Today on the show we spoke with marathoner and Runner’s Worldcontributor Amby Burfoot. Burfoot, 66, won the Boston Marathon in 1968 and has run it every five years since. He was there but didn’t ‘t finish because of the attack. He reflected to Terry about the importance of having people cheer for you while you run:
Oh, it’s so important to have people that you care about cheering for you as you run because people have this notion that running is about having long legs or big lungs or something but it’s really all emotional and all mental and the people who are supporting you be it at the course or knowing that your family and friends are going to be waiting for you at the finish line is a huge part of the drive to get there and be reunited with them and to celebrate what everybody has experienced on the day and the fact that was so violently interrupted yesterday was a real tragedy.
On a related note, Jezebelran a lovely piece yesterday about “The People Who Watch Marathons” by Erin Gloria Ryan. She writes to the point that Burfoot talks about above: that cheers really do cheer a runner on. That a marathon, with its give-and-take relationship between runner and watcher, brings out the best in everyone — our desire to challenge ourselves as well as our impulse to encourage each other in the process. A recommended read.
I am loving this promo art for the new Arrested Development series launching on Netflix next month.May 26th can’t come soon enough. Come on! More amazing posters that you will only understand if you are a true fan here. (via BuzzFeed)
"Appropriate interaction is a big thing of anxiety for me. What’s the approriate thing to do? Should I go say hello if they’re in conversation? Should I not say hello? And that would cripple me to the point where I will just leave…the thought of having to socially deal with something even if it’s as general as ‘hey how’s it going?’ will put me into a spiral."
Adam Pally (Max from the underrated, under-watched, overly hilarious, Happy Endings) on his aversion to hanging out in any neighborhood that puts him at risk of running into someone he professionally associates with.
Relatable. Adam Pally gets even more personal and even more interesting in the rest of this Pete Holmes podcast on the Nerdist network. God, I love this guy. Why isn’t he more famous?! Why don’t more people watch Happy Endings?! What is wrong, world?!
This is my favorite moment from Dax Shepard’s earnest and emotional blog entry chronicling his last moments with his dying dad. This is also why Kristen Bell is my ultimate girl crush. Excerpt below, but I highly recommend that you grab some tissues and read the full post here.
At one point, and unbeknownst to both of us, my wife walked into the room. She had flown in from LA without any warning. It was a surprise. It was an amazing, incredible, perfectly timed surprise. She lifted her shirt up and he put his hand on her swollen stomach. He left it there for the better part of an hour. He was smiling from ear to ear, sitting contently, unable to put together a sentence, but still capable of connecting to the new family member we were creating. He wasn’t going to make it to the birth, but that didn’t get in the way of him meeting the new baby. It was an emotional and triumphant moment. One I will never forget. If I live to be a thousand, I will still be in debt to my wife for giving him that one last thrill.
This trailer really warms my heart. I’ve followed the story of Jesse and Celine since 1995’s Before Sunrise and then again with 2003’s Before Sunset. Each Richard Linklater portrayal of this romance has been raw, believable, personal and oh so delicately beautiful. I can’t wait.
Today, Google shared their first, practical vision for Glass’s HUD. If there’s one mantra, it’s transparency. Aside from videos and photos, every bit of the interface focuses on clarity, from the use of what must be the sveltest font possible, to contrasting that font against the lightest matte possible.