On I went, out of the wood, passing the man leading without knowing I was going to do so. Flip-flap, flip-flap, jog-trot, jog-trot, curnchslap-crunchslap, across the middle of a broad field again, rhythmically running in my greyhound effortless fashion, knowing I had won the race though it wasn't half over, won it if I wanted it, could go on for ten or fifteen or twenty miles if I had to and drop dead at the finish of it, which would be the same, in the end, as living an honest life like the governor wanted me to. -Alan Sillitoe, "Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner"

Thursday, January 12, 2012

No time to write a real post so read these things instead

Oh yes, they did: the 10 hottest female contenders at the Olympic Trials this weekend. What, no bikini shots of Jenn Shelton? (For the record, my money is still on Tera Moody for this, too.)

While we're at it, my sister (who sent me that lovely link) also sent me another link: race t-shirt etiquette. I agree with almost all of it - I would argue that family members do not  earn the right to wear the shirt.

And more about Ryan Hall and his "desperation for God." Of course, this post would therefore not be complete without a photo of naked Ryan Hall.

Finally, some happy news: Chip Wilson, the CEO of Lululemon, has stepped down. Did you know he's a billionaire? Your $80 yoga pants put him there!


  1. Will be interesting to see if Kara can do anything.....9(orry, as much as I love her, I know she's not *the best*)

  2. I agree with you on the family members. Also, I know someone who just got DQ'd and she keeps buying stuff to wear with the race on it. I maintain that is absurd and misleading.

  3. Um, I believe that most lululemon yoga pants cost about $90. And don't forget their $98 tutus.