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Sunday: Church-related or spiritual things.
Monday: Running.
Tuesday: Books.
Friday: Green living.

15 February 2011

I'm Not This Good of a Friend

I'm way off my usual schedule this week, but I didn't think anyone would mind too much.

This is what the road looks like
after 20 miles.
I went to the Running is Funny blog a couple of days ago, and the post intrigued me because I'm going to be a marathon spectator, for a whole slate of friends, this coming Sunday. (I'm volunteering, too, but the holding-a-poster-and-screaming part is the good stuff.)

The post directs to a Houston Chronicle article about a runner whose friends went out early in the morning before the marathon to put up signs for him at every mile. I am not so dedicated; my running friends will have to be happy with one sign and me jumping up and down, but I admire the sentiment. And if you're running Austin this weekend, let me know & I'll add your name to the sign, too!

So here they are, from the article; 26.2 miles of motivation:

• 1. • Lookin' good! (So far. …)
• 2. • Adrenaline got you this far. All guts from here!
• 3. • Seriously, who fartleked?
• 4. • It's all uphill from here.
• 5. • Runner X-ing
• 6. • You're not slow, you're enjoying the course.
• 7. • Relax. You're not going to win.
• 8. • I love the smell of 22,000 runners in the morning.
• 9. • 26.2, because 26.3 would be CRAZY!
• 10. • When Chuck Norris hits walls, they fall down.
• 11. • Johnny Knoxville wouldn't even do this to himself.
• 12. • Only 5.3 miles to finish! (if you take the most direct route)
• 13. • You're already a winner. You won the lottery to get here.
• 14. • Nobody to blame but yourself.
• 15. • Toenails were made to fall off.
• 16. • If you were a Kenyan, you'd be done by now.
• 17. • Shirt, how do thou chafe me? Let me count the ways. ...
• 18. • You paid $115 for this?
• 19. • Sweating = fat cells crying.
• 20. • Your training runs ended here.
• 21. • At this point, it will hurt just as much to walk.
• 22. • Humpty Dumpty fell off the wall you just hit.
• 23. • Graveyard ahead. Look alive.
• 24. • Give me a high five!
• 25. • If pain is temporary, why does this feel like an eternity?
• 26. • Congratulations!!!! Almost. …

What would you want your inspirational marathon (or whatever) sign to say?

9 comments:

....Petty Witter said...

Well done you, I'm sure your friends will be pleased with this support.

charlieschurchofchrist said...

you look hotter when you sweat - I'd want a variation on that every mile!

Michelle in a shell said...

Cute! I think my favorite is "sweating= fat cells crying!"

Su said...

@Michelle: I like pretty much all of them, but I think "If you were a Kenyan, you'd be done by now" is my favourite.

@Petty: I hope so; they have to help make the sign. ;)

@Charlie: That's a good one.

Kassy and Grace said...

Haha, this is awesome. Thanks!

Beth said...

LOL! I love it.

Su said...

@Grace: I haven't decided yet what goes on the sign, apart from a bunch of names... but we'll think of something clever. :)

@Beth: Me, too!

Ruth said...

Oh my goodness... I was TOTALLY bummed, because I got distracted, and missed church, which is a super good lesson going on, and I would miss half of it, at best, anyhow, I digress... I started laughing so hard, I almost started crying (not quite, which is good). SO TRUE. OH SO TRUE. Although, in my case, I am thinking my shoes, not my shirt for the half. I want my sign to say "Ruth" or "Ruthie" (your choice), and I would like you to be cheering. Some great sentiment of your choice would be nice, too. As long as it is large and easy to read. :) It is hard to read and run.

Su said...

Well, you have to share the sign with everybody else. And I'm bring the sign-making materials to the hotel, so you're also helping to make it. Surprise! :)

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