I am watching the men’s 1500m finals as I type this since it was impossible to stay up late enough to finish watching the Olympics. I think that’s a sign that I’m getting old?

Sadly I woke up this morning to extreme humidity… boo. It looks like the New York Sheen is back, a.k.a. ridiculous humidity that makes doing anything miserable, unless you are hanging out in a grocery store which has the best air conditioning in the city. August is supposed to be cooler than July up here, but we’ll see.

I ran four miles this morning with the promise to myself that tomorrow would be a rest day, otherwise known as a day when I can sleep in for an extra hour and a half-ish. Sometimes you need to make deals with yourself to give yourself the motivation that you need to get out of bed.

I finished up my workout with some kettlebell lifts, bicep curls, push ups and #plankofday. I did my longest plank ever — 1:37. (Yes, my abs are weak). Maybe if I get up to three minutes I’ll have a six pack. One can dream?

***Hooray for Leo Manzano for taking the silver in the 1500m! I can’t believe that this is the first 1500m medal the U.S. has received since 1968? Wow!***

Did you guys see the Lolo Jones article by the NY Times? I just saw her tearful interview on the TODAY Show about it. Ridiculous that media in your own country can’t even show you support as you compete in the OLYMPICS.

Still, Jones has received far greater publicity than any other American track and field athlete competing in the London Games. This was based not on achievement but on her exotic beauty and on a sad and cynical marketing campaign. Essentially, Jones has decided she will be whatever anyone wants her to be — vixen, virgin, victim — to draw attention to herself and the many products she endorses.

REALLY?

The NY Times should be embarrassed for publishing this. It sounds like the author has something out for Jones. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen more coverage for Sanya Richards-Ross (love her!) than Lolo Jones. Interesting how Lolo was a media favorite back in the 2008 games and now they are ripping her to shreds. As she mentioned on the TODAY Show, she has the records — and the work ethic — that proves her talent… and really, should she have to prove anything? She is in the OLYMPICS. The most prestigious sporting event in the WORLD. And some reporter who has probably never even tried to jump a hurdle is trying to spin it that the only reason she is successful is because of her beauty. Pretty sure the clock on the track doesn’t care if you have nice hair.

 

Is it still ridiculously hot by you? What do you think about Lolo Jones and the NY Times article? 



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