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Hunger Games Signs at the Marathon

Marathon spectators will often hold up signs of encouragement. Sometimes it will be cheering on specific people. You’ll see a lot of “Go Mom!” signs held up by adorable kids or “Run (person’s name) run!” signs. Some are more general. There are a ton of “Run like you stole something!” and “Kick asphalt!” (sometimes the latter sign has an additional “s” just in case we didn’t pick up on a pun that was seemingly hatched by a lunch table of 3rd grade boys) signs.

On Saturday, I noticed a lot of Hunger Games-inspired signs: “Welcome to District 12!” and “May the Odds Ever Be in Your Favor.” I understand Hunger Games is a big deal, but I feel like a book featuring a weapons-fueled death match may not be the most appropriate reference for an event in which some people already feel like they’re going to die. It’s as if I’d come to mile 23 and a person hands me a cup of Gatorade, a battle axe, and says, “I’d stay sharp. I just gave the dude in front of you a crossbow.”  

Just a thought. But I know it comes from a sincere place, so thanks for the encouragement.

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