Wednesday, August 20, 2008

walk on

I was on the floor, yo!  Did you all catch the "race walking" event?  I was so confused when I tuned in that I had to look it up online.  Here is some of the commentary I found on this amazing Olympic sport:



"Did they really need a slo-mo at the end?  I think it was slow enough to begin with..."

"Yes, it's real.  Real stupid."

"Moving as fast as you can without actually moving as fast as you can seems like something that should be celebrated on an international level."

"All those people look like they are trying to get to the toilet without messing their pants."

"I think they train by sticking a corncob between their "cheeks" and walking real fast."

"Just remember the mantra: Don't look like a dork"

"Arms are pumping, legs are driving and hips are confused."


All jokes aside.  Props to those athletes who are "walking" faster than I could sprint a mile!  I just wish I could pay someone to yell "quack" from the middle of the pack.  Now that would be priceless.

17 comments:

sheena said...

oh my.......we were JUST watching this. and laughing so so so hard!! we were watching the women....who look like salsa/hula dancers. It really is the funniest thing ever. but what is not funny is how awesome their abs are....from WALKING.


who's laughing now.

Ryan Southwell said...

and some people think running is bad for your joints? look at this guy! look at all of them! Ali, this was a great blog, yo.

Jen Giorgis said...

LOL...we have been joking about this for days and I missed it!!! Dang, I'm so bummed. These olymics are wearing me out and all I have to do is sit on the sofa!

HeatherM said...

I've never heard of it or seen! Oh my word...! That guy does look like he's holding in a mess. I could get my ab workout from just watching! Is it coming back on?

heidi said...

some guy was so serious about this sport that 4 years ago when he didn't make the olympics he killed himself...he was from san diego, and they had just done a story on him and his dedication to the sport--i guess he got too competetive with himself...

it is most hilarious to watch, highly entertaining.

Amy said...

That is so funny that it's an olympic sport! I guess I kind of feel the same way about curling in the Winter Olympics.

meeshw said...

Ali...I have been stalking your blog for awhile...but your last entry has forced me to come out in the open...I am at work and you have made me laugh out loud...and now I am sitting here actually giggling...yes, giggling. Thanks for the blog...I could not have described it better.
Michelle Warnick (Kenya Smith's mom)

ali degraff said...

michelle...get out of town! It's not called "stalking" if you are a friend! Thanks for making yourself known. Congrats on your new (well it's probably been a couple years now) beau!

kelly southwell said...

this is Too much!!! that "quack" comment is hilarious!!!

kelly southwell said...

I wonder how they walk when they are not racing...?

Joe and Amy said...

I can't stop laughing. You seriously make me laugh every time I check your blog. Thanks for the smiles.

Tracy said...

That's hilarious!

Jen Giorgis said...

Hey I was just curious.....what lens are you using on your camera? Or lenses if thats the case, and if it is multiple, which do you use the most?
Thanks tons!

meeshw said...

Thanks Ali! It has actually been 5 months...and a really good 5 months :)
By the way...I am still smiling over the blog...thanks for that again! :) Oh and one day I will have a blog...at least it is my intention :)

Jen Giorgis said...

Thanks for your comments. I should get your # and just call you instead of this back and forth. I don't know if you knew this but I do all of the post processing of the pics. I have starting shooting as well and I am trying to lessen my editing time. I just like knowing what other people are doing to try and teach myself more. I think that you do a fab job!

Also, those pics of Kimball were just from my little canon elph. Sometimes I get tired of the big heavy slr.

Kasey said...

Where was I during this fantastic race? I would really like to hear what the commentator had to say!

But let me guess.. the Freakin' Chinese won, right?

Ali, I feel like it's been to long!
Talk to Kelly about getting together on Mon. Sept.1

mindy said...

Hi ... I am a professional race walker and I am very offended by your post! I train hours a day walking as fast as I can and you MOCK me. I am OUTRAGED!!!

OK really... I love that post... I do wonder if a 6'9" skeletor like myself could kick some serious speed walker butt with the long legs that I have??? Maybe i was wasting my time with the whole basketball thing...?

Oh and by the way this is garrett not mindy