28/04/2009

A do run run run







On Sunday we went to cheer on my sister-in-law who ran her first marathon (in 4hrs 12 mins, I'm so proud!). I have never seen the point of marathons, I just thought of the runners as crazy people running way too far, but as soon as we arrived at the race I immediately changed my mind. I fell in awe of the thousands of people who were taking part in the purest form of exercise there is. And it actually looked fun. Luckily the weather held up and the crowds were cheering with all their might. I actually came away thinking "I want to do that!"... I think I will, one day.

We also thought we might have seen something like this. It's quite horrible, but also very funny (please excuse me if you don't find it funny) and very stupid; always listen to your body!

15 comments:

  1. Åh, här ligger man i lä med typ ett par mil. Men jaaa, alltså det där klippet ja, Herre Jemine...så långt man bara kan ta det! URFIN sån spets-kantad medalj på sista där! SÅ värt maran kan man gissa!

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  2. Oh my God...that is the most extrodinary bit of film...I'm quite chuffed with myself for running at the moment, and have even slightly been fantasising about a half marathon...but Iron Man!!! What horrific scaryness, with the funniest (and quite horrible) voice over!
    Love your photo of the skyscraper in the sky...and the balloon girls
    x Philippa

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  3. i ran my first half marathon in march and i said id never ever ever run further because it was so dam painful, i totally couldnt walk properly for 2 weeks afterwards ha! however after watching sundays marathon on TV i really want to do it. and believe me i will be the girl crawling over the line in next years florla london marathon

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  4. ohh and famapa you probably get asked this a lot but what is the model of your big cannon camera? thanks Luna xx

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  5. I really like this set of photos. The video was crazy, and a bit funny. The commentary was so over the top!
    Thanks for posting

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  6. emma: det där klippet... galet eller hur? varför slet de så för 4:e plats??? ang. medaljerna var det ingen tvekan om vilken som var mest värd!

    5ft Inf: glad you like this pix! just seeing my sister-in-law's progress it's all about the mileage you put in :) 10K, half-marathon and then the marathon. you can do it! but I reckon skip ironman eh?

    luna: hats off for the half marathon luna, well done! I watched it on telly last night and it looked like so much fun (well maybe not everyone's idea of fun). the camera I use is a canon eos 400D, it's quite old now, the 500D just came out...

    kerry hawkins: thank you! the commentary is hilarious isn't it?!!

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  7. the same thing happens to me when i watch a marathon. my knees are bad, though - so i don't think i can do it myself.

    (also, i think you should definitely get a hammock for your garden...)

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  8. Och vad färglatt och fint medaljigt.

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  9. I laughted so much (and I felt for the two ladies). If you laught at this sort of thing, have you seen "total wipe out" on BBC1? - the commentary here is so over the top I laught the whole duration of the programme http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00gmmv8/Total_Wipeout_Fast_Forward_Episode_1/

    (not sure if BBC iplayer works outside the UK)

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  10. sorry, the link again http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00gmmv8/Total_Wipeout_Fast_Forward_Episode_1/

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  11. ser kul ut!
    och hahahaa vilket klipp, otroligt..VARFÖR liksom?! :))

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  12. Oj vilka kvinnor i klippet!
    Jag skrattade en hel del..... ; )

    Jag är lite sugen på att börja jogga måste jag erkänna, men kommer aldrig till skott.....

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  13. takes a lot of discipline

    i don't think i could ever do it

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  14. Jag vill också springa maraton. Jag önskar bara att jag hade sån glöd som tjejerna i klippet. Jag är ledsen att säga att jag har skrattat så att kaffekoppen välte här hemma. Men med beundran :-)

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