Monday, May 02, 2011

A Coupla Softees

Yesterday morning, Spouse was watching something on his mePhone.  He does this often, and I rarely take note, because most of the time he's watching a java tutorial, or something just as geeky.  On this particular occasion, however, he hollered a vehement "NO WAY!" after a coupla minutes of viewing (2:39 to be exact.)  A "NO WAY" always sparks some curiosity, so I ran over to see what was all the fuss.

This is what was all the fuss.  Please take a coupla minutes to watch this (2:39 to be exact.)


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All right.  Did you watch it?  I watched it.  At the end, I got all choked up, couldn't talk, and cried a tiny tear.   Not big or many tears, mind you, only a tiny tear.  I said, "Wow.  That got me get all choked up."

I turned to look at Spouse, and you know what I saw?  He had cried a tiny tear too!

We're a coupla softees aren't we?

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9 comments:

Lynnie said...

Guess I'm a softee too...

rabidrunner said...

Softees are awesome!

rjmatheson said...

Got Linda and I, too.

Winder said...

You know it was bound to get me. More than just a tiny tear. Mind you this is no marathon. Less than half a mile folks!

lifein360 said...

I to have a video that inspires me from time to time. I have watched it at least 50 times. Get your kleenex ready. But PLEASE take the time to watch. We can all take a lesson from these guys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecwcq7FwHeY

rabidrunner said...

360... Oh the Hoyts! That one gets me too. I ran with them for a few at the Boston Marathon in 2008. Seeing them in person is even more inspiring.

StupidBike said...

I think it was photoshopped....

tom lindsey said...

found an interview here

So is the take-away message that He prefers runners that fall as opposed to those that don't? ;)

We already know His preference for NFL offensive squads over the defense-- and who can blame Him? That defensive lot seem more accustomed to chest-pounding self congratulation over the offensive spike-dance-praise routine. Where religion and sport intersect there sure is a lot of nuance to master ...

Parenthetically, she seems like a very sweet person; quite likable.

Ski Bike Junkie said...

Very cool video, and a fantastic result to be sure.

And I guess I don't really have a vote anymore, but I'm hoping He takes requests: would You mind using Your baby Jesus superpowers to perhaps reduce or eliminate poverty and famine in sub-Saharan Africa or mitigate oppression of women in the Arab world or perhaps just to keep earthquakes in Japan from being so danged destructive rather than helping privileged middle American white kids win races or, to Tom's point, overpaid athletes (on the offense) score touchdowns? kthnxbai. Or amen or whatever.

I realize you didn't post this as a sort of testimony, so didn't intend to rail on you with my anti-religious nonsense. It's just that the Christian crowd, the athlete included, seems to have claimed this magnificent performance as validation that their version of the Palestinian superhero mythology is the best one. And, well, I think the racer deserves the credit for running her guts out.