One of my favorite websites is HappyPlace. They have so many hilarious and witty things on there that I am always laughing when I peruse their posts. They started a sister site related to all things sports a few months ago which is equally clever, Jockular.
Earlier this week, I came across a post called More Of The Least Motivational Marathon Signs. Having made a marathon sign, I thought I would check these out to see if they were really that unmotivational.
Here are some of my favorites, all courtesy of jockular.com.
I have never run a marathon. I have never run anything close to a marathon. The longest race I have ever run was 4 miles and it was from one bar to another bar. The longest distance I have ever run was a little over 6 miles. I know I am not qualified to say whether these posters are motivational, unmotivational, or just plain funny.
Well, I can say they are funny, because they are. I wonder how I would feel, though, if I had been training for months and months for a race and I saw one of these signs when I was at mile 22 (which many people have told me is a tough one).
I would like to think that I would laugh and that would get me through those last 4.2 miles to the end. But sometimes I can get a little pissy when I’m tired, in pain and have lost every electrolyte in my body.
I made a sign for my brother the last marathon he ran. I was giggling the whole time I was writing it because if you know my brother, he can be…oh how do I say it…a little particular about things. But if you know me, you know I don’t really give a shit. In a fight between humor (by humor I mean things I think are funny) and your private life, humor wins every time!
I don’t think my poster is better than any of the ones above. The kids got a lot of smiles from runners and even from their uncle, but I’m kind of pushing for my brother or dad to run another marathon. I think they both have 3 under their belts, so what’s one more?
I’m sure as hell not going to run one – not unless the entire route was littered with signs like the above to keep me laughing all the way to the finish line.