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8/5/11 12:51 P

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I've seen people with smiley faces on their right calf, I guess, so you can't get mad when they pass you! :)

Congrats on your first tri. :)

(Loved the Hebrews scripture too, that's a good one.)

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8/4/11 12:17 A

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That is what I ended up doing. :)

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8/3/11 11:01 P

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I've written one thing on my arm, both for my 2 half marathons, and my recent Tri - I CAN - I WILL - I AM. I must confess to 'borrowing' this from a fellow Sparker - it spoke to me, and I've been using it ever since. It's easy, it reminds me that I can do anything I set my mind to.

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4/21/11 4:37 P

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I have never written anything on my arms...but I once saw Hebrews 12:1 written on someone's arm....so I looked it up, and it was an interesting:

"Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance, and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,"

Usually before a race I'm too nervous to think about it....too many other decisions to make. Feels weird enough having the numbers written on my leg & arm...


“Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.” Louisa May Alcott


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4/21/11 12:50 P

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Moto - that's funny!

I haven't written anything on my arm for any race. I don't think I would remember to look at it, as I get too focused on what I'm doing. I am NOT losing brain function due to the effort I'm putting out, I'm being FOCUSED.
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Actually, it never occurred to me to do so. Once, though, when we were running a 100 mile relay and one of the legs was zig zaggy through a neighborhood, the person who did that leg wrote directions on her arm.

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4/21/11 12:23 P

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Never thought about writting something on my arm. I'd hope that I'm too focused ot pay any attention to it. Althouhg I do glance down at my speed and HR occassionally while on the bike. Maybe I could srite something there. Although next weekend I think it's going ot be cold enouhg that I'm tossing on a long sleeve full zip jersey in T1.

Maybe I'll write: "If you can read this, I'm going too slow". or "see you at the finish!"

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4/21/11 8:27 A

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I haven't but it sounds like a GREAT idea. Good luck on your tri! Just finished one Saturday (cold, rain, mud, 30 mph winds - I LOVED EVERY SECOND). There is just something about this sport...

Anyway - now you have my curiosity peaked so please let us know 1) how you did and 2) what you wrote on your arm.



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4/20/11 10:51 P

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Oops! Rushy-rushy! No, haven't written on my arms.


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4/20/11 10:36 P

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isn't that on the upper arm? I'm thinking about words to motivate me that I would write on my forearms.

It's hard to beat a person that never gives up. ~Babe Ruth

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4/20/11 10:28 P

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First, all the best on your first tri! Your race number and usually your age are written in ink on your arm and leg by a volunteer or race staff, usually when you are staging your things in the transition area. Have fun!


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4/20/11 10:16 P

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My first tri is June 11, and I'm already starting to think about what I want to write on my arms to help keep me focused.

Do you write on yourself and what do you write?

It's hard to beat a person that never gives up. ~Babe Ruth

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