Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Hump Day, 25mph treadmill, and Boston Marathon Aftermath

A few things that have been rumbling around my head and on the interwebs....

Today is Wednesday. I’m not sure if it is called this everywhere, but here it is called humpday. The week is half over! Over the hump!  Anyway, there is a hilarious commercial with a camel going around that is so so so very dumb that it is funny. I get the feeling that most people hate this, but I love it!  WHOOP WHOOP.


While on my run this morning (LOTS better than yesterday. A quick 6 miles in a billion % humidity) I came across a completely burnt out house!  It still smelled like smoke (a lot) so it had to have happened within the last few days.  Over the last few months I’ve learned more and more than it isn’t “stuff” that matters, it is time with people.  I can only imagine that as everyone got out safely, the owners of this house agreed.


I recently ran across a video of a NFL rookie running 25 mph on a treadmill.  TWENTY FIVE!  If you watch only one video today, watch this one.  From the comments in the post I found it on.... “Usain Bolt runs 23.5mph for 2 football field lengths, with a top end speed of 27.62 mph. THAT is impressive!”  The guy runs a nearly 4 second 40m so it would make sense that he would be able to run as fast as the worlds fastest for very short bursts.  I’m not sure which is more amazing, the fact that he can run that fast or that he found a treadmill that goes up that high!


The Boston Marathon bombings were 3 months ago.  By this point, both the literal and figurative dust has settled.  Be it good or bad, while people haven’t forgotten, most don’t think about it every day. That is, unless you were affected. Not like “oh my, I bought a “Boston Strong shirt and had a few moments of silence” affected, I’m talking “oh shit, I got my leg blown off” affected.  They truly will NEVER forget.

The New York Times did an EXCELLENT story on Jeff Bauman – the victim that you might remember being saved by the dude in the cowboy hat.  The story includes multiple pictures and a video that might have brought on a few man tears (definition: Drinking beer too fast that it splashes on your face and looks like tears....but are most certainly NOT real tears.)  The story is not about the day of the bombings, it is about days 2 through 89.  Struggles, additional surgeries, but also triumphs and celebrations.

I can’t imbed the video, but go to the article here and spend the 10 minutes read the article and watch the story. I often joke on my blog, but if you followed my Boston Marathon journey (report here), do yourself a favor and see what true sacrifice looks like.


{lifeasa}RunningMom said...

Thanks for sharing the article and yes, it shows true sacrifice but it also shows an amazing story of love and determination. Jeff Bauman has an inner strength I don't believe we all possess...or perhaps we don't tap into it until real tragedy strikes.

Have a great day!

Sue's Ramblings said...

I'll never forget Boston 2013 - the one time when I really felt every runner coming together.

BTW, Did you find out the brand of the treadmill????

Daniele Iozzino said...

Linked video is offline for some reason.
Is this the same one?

Quite impressive by the way

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

The camel Hump day commercial is hilarious! Carri~Abusybee

Cynthia O'H said...

Boston had a huge effect on the Running World. It created a "hush" comparable to 9/11.