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Friday, October 21, 2005

As a follow up to yesterday's post about the triathlons, I give you this...

I was watching Oprah yesterday afternoon (shut up - it happened to be on while I was working out) and this was one of the segments. Dick Hoyt, who I believe is around 66 years old, not only does the swimming, biking and running involved in completing a triathlon, he does so with his physically handicapped son. When Dick swims, he pulls his son. When he bikes, he has his son on the front of his bike in a special seat. When he runs, he pushes his son in a jogging wheelchair. They have competed in 206 triathlons and 64 marathons. It was one of the most humbling and inspiring things I have ever seen.

Yes. Oprah made me cry.

5 Comments:

  • At 10/21/2005 4:25 PM, Blogger Megan said…

    Awwww...Oprah makes me cry sometimes, too. That's her power, the stupid wench. ;)

     
  • At 10/21/2005 5:43 PM, Blogger SJPSandman said…

    eh, screw Oprah-come-lately. Rick Reilly had this story in Sports Illustrated about two months ago

     
  • At 10/22/2005 3:06 PM, Blogger Maggie said…

    I alternate between loving Oprah and hating Oprah. Sometimes I think she's so fantastic and other times I just cannot listen to her, not one more minute, or I'l start throwing things around the house in a senseless rage.

    But we both know it wasn't Oprah who made you cry. It was the man who shared his physical strength with his son that did it.

     
  • At 10/24/2005 5:21 AM, Blogger Marjon said…

    I totally agree with Maggie. I sometimes want to smack Oprah in the head. And sometimes I need a box of Kleenex.
    Come to think of it, lately, I only want to kick her. Is is me or is it Oprah?

     
  • At 10/25/2005 10:56 AM, Blogger freakgirl said…

    I alternate between love and hate, too.

    Lately, though? I have wanted to kick her too, Marjon. I can't remember what episode I was watching the other day, but I sat there thinking, "You are so rude, Oprah, leave that poor woman alone."

     

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