[Photo by Mister Tristan, the now-4-year-old human being, not the blog]
Back in the Nov 2011 issue of UltraRunning my article on ultra license plates was published.
To celebrate the event, I went ahead and got the ultra plate that I was considering: RUN 50X2. Here in PA, RUN 100S was already taken.
I should confess that for most of my adult life I have kinda looked down upon people who do personalized plates as narcissistic jerks. See, by now referring to them as "personalized plates" and not calling them "vanity plates" I am already distancing myself from my former position.
Truth be told, I like to think I now have a broader perspective and have simply changed my mind on the subject. I fit into the category I identified in my article as "Identifying as an Ultrarunner." Now all I have to do is to flash the plate around at some races...so people can either categorize me as a jerk or as a seasoned Ultrarunner.
Doesn't matter--I got the plate to celebrate an accomplishment of which I am very proud--publication of an article in a national magazine.