The photos from last weekend's CARA Lakefront 10-Miler are up. Check out this action shot of Erin and me:
Erin looks all smooth and calm and happy. And me? I am generally a very enthusiastic person, yes. But here I think my body is just spasming.
Actually, the race photo body-spasm seems to be a recurring trend for me:
|Kim and I at the Chicago Half Marathon|
|Me at the PNC YMCA Turkey Trot|
Wow. Just wow.
New immediate goal for 2013: Practice striking different (and nonspasmatic) poses for race photographers. (This might be my biggest running challenge yet.)
Noo! You must make the poses even more spastastic!! I love the craziness of these photos! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Xaar. Maybe when we get to run a race together we can do a jointly spastastic pose for the cameras!?!?!?? =DDelete
I'm with Xaarlin - MORE SPASMS!! LOVE!!ReplyDelete
Off topic - Drew LeBlanc is the son of my high school's hockey coach (well, while I was in high school...not sure if he's still there). You are the only person I can think of who will think that's as cool as I do :)
Thanks, Bobbi! =DDelete
OMG - two degrees of separation between you and Drew LeBlanc!?!?!?!? THAT IS AWESOME!!!!! One day Drew LeBlanc will be a raging Hawks phenom and you'll have a personal connection to him!!! =D
Whatever. These photos are awesome! Continue to run and be excited and happy! Don't be boring!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Kim! You were the inspiration for the first-ever race photo body-spasm so you are where it all started. =DDelete
These are great! If I can get a photographer to take my picture at either of my races this weekend (this was a problem at the Shamrock Shuffle - my friend and I ran by and they all just stared at us while not taking pictures!), I'll do a body spasm tribute photo :)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Anne! The Shamrock Shuffle photographers must have been so mesmerized by your running form that they forgot to take pictures! It sounds like your marathon relay went awesome this weekend and I look forward to seeing future body spasm tributes! (You make me feel so special! =D) )Delete
I love these photos!!! They are awesome!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Kayla!!! Will see you this weekend at the Wisconsin Half!!!Delete
First thought when I saw the photoReplyDelete
SUPERSTAR! (From SNL)
Thanks SRD! Superstar from SNL, eh? I'm actually not familiar with that so I'll have to go onto Youtube and look it up now. Inspirations!!! =DDelete
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all of these!! You are so happy every time I see you and this totally embodies "you". Embrace it!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Amanda!!! Much appreciate the positive feedback! Btw - I am still thinking of that gorgeous sparkle headband you were wearing at the Roadrunner Sports party - I think those sparkles would do wonders in keeping all of us happy all the time. =)Delete
I adore your race pictures! They capture the joy of running! Plus, I love silly ones more than serious runner ones for me. I have a lot of "I'm running" running pictures, ya know? The spirited ones are special. I say, keep being spasmodic!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Amy!!! It is definitely nice to let the guard down with running and just have fun with it, instead of worrying about pacing and splits and other numbers (which I do all too often). I love the mantra "keep being spasmodic" - I think I am going to start saying that to myself now during those tough miles. =)Delete
These are so awesome!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Katie! Funny how these things kind of just happen, eh? =DDelete
Hahahah, I'm glad the official photographer got a photo of that since Jason failed at capturing your spectacle :-) Not sure how he missed it :-)ReplyDelete
I've taken to acting a fool in front of the race camera, too. Gets me all pumped up!
LOL, it's probably actually a good thing that Jason didn't get the body spasm on camera. One photographer's evidence is plenty, let alone more than one. =DDelete
Hey, you gotta have fun with these races, right? And fun translates to any aspect of racing - ESPECIALLY the photos!!