Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Anyone else cry durning Biggest Loser? (Warning- spoiler!)

Or I am the only extra emotional one? I cried watching each contestant cross that finish line. Knowing the amount of mental, physical, and emotional effort that goes into training brings me to tears every time. Achieving a goal that you wonder if you can even do is such an amazing feat. I love watching these contestants change their lives, a step at a time. It is so inspiring!!

(And while we're at it, what did everyone think about Dane who was shown crossing the finish line of a marathon in 3:53, and later admitted being driven 3 miles of it and actually finishing in 5:53? I personally feel bad for him that he was pressured into lying about it. No one would have thought less of him for NOT finishing the marathon in the time limit.)

10 comments:

pixie cut said...

I was a bit teary eyed during that episode. Although... let's just clear one thing up - stop calling 13.1 miles a marathon. It's an accomplishment for sure, but it's no marathon.

Cal said...

I haven't ever watched the biggest loser...so I'm not sure how it ended...but I had heard about the guy who didn't finish the Arizona Marathon. My sister (who also ran that same marathon) and I were talking about it and both felt like we would of had complete admiration of him finishing the marathon in whatever time it took him-even over 6 hours-finishing is finishing...but to have it mis-represented is really sad.

Frannie said...

I'm totally addicted to that show and BOTH instances you mentioned struck a chord with me. I was very moved during the race portion last night. And I remember when they showed Dane crossing the finish line at 3:53 or whatever, thinking WHAT? I mean, knowing how hard I trained for my first, I came nowhere near that time and looked like h3ll to boot! But what an accomplishment for him to do it at all. I feel badly for him that the producers pushed him to stop, hitch a ride and get over the line when he did just for the sake of the show. I'm with Cal, just finishing in whatever time is great!

amydear said...

You know I watched! I was very proud of them, but also glad they didn't blow my time away. Hee hee! And I knew something was up in that episode with Dane. He was going way too slow and looked way too good.

Melissa said...

I was emotional watching that episode too! (I thought it was just my pregnancy hormones, but I'm glad I wasn't the only one. :) There is something so empowering in running and accomplishing a race...and I love seeing the contestants discover how AMAZing it feels to push your physical self to its limits.

lilrunner73 said...
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lilrunner73 said...

I agree with you all about Dane's "marathon" experience. I read that they gave him a ride because he was going so slow that he wasn't going to make the 6 hour marathon cutoff, but I think it would have been much more inspirational for Biggest Loser to show him finishing the marathon after the finish line had closed down. I feel that misrepresenting his time gives people the idea that a marathon is easier than it is. He looked too good after the marathon. I lost a bit of respect for what the show tries to accomplish.

Roblynn and Rebekah said...

I am so glad I am not the only one crying at that show. I am just so darn proud of those people for going on public T.V. and letting people watch them. Like No Way! I also cry when watching Iron Man Hawaii though!

Giggles said...

I absolutely love watching the show. And watching them run their half-marathons last week made me want to go out and go running right then, but I had to see how the episode ended. I was watching the episode with my boyfriend who doesn't run, but he appreciates and admires what I do. I did get a bit teary explaining to him the amazing sense of accomplishment you get when you do something like that.

Runnermomof3 said...

I love the "Biggest Loser". I was very emotional after their 1/2 Marathons. I have lost so much weight with running and Weight Watchers it is so great to see a show the promotes health and fitness. I agree they need to quit calling it a marathon. Anyone who has done both knows the difference between the two is HUGE! I guess I don't know what happened with Dane someone please fill me in. Anyone running OKC in April?