Sunday, November 04, 2007

This Weekend's Marathons

I have been obsessed with the tragic death of Ryan Shay, the marathoner, and this picture since yesterday.

I don't know if the man in the middle, who won the marathon, has just at this second found out that his good friend had died. But the look on his face and the man to the right nearly overwhelms me.

What has been haunting me is the hell Ryan Shay's wife is going through. It's not fair to start the day thinking that the worst thing that could happen is that your husband won't make the Olympic team, and then to have your husband die. That seems a particularly cruel twist of fate.

And I need to make a transition to a much lighter note, and I'm having a hard time doing it so that I don't dismiss the poignancy of yesterday's sad news, but to add some humor into today's post. I'm not doing a very good job. So here goes....
On a much lighter note, I find this picture of Katie Holmes at the marathon particularly irritating, but not for reasons you might expect.

What kind of crap ass bra is she running in? I wouldn't do yoga in that bra, much less run a freakin' marathon in it. Get a little support, honey!! I guarantee you that woman was screaming in her shower after the race when the water hit her chafe marks. Clearly, she did not train because one single hour long run would have taught her to get a real running bra.


Anonymous said...

For someone who had a kid about a year ago,, did she breastfeed?

Is it because she's so skinny that somehow that nipple appears to be so high up? Or is it flupping about as you imply? After all, it is a 'still' shot.

When my kids were a year old, my breasts resembled something more akin to goat udders. I was significantly displeased.

The varieties of human, interesting.

Did she actually run the whole marathon? She doesn't look like she is a runner at all at all. I find it hard to beleeeeve that she did. Miracles do happen tho.


Victoria said...

The passing of Ryan Shay is incredibly tragic. Sigh. Such a loss.

But on the "lighter note" I was equally appalled by KH's bra/lack of bra choice. I wouldn't run unless I was being chased, but even *I* know better about holding the girls tight.