The big debate – I need your help!

Ok. So I started running when I was a senior in high school.
It started out as just 3 miles here and there to get in shape for soccer.
My dad was my running partner and we enjoyed our little jaunts together.
Somehow, over the next few years, it started turning into more than just 3 miles here and there.
We started talking about a half marathon.
I ran my first half marathon when AJ was not quite 6 months old.
Running a half marathon makes you feel invincible. Like…surely I can run a full marathon now!
So we started training for a marathon.
AJ was 3 1/2 and Ry was almost 2 when we ran our first marathon.
We ran another marathon together the following year.

Here is where I need your help.
Back in the dark ages when I was running 20 miles at a time for my long runs, I didn’t have the privilege of posting it all over social media and getting likes and comments and get-it-girls all the day long! Ha! I did it for the sheer thrill and enjoyment and accomplishment of it all!

I have since run other races, (including the Newburyportย 10-miler last summer) but not another marathon.
Here’s where I need your help.
AJ got me a 26.2 sticker to put on my car, and someone (coughadamcough) says that I shouldn’t be able to put it on my car because I haven’t run a marathon in 10 years.
I feel like I put the time in, so I deserve the sticker!

So here is the big debate:
Have I earned the right to put the sticker on my car?
Or do I have to run another marathon to make it ok?

Leave your answer in the comments…and don’t be afraid to be honest.
I can take it. I’m a runner…or at least I used to be ๐Ÿ™‚


22 thoughts on “The big debate – I need your help!

  1. Since the sticker is not dated you have the right to announce to the small portion of the world that will ever be following your car that you have run a marathon. In fact I think you should paste TWO Marathon stickers your half marathon and EVERY race you have ever run!!!! ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐ŸŽ‰celebrate your life girl!!!of course with all due respect to Adam๐Ÿ’š

    Sent from my iPhone



    1. I think you deserve the sticker. You have done it, when is immaterial. Two days ago I was given a certificate for being the winner in a Toastmasters competition. It was dated thirteen years ago. I can’t remember the occasion or the speech or anything else about it. But I feel earned it.


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