Discussion in 'runDisney' started by LSUlakes, Jan 2, 2018.
WOW. This resonated with me SO much. Omg... *writing that down NOW*
This was actually the movie that got me to do my first Triathlon which turned me into a runner.
ATTQOTD: Not running related directly, but there are running drills in A League of Their Own and I love that movie.
Definitely going to check out Spirit of the Marathon!
ATTQOTD: Forrest Gump, 100%!
I'm going to go ahead and pick this one as well for now. Once I see 3022ft I may change my mind. I did watch a short film on the Mountain Marathon at a trail running film festival so I'm hoping the hour version is good.
ATTQOTD: Meatballs. Love how Rudy becomes a runner during the summer.
I can't really explain it ... It just gets on my nerves. I just find it fairly unwatchable.
I know I'm in the minority on that one, though.
@jmasgat I was just thinking of Run, Fat Boy, Run too By no means my favorite movie but I'm a Simon Pegg fan and I found the marathon scenes funny.
One of my friends, who has a doctorate in some kind of media blah blah something or other, is not a fan either. She just thinks it's a very overrated film. I do like it though, not a favorite per se, but enjoyable to watch.
ATTQOTD: Spirit of the Marathon is great. For those of you that liked the Barkley Marathon movie, Ethan Newberry (the Ginger Runner) just put out a documentary about Gary Robbins who has attempted the last two Barkley’s. It’s called Where Dreams Go to Die. You can download it now and he says that he will put it up on YouTube at some point. I watched it the other day and it’s good. Kinda heartbreaking what happens to Gary in his attempt to finish Barkley.
Yesterday’s question: You can find a 5k during the summer months but it’s so stinking hot that I don’t normally seek those out.
Spirit of the Marathon has a sequel, this time centered on the Rome Marathon. I didn't find it to be as good as the first (few sequels are), but it's still worth a viewing.
ATTQOTD: I remember thinking Forrest Gump was a perfectly cromulent movie, but I don't remember a whole lot about it... I saw it once when it was in the theaters a million years ago and that was it. About the only thing I remember is that every time Mykelti Williamson shows up as a recurring character/guest star on any of my tv shows, I yell out that it's the Bubba Gump shrimp guy.
The only movie that I could think of when I read the question that had running in it was Chariots of Fire, which I haven't even really seen all of, it's just the only movie I could think of that has running in it. I do (or did) have some movies like The Spirit of the Marathon, The Barkley Marathons, and McFarland USA in my streaming watch lists, but hadn't watched any of them yet. The only one still available it looks like is The Barkley Marathons on Prime... the others seem to be gone.
I hear they are making a part two or something...
Love Cape Elizabeth. We go to Two Lights quite often. My in-laws live in Ocean Park. We go up a lot in summer so I need to do that race at some point. I don't love visiting them this time of year haha
Tripper:I'm takin' the C.I.T.s on an overnight for the next couple days so you're gonna have to do your own training, son. I want you to run two miles today and two and a half tomorrow.
Rudy: I've never run that far.
Tripper: Neither have I but somebody's gotta do it. I can't be expected to do it. Somebody's gotta do it, and it can't be me! Because I'm too busy. I've responsibilities. I'm the entertainment director for the overnight.
Attqotd: League of their Own...does that count?...I mean they are running bases and I just love that movie.
@LSUlakes can you add a race? I'll be helping the coaches and being a support person so how much of it I'm running..I don't know yet. Wherever they need my help
@roxymama May 19. Girls on the Run 5k volunteer Solemate (NG/NA)
Omg I missed that you said this...movie twins!!!
We have like 2 feet of snow and it's still snowing... on top of the foot and a half of snow we got one week ago.
Where am I going to run!!
I do enjoy Forrest Gump, but I really like the documentary "Running on the Sun: The Badwater 135", http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0236702/. I am semi-obsessed with Badwater though (ever since I read Pam Reed's book) and follow the race every year.
I knew nothing about that race until about 10 years ago. We happened to be crossing through Death Valley on a road trip and came across a number of the participants at the visitor center. When I got to our hotel that night I had to google about the event... I was blown away. I didn’t really know much about ultras and this one seemed unbelievable. I’ve since read the book, “A Few Degrees from Hell” that chronicles the experiences of several participates in 2003 - an especially hot year.
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