Wednesday, April 09, 2008

'That was a good pep talk'

That's my one line review of Spirit of the Marathon. The theatre we were at was packed with runners (or runners' friends). JellyP and I went and I saw Lee, who's running Boston in a few weeks. The documentary was as billed, a one hour and forty four ode (or advertisement, take your pick) to the marathon. I think it appeals to those who follow the elite and also us everyday runners and marathoners... We thought it could use a little bit of editing (maybe losing a character) but it was otherwise tight. Oh yeah, and we got to see Chicago, my first marathon! Once it's out on DVD, it's a definite pump me up addition to my collection.

All this makes me want to run a mar... oh wait, I am. Up early tomorrow for 10 miles with 4x1200.

6 comments:

Sonia said...

which character, the husband and wife trying to qualify for Boston? Somehow the didn't warm up to me..... Anyhow, I loved it! =)Will read your report now.

Sonia said...

ah I misread, I thought by clicking on your link I would get a review you wrote for you newspaper you work for.... yeah I'm tired..... lol

jellypepper said...

lol. we have the same headline. sort of.

TORunner said...

Good to see ya, Kenny ... and good luck in Cincy.

You captured the movie perfectly ... turned to Julie 1/2 way through and said - 'that's it, time for a run'.

And wow, am I a Deena Kastor fan now ...

Arcane said...

Pretty interesting. I thought the same thing about the editing.

yumke said...

Sonia, I thought the boston couple were kinda boring but in a weird way necessary. I think the Lori and Leah were kinda duplicating each other even though they were different. JellyP, that made me laugh.
Lee, hope for blog updates on your Boston experience. Fran, was your theatre packed as well?