Lots of parents multitask but Cynthia Arnold is completely off the charts, having just run the Missoula Marathon while pushing a triple stroller containing her three kids. Meanwhile, Tony Fisher bought some salami and did the only logical thing with it: construct a 2x2x2 Rubik’s Cube out of it. Hooray for marathon and/or meat-based puzzle achievers!
Real Salami Sausage 2x2x2 Rubik’s Cube (Tony Fisher on YouTube)
Lots of parents multitask, but this is completely off the charts. Cynthia Arnold of Missoula, Montana just ran the Missoula Marathon – while pushing a triple stroller.
Inside that triple stroller – a six year old, a four year old and a one year old. In all, 130 pounds of kid to push for 26.2 miles.
The previous world time for a marathon while pushing a triple stroller was four hours, six minutes. Arnold’s time: three hours, 11 minutes. That’s a mile every 7 minute 20 seconds, a time most marathoners would be pretty pleased to run that pace without pushing an entire family’s worth of kids along with them.
Arnold says she’d like to try solo long distance running next, but she’s still a big believer in running with young kids. As she put it, “Those of us who run know how much it is a part of our identity. You can’t just give that up if you become a parent.”
Of course, if someone tried to make her give it up, they probably wouldn’t be able to catch her.
Some of us run marathons, others create puzzles out of meat. Like Tony Fisher, who bought some salami and did the only logical thing with it: construct a 2x2x2 Rubik’s Cube out of it. He calls it edible and functional, perhaps not at the same time.