Nobody cares if you're not a good dancer. Just get up and dance. The same holds true for racing. Whether first or last, we all cross that same finish line. Just get out there and run.
- Dean Karnazes

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Time To Blog Again & Get Some Stuff Off My Chest

I've been in California for a few months now, and it's time to get back to blogging because I know you're all dying to know what I have to say. Oh yeah, did you notice the name change? I figured this name was a lot more fitting. Also, have you “liked” my FB page? If not, here’s a link for you. facebook.com/operationbeawesome


So, a Facebook friend shared a link from a 13.1 sticker hater. Have you seen this article? https://medium.com/i-m-h-o/why-we-all-hate-your-13-1-sticker-af261799c10 Alright, so this person thinks that putting a 13.1 sticker on your car makes a “big, arrogant butthole”; I’ll be honest, I am going to own my butthole status. For me, the 13.1 emblazoned everything is not to brag but it’s completely for me. It’s a reminder that there was a time when the thought of finishing any race was laughable, a time when I didn’t think that I was capable of even completing a feat like half marathon. Am I proud of my half marathon finishes? Absolutely, who wouldn’t be, my feet have covered the 13.1 race distance nine times. There’s going to be a day that my body will not let me do anything like that anymore but the pride of knowing that I have done some pretty badass things will last a lifetime. So, to the author of the article, the stickers aren’t about you, shocking, I know, you’ll get over it.

In the words of Miss Taylor Swift, haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate. 

1 comment:

leannewdw said...

I like this post Lucy. I read that article too and I'm with you. My run magnets have nothing to do with anyone other than me. I remember when I first started running. I couldn't run 30 seconds without feeling defeated. I've worked hard and seen some really amazing things along the way. I don't care if you run or not but don't steal my joy. I feel sorry for the author for not getting that.

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