Let’s start with the good because the bad isn’t that awful.
I stumbled across a website that can keep you entertained for all the right reasons. Have y’all heard of GOOD?
GOOD is a collaboration of individuals, businesses, and nonprofits pushing the world forward. Since 2006 we’ve been making a magazine, videos, and events for people who give a damn. This website is an ongoing exploration of what GOOD is and what it can be.
On to the bad. How many have ever watched a major sporting event the day after it takes place? The next week? The next month? How about 2 months? If you were hoping to watch the 2010 Ford Ironman World Championship race from this past Saturday, that’s how long you’d have to wait – it will air on Dec. 18. Is that how to treat the world’s leading athletes? ESPN can’t convince me that an afternoon of bowling is more intriguing. What a load of gar-bage.
I have talked at length about the absolute awe Ironmans leave me in, and this NBC Universal Sports article articulates the absolute breaking point these athletes go to, Ironman Kona: ‘It’s like the highway to hell’. Running, biking and swimming miles with nobody but themselves. What’s a few degrees in hot lava? Happy note, the swim is with dolphins and sea turtles.
When asked what the toughest part of the Kona course is, McCormack said, “I think the loneliness of the race. You’re on the big island of Hawaii, you’re out in those lava fields, there’s not much there. It’s like the highway to hell… Other events around the world, you’re in civilization. But here, it’s very, very tough because it’s very barren and very open to the elements, and when you get out there the sun just seems like it’s sitting on top of your head.”
What’s been going good for you this week?