I’ve been thinking about getting a tattoo lately. Then I remember that I’m not really a tattoo kind of girl—not yet, anyway. The tattoo I think about getting is something like “13.1” to celebrate my love for the half-marathon distance, the race that rekindled my love for running. At this time in my life, I can’t imagine not training for a half each year. Going through that training cycle and running those miles with strength and confidence is being carved into my sense of self, and it only makes sense that I might write it on my skin as well.
But here’s the truth, and please don’t hate me: I’m not a fan of the tattoo aesthetic. I’m probably in the minority here, and seriously, to each her own decisions about her body, but I’m just not into ink on the skin. Instead, I’m thinking about having a pendant made with this design:
I know this sounds like a grammar mistake, but you get it, right? 13.1 miles for the half-marathon distance, and Feels Like Flying for this blog, which has helped me realize my running dreams. The heart is self-explanatory.
I think I will look into commissioning this design from someone, either a jewelry store at the mall or an artisan with an on-line shop. If you have any recommendations, send them my way!
Happy day, speedsters!