Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Who Wants to See a Gazillion Pictures of Jennifer Lopez Doing a Triathlon?

Hopefully you guys do, because every photo agency in LA followed this chick’s famous ass up and down Zuma Beach on Sunday, as she completed a Malibu triathlon in 2 hours, 23 minutes and 28 seconds.

Matthew McConaughey also completed the tri (yes, there are pics of him too).

To cheer them on were Marc Anthony and Camila Alves (along with little Levi). Marc and Jen look soooo cute here! It’s nice that he’s so supportive. I remember when I ran my first 10K — the Camp Pendleton Mud Run, which I would not recommend for your first 10K — and I’d been training for months, but my boyfriend at the time just stayed home, got really stoned and laughed at me, like, “Wait, you’re actually going to try to do this? You’re going to run six miles? You? Oh, sweetie. That’s cute. I’ll believe it when I see it.” So I ran it on a team with four of my (ultra-athletic) girlfriends who believed in me, and when I thought I was absolutely going to die and couldn’t go another foot, they pushed me ahead and cheered me on and hung back with me and refused to let me quit. Not only did we all finish, we placed toward the top of the female teams in our age range. When I called my boyfriend after to tell him the news he was like, “Seriously? Woah. I thought for sure I’d be hearing from the local hospital before I heard from you.” Grrr. It makes me mad now, years later, just thinking about it.

So it really struck a nerve for me to see Marc there to cheer Jen on, and it’s a good reminder that I’m single these days because I have much higher standards in men now — as I deserve to.

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  • I’m so impressed. I don’t think I could go from having twins to doing a triathlon in such a short space of time.

  • I’m no fan of JLo, but I say good for her!

    Beet, your story is so sad! But I can tell you – it is not uncommon. I’m a very active person and over the years have accomplished a lot of physical things on my own – without the support of my husband. I’m used to it – but I can tell you – I want to get out the shotgun when he is entering a 5K and will brag and brag and brag about how he’s out there DOIN’ IT!

  • I just ran my first 1/2 marathon 2 weeks ago – Disneyland, the happiest race on earth. So, much fun, I never dreamed I could do it. So, now I have really sprained by hip and am still recovering. I’ll do it again, it is so important we have physical goals as we get older – it keeps us younger. Keep up your training. There are lots of fun runs in Seattle – Jingle Bell, St. Patty’s Day. It’s always great to have a group to cheer you on. Keep it up! Tell Kristen to introduce us if you want a ‘slower’ running partner, I love to laugh and run!

  • wow, your first 10k was the mud run. i’m impressed. i did that last year and you are right it should not be your first 10k.