 2013