Race Crashers, thieves in running shoes

Over the summer I made my husband buy me a very nice and very expensive pair of sunglasses, mostly so that I could run in them, but they are also good for wearing on the boat while we’re out fishing and such. In the past week, I’ve left them on the counter at the Dollar Tree, at a restaurant on the beach, and yesterday I left them on the counter at the bank. Fortunately I realized what I had done before anyone stole them and was able to retrieve them fairly quickly.

Lost Sunglasses

I would just die if I lost them because MacGyver would kill me. You would think I would be more careful considering the amount of time it took me to convince him that I needed them. And do you know how many times I’ve actually worn these glasses while running? Exactly Zero!

It’s hard to wear sunglasses when I’m running because I always wear a visor. And I will tell you that I wear a visor because it keeps the sun off my face and I will tell you that I’m very careful about how much sun I get on my face…except I’m lying.

I actually wear a visor because I can pull it over my ears; which are huge and stick out and resemble Dumbo. No, really they do. Why else would every kid in my class, (from the first grade on), have called me that?

Cat with ears

Last night my right ear was itching like crazy, deep inside where I couldn’t get to it. MacGyver asked me what was wrong, and I told him I thought there was something in my ear, to which he replied, ‘so that’s where the Malaysian plane is.‘ Well played MacGyver, well played.

Have any of you heard about the blogger who crashed the Georgia Marathon and then bragged about it on her blog? I’m torn as to whether or not I should direct you to her site. I don’t want to send this little twit any more page views but since I think she’s mostly a little jerk and doesn’t really have anything substantial to offer, this is her post on the incident. I already had a bad opinion of her because she crashed a race to take selfie’s, but then I read her rebuttal to some of the comments and it made me irate. This is Mark Remy’s rebuttal, which I thought it was hilarious.

I think crashing a race is the same as stealing, but I want to know what you think. Do you think this girl is a jerk for crashing the race or was this harmless fun?

10 thoughts on “Race Crashers, thieves in running shoes

  1. She sounds like a jerk to me! I didn’t check out the site, but it’s just really obnoxious to do that. I think it’s cool when people run along side their friends or families for support, but that doesn’t sound like what’s happening here.

    • I think you’re right. She basically crashed it just for the attention with no respect for the hard work of the people who organized it. I hope I never run in a race with her. I would have a really hard time not telling her what a jerk I think she is.

  2. I’m going to get this out of the way… She SUCKS! I know that is not eloquent, but it’s all I can come up with. With every selfie my stomach turned a little more, culminating with her final comment to all the haters. Thing is I am even more angry for giving her a page view. She got what she wanted. grrrrr Yes, I believe it is wrong, but she could care less which makes me even more angry.

    Need to add to this post with another thing I hate at races and that is the people who take short cuts on timed races, in order to get better times. Really??? It’s pathetic. The first time I saw it I was shocked. Mind you, I am slow as a tortoise and it doesn’t change anything for me, but I am angry for other runners. Makes me want to smack the smiles off there faces when I see them with their medal while munching on a banana after. Guess there will always be trolls out there.

    • LOL, she does suck! And I felt the exact same way.

      Great point you brought up on the short cuts. I’ve never seen anyone take a short cut at a race but probably because I get so focused on how I’m doing, but if I did, I’m pretty sure I would say something. That probably makes me a bit of a bitch but what’s the point of competing if you aren’t going to be fair?

  3. There are some pretty funny comments on there, obviously everyone agrees with you! I would never dream of doing that….but I think I would definitely not be able to get away with it as I wouldnt be able to not run it hard, and then I would be near the front where I would draw attention haha!

    Some of my athletes jumped in the Philly Rock and Roll half on their run, and took medals at the end, I yelled at them. I was mad!!!! It is definitely not right!

    • LOL, near the front, girl you would have won that thing! You are fast! And good for you for yelling at your athletes. I think the best thing any runner can do is to volunteer for a race or two and see what goes into it, the planning, the hard work and all the effort then I think they would think twice about crashing.

  4. It frustrates me when people sneak into races and run without paying the entry fees. To me, this is the same as stealing. The people and companies that put on races put countless hours and lots of money into making the race successful. If people can’t afford to pay an entry fee (yes, I realize sometimes they are very pricey), they shouldn’t run the race. 🙁

    • I agree with you completely and I wish more people would volunteer at some of these races so that maybe they would understand how much goes into putting them together.

  5. I didn’t hear about the race crasher until now. Mark Remy’s post is hysterical! I think she intended it to be harmless fun but if she used resources on the race course or took a medal, that’s not right.

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