Today is a day off from running for me. I’m doing some cross training a bit later in the day so I thought I’d go ahead and update this morning because there are two things I’d really like to talk about.
By now I’m sure you’ve all heard about the marathoner from the Austin Marathon who literally crawled across the finish line.
Apparently, Hyvon Ngetich had been in the lead for the first 23 miles of the race when she began to gradually fall behind and eventually her body gave out. She refused any help and went on to crawl across the finish line placing third with a time of 3:04:02.
Yesterday I was watching Fox News with my mother-in-law when I saw this story and I was truly blown away by the sheer determination on this woman’s face. If you want to see more of the finish, watch the video below.
The second thing I want to tell you about is a picture that went viral a few days ago.
The picture is allegedly an unaltered photo of Cindy Crawford during a shoot for Marie Claire back in 2013 and was leaked by Charlene White through her twitter account. Marie Claire does not deny the photo is real although it was leaked without their permission.
Here is a video of the photo shoot.
And here is the photo that was leaked.
I’ve seen the photo and I read a few articles about the photo and I saw Cindy’s husbands Instagram account where he posted a picture of his wife in a bikini recently.
What surprised me where all the comments on everything I read. Some people were very supportive of ‘real women’ and untouched photos. Some people doubted the photos were real at all, and some people accused the person who leaked the photo of shaming Ms. Crawford.
Cindy Crawford made a living as the picture of perfection and to this very day she can be seen in infomercials selling products from her skin care line. I looked at the photo. What I saw was a women who is real. I saw a women who is sexy, and I saw a women who is confident, and full of beauty, and that my friends is meaningful.
What did you think of the photo of Cindy Crawford?
What do you think of the runner who crawled across the finish line?