Saturday, October 10, 2009

He won WHAT?!

I hope Mr. Nobel is rolling over in his grave. I will try not to yell from my soap box too much. I think it is a huge load of BS that he won. Although they won't reveal the names of the others nominated for another 50 years, rumor has it that Greg Mortenson was nominated. If you haven't read his book Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace. . . One School at a Time, you should. It made me feel lazy, but he seems like a great guy doing an amazing thing.
An article posted on Yahoo from said it like this: Compare this to Greg Mortenson, nominated for the prize by some members of Congress, whom the bookies gave 20-to-1 odds of winning. Son of a missionary, a former Army medic and mountaineer, he has made it his mission to build schools for girls in places where opium dealers and tribal warlords kill people for trying. His Central Asia Institute has built more than 130 schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan - a mission which has, along the way, inspired millions of people to view the protection and education of girls as a key to peace and prosperity and progress.
I wasn't an Obama fan before and I'm sure not now. The Nobel prize is crap now. Boo.

By the way, I had a great 6 mile run this morning. Running in 60 degree weather is SO much better/easier than running in 80 or 90 degree weather. I was less tired today after 6 miles than I was after 4 miles in 85 degree weather on Thursday. Bring on fall and winter weather! (Rain, you can stay away though.)

Today: 6.1
YTD: 224.5


  1. I have read Three Cups of Tea and think Greg Mortenson would have been an excellent award recipient!!