Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Biggest Liar

Did anyone see The Biggest Loser last night?  I rarely see it, but when I do I get completely sucked in.  I would love to work with that show or do something like it...I like to think that I would be a nice mix of Jillian and Bob the trainer.  Well, if you watched the show until the very end where they show the progress of the people who have been kicked off then you know what I am talking about.  The Biggest Loser is actually a Big Liar!  I am all about spreading the love of working out and want to go back to school and get my masters in nutrition, so I am not saying this because I'm mean (ok, maybe a little) but the dude said he was training to do an Ironman...I thought AWESOME, way to go buddy!!...then they went into this montage of him swimming, biking and running with his voice over saying "yeah, it's about a mile swim, a 50 mile bike and a half marathon."  

WHAT!!!!!!!????!!  I looked around the room to see if anyone else heard it and then realized it was 9:00 and I was already in my bed, actually had been there since 8:00.  Argh!  This is one of my biggest pet peeves.  I am no elite athlete and I'm sure I piss off the Ethiopians and Kenyan's because us middle of the packers have ruined the marathon (or so some people believe)...but if you are running a Half Marathon then say the "half" part.  A half marathon is NOT a full marathon, it's half of one.  Same thing with the Ironman, half is not a whole.  

Just a disclaimer, I get super excited when I have friends running their first 5K, I am not being a snob, just realistic.  

Anyway, I am sending positive energy towards Blaine who got kicked off the show and hope he has an amazing amazing Half Ironman! :)


  1. Oh my goddness! I thought I was the only one who thought that! It's awesome that he want's to do that - but the random distances the threw out really threw me off :)

  2. Tilly - I thought the same thing! (Whilst yelling at the TV from my couch). "Dooode, you are training for a HALF ironman and that is an entirely different beast than a full."

    I hear you - it bugs when people say they run marathons (extra points if they are name dropping it during a dinner party extra loud) and then when you ask a friendly follow-up question, it turns out they have run a couple of half marathons. Awkward.

    Which is cool - but that's like saying "I climbed Mt. Rainier." Although, in reality you climbed to 10,000 feet, spent the night in a hut and climbed down.

    Funny, I think that has happened to me before.

    I cannot wait for the day I can say I climbed Rainier. (2009, lady! I'm so excited to do it with you)