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Quote from: Arn on April 30, 2023, 10:40:04 AM
Quote from: Arn on December 21, 2022, 04:12:29 PMI hate running.

Well I used to hate it but I've kind of tried to do more of it lately and have started to come round.

I've just entered my first marathon so I have about 18 weeks to get to a stage where I can make it round a marathon course.

I ran a half marathon a couple of weeks back just round the streets near home and managed it in 2 hours 12 minutes. I'll be happy just to finish the thing in under maybe 4.5 hours.

I did this this morning, 4 hours 18 minutes. Absolutely incredible experience. Last 2-3 miles was really, really tough, but the support on the streets from people out cheering was so humbling.

I think I'll enjoy it more once the pain subsides 😂

Hell of a time for your first go! Congrats! I did my first (and only) full in 4:20 and had a similar experience. It was amazing, and the the last 10k was wild - a good buddy of mine joined me for 5 of the last 6km - loads of folks way fitter than I on the sidelines cramping or blistered beyond belief who were struggling to finish. He helped me keep my head on straight and finish strong.

Makes you appreciate how much of a mental achievement it is in addition to the physical.

Congrats, Arn!

Bill_Berg_is_pissed_off

Quote from: Arn on April 30, 2023, 10:40:04 AM
Quote from: Arn on December 21, 2022, 04:12:29 PMI hate running.

Well I used to hate it but I've kind of tried to do more of it lately and have started to come round.

I've just entered my first marathon so I have about 18 weeks to get to a stage where I can make it round a marathon course.

I ran a half marathon a couple of weeks back just round the streets near home and managed it in 2 hours 12 minutes. I'll be happy just to finish the thing in under maybe 4.5 hours.

I did this this morning, 4 hours 18 minutes. Absolutely incredible experience. Last 2-3 miles was really, really tough, but the support on the streets from people out cheering was so humbling.

I think I'll enjoy it more once the pain subsides 😂

Congrats! Quite the accomplishment!

Frank E

Quote from: Arn on April 30, 2023, 10:40:04 AM
Quote from: Arn on December 21, 2022, 04:12:29 PMI hate running.

Well I used to hate it but I've kind of tried to do more of it lately and have started to come round.

I've just entered my first marathon so I have about 18 weeks to get to a stage where I can make it round a marathon course.

I ran a half marathon a couple of weeks back just round the streets near home and managed it in 2 hours 12 minutes. I'll be happy just to finish the thing in under maybe 4.5 hours.

I did this this morning, 4 hours 18 minutes. Absolutely incredible experience. Last 2-3 miles was really, really tough, but the support on the streets from people out cheering was so humbling.

I think I'll enjoy it more once the pain subsides 😂

F off Arn...show off.

Arn

Thanks all! Even Frank 😂
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Highlander

Hes just a running fool...Forrest Gump
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Arn

I've entered another Marathon, this time in Dublin in October.

I have no idea why I felt this was a good idea.

But I do feel like I can improve upon my time from the last one.
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Significantly Insignificant

Man, what kind of technological age do we live in where you ordered something from a site (*cough* Google *cough*), they picked the wrong address from your file, even though it did not match the address on the credit card that they charged, and even though you have a tracking number from UPS, you cannot change where the package is going to unless it is out for delivery or at least one attempt has been made.  So frustrating that I am going to probably have to report my package lost or stolen and get a refund and then reorder it to the correct address.
"We can't change what's done, we can only move on." - Arthur Morgan

herman

What do we call this scandal? OceanGategate?
https://twitter.com/fnpmarieoh/status/1670931677013524487
David Pogue, the journalist in the video, mentioned earlier today that the sub was lost for 5 hrs that day of filming and OceanGate shut off the internet on the command boat.
https://twitter.com/rvawonk/status/1671233722585174016

Just recovering the sub would be a miracle. The fact that they are exploring maybe one of the largest cautionary tales of hubris is painfully ironic. Don't mess with the ocean.
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Bender

Quote from: herman on June 20, 2023, 05:31:18 PMWhat do we call this scandal? OceanGategate?
https://twitter.com/fnpmarieoh/status/1670931677013524487
David Pogue, the journalist in the video, mentioned earlier today that the sub was lost for 5 hrs that day of filming and OceanGate shut off the internet on the command boat.
https://twitter.com/rvawonk/status/1671233722585174016

Just recovering the sub would be a miracle. The fact that they are exploring maybe one of the largest cautionary tales of hubris is painfully ironic. Don't mess with the ocean.

There's also a level of irony that a vessel trying to explore one of the most famous sunken ships, in one of the deepest sections of ocean, also appears to have sunk, and also under allegations of safety concerns.
"They say you can judge a man by the company he keeps. So here is the professor's oldest friend, a grotesque, stinking lobster." - Bender

Dappleganger


L K

I get the sensationalism of the story but I do think that it's sad that we just had a tragic ship accident with 78 confirmed deaths and potentially many more just this past week that has basically had little media attention, but a horrible company that provides rich tourism is getting a massive search and rescue effort and around the clock media attention.

This is still very tragic for the 3 passengers and 2 employees that were on this sub.

Dappleganger

Quote from: L K on June 21, 2023, 09:13:27 AMI get the sensationalism of the story but I do think that it's sad that we just had a tragic ship accident with 78 confirmed deaths and potentially many more just this past week that has basically had little media attention, but a horrible company that provides rich tourism is getting a massive search and rescue effort and around the clock media attention.

This is still very tragic for the 3 passengers and 2 employees that were on this sub.

I think you may have a point here.

herman

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Arn

#2608
I just can't get my head around why on earth anyone would you pay £250,000 to get in something that looks like my son made it in his nursery school, controlled by a wireless ps4 controller and bolted shut from the outside with no way to open it from the inside.

And then go hundreds of metres into one of the harshest environments known to man in it.
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herman

Impressively, they found pieces of the 'sub'
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