Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Running on the Sun



I recently got this movie through Netflix and LOVED it!. I think you have to be a runner to fully appreciate it, because my husband was not very interested. It is about Badwater...a 135 mile race in extreme temperatures of up to 130-degrees with 60 hours to complete it. It was truly AMAZING to watch.

The profiled some of the participants before, during and after the race. It was a very interesting group. There was a 68 year old man running it, as well as 2 amputees.

I found it very inspiring to watch. It is also very real and shows everything....blistered feet, vomiting, crying in pain, etc. Not everyone finished and that was heartbreaking to watch. Some of my friends think I am crazy to want to run at all, much less train for a half marathon. But these people take it to a whole other level.

I don't want to give too much away for those who have not seen it. I checked Amazon and you can no longer buy it there. I was able to easily get it from Netflix.

Has anyone else watched it?? I would love to know what you thought of it!

20 comments:

Heather said...

I haven't seen that one yet. I love to watch a good running movie!

Wilma NC said...

I see runners all the time when we are walking, and it always looks painful to me, lol. I admire anyone who can endure the physical requirements. Same goes for bike riders. I get where you're going, but it takes me ALOT longer.....Keep doing what you love.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I so want to see that! I am going to hace to check it out.

running mom said...

ooo, neat! ...and scary!

My friends all think I'm insane as well and compared to a lot of women on here I barely run at all!

Erica said...

I really have to add this to my netflix list I have heard a lot about it!

Winnston said...

That is the best film about running!! I have seen that one quite a few times. What these people do is un real.

In the same category is ULTRAMARATHON MAN. This guy is unreal!!. "Marathon Challenge" is also good. You can rent them at Netflix as well.

Check it out.

These films are so motivating!!!

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

Haven't seen it. Some people think I'm crazy for running, too, but I like it - wouldn't be a runner if I didn't like it!

Tricia said...

havent seen it yet.thanks for the review.

Jess said...

I've heard of it, but haven't seen it. Maybe I'll have to check it out.

April said...

Oh I need to see that!! I saw a little bit about it on Cantore Stories on the weather channel last Sunday. Those runners are amazing! Thanks for sharing!

I Run for Fun said...

Thanks for the review. I will add it to my list. Badwater is badass!

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greydawn said...

going to check it out thanks!

misszippy said...

Thanks for turning me onto it--had not heard of it before. Definitely sounds good!

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Mrs. Duffy said...

Oh, cool, I just got that one from netflix too! I liked it. Ultra runners are crazy, but it was cool. The spurting blister really did t for me.

Sherri said...

I haven't seen it but just added it to my blockbuster list. thanks.

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Marc said...

It is also available on youtube as a series of videos - awesome movie

watch movies said...

Interesting ! I haven't seen this movie yet but I would love to watch it. I have added this movie to my list of favorites. Thanks for the review.