I didn't comment on the Vanity Fair article because it didn't reveal anything we didn't already know. But I'll comment on the interview Sarah Palin gave to Runner's World, it's priceless!
Sarah Palin talks about running, sweating, throbbing and being crappy in an interview to Runner's World.
If you go a day or a week without running, what do you learn about yourself? I feel so crappy if I go more than a few days without running. I have to run. No matter how rotten I feel before or during a run, it's always worth it to me afterwards. Sweat is my sanity. A great frustration I had during the campaign was when the McCain staff wouldn't carve out time for me to go for a run. The days never went as well if I couldn't get out there and sweat.
(I'm crappy, but hey, I'm hot and sweaty...)
Tell me about a memorable run during the campaign that really stands out. Oh, my gosh, the one that really stands out I'm embarrassed to death to repeat. I went for a run at John McCain's ranch a couple of days before the debate with Joe Biden.My favorite thing in the world is to run on hot, dusty roads. I don't get enough of that in Alaska. So I was in heaven and there were plenty of hills so I knew my thighs were going to just throb.
(I'm really embarrassing, but hey, I throb...)
How long after giving birth before you're running again? It wasn't like the very next week, it would be weeks. With Trig, it was relatively soon because I felt so good throughout the pregnancy and so great recovering, it was just a couple of weeks later and I was running again.
(My pregnancy with Trig only lasted a month and as soon as I could get rid of the square padding, I was back there running.)
What has running taught you about politics?
Same thing it's taught me about life: You have to have determination and set goals, and you don't complain when something's hurting because no one wants to hear it.
(No one wants to hear my whining, but I do it anyway. I whine about the media, the bloggers, that perverted pedophile Letterman, the desecration of my iconic picture of motherly love for my special needs child. Name anything, I can whine about it, also.)
Our President, I'm told, is a runner. Would you ever run with him? I would, absolutely. I would and people have asked if I'd ever challenge him to one-on-one because we both love basketball. But look, he towers over me and I wouldn't be complaining about an unfair advantage there.
(Yeah, the President towers over me in every respect and yeah, I'm whining.)
What about in a race? Could you beat the president? I betcha I'd have more endurance. My one claim to fame in my own little internal running circle is a sub-four marathon. It wasn't necessarily a good running time, but it proves I have the endurance within me to at least gut it out and that is something, if you ever talk to my old coaches they'd tell you, too. What I lacked in physical strength or skill I made up for in determination and endurance. So if were a long race that required a lot of endurance I'd win.
(What I lack in intelligence and common sense I make up for in hotness. Look how I sweat, look at my tight abs and throbbing thighs, I'm hot! I'm hotter than the President. Ya betcha!)
Further comments on these photos and interview on Immoral Minority and Hypocrites and Heffalump Traps.
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