Okay, is it just me? Sometimes I’m so overwhelmed with emotion when watching TV. I watched the Biggest Loser premier tonight (yes, I’m a couple of weeks behind) and honestly, when Anna K ran out to meet her team as they walked across the desert, I absolutely burst out crying like a baby. The Biggest Loser this season is divided up by age group — the 20s-30s, the 30s-50s, and the 50+s. The three teams were challenged to walk one mile across the desert, and at the finish line were the three judges. When your team got to the finish line you could select your judge. All three teams wanted Bob, and the Middles got there first. Next were the Youngies who selected Dolvett. No big surprise, Anna was chosen last. Two of the three teams had made it and selected the other judges. But Anna didn’t let that make her a grumpy-pants, like I would have been in that situation. Nope, she grabbed her flag and ran a quarter mile out to rally her team and help them cross the finish line. Then in a moment of solidarity the other teams ran out to meet the Oldies. It was very moving, no matter how much one might have the opinion that Anna shouldn’t be on this show. We’ll see. I’m generally a fan of hers, but I do realize she doesn’t have as much experience as other judges. It will be interesting to see how this all plays out. I miss Jillian though, srsly.
Um, so, the last challenge of TBL is going to be a marathon? Is that like 26 people running one mile each?
Gosh that’s so darned rude of me. But okay, so here I am. I’m 36 years old so solidly in the “Middles” group. I’m not fat but also not really in shape. I don’t harbor even the tiniest of fantasies of running a marathon. I’d love to run a 5k. I’d love to run recreationally and konw I was bad-ass. But running 26.2 miles? I’ll leave that to Ali. If you don’t follow Ali, you should. If you haven’t read her marathon recap, you should. She’s so friggin awesome.
But back to the topic at hand. Does anyone else just cry like a friggin baby watching TBL? Nothing rips my soul out like that show. I also just think it’s so brave for people to go on this show and admit their weakness, admit their frailty. Admit they need help. But when Anna told her Oldies, hey, I want you to be there for your grandkids. Man.
Anyway, just wondering I guess if it was just me. Does anyone else get really emotional when watching these shows?