Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Succumbing to Weakness

We all know that triathlons involve both physical and mental strength. Perhaps my training has made me physically stronger, but last week I was reminded how mentally weak I am.

The mean people at the Ironman DVD Store set up a youtube page showcasing clips from their DVDs. Every one of them makes you want to cry. I could watch these things all day long. Some of these were clips I had seen before, some were new, and in the middle of being caught up in all the drama and inspiration I clicked over to the Ironman Store.

One week later, the complete Ironman DVD Set showed up at my door.

I am weak.

Do yourself a favor, do NOT go to the Ironman DVD youtube page. It could lead to some very expensive clicking.


Blogger Nancy Toby said...

Put the mouse down and back away from the keyboard, slowly, keeping your hands in the air....

6:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey I like tris as much as the next guy but you're looking too hard for epic stories. Once you've seen the highlight Anniversary edition DVD, you've pretty much seen them all. It's a long swim, a long bike, and a lot of whining through the marathon. But overall, it's just a bunch of rich mostly white people hurting themselves for no real reason than their ego can't stand not to say "I can" and use it against everyone they run into from that point on.

8:18 PM  
Blogger Mister P. said...

Anonymous Troll: obviously you DON'T like tris as much as the next guy. Move along.

8:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the guy next to me hates tris so I like them as much or more than him.

Don't make me taunt you more mister manhood-in-my-watch.

8:36 PM  
Blogger GeekGirl said...

Boy those DVD's are sneaky little bastards that way. They just showed up at your door - kinda like the , I suppose.

5:34 AM  
Blogger GeekGirl said...

That was supposed to say, "kinda like the cookies in Nytro's basket, I suppose". Damn HTML.

PS: Ignore the trolls. They feed off recognition.

5:36 AM  
Blogger Iron Pol said...

I'm glad those things aren't available at the store. I have a few races taped from Vs. and that's it. I want more for when I'm biking on the trainer.

For the troll who figures he has "taunted" Mr. P into submission, consider this...

Apparently video of Ironman events is too much for you to handle. Go ahead and turn on American Idol, grab your cell phone, and get your workout voting for your favorite arteest. The rest of us will throw in something we can watch while we work out.

Sorry geekgirl, I'll give the anonymous gomer his recognition.

12:19 PM  
Blogger Mister P. said...

Thanks Iron Pol.... but... um... I watch American Idol. I know, I'm ashamed!

12:27 PM  
Blogger TRI Vortex said...

Ok Neoprene, thanks a lot. Present a DVD addict (like myself) with more movies to add to the "Buy" list. As if "What it Takes" wasn't enough. Spank you very much.

2:34 PM  
Blogger Steve S. said...

You ARE weak. Weak and hilarious. I hope it was worth it.

2:56 PM  

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