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Thursday, June 30, 2011

For your viewing pleasure

This is a video of highlights from the 2010 Badwater Ultramarathon. If this doesn't inspire you, call 911.



In the scene where the guy crosses the finish line with his baby on his shoulders, if you look to the right there are two women cheering in the background, standing next to a white van. I'm the short one in the white t-shirt. Megan and I were up there for the medical team while many of the fastest runners were finishing. That was pretty inspirational to watch, too.

19 comments:

balraj said...

i really love it amazing effort....hope we can do something like this in india too its inspirational.........thanx

mixam said...

Nice movie with good music,
inspirering

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Shannon said...

LOVE the video! I had seen this before and it makes me wanna cry everytime. Puts a little spark in my brain ;) Have fun out there!

Alene Gone Bad said...

Shannon, I love that you have that spark. I will have fun, and I hope that spark stays lit. You can do anything you put your mind to...

nakaU said...

Nice video! It makes me want to run.
Every face of runners also good.

Coach Boots said...

very cool,i like it.


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b_c said...

My brother-in-law does ultra marathons. The weather here in Ireland is nice and cool for it! Well done.

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Ryan Dutka said...

I was struggling to get more active, but you have inspired me to get moving.
Keep up the good work !
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dieAhero.net said...

hey, great site, thank you for posting

lilabraga said...

sooooo inspirational...LOVEEEE the video! I had seen this before and it makes me wanna cry every single time. P Have fun out there!
hugs
lila

Alene Gone Bad said...

Thanks for the comments, everyone. I love this video too, and it makes me cry too. I will have fun...

Tim said...

I was so moved by this clip. As a new (returning from looong break) runner it inspires me to keep going. I mean if these (you) cats can do this, surely I can go do the three miles on my schedule. Second, as a team member it fills me with joy. I crewed for a Hood to Coast team last year, and watching this brought back all that camaraderie and sense of accomplishment. Thanks for sharing!

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Madame Mimi said...

Wow good luck! I drove through Death Valley and couldn't imagine what it would be like to run it. Have a fantastic run!

Alene Gone Bad said...

Tim, I checked out your blog, very cute. I wish you the best getting back into running. Be careful with the barefoot stuff though. It's good that you're doing short distances. Shoes are not as evil as they are made out to be, so I hope you'll consider them again. They do have their merits.

Mimi, thanks for the comments, we are going to have the BEST adventure!

Thinky Doer said...

Wow! Inspiring. I am training for my first ultra in December, the North Face Endurance Challenge 50 miler in San Francisco. Thanks for sharing your experience!
Mike
http://thinkydoer.blogspot.com

Alene Gone Bad said...

Mike, thanks for visiting my blog. Good luck in your first ultra! I like your blog, I went to it and started reading some of your posts. Have you checked out Woofie's ultra discussion list? You can learn a lot on there, let me know if you're interested and I will get you the information on how to subscribe.

Thinky Doer said...

Thanks for responding, and checking out my blog. I have not checked out Woofie's ultra discussion list, but would be very interested in doing so. You can e-mail the info to jmwear@nps.edu if you like, or post it here. Good Luck!
Mike
http://thinkydoer.blogspot.com

Margaret said...

I just found your blog and Wow! So Amazing and inspirational. I have been running for about 3 years now. However, I am still the slowest kid on the block. :) Therefore, I am not a great runner and actually began after my father, an athlete, was discovered to have NON smokers lung cancer.

The thought of doing an ultra marathon is inspiring yet frightening. Yet this video gives such hope. Thank you for sharing.

I look forward to following your journey. I hope you have a wonderful time. Good luck.

Alene Gone Bad said...

Thanks Margaret, it doesn't matter how fast you go, just remember just being out there and moving is important. How is your father doing? Keep running and make the most of every day.