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WildRice October 30th, 2014 12:39am

I just read a piece entitled "Why we all hate your 13.1 sticker" (link inside) He states that by displaying them we are implying we are better than others and are arrogant. Does this have any merit or is he just whining?

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jmw7477 Indiana
10/30/14 3:31 am

Get over it. It's a bumper sticker. Is he going to attack the proud parent stickers next. I have two saying "I love my chihuahua" and "I love my pig." Am I bragging, too?

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fredd TrumpLand
10/30/14 3:23 am

He's whining. People put all kinds of bumper stickers on their cars, perhaps this one hit a nerve.

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FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
10/30/14 2:46 am

Nope. It's just a badge on the car showing the pride of having completed a half-marathon.

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FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
10/30/14 2:52 am

That being said, I am against bumper stickers in general, so I wouldn't use one.

MrChris80 California
10/30/14 2:24 am

Funny how running is the only sport where its acceptable to stick your accomplishments to the back of your car. No other athlete does this. Do golfers put their average? Rock climbers put their highest climbs? Bowlers put 300 games? Not really.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
10/30/14 2:47 am

Triathlons have stickers too. 70.3 and 140.6.

sdbrev210 The Pursuit of Happiness
10/30/14 3:55 am

I saw two people with the Ironman logo tattooed on the back of their calf the other day.

firefly5 the verse
10/30/14 6:32 am

1. maybe every bowler who has bowled a 300 game does have that sticker. I'd never know.

2. I've seen hundreds of hockey/football/cheerleading/lacrosse stickers on cars. have you not?

MrChris80 California
10/30/14 9:03 am

A few, but touting what accomplishments, firefly?

firefly5 the verse
10/30/14 9:06 am

none, for the most part. but what accomplishments are there to mention?

MrChris80 California
10/30/14 9:24 am

Beyond the 3 examples I already gave? Uh, maybe championships won (if its a team sport), medals earned at various competitions for things like swimming, archery, or tennis... Maybe number of hat tricks in soccer or hockey... Why am I doing this?

firefly5 the verse
10/30/14 9:27 am

I've seen championship stickers. but you're right.

MrChris80 California
10/30/14 9:44 am

And Im not offended at runners' so-called "arrogance". Just an interesting, unique, sticker-posting phenomenon. And it caught on like wildfire. Haha

swjboucher Just Run
10/30/14 6:50 pm

Chris
It's running thing. It's part of the runner community. The effort guy on the street is not going to know what a 10 K, 13.1 or 26.2 mean.

MrChris80 California
10/31/14 12:43 am

Maybe if its a regional thing perhaps. In northern California, we know exactly what those stickers mean, runner or not.

kris55 Alabama
10/30/14 1:48 am

Its not arrogant at all. Sounds like someones upset about their poor health decisions and can't stand seeing people who exercise...

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WildRice With a side of sass
10/29/14 9:32 pm

I was wondering what you thought. Do you have one of those stickers?

swjboucher Just Run
10/30/14 4:24 am

I I don't like bumper stickers on my car. I do have a magnetic decal of my running club. But I enjoy seeing them on other cars. Gives me a strange sense of family. Oh look!!! another runner!

susanr Colorado
10/29/14 7:36 pm

No, no, Brian V. The sticker doesn't make that person look like a giant ass. It's declaring that "We all..." anything, and claiming to know what [always awful things] anyone else *thinks* (here, that "you're better than everyone else")

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susanr Colorado
10/29/14 7:37 pm

is what makes *you* look like a big, whiney butthole.

mtbRIDER Gone riding...
10/29/14 8:24 pm

Lol! Well said, Susan! :)

cpaswr just say the letters
10/29/14 7:36 pm

I saw a 0.0 sticker before.

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voc I am...what I am
10/29/14 6:09 pm

I never knew what that meant. Thank you. And the author is a whiny whinerton.

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imanag My heaven on Earth
10/29/14 6:06 pm

I wonder if the author would like some cheese with his whine?

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bethanyq Ess Eff
10/29/14 6:05 pm

That made me laugh.

I can see both sides of it. Honestly though, I am so out of shape and anti-running I wouldn't have known what to make of a 13.1 sticker if I had seen one. I'd probably wonder if they were bragging about bad MPG or something.

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bethanyq Ess Eff
10/29/14 8:05 pm

Omg I love it.

zack1018 Ich will nach Stuttgart
10/29/14 5:55 pm

It's a reminder of an accomplishment and let's other runners know you are a runner (since not everybody knows what the stickers even mean)

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WildRice With a side of sass
10/29/14 6:02 pm

I was surprised when people asked me what that meant... I guess I assumed everyone knew.

ovcourse Alzheimer Joe
10/29/14 5:52 pm

Much better than a "coexist" bumper sticker. Now THAT's annoying! Send a supply of those to ISIS, so we can all finally live in peace.

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fredd TrumpLand
10/30/14 3:03 am

Why do you find those annoying?

Kay41 the Midwest
10/29/14 5:47 pm

Whiner. How is that any different from putting a college sticker on your car?

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WildRice With a side of sass
10/29/14 9:34 pm

I dunno. Maybe he thinks the same about that too.

Arananthi Literal Ninja
10/29/14 5:46 pm

Seems like a surefire case of sour grapes.

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firefly5 the verse
10/29/14 5:47 pm

there's a joke to be made here about w(h)ine.

WildRice With a side of sass
10/29/14 5:44 pm

Where it might be true for some I put the 26.2 on our car as a reminder of a goal accomplished. I never thought I would ever want too, or could, run that long and it is more for me than anyone else.

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WildRice With a side of sass
10/29/14 5:45 pm

And for fire too. He's a BA who is going to do his second full next spring

thedarkhorse silence was an intense roar
10/29/14 5:57 pm

Serious question: I hiked 27 miles in one day in the Rockies. Elevation changes from 11k ft to 13500 ft.

In your opinion, would I qualify for the 26.2 sticker?

WildRice With a side of sass
10/29/14 5:59 pm

Did you run it?! Jk

That's awesome. I would.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
10/30/14 2:50 am

The idea with the distance stickers is that you completed a race of that distance.

firefly5 the verse
10/29/14 5:42 pm

whiner. you know it's going to be good when he starts with, "why we all." if SoH has taught me anything, it's that we don't all anything.

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FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
10/30/14 2:51 am

Nah, all healthy humans breathe.

WildRice With a side of sass
10/29/14 5:46 pm

Also, this is not the first time I've heard this... Just the first time I've seen it in writing