You may have heard: Jennifer Lopez (nee JLo) did a sprint triathlon in 2:23:38.
I am thrilled to anounce that I am now faster than: JLo, P Diddy aka Puff Daddy aka Sean Combs, Oprah, Katie Holmes, Mario Lopez, Freddie Prinze, Jr., David Lee Roth, and Al Gore.
[for the record, I am slower than: William Baldwin, Dubya, and Dana Carvy]
[and Will Ferrel and I have almost the same PR!]
But I digress.
Yes, I think it's great that she finished it.
(I had my doubts).
(and why did she wear those stupid goggles?)
Yes, I think it's great that she raised money.
No, I don't think it's the world's most impressive accomplishment.
No, I don't think she's the only woman who has given birth and then raced.
Yes, I do think she's one of the few with nannies, coaches, etc.
Lopez … was overheard saying after the segment that she “couldn’t understand why everyone is talking about that swimmer,” according to a GMA source. “She couldn’t come up with (eight-time gold-medal winner Michael) Phelps’s name, and then she yammered on about how she was the one training for a triathlon just six months after giving birth, and how that was the big story right now, not ‘the swimmer.’”
I mean, really?
Bottom line: good for her, but let's not get too carried away with ourselves.