Last night I met a friend and her daughter at the theater and we all watched "Spirit of the Marathon." I loved this movie. It gave me a much-needed shot in the arm as far as motivation goes. I could relate to the 70 year old man!
I just did a google blog search to see who was blogging about the movie. Imagine that once again, I find that runners are somehow insulted that anyone other than a stellar athlete should be running a marathon. One of the posts about the movie is entitled "Boo hoo I'm a runner." And the post very sarcastically laments that the movie might feature a formerly overweight single mom who gets emotional when she finishes a marathon. The movie also features world class runners. I thought it was balanced and wonderful!
One thing that was really fabulous was the demographic of the audience. I don't believe there was one bag of popcorn in that whole theater. Or jumbo cup of icy pop. There were lots of bottles of water, and that was about it. A bunch of people leaping up the stairs to the high seats. A bunch of really fit and mostly happy people. We cheered and clapped and generally had a good time as an audience.
A marathon. Imagine. Wow. I am actually registered and training for one.