Linking up today with Mar, Cynthia, and Courtney for Friday Five. Today's theme is best race signs. I've probably seen some during races that, at the time, I liked even better then these - but I often forget them not too long after the race! I'm almost always focused enough on my time goal that I don't like taking pictures, either. But here are my favorites as best as I can recall.
1. Worst Parade Ever
Especially as a former marching band member who's suffered from far too many parades (in a stuffy uniform, holding a heavy instrument) to possibly enjoy spectating one, I find this quite on point.
2. You're not almost done
In the last miles of a marathon, this realism can be greatly appreciated!
3. Mortuary ahead - look alive
I don't think there was actually a mortuary coming up, but it's also quite appropriate near the end of a marathon.
4. Inspirational message
The cynic in me adores this.
5. Press here for power
I don't think I'd seen this variation of sign until this year's marathon, but then it was all over the place. At first I thought they were rather silly, by again, by the end, it was a cute little burst of inspiration, and a fun way to interact with spectators to get some energy.
Bonus #6 - actually one of my favorites that I saw during this year's marathon that I totally forgot about until twelve hours after publishing this post:
Pain is temporary. Race results are on the internet forever.