Or that I felt worthy to tell my adoring public.
It seems I’m about a year behind in discovering this show. It’s an awesome drama with a psychological bent that is extremely relevant to the current times. I finished the first season in less than one week.
2. RACE PHOTO TAKERS MUST BE USING A WIDE LENS
Or use the same process they use to blow up cereal to “show texture.” Just a thought…
3. RACE MEDALS AND BIBS: KEEP VS TOSS
Do you keep them or toss? Been thinking of giving my non-marathon medals to my babysitting kids (I’ll keep the marathon ones).
4. JAIME LEE CURTIS’ “MY BRAVE YEAR OF FIRST” AND HER OISELLE DUDS!
Her newest children’s book is titled “My Brave Year of Firsts” and running a race was one of her “firsts.” Isn’t that the best part of childhood? Conquering fears and trying new things? First pop fly caught? First time riding a bike? First time trying peas (this one took me several years, actually…I had a fear of peas).
I’m grateful to have found running at age 23 — it’s allowed me a lot of “firsts” in my 20s!
5. TAYLOR TOWNSEND USTA CONTROVERSY
You can read more about it here and here , but the gist of the situation is the USTA recommending 16 year old Taylor Townsend to skip the US Open in favor of working on her fitness and slimming down. The USTA even went so far as to withdraw funding for travel to this year’s US Open for Taylor and denied her petitions for a wild card into the US Open main draw or qualifying tournament. Taylor did enter the US Open junior girls draw (the USTA cannot stop her from entering an ITF event, her family footed her bill) where she made the singles quarters and is in the doubles final.
Tennis has traditionally been a sport protected from the weight game, unlike gymnastics, dance, running, etc. Women can be tough enough on themselves (potentially evidenced by #3 today) and self esteem as a teenager can be tenuous. It saddens me to see the USTA hurt and potentially discourage one of its brightest prospects (she is the #1 ranked junior girl in the world and won the Australian open girls singles and doubles as well as the Wimbeldon girls singles titles this year).
TELL ME: THOUGHTS ON TAYLOR TOWNSEND AND THE USTA’S SUGGESTION TO HER?
Until next time…