Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Crazy Links

My post on Monday (Fly on the Wall) hit home with a lot of you, whether you've been obese or not. This is taking it to the extreme: A trainer in Australia is gaining weight so he can "empathize" with his clients. Um, not cool.

I know, I stopped watching Biggest Loser. But I have been reading updates other places online, and I was amazed to hear of kicked off contestant Dane running a marathon since he's been off the ranch. Then I read this. Oy. You either DID run a marathon or didn't. It'd be like me saying I ran a 5K because I went out and ran three miles one day. WTH? I'm a girl who likes a side of honesty with her cup of fitness.


Marcie said...

Alrighty then! According to Dane's philosophy, I could run a mile a day and after 26 days could proclaim "I've ran a marathon!" WTF?? In his 'mind' he ran it even though he did it over 2 days? Whatever.

I've also quit watching the BL. I still DVR it but I don't watch it. I need to delete the setting, just haven't gotten around to it!

carla said...

side of honesty :)

and Im with you.

on the trainer and on the no longer watching BL.
at all.

Angie Eats Peace said...

Lawdy, that does not sound healthy, at all!

Irene said...

Honesty is too much to ask for these days, it seems.

Just_Kelly said...

Say What?!?!?!

Wow, I didn't' even hear that.

Seriously though; got in a car?!?! And thought doing 3 miles the next day completed it? Ugh.

I mean, congrats for what you did but he sounds delusional.

KK @ Running Through Life said...

Wow, I haven't seen the last 2 episodes of BL but a marathon is 26.2 miles, not 26 miles and not 23 miles.

Jason said...

That guy is an idiot. He did not run a marathon. It degrades those of us who have. BTW, on your last post, you are a runner. That's all that matters. You run. Woohoo!!!

Cammy said...

He should be proud he ran 23 miles, but he has NOT run a marathon. A noble man would've gotten in the car so they could film the precious finish line scene and then gone back to the pick-up spot and completed it. An even nobler man would have refused the medal.

I still watch the show, but mostly on fast forward. The "drama" is so manipulative and false. I do like some of the contestants and want to see what they do, but the whole thing has gotten ridiculous.

c said...

Lame to both of them. I haven't been watching much this season because *gasp* I think I'm actually getting tired of it. The drama and made up stuff is just too much.