As every good spectator knows, your sign can make or break you as a “stand out IronSpectator”. I recently had the chance to spectate at Ironman Lake Placid — where five of my family members competed. At this event I brought along a few signs. These included “Smile if you peed yourself”, “Iron Unicorn”, and “Iron Chafing”. Now you might be thinking to yourself a few things: First, didn’t Caitlin Begg compete at IMLP? Yes, she did (she is my sister). Second, why was the Iron- placed before those words? If you have ever been in an Ironman or around an Ironman then you know how over used the word Iron- is. It is in front of everything. It is funny for the first two times and then it gets old.
Instead of using it to promote YoungTri (IronYoungTri?) I decided to try to add a comedic element to signs and the Iron- community. I got a lot of laughs on my Iron- signs but the biggest hit was the “Smile if you peed yourself” sign. A lot of the athletes smiled or commented and most of the spectators had a laugh. It was fun interacting with the athletes and making friends with other spectators (A few even asked to take a picture of me). Even though that was a lot of fun, the best part was when spectators would smile and then would try to convince me that they didn’t actually pee themselves.
I suggest bringing a sign to the next race you watch. It is fun for everyone and can help everyone get through the day.
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Stay Classy YoungTri,