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New Year, New Laws… for Runners | RW Daily January 5, 2011

Filed under: entertainment,hEaLtH,running — dragonfly180 @ 6:57 pm
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I had a workshop today involving the Promethean Board, and I think I knew more about it than the teacher. She is kinda awful at what she does. Anyway, while we waited on her to get things going/fixed/more messed up, I played on Runner’s World and Facebook. I found this cute tongue-in-cheek blog about new “Runners’ Laws” that have just gone into effect. If you are a runner, how much money would you owe in fines right now? I think I’d only owe a few bucks. I do have a 13.1 sticker, and I do love my bullet points!

“Well, I did a bit of detective work and unearthed the following brand-new laws, which are now in effect. You’ve been warned.

* For runners who live in the western United States, it is now illegal to complain about how “cold” it is if the temperature is above 50 degrees F.

* For runners who live in the northern United States, it is illegal to complain about how “hot” it is if the temperature is below 75 degrees F.

* Unless you are a sponsored athlete, wearing a single brand of running gear from head to toe is now punishable by a $50 fine on the first offense. Second offense is $100. On the third offense, your gear is confiscated and a judge may order you to wear athletic apparel from Wal-Mart exclusively for six months.

* In Texas, it is now legal for runners to urinate on any stopped or parked car whose occupant(s) had earlier heckled or menaced them while driving by. (A defecation amendment died in committee.)

* In what is mostly a symbolic federal law, runners wearing headphones or earbuds now have no official right to feel upset when they startle as another runner passes them from behind.

* Any runner with an oval “26.2” or “13.1” sticker on his car is now subject to an annual $1 fee per sticker. Just because.

* Runners who do pushups within 6 feet of any race finish line now face 30 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000.

* Running bloggers are now subject to a bullet-point tax of $5 per bullet point.

Uh oh.”

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One Response to “New Year, New Laws… for Runners | RW Daily”

  1. Bill Says:

    I loved your blog….and have already sent the new “laws” on to other runner (or jogger or walker) friends. When will the insanity stop? :-)

    Thanks for sharing with all of us.

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