Tuesday, September 7, 2010


** Before I get into Tuesday's post, just wanted to let you know that Mrs. LB has decided to guest blog once more so check out Thursday's blog for another guest spot from my better half **

There's not a lot of them but I've watched some movies about marathons recently and wanted to share my thoughts in case you had 90-plus minutes to fill and wanted some viewing options.

Spirit of the Marathon

This is a documentary so not the regular movie experience. This movie takes a look at six marathoners before the 2005 Chicago Marathon. But it also gives a look at the marathon itself and explains a lot about the race (for instance, where the .2 came from).

For a runner, this movie is inspiring. For the non-runner, it could give some insight into what people put into marathons and what they get out of them. The cool thing is, is that some of the people they follow are elites and some are not, but it doesn't matter what level you are at, a marathon is still a challenge for anyone, and anyone can run one - provided they train for it, of course.

Here's a trailer for the movie.

This movie is on Netflix's Watch Instanly feature and you might even be able to watch it here.

Run Fat Boy, Run

That movie is inspiring but this one... well, I don't think it was meant to be inspiring. It's actually a pretty funny movie.

The trailer pretty much sums it up. I watched it not expecting much but the movie was funny.

Saint Ralph

This movie I've not seen. I read up on it and watched the trailer and it looks good. It's about a boy whose mother has cancer, and the boy makes a deal with God - if he wins the 1954 Boston Marathon, then God will save his mother.

It looks like it's worth the investment.

This one's also on the Netflix Watch Instantly.

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