Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Chicago Marathon Highlights

Part of the fun with being at the marathon was the people watching. It proved to be very entertaining. So many people were dressed up. My favorites include:

The girls who wore black leggings and tutus. I f I ever did a marathon I would totally wear a tutu!

A man dressed as a banana (maybe his wife was the other banana in front of us at mile 3?)

A man that ran the race in a tuxedo

A guy (or girl) dressed as Gumby

Guys who dyed their hair crazy colors

The guy dressed as bacon (yes, BACON!)

The superhero team of Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider Man, and The Hulk

The man that ran the race in full firefighter gear WITH weights on his back. That is just plain impressive because I saw him at mile 21 and he was cruising like it wasn't a big deal.

But this guy. He was my all time favorite and yes, he is a man. I saw him at every mile marker I was at and he always touched his pearls and gave a Homecoming Queen wave. Hilarious!

Then there were the signs. Some of these are inappropriate, but they are all pretty hysterical. Enjoy!

 "Your feet hurt because you are kicking so much butt!"

"Your legs will forgive you...eventually."

"Don't stop -- people are watching."

"Worst Parade Ever"

 "Chafe now...brag forever."

"Ice baths and cookies at the finish!"

"Take a cab. It's faster!"

"You've got stamina! Call me!"

"Pain now...beer later."

"If a marathon was easy, it would be called your mother."

 "I'm sure it seemed like a good idea 4 months ago."

"Run like you stole something."

"Toenails are for sissies."

"Where are you all going?"

"Hurry up...beer misses you!"

"This is easier than labor and delivery."

"You're not slow. You're just enjoying the course."

"Stop reading this and keep running!"

"You trained longer than Kim Kardashian's marriage!"

"Mortuary ahead....look alive!"

"If I ran it, by God, you can, too."

"Chuck Norris never ran a marathon."

"Hurry up! People are waiting for you!"

"Staying up all night making this sign was hard too."

"You are NOT almost there." (seen at mile 1)

“Oh, I thought you said 2.62 miles”

“Your gym teacher would be so proud”

 “There will be a day where you will not be able to do this and today is not that day”

 “It’s not sweat, it’s liquid awesome”

And we can't forget the huge faces, because there were A LOT of these in the crowd:

Fun times. Fun times.


Jen Caputo said...

Those are some hilarious signs! Love the big heads too!

Shanny said...

Oh my gosh those signs/sayings are fantastic!!!!

Anne said...

I can't imagine anything more miserable than running a marathon in a costume. It would be so bulky, restrictive, extra sweaty, don't even get me started on that mask! But it would be so fun to watch :) My fave quote: “There will be a day where you will not be able to do this and today is not that day” and I love the sign warning the friend her creepy co-worker was catching up, hilarious!