I got kind of sick of seeing 13.1 stickers on rear windshields.  Like a half marathon is some sort of life-changing event worthy of bragging to everyone on the highway about?  Paa-leese.  The only way I could have a leg to stand on when I make fun of these people was to do it myself.

with Nick and Matt...AFRC buddies...they both killed it!

with Nick and Matt…AFRC buddies…they both killed it!  Not pictured: Tim…who killed it too.


The run went really well.  Matt and I stuck together for about 8 miles until I had to slow down a bit.  We were just chatting it up and taking in the “scenery”.   My whole goal was to have fun, so I made a conscious effort to keep smiling.  It sounds kind of silly, but I really think that was the key to staying relaxed and posting a time I was proud of.  I ended up keeping an 8:15 pace for a 1:48.  Pretty stoked!


stupid stickers

stupid stickers



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wow. hey man, nice work on the run. but why be a jerk and knock people for being proud of their accomplishment? it may be nbd to you, but for most people completing a half-marathon is something to be proud of.

You’re right. I shouldn’t knock people for running a half. I applaud anyone who does anything active, no matter how big or small. So I should tone it down a bit.

When I think about it, I guess I’m just more turned off by the stickers themselves. Same as the family stickers. Am I opposed to families? …not in the least. But c’mon, those stickers are silly.

I appreciate the comment, but at least type in your name.

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