Running a marathon is hard enough without also patting yourself on the back every step of the way.
The above is a link to an article written by Chad Stafko. I cannot even recall who originally shared this with me but my first reaction was...WTF? Is this guy trying to be funny or just a d-bag? In this little article, Mr. Stafko talks about runners and the stickers, tee shirts, etc. and equates that it is all done for show and attention.
Really? Really?? *shaking head*
I drive a Big Rev3 Blue station wagon adorned with stickers. Distances.
13.1 26.2 70.3 140.6
proudly displayed on the back of my ride.
I have a TRIATHLETE sticker. A Rev3 sticker. A RAGNAR 2013 sticker. I have a pink SWIM BIKE RUN sticker. A runnergirl sticker.
Are these stickers there for YOU?
No. They are there for me.
My little visual checklist of accomplishments.
I am very well aware that more than 50% of the population of the area where I live does not even KNOW what any of these stickers symbolize. Or what they mean to ME. Or the obstacles that I have overcome to earn those silly little stickers.
Or how these numbers have taught me that I am strong, I am determined and I have the ability to challenge myself push myself to reach goal after goal.
A paragraph from the article reads: