Nah, I don’t think so. Shaming people in a marathon isn’t productive.
Way to go you 50, Fat, Diabetic, Ahead of You Dickwad.
How is he shaming? He’s listing 3 facts about himself and a statement that is necessarily true depending on his position to the reader. Nothing shaming about it.
it’s kinda like the classic idea of “privilege”
rather than admiring this man and trying to be as awesome as he is (because seriously: fighting a chronic disease, advanced in years, out of shape, and running a marathon), self-centered people start thinking “he’s making me look bad”
and their solution to that is to try to drag him down to their level, if not lower
and so he is relegated the ranking of “dickwad”
when, in actual, real life, where living, breathing people interact, a lot of people probably found this humorous, or inspiring, or were even motivated to try to pass him
like honestly, if you’re the type to shrivel up and feel bad about yourself when you see this t-shirt, you probably aren’t the type to run a marathon anyway
This journey has been hard and filled with so many ups and downs. It’s been a struggle most of the time, but I have come out of it so much more confident, stronger, and happier than I was going in.
I’m proud that I made the decision to change when I did. And it’s not entirely because of the fact that I lost weight. It’s also because…well, you see that girl in the after picture? She is healthy and able to run 3 miles without stopping. She can smile and laugh and actually mean it. She is learning to love her body and everything it is made to do. She is proud that this journey has been entirely her own and knows that she can do whatever she sets out to do.