As soon as it was midnight, there came in two little naked dwarfs; and they sat themselves upon the shoemaker’s bench, took up all the work that was cut out, and began to ply with their little fingers, stitching and rapping and tapping away at such a rate, that the shoemaker was all wonder, and could not take his eyes off them. And on they went, till the job was quite done, and the shoes stood ready for use upon the table. This was long before daybreak; and then they bustled away as quick as lightning.
The Elves and the Shoemaker, by the Grimm Brothers
Ever wondered how the marathon course gets marked up with those inspirational quotes for the runners on the marathon course?
Of course, it’s not naked dwarfs; but if you’re looking for ideas to chalk onto the course then hopefully these might help.
For the Marathon
- Smile if you aren’t wearing underwear.
- The marathon. Making chafing cool since Ancient Greece.
- Whine now => wine later.
- Draw a body outline at around the 18km mark
- Chafe now…brag forever.
- Pain is just weakness leaving the body.
- That’s not sweat, it’s your fat cells crying.
- Blisters are Braille for awesome!
- You’ve got stamina! Call me!
- Treadmills suck!
- Worst. Parade. Ever.
- Hurry up, we’re missing Happy Hour.
- Pain now…beer later.
- If a marathon was easy, it would be called your mother.
- I’m sure it seemed like a good idea 16 weeks ago.
- You cannot scare me. I run marathons.
- Never trust a fart.
- You’ve done dumber things when drunk!
- Run like you stole something.
- Hey marathoners, hurry up! The half-marathoners are drinking all the beer!
- Toenails are for sissies.
- It’ll feel better when it stops hurting.
- My legs hurt just waiting for you.
- Run now, crap later
- You’re 42.2% crazy for doing this.
- Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory lasts forever.
- Where are you all going?
- Hurry up…beer misses you!
- You’re not slow. You’re just enjoying the course.
- Stop reading this and keep running!
- Sweat like a pig to look like a fox!
- Marathoners still do it when it hurts!
- Don’t worry…tomorrow you wont feel your feet at all!
- Race Entry : $85
Shoes : $200
Chafing parts you never knew existed : $Priceless
- It’s long. It’s hard. Do it faster!
- Chuck Norris never ran a marathon.
- Shut up legs!
And some words for those running further…
Graffiti is illegal, so make sure to use a non-permanent method! Or, don’t get caught!