Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Marathon Mamas

Paula Radcliffe kicks so much heiner, you guys. She holds the women's world record in the marathon, and she just won the New York City Marathon... and she has a 9-month old baby.

That blows my mind. Yet another reason for me to feel proud when Paula is the one who talks to me on my Nike +. I like her so much better than Lance Armstrong. I mean, Lance is an elite athlete (oddly, dating an Olsen at the moment), but he's not a runner. If I were riding my bike, I'd be happy to hear from him, but since I'm not, he needs to pipe down so Paula can tell me that I've just completed another 500 kilometers or what have you.

I also have to admit a certain amount of pride in the fact that my marathon time was about half an hour faster than Katie Holmes'. Maybe it's because I wore a bra.

5 comments:

Marcy said...

Yeah that is nuts! I could not even imagine running a marathon less than a year after giving birth.

bill carter said...

That woman is amazing! I watched the end of that race and you could see how hard she was pushing. She has the heart of a champion and we all could learn something from her. Awesome!

newsjunkie said...

OMG I had no idea that's who she was!!! Now I feel bad that I was always like "Who is this chick anyway?" And I could never remember her name to Google her. I'll know her now though!

thordora said...

That woman is pretty cool, but at the same time, it's her job. I was stunned by the fact that she was running something like 2 weeks after birth...

and yeah, Katie, you have HOW much money? SPORTS BRA. Even the tiny ones need some love. Wouldn't that hurt?!?!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

I'm so glad you didn't Katie Holmes it. What is up with that? Good Lord, I would have black eyes if I tried that! hee hee :D

I am personally glad you beat her too. I don't know why but she isn't one of my favorite people. You, I like. :D !!