Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Finally! Melanie in today's New York Times!

Take a look inside the world of a truly remarkable woman and athlete. Scroll down the front page of the NY Times home page for a great video, then head to the sports section for the print story. Have a hanky nearby--it will tug at your heart.


Anonymous said...


First, great video. It was very well edited and captured the essence of what I perceive Melanie and her family to be about.

Second, I like Melanie's observations about letting expectations go (the text was in the context of her child, but there was also subtext there in the form of the rest of your life, including weightlifting): just come in and do the hard work every day and don't worry so much about the future.

Third, how does she handle the screaming? I think that has to be the worst. The screaming and the temper tantrums. Weightlifting (with its predictable clanks and clinks) must sound beautiful to her after the screaming.

Finally, it's too bad that you don't live closer to Melanie and could help her more with your superior lift analysis! For Olympic athletes, it really is a team effort, isn't it?


Orie S said...





Anonymous said...

Vaguely related, but more related to a previous discussion, did you see xfit's video today?


Not all the women in it are buff, and not all are model pretty. But there sure is a lot of cleavage and skimpy outfits for a video singing the praises of athletic women.

Never mind the video's name ...