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Notoriously 'Mentally Energetic, Physically Lazy' Lena Dunham Finds New Appreciation For Exercise — What Motivated Her To Get In Shape??
Go, Lena, go!
If you're familiar with her hit show Girls or her book Not That Kind Of Girl, you know that Lena Dunham is not afraid to bare it all. But one thing has always been the same… she's never been inspired to work out. Well, that's all changing!
In a recent interview with espnW — the actor, producer, and director opens up about how exercise has become more important than ever.
"My relationship with my body is constantly evolving. I'm going to be 30 next year. I had to learn, as you age, you have to move. You have to move so you don't die. You have to move so your brain doesn't atrophy. You have to move so that you look a little bit like a person that you might want to be."
But, it wasn't easy! The 29-year-old admitted that starting this journey later on in life has had its challenges:
"I have never been a physically engaged person. Like, I was not an athletic kid. I was the kid who came up with a thousand excuses not to take a gym class. Even now, if I could, I would do all my work from bed. My boyfriend always says that I'm the most mentally energetic, physically lazy person he's ever met. And it's true."
We've all been there!
This girl is on fire!
Some people are content to eat cake on their birthdays, but Pippa Middleton decided to celebrate the day after turning 32 by participating in an arduous 75-kilometer (almost 47 miles) race on Monday.
You could say she truly labored on Labor Day! HA!
The Otillo Swimrun World Championship takes place every year in Sweden, and consists of six miles of swimming in the Baltic Sea and 40 miles of running.
Pippa and her brother James Middleton completed the course in 13 hours and 4 minutes along with their teammates James Matthews and Jons Bartholdson!
The socialite and her team competed for the Michael Matthews Foundation, which builds schools in needy areas throughout the world.
This wasn't her first time at the rodeo, though!
Pips completed a 54-mile bicycle race from London to Brighton earlier this summer, and participated in the Bosphorus Cross Continental Swimming Race in Turkey.
We are in awe!
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The moment that terrified all of Jamaica!
Minutes after Usain Bolt won his fourth straight gold medal for the 200 meter race at the Track & Field World Championships, he did what every winner normally does — take a victory lap.
Unfortunately one of the many cameramen covering the moment lost his balance on his Segway scooter — and took out Bolt's legs!
The video is actually pretty HIGHlarious, but only because it didn't result in an injury! The Jamaican even laughed it off saying "accidents happen" and joking that:
To run that far… only to mess it all up at the end!
Poor Molly Huddle was running for the American track team at the World Athletics Championship in Beijing, China on Monday when she made one of the biggest mistakes of her running career.
At the end of the 10,000 meter race, within the final ten meters of an easy third place finish and a bronze medal soon to be around her neck, Huddle slowed up just slightly and raised her arms in triumph… only the runner behind her just keep running!
Emily Infeld was in fourth place with just a couple meters to go, and when Huddle raised her arms and slowed down just a bit, Infeld snuck right past her to finish in third, literally in the final step of the entire long, difficult race!
Ch-ch-check out the emotional moment for both women (below):
Don't blink or you might miss Lena Dunham running past you!
The Girls star is the first to admit that she isn't the most athletically inclined.
However, in an Instagram post published on Wednesday, the 29-year-old shared a paparazzi pic of the actress getting her sweat on, and she has not an ounce of shame about it!