I spent yesterday cheering on women from my local Moms RUN This Town chapter at the Manchester City Marathon. It was such a fun thing to get out there and support these women who have been training for months to run 26.2 miles, some for the first time and others as veterans.
When I ran the Traveler’s Half Marathon, someone drove by with a sign hanging out the window of their truck that said, “SMILE if you aren’t wearing undies!” Naturally, I couldn’t stop myself from smiling (because I thought it was funny… I was in fact wearing undies, if you must know). There was some really great spectator support along that course – not something that happens at shorter races.
I’m organizing a group of ladies from my running group to get out there as spectators and cheer on our fellow BAMRs at the Manchester City Marathon this weekend. I’ve seen some great sign inspiration, so I’m having a hard time choosing which signs I’ll make. Here are 10 of the best signs I’ve come across in my research for sign inspiration.
This running thing is addictive.
I still hate it while I’m doing it (unless I have a buddy or two, then I’m easily distracted), but I feel so good after I’ve finished a run. I may be tired, sore, or in pain, but I always feel good enough to want more.
I am bag lady. I have always been bag lady. I will always be bag lady.
Being bag lady at a 13.1mi road race will be no different.
My taste in music has been called “crap.” I was born in the 80s, but my interest in music didn’t really develop until middle school, when I started taking dance classes, and pretty much stayed in my chosen genre.
Pop / Top 40.
Are you signed up for your first 5K road race? Congratulations! This is the first step to the running addiction… welcome to the club! Before you realize it, all of that money you thought you were going to save by “just running, because it’s a cheap workout!” will go toward race registrations, 12 pairs of sneakers, three different ways to carry your shit on a run, and an expensive reflective vest.
I’m honestly not sure there’s anything better in this world than the month of October in New Hampshire. There should be a club for people who crave autumn in New England.
If there were a club for us, I would be President.