i disagree with everything you just said.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

by the time you finish watching this video, you'll want to run a marathon.

slides (with audio) from my recent ignite talk entitled: "by the time i finish this talk, everyone here will want to run a marathon."

only 5 minutes long! so worth watching. and if you like it, don't forget to donate to the aids marathon organization care of me and of courtney.

13 Comments:

Blogger Janice said...

excellent talk -- so inspiring. I'll watch it again. Hugs!

5/11/2008 6:59 PM

 
Blogger Manton said...

Great presentation and good timing. I just ran my 2nd 5k yesterday and still have marathon up there on the list. Good luck with your next one.

5/11/2008 9:29 PM

 
Blogger Alicyn Packard said...

Go Lane!!
I hear you. I somehow got a hairline fracture in my foot around mile 22. Somehow the satisfaction of crossing the finish line is a much clearer memory than the excruciating pain. The human brain is amazing in that way...

6/17/2008 3:47 PM

 
Blogger Lee McIntosh said...

Very inspirational and a great speach, it has me wanting to do a marathon and also laughing my a%$ off at the same time.

8/03/2008 2:24 PM

 
Blogger Maddy said...

Amazing and while I'm a sap and cry about everything (I believe when I complete my first marathon I may be so inspired by me that I end up crying the whole way) I cried when you talked about your last .2 miles. I'm working on my first 1/2 marathon and I run with nike+ too. I don't know if I'd be up to 10 miles without it.

8/03/2008 3:25 PM

 
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8/03/2008 4:14 PM

 
Blogger Trihardist said...

Great insight. Next time someone asks me why the hell I do what I do, I'm going to direct them here. You really nailed it. Even though the pain is at times excruciating, after every race I'm left with a sense of utmost wonder at what my tiny little meatsack of a body is capable of.

8/03/2008 5:08 PM

 
Blogger Brian said...

wait till your first triathlon. those are more addicting

8/03/2008 7:26 PM

 
Blogger Сергей в Темноте said...

I will die after first 500 steps.

8/04/2008 2:42 AM

 
Blogger emily said...

bless you for this! training for my first marathon (chicago '08) and had a rough long run yesterday where i hit the wall at mile 9 of 14. i needed the extra motivation today and i will certainly watch this several more times before oct 12. thanks!

8/04/2008 6:55 AM

 
Blogger Adamh said...

This is just great, because I just ran the San Fran Marathon yesterday and it was exactly as he described. The last 3 miles may have been harder than the first 23 miles, but somehow at the end I got so much energy when I saw the finish line. I laughed the whole time during the video, because it is so true that it is funny thinking back to yesterday.

8/04/2008 9:46 AM

 
Blogger James said...

I laughed when one of the audience wooed when you mentioned endurance is what separates the human race apart. As if there were other species listening and they had to defend themselves.

Yeah, take that you evesdropping dolphins!

8/06/2008 5:03 PM

 
Blogger Bobbie said...

Well I'm more scared of running a marathon now than I was before...The Wall? Sounds sooo NOT enticing.

8/17/2008 9:51 PM

 

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