Thursday, April 14, 2011

Marathon Thoughts: A Little Comic Relief

If you've ever run a marathon, then you know that every emotion that a human can experience will surface somewhere during those 26.2 miles. From exhilaration, to insecurity and self-doubting, to exhaustion, to "I'm king of the world!", to self-loathing, to invincibility, to insanity, to jubilation--some or all are experienced by the endurance runner, especially the first-time endurance runner.

The Improv Asylum of Boston, contacted me to let me know about a cool video parody of the marathon experience they created in celebration of the Boston Marathon. Improv Asylum is a comedy theater that features improvisation and sketch comedy. They’ve been described as Whose Line is it Anyway? meets Saturday Night Live!. Opened in 1998, Improv Asylum has performed over 3,500 shows, for over 500,000 people. They’ve been featured on HBO, and they've performed in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Austin, Aspen and throughout the country.

So, check out the video below. I dare you not to laugh and I'm betting that you've experienced as least some of what this runner is going through.

8 comments:

Maia said...

Mile 17 made me laugh out loud ;)

Evolving Through Running said...

That was GREAT! I've definitely fallen victim to the random song popping into your head .... and staying with you .... for miles .... and miles.

Vera said...

LOL! That was hilarious (probably because most of it hits home with me personally! ;-) Thanks for sharing!

The Runner said...

Funny!!

Annette@(running)In the Right Direction said...

That was sooo funny. Posted a link on my blog..I laughed so hard had to share!

Kenley said...

Don't pants my poop. hahaha. Thanks for sharing dude. The last marathon, I believe it was like a prayer by madonna that got stuck in my head for some strange reason. After 20 miles, the edge of sanity is something else. lol. take care.

David said...

Haha amazing! I have definitely had many of these thoughts and lots of random songs pop into my head during ultra's. My friend has a Lady Gaga song stuck in his head during most of his first 50miler, poor guy!

@RunsOnBeer

Larry said...

That guy must've been running next to me and taking notes when I ran my first marathon...so so funny, great post.