The Olympics random thoughts thread (may contain spoilers) (Read 1310 times)


just a simple cat

    The Olympics are funny in that for two weeks every four years Americans go gaga over some really, really esoteric "sports" that they could care less about, and quite often forget exist, for the other 1,445 days in between. Skeet shooting? Dressage? Trampoline??

     

     

    Synchronized diving!!    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


    Feeling the growl again

      Synchronized diving!!    Blush

       

      Discovering that was truly a "WTF??" moment in my life. 

       

      Local boy just won bronze, whoohooo.....

      "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

       

        Discovering that was truly a "WTF??" moment in my life. 

         

        Local boy just won bronze, whoohooo.....

         

        Speaking of locals, Julie Culley lives and trains here in North Jersey, was an  All-American at Rutgers University (GO SCARLET KNIGHTS!) and works at Sneaker Factory in Millburn, NJ!  

         

        GO JC! 

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

          Discovering that was truly a "WTF??" moment in my life. 

           

          Local boy just won bronze, whoohooo.....

           

          And, a Purdue grad to boot!  Okay, so only I care about that....

            Paula Radcliffe.  Were we expecting her to compete?  She's not.

            Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

            xor


              And Desi isn't.  Or is.

               

              A couple days ago, her coach (Hanson) announced that she was out.  She followed that with... wait for it, a tweet... indicating that dropping was news to her.

               

              I dunno what has happened since then, I've been too mesmerized by synchronized diving and trying to figure out why swimmers wear two swim caps.

               

              And Hope Solo continues to be, in my opinion, kind of douchey.  But that's just based on what I've read, which is definitely slanted.  Oh yeah, she's got a book coming out Real Soon Now, so it is in her best interest to stay The Flavor of the Week.  (my opinion: get off your phone, shut up, and stop the damn ball.)

               


              Imminent Catastrophe

                I also heard that Shalane might not run the marathon if she's in the 10,000. Haven't checked it out though.

                "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

                 "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

                "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

                 

                √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

                Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

                Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014

                  I thought Flanagan said back at the Trials that she was opting out of the 10 ... ?  That she ran it in Eugene because it was the race for the national championship?

                  “Everything you need is already inside.” -- Bill Bowerman

                    Speaking of multi-medallists. One of your gymnasts won 3 gold, 2 silver and a bronze in the space of a day - and he had a wooden leg!

                     

                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Eyser

                    2013

                    3000 miles

                    Sub 19:00 for 5K  05-03-13 Clee Prom 5K - 19:00:66 that was bloody close!

                    Sub-40:00 for 10K 17-03-13 Gainsborough 10K - 39:43

                    Sub 88:00 for HM

                     


                    Interval Junkie --Nobby

                      Speaking of multi-medallists. One of your gymnasts won 3 gold, 2 silver and a bronze in the space of a day - and he had a wooden leg!

                       

                      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Eyser

                       

                      Cheetah Blade V0.1-Beta, no doubt.

                      2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon 

                      Current Status 08/28: Slowly working back up from a pelvic stress fracture.  4mil distance PR w00t!

                        I thought Flanagan said back at the Trials that she was opting out of the 10 ... ?  That she ran it in Eugene because it was the race for the national championship?

                         

                        Yes, she is entered in the marathon and not the 10k.

                        Runners run.


                        I've got a fever...

                          Is this the issue created by the logo looking like it's Lisa Simpson giving oral pleasure?  

                           Once you've read this, you can't the logo any other way.  Thanks a lot...

                          On your deathbed, you won't wish that you'd spent more time at the office.  But you will wish that you'd spent more time running.  Because if you had, you wouldn't be on your deathbed.


                          Imminent Catastrophe

                            Synchronized diving!!    Blush

                             

                            Yeah, and there are springboard AND platform divisions. Couldn't they at least combine some of these events into an overall?

                            "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

                             "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

                            "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

                             

                            √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

                            Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

                            Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014

                            xor


                              Diving in overalls!

                               

                                BRADLEY WIGGINS!

                                Runners run.