The other day, I saw someone with “13.1,” “26.2,” “50K,” “50M” and “70.3” stickers on their car. I think there were more, but the stoplight wasn’t long enough to read them all. Overkill much? I get it, you’re an endurance freak! Fine. I’m jealous of you!
Speaking of freaks, I totally cried when I traded in my ’04 Odyssey for a newer one on Sunday. When the dealer drove my old minivan off into the sunset (literally, we were there till 9 p.m.), he also took my “13.1,” “Nuun” and “I <3 to tri” stickers with it.
Luckily, my “26.2” is a magnet (thanks, Mel!). I slapped that sucker on my new van right away and, I must say, it looks pretty damn slick.
I won’t replace the “tri” sticker because clearly I don’t love to tri or I would have done more than one of them in two years. I’ve been driving a lie! I like to tri. I would-do-it-more-if-I-wasn’t-such-a-chicken to tri. Do they have that sticker somewhere?
But the “13.1” sticker is sort of a tricky one. I don’t know if I need to replace it. What do you think?
I’ve run a bunch of half marathons. Enough that I don’t know how many. But, I mean, it seems obvious I’ve run 13.1 since one must cover that many miles in order to get to 26.2. But I’m no math wizard…
Likewise with 50K and 50 miles. If I ever run those distances, should I take my 26.2 off?
These are the things that keep me up at night. Well, these and When is the melatonin going to kick in? And, If it flooded, could I use my bed as a boat?
I think you can add the 13.1 sticker! It’s a big accomplishment you should be proud of 😉
I am proud. Just not sure I need it. 🙂
I don’t think it’s overkill. I sported a 13.1 on my car for a long time before I ran my first 26.2. I was proud of that achievement, so I added the sticker. Marathon is an accomplishment, but the half is my favorite race, so I have both on my car. When my husband finished his first 50K, he wanted that represented. Two different runners, two different distances, so I didn’t want to remove “my” running stickers because he goes farther. Then I ran the Goofy Challenge in WDW. I got the Ear version of 39.3. I love all thing that have to do with The Mouse, so I added that one to compliment my WDW license plate frame and antenna topper. 🙂
We recently got a new car, so I immediately replaced the 13.1. I do have plans to add the 26.2 eventually. I also now have the runDisney mouse-eared sticker rather than a specific race distance since I’ve run all runDisney distances (5K, 10K, 10M, half, full).
This brings up something I hadn’t thought of: two people’s stickers. Thanks! 🙂
I think it’s a personal preference…as long as it doesn’t go too overboard. I plan on putting a 70.3 one on my car in October!
Awesome! That’s one I don’t think I’ll ever have. 🙂
HA! I would cry too. My old car (that my husband now drives) hosts our Ragnar stickers. I’m not sure if you’re familiar but it’s the same basic sticker that has the year on the side. We put the first basic full sticker and now as we run more Ragnar’s we add just the year (I think we’re up to 4 or 5) but when that car goes we’ll lose the record of all those years. Especially living here in Utah where it seems everyone and their mother has a Ragnar sticker I like to represent that I’m not a one hit wonder, but rather a repeat runner. Then my 26.2 on the car legitimizes that I’m a real runner as opposed to those who walk Ragnar just so they can say they’ve experienced it. That sounded super snobby but ehh. To answer your question I think the 26.2 dictates that it’s obvious you’ve done 13.1. And if you were to run an Ultra that then would trump the 26.2? Maybe …
I think it’s totally up to you. I would probably just keep the 26.2 on since, like you said, covers the 13.1 distance. Congrats on the new car!!