Happy Wednesday! I can barely contain my excitement about running the United NYC Half Marathon on Sunday!
I’ll attempt to contain my excitement for a few more days! Anywho, let’s move on to today’s blog topic – running tattoos! Let me start off by saying that I have no issues with tattoos. I think they are awesome, when done correctly. I only have one tattoo – its a little frog on my left shoulder that I got during my first week of college. I was really feeling my independence and just went to the tattoo parlor on a whim (gotta love that 18-year-old thought process)!
About five years ago I decided that I wanted to get another tattoo, but never acted on it. Ever since last year I have seriously been thinking of getting a running themed tattoo, but I really have no clue what I want! There are literally hundreds of different options to choose from.
Two things that I DO know for sure:
The tattoo will be on my foot, ankle or wrist as it has to be in a spot I can easily cover up due to my job.
It will be a running tattoo. Why a running tattoo? Running is a big part of my life and I have hit so many of my running goals so far. Every time I hit a new accomplishment, I make a new goal. I feel like running will be in my life for a long time (or as long as my body allows me to keep running)!
In doing my research last year, I came across this great post from 2014 from Runner’s World. Runners selected quotes, infinity symbols (probably my favorite), specific races or distances, photos of runners, animals, etc.
I’m a simple person and I don’t really like anything big or flashy, so I’m thinking of doing something related to the infinity symbol (see below):
I would probably add race distances to it as well – 5K, 10K, 13.1 and 26.2 (if I get it after the NYC Marathon). I think it not only fit my personality, but something I could look down at constantly as a remainder of my running accomplishments.
Do you have any running tattoos? If so, how did you decided on the style of your tattoo?
Totally off subject, but don’t forget to enter my nunn giveaway! Just a few more days to enter!