The television in our household doesn't turn on very often. Parts of football games, a PBS program or two, and a mindless sitcom each week is about the quota. The outdoor SoCal lifestyle certainly helps keep one from the indoor blahs.
However, I am excited to see the premier of Discovery Channel's "Everest: Beyond the Limit."
Nowadays you can't judge a show on its promos, but they have piqued my interest enough to tune in on Tuesday 10pm ET and PT.
Here are some thoughts from Carolyn after completing her first marathon in New York City:
I had a half mile to go. The big, bold sign told me so. I remember clearly thinking one thing, ?Okay, Carolyn let?s see what you?re made of!? I had taken in all the sites and sounds of the New York City Marathon for nearly 26 miles. It was my first marathon, after all, and I was determined to soak it all in. I had carried my smile with me for much of the run, even laughed out loud ? two million fans cheering your name will do that to you (I can?t believe I debated not writing my name on my shirt!).
How often have you had to unplug a desk lamp or some other hotel furnishing to make way for your computer, phone charger, ipod or other techy tools?
When I was last in Vegas, the room occupant before me clearly had to do this and didn't bother to reconnect anything. When I arrived I was forced to spend the first hour of my trip getting everything working again?which was much faster than waiting for the hotel's "tech support."
Anyway, our local paper had a blurb on a solution from KagaRooM Storage.
Without a clear leader in last year's Tour de France, Team Discovery (co-owned by Lance Armstrong) was desparate to add a yellow jersey favorite to its team. With yesterday's signing of Basso, they quickly become the team to beat in next year's race.
Basso also likely will be supported with a team that can help him win his first TDF.
You would think that the NYC Marathon would get their act together and reserve enough bandwith for their website--especially since they've been touting for months the "awesome live webcasting ability."
Fine if the live streaming camera shots don't work---i figure it would be difficult to spot your one runner in a crowd anyway, but at least make your site functional enough so that friends and relatives can type in a race bib number and see the checkpoint times along the course.
After trying to check on Carolyn's progress on numerous occasions, all I came up with was a frustrating error
Our editorial staff member, Carolyn Day, left for NYC today. She's in prime shape and we're all rooting for her. Like all the 37K runners competing this Sunday, Carolyn has worked really hard and sacrificed much of her spare time to get in "fighting shape" for the race.
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Her goal is to run 3:30 (8:00/mile pace)--which would qualify her for Boston with plenty of room to spare (her qualifying cutoff is around 3:42).
We'll see how well she is able to follow her pacing plan.
After winning Ironman Hawaii for the second time in his career (2004), Norman Stadler demonstrated what can only be called very poor judgment and impulsive "moron-ity".
Minutes after crossing the finish line and in front of a live crowd of thousands in the stands, Stadler inexplicably removed his champion's wreath from around his neck, threw it to the ground, and shouted obscenities toward the crowd.
Of course, everyone witnessing was appalled, but none more so than the local Hawaiians who consider their maile leaved wreaths sacred--worn by
Yep, that's right cycling fans. Next year's TDF will begin on English soil. While it's not the first time the Tour has held a stage in England, it is the first occasion for it to be held in the Brit capital city. What an awesome sight that will be!!
Millions of Londoners will no doubt line the streets with a bag of chips in one hand, and a British flag in the other, rooting for their favorite hometown boy.