I am linking up with Marcia for Runfessions, as well as with Fairytales and Fitness and Running on Happy for the Friday Five.
As I previously mentioned here, I have been trying to up my race photo body spasm game. My recent focus has been to achieve a cool jumping pose, e.g.:
At the Rock N Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon two weekends ago, I made some valiant attempts. Any time I passed a photographer on course, I hurled myself into the air with as much energy, effort, and gusto as I could possibly muster!
We all do these things on a random basis, right?
|Yes, Chicago Blackhawks fans, this is Artemi Panarin during his KHL days!|
I only wish I knew the story behind this snapshot...
Today I went to look at the results of my race photo poses. I runfess that in summary, things didn't turn out quite the way I hoped.
Here are five examples:
1) Stumbling on the dismount
This photo was taken immediately post-jump just as I was landing. Unfortunately, it looks more like I am stumbling forward and about to fall flat onto my face. (Feel free to reference the runner next to me for a postural comparison.)
I think this one was taken right as I was awkwardly preparing to jump. The closed eyes make it look even worse.
3) To jump or not to jump???
That is the question. I'm not sure what I was focused on, but the facial expression definitely doesn't match everything else.
Yeah, I honestly don't even know where to go with this one.
5) I'm a maniac, maniac on the floor...
... and I'm posing like I've never posed before!
|(Extra credit to those of you who recognized the musical reference! 🎶)|
Clearly I have an uphill battle to fight with my jumping poses!
To paraquote all the star athletes: It's time for me to get back to the drawing board and focus on working hard, simplifying the poses, and just taking it one jump at a time. ;-P