In honor of the most bodacious and wonderful day of the week, I wanted to inject some fun into the blog. I’ve had some awful race pictures and I’m darn proud of them when they happen, but then they are soon forgotten.
What reminded me of all these hidden treasures, though, was when my boyfriend asked me to see these pictures a few weeks ago and I dug them all up. Let’s start from my first race ever, shall we? I’m digging these wildly inappropriate for running headphones. Needless to say, those suckers are long gone (I only got rid of them about 6 months ago and that’s because they broke. Not because they weren’t totally awesome and conducive for running!).
My fellow crEATure and I ran our first race together (and first race ever, actually) in April, 2012. How cute are we with our matching shorts? It was a 10K and we came in just over an hour. Back then, we were the happiest girls alive when we finished. It was adorable. I also used to love running in cotton T’s. Not anymore.
Then, we ran our second race ever together, a half marathon, in October, 2012. I think I struggled, what do you think? 🙂 HA!
See, Rebekah looks like she’s got her eye on the prize and I just look like a dead baby bird. She actually had to drag me to the finish line, she rocked it out like crazy. I made it to 6 miles and crashed and burned and relied on her continual jogging to stay alive. I knew I could do it, I just knew it would be slow. Slow it was my friends, slow it was. In case it wasn’t clear how crappy I felt, here’s one more (a huge LOL every time I look at this!!!!):
Next up, my marathon. Could I look any more snarky/pissed off here (I promise I’m not in real life!)? And also, if you want to know and are even paying attention – that was my first pair of Nike Tempo shorts and they are officially my good luck shorts. I always race in them (real races) when I want good luck. I promise I own a lot of these shorts! I just love my purple tempos!
Am I even jogging or am I actually walking? Who will ever know…
Haha, this is actually a decent picture that I’m surprised even happened….Kind of looks like I’m flying! But I still look evil, don’t I?
And I guess as soon as I cross the finish line, I’m just about over it, judging by my face. I see a troll-ish look in my face. Delightful after a 15K.
Next up, classy pictures of my belly hanging out and about.
Not super attractive, slightly trashy, and it looks like I’m about to grab myself. Cuteness, indeed.
My favorite, though, has to be the one my beautiful bestie Mollie took of me from behind. It’s not technically a professional race photo, but it’s as bad as one so I’m going to share it! My fat a$$ over there….My sweat over there…. Bleh.
So, I hope you guys have a fabulous weekend, racing or not! Enjoy your time away from the regular work week. I know I will! I am super excited about my weekend plans!!! Woooo!!!!
What distance was your first race, or what will your first race distance be if you haven’t run one already?
Do you sign up for races with friends?
Do any of you beautiful people out there not have a bad racing photo? I’d love to see it if you do!!! Ha! 🙂