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Go ahead and put that sticker on your car, part 2

Saturday, September 21, 2013

BOILHAM had a blog entry about adorning your car with 13.1, 26.2, 70.3, 140.6 and other such race stickers. The general consensus was, if you did the race, go ahead and slap the sticker on your car if you want to.

Then, yesterday, I was driving to Paramus, NJ and passed a car with an oval sticker with a big "0.0" then a little "I don't run". On one hand, it was funny enough to warrant a chuckle. On the other hand, it was kind of a sad commentary on the drivers views towards health and fitness!

As for me, I just took the little kids out in the buggy for a 5 miler around West Point. We got to see the cadets doing their pre game parade, lots of fans coming in to set up their tail gate parties, and we stopped at the library to return some library books. (My version of running some errands! Last week it was running up the hill with the buggy and kids to get a gallon of milk)

Have a great weekend everyone!
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AMANDANCES 9/24/2013 8:30AM

    In about two weeks, I'll be running my very first half marathon, and you can bet I'll have that sticker on MY car five minutes after I cross the finish line!! Really it's not about the race that day -- it's about the months and months and MONTHS of training to get to that day!

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JLITT62 9/24/2013 7:53AM

    My husband has joked about getting the 0.0 sticker for his car - so it could be a spouse. I don't care whether or not my husband runs, I just wish he would do some activity other than mowing the lawn, which soon he won't have to do!

The 13.1 sticker he got me lives on my fridge. I'm just not one to call attention to myself plus every time I say I'm going to do it I forget!

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CAROLCRC 9/23/2013 8:16AM

    I bought my husband the 0.0 and he proudly has it on his car - it's sort of a way of poking fun at us bragging runners, and establishing that as a supporter he's also part of the running community. Yes, he thinks we are all nuts, but he's there at any big race I do to meet me at the finish.

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OPTIMIST1948 9/22/2013 2:15PM

    I saw that entry and I agree: Put that Sticker on if you earned it! Be proud!

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FITFOODIE806 9/22/2013 9:19AM

    Love how you run errands. I feel like I see so much more of my neighborhood and general surroundings and happenings because of how much I run.
And I agree about the 0.0 It does have a snarky vibe. It would be odd if someone that is into another type of fitness felt the need to brag that they don't run.

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PMRUNNER 9/22/2013 5:38AM

    While some on here gave him the benefit of doubt and said he could do other fitness instead of running, I do believe he was being anti-fitness and a bit snarky about it.

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GOING-STRONG 9/21/2013 9:59PM

    I have a 13.1 sticker on my car window.... going to replace it next month with a 26.2! 0.00??? That guy need to get off his (or her) butt!

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RHYMESWITHBABY 9/21/2013 9:55PM

    I haven't seen ANY running stickers. But I agree with the commenters who say that the 0.0 sticker isn't necessarily a statement against fitness in general -- maybe it's just running! I don't run either. I'd like to, but I am medically prevented from it, so I spend a lot of time trying out other activities to see if I can find something I CAN do that will give me the same benefit.

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GMO_JEN 9/21/2013 7:58PM

    Very cool how you run your errands. I haven't seen the 0.0. It's odd that whomever it was decided to put that out there-hopefully they enjoy some other activity

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DOGLADY13 9/21/2013 6:16PM

    On my bike ride today, I saw a few families out with their kids in tow - either running or biking. I am so impressed with that. It's hard enough for me to haul my sorry self around, I think people who have the drive to haul themselves AND their kids around have special superpowers.

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NATPLUMMER 9/21/2013 5:24PM

    I've never seen either the 0.0 or I don't run stickers. The people who post those may do other forms of exercise that don't involve mileage....Zumba, yoga, weight lifting, etc.

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PAMNANGEL 9/21/2013 4:35PM

    Haven't seen the 0.0 sticker. Personally, I'd love to be able to run. I'm lucky I can even walk anymore. Even though I can't do as much as I used to I keep trying to do as much as I can.

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BIGPAWSUP 9/21/2013 4:18PM

    It is funny but a sad comment on the general attitude towards fitness.

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BOILHAM 9/21/2013 4:03PM

    Thanks for the shout-out on my sticker blog. I chuckle too, when I see those 0.0 stickers. I hadn't really considered how they are telling the world that they don't care for exercising, but you are correct, of course.
I love the way you run with your little ones, you surely are setting a good example for them. Way to go!

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JULIA_RUN2SMILE 9/21/2013 3:22PM

    Way to go for the 5 milers - with the kids too... it is such a good way to show them that fitness and fun go together!
You are a fantastic role model - and sticker or not, it shows!

Would love to run West Point - I miss running at the Royal Military College of Canada (Kingston, Ontario) and teaching there. I should plan a visit to WP and enter a race - let me know, could be fun!

If you are looking for a 13.1, Army Run (Ottawa, Canada) is a very special one -where we pay tribute and support our injured soldiers. I run it every year - tomorrow!

GO go GO!!!

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COOP9002 9/21/2013 11:41AM

    If running wasn't hard everyone would do it. Glad you are setting the example for your children. One day they will thank you for it.

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BLUENOSE63 9/21/2013 11:36AM

  Yes it is sad but true! I had to chuckle about your "up the hill with buggy, kids and milk" as that is how I lost my pregnancy weight 11 years ago. We lived in Monterey CA and they had these very steep hills that I would run up with my son in his jogging stroller.....people thought I was nuts but it worked!

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