I don’t own a TV and if I am around one, I don’t watch much. I’m either running or sleeping. I get my entertainment from social media. And laughing at myself.
I have watched a few episodes of a certain show called The Biggest Loser. In fact I wrote about it in the spring of 2010 after watching the contestants run a marathon. On 30 days of training. To say I was livid was a understatement.
Last night I was browsing my Twitter stream (when I should have been sleeping) and saw mentions of the show. Apparently the contestants had to run a marathon.
Now before you send me hate mail, let me state these few things:
A) I applaud anyone for running a marathon
B) I am happy to see people moving
C) I am thrilled that people are getting excited about healthy living
So, with that being said, let me now explain why I have issues with the show (not to be confused with running, marathoning, eating right, etc).
A marathon- 26.2 miles- is not a distance to take lightly. It will humble a Navy Seal in a heart beat. The show gives an unrealistic picture that you can run a marathon on 30 days of