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Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Mar 20, 2016.
And Eddie Izzard has done 27 in 27 days....
He's quite used to them though. He's done loads. But it is a magnificent achievement. Mind you, I thought Jo Brand's walk was a magnificent achievement too.
But why make him run up steps at the end, that must have been torture!
I walked the Dublin Women's Mini-marathon back in 2006 for animal charities. I honestly don't think I could do an actual running one, though.....
He is a driven man. i look at him with a mixture of admiration, amazement and distrust. I think he thinks he can do anything. He wants to enter parliament. I'm not sure I would vote for him.
I haven't done one either and I probably never will. I don't even participate in the annual school fun run - I volunteer to stay behind and supervise the non-participants.
It is an amazing achievement. I have never been a runner. I had physio after breaking my knee. They offered to help to design a plan so I could do some running. I explained that would be unnecessary!
When my doctor asks about exercise, I always reply that I walk to my car!!
I did a quarter marathon it seems like a hundred years ago. I decided then that I would happily pay sponsorship to my friends as my contribution. I now live by Perter O'Toole's adage-'I get all the exercise I need walking behind the coffins of my friends who jogged!!'
I've completed thirteen marathons. Nowadays, I prefer to watch tv whilst sipping vodka.
Much as I admire Eddie in his stand up routines, I don't get what the message of doing a marathon on a daily basis is supposed to impart.
If there's some purpose in it such as providing material for his next comedy tour, I will be interested to hear it, but otherwise it's dull news to me.
I doubt Eddie is alone in running marathons on a daily basis. I would expect marathon runnists to be doing it as well, along with the unemployed who aren't lazy, but seek something to do with their time.
For the most part though, those of us who keep the planet turning, and need to earn a living, would find it impossible to find the time for such ventures. So what's it all about? Would Eddie or anyone else be interested to learn that I, and many others went to work every single day of the month, for months on end, without the chance of taking time out to run a single mile, let alone a marathon?
Gee thanks for that!
I've run 3 marathons in my life. Each took a fair bit of training and preparation and I have no desire to repeat the experience and far less interest in doing an Izzard.
It was a magnificent effort on his part though
The reason he did 27 marathons was that each marathon symbolised one of the years Nelson Mandela spent in prison. I suppose the endurance aspect had some symbolism of Mandela's terrible time too. That is also why Izzard finished at that statue.
Oh OK. Is that something we ought to be asking our employers to have time off work for to do as well then?
What's the chances of getting a day off work to run a marathon for every day that Winston Churchill fought Hitler, and more to run marathons for every day that people were detained without charge in Guantanamo bay?
You could try, if you fancy recreating Izzard's feat. Don't forget to ask us all to sponsor you
I just don't like peanuts*
*The food, not the cartoon
Yes, I was going to say, the nearest I've got to doing a Marathon...
Yis are too smart for yer own good!
I'm not exactly built for running (and haven't been since I was 13). I don't fancy the potential black eyes.
I do admire Eddie Izzard's perseverance and achievement.