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TAR Abbie Ginsberg & Ryan Danz "Dating Divorcees" Amazing Race Contestant Ryan Danz from Gracie Barra Encinitas DECEMBER 4. Vanessa Macias and Ralph Kelley are a team of Dating Divorcees on The Amazing Race Retrived from thebluetones.info Vanessa Macias is dating San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan, who Macias Was on 'The Amazing Race' as Part of a Dating Divorcees Team.
As a white belt, I relied on my strength and power. As a blue belt I learned to use more technique. In The Amazing Race, I had to figure out how to use both. I identified with the tensing up part. I had to calm down and trust my instincts like I do in Jiu-Jitsu. So, I would physically step back and then step forward before challenges, like I do before Jiu-Jitsu matches. At my very first match at the Nationals, my plan was to shoot a double leg, but my opponent pulled guard and closed it.
He threw me off my game plan, but I learned to calm down.
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It added a lot of pressure. It was just a good comparison for me. I often thought of Professor Nelson and how everyone respects and loves him because of his respectful nature. I just wanted to make sure that I treated everyone during the Race the way he does: I think I was able to do that. But in addition, one must have a high emotional quotient as well. I think I was able to be successful on this race at the age of 35 as opposed to 25 yrs old because I have developed tremendously from a character standpoint over the past few years.
Of course when I was preparing for the race I was spending most of my time on the physical and mental components, whether it was rock climbing, kayaking, pilates, yoga, cross fit, or crossword puzzles, sudoku and other brain games. But we were still in a hurry, so if you're just standing there watching this happen and watching a million dollars slip out of your hands because of a misstep, then yeah, I'm sure it's pretty nerve-wracking.
Vanessa, when you went down in the episode before, you mentioned that you have a pretty high threshold for pain.
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How bad was this? This was really bad. I've broken that ankle. I have a screw in it. I've torn that Achilles tendon. I've broken all of the bones on top of that foot.
I've broken a lot of bones in my life and still played or danced or done whatever I was doing. But this was just continuous, non-stop and the treadmill, most of the problem is that you're making your ankle roll over more easily. It was absolutely excruciating. Under those circumstances, did you actually come close to quitting at any point? Yeah, we discussed it briefly. Very briefly we discussed it and assessed the situation.
What would a penalty be? What would that entail? Is there a possibility of anybody getting that lost where it would behoove us to do it? But no, you have that flash of desperation and then you have the flash of, "You know what? We came here for a reason. We came here for a million dollars" and that's a huge carrot to dangle in front of your face and going through everything that we went through, thinking about the watermelons, for God's sake, and all the adversity that we fought to get to that point and everything that Ralph had to do and he pulled through.
I just didn't want to let him down. What was it like watching the Battle in Bavaria on TV? And what did you guys learn from that fight? I have learned a lot from watching a lot of the different arguments on air, the fights and behaviors.
Let's just say that. No more details there? I've realized that I have the capability to be mean. I have that in me. I can be mean.
Everybody who knows me is saying, "Wow, you're really nice to me" or "You're nice to the people around you. If you say something mean to me, then typically I let it go, but if you say something mean to somebody close to me, then I'm gonna tear your head off. And the means by which I tear people's heads off?
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Probably it's not OK. Some of the things that I said, I should have never said and I'm taking that and learning from it. How about you, Ralph? What did you learn from watching things unfold? I'm just glad I didn't pick up the coat like she told me to, because I would have been blasted by my boys back here in Texas forever and ever. No, I'm just kidding.
There was so much more to that.
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It's the way it was cut. We know what happened. And it was just one of those times where all the pressure from all the racing and being basically stuck together for however many days we were, up to that point, it just all came out in that one instance, that journey up the hill.
The funny thing is is that we've argued before and we know how to push each other's buttons and we were pushing all kinds of buttons going up that hill. It was just an argument that got aired, honestly.
There was so much more to it that didn't. I really don't know what else to say about it. I don't know if I necessarily learned anything from it. You talked a little bit around this, Vanessa, but was there a first incident or an inciting incident that happened with the "Big Brother" team that got you guys off on the wrong foot? Suddenly, it just seemed like you guys were at war and it didn't really make sense on TV.
Did it make sense there? Yeah, it made sense. There was an incident that didn't air, about which I was told I couldn't disclose. It was just something They just challenged our personal beliefs and it just really struck a nerve and then, all of a sudden, you see the escalation after that. When everybody's sitting down at the airport and getting to know one another, we're talking about what we do in our personal lives.
Of course, I come from a political background and they challenged my political beliefs in a really weird, vivid, strange, odd, offensive way. And I'm a hard person to offend, so if you offend me, then it's gotta be out there. And it rubbed me the wrong way. So, from that point on How good were Dave and Rachel?