One aspect that I believe to be very unique about running, is that it’s not just a sport – its pretty much a lifestyle. The more and more you get involved in running, people around you start to catch the bug and sign up for races, you meet new and exciting people on training runs, and at some point, running becomes fun! It’s not as hard as it once was, and there is actually a lot of fun to be had (not there yet?…. trust me, it will come!)
And then you get further into it. You run a big race, and what’s the first thing you want to do?! Slap that 13.1 or 26.2 sticker on your car. And of course, there are some of us that take it a step further. I’m talking about running tattoos! There are so many out there that I have seen, some good, and some pretty bad – but all a depiction of the canvas they are on.
So why the tattoo talk? No, I’m not getting one – well uhh, another one that is. When I was back in college, I knew I wanted a running tattoo, but I couldn’t decide on what kind. I thought about it for months and months, and then finally decided on something that I would like to be stuck with for the rest of time.
It’s a running kokopelli. I have always loved the way the kokopelli looks, and what is stands for. Yes, it does represent fertility, but that isn’t the meaning I am talking about. It also represents mischief, music, and replenishment – all things that I like to take part in
I love my running tattoo. It is never something I have ever regretted getting!
Do you have a running (or triathlon) tattoo? What is it of? If you don’t have one, would you get one?!