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What's everyone's thoughts on displaying a 26.2 sticker on your car? Do you have one? Any specific reason why you do/don't?
(I have one I put on after completing my first marathon, I don't think too many people know what it means though...)
I agree. I like seeing other cars on the road with the sticker/magnet; I always find myself having to see the face behind the wheel and thinking "yeah, they know what it's like"...
Len: I'm actually surprised as to how many people need an explanation.
i love 'em! every time i pass a car with a 26.2 sticker, i smile. then i get green with envy! i'm planning to run my first marathon sometime next year (and i have the lofty aspiration of qualfiying for boston 2010). i have a 13.1 sticker on my car. i ran my first half this september and it was awesome. i can't wait to add a 26.2 to the other side.
Oh heck yea. I've done one half and I put a 13.1 sticker on mine. Of course I have a Jeep though and it has a lot of stickers on it.
People probably don't know what it means but then again if they don't then it's not about them.
"On every world, wherever people are, in the deepest part of the winter, at the exact mid-point, everybody stops and turns and hugs. As if to say, "Well done, well done, everyone! We're halfway out of the dark." Doctor Who
oh heck yeah ryan!!! these stickers/magnets are the best things to see on cars!!! i have a 13.1 magnet on my car. i just did my first half back in september (second last month). and you darn right i will be getting the 26.2 when i complete my first full marathon in may '09!! i love it when i see it on other cars. i just nod and smile. it's an automatic connection!
"Sweat is the cologne of success!" Love this friggin' quote!
I have a 26.2 as well as a USAT sticker on my car. I like seeing them on other cars as well. I figure those who know what it is have an apprciation for it and those that dont, wouldnt understand anyway. I have done a couple ultra's as well and would like to get a sticker for that. I am doing the Crooms Fools 50 miler in April in Fl. I would like a 50 miles sticker for that and will be looking for one. Hey, display what you've accomplished proudly and if somebody ask you what it is then that gives a chance to proudly let them know! There is still a very very small percentage of people who have completed a marathon and if you have then its something to be proud of no matter what your finish time was.
I am proud of anybody who has done this. Half Marathoners as well!
Yes, display it! Why not?
Explain it too. You never know - you may inspire someone else to run 26.2
Everytime I see one - I have race memories and I smile
Training For: 50k Ultra Marathon (2nd)
I'm glad we are all on the same page! I thought there would be at least one person who sees it as a bad idea!
My wife and I were watching the CMA's last night (yeeeHAW!) and it really made me want to buy a belt buckle for some reason. I told my wife I could earn a buckle through the Western States 100..... she quickly squashed that idea (good thing too, I'd probably kill myself!)
Hey - I do like these - and I was wondering would any one be interested in some that say 5K, 8K, 10K, 10Mi, 15K 30K, 50K etc? I thought I'd like to be able to add stars around the number, to depict how many you've done - and maybe the year in the star. Let me know - I've been thinking of making some (since this is something I do for a living - besides run!) But If you were to purchase them from me, I was thinking I could give an "active" member discount or something. What do you think? If I get enough response, I'll post them on my website, and hopefully you'd be able to purchase right from there.
www.pbracing.net see the LMB Designs Page or just click on that logo.