Crappy Reader Race Pics
Sandy, who started BIC Bands as a way to raise money for charity, sent me this beauty of a race pic at this past weekend’s Rock ‘n’ Roll LA Half Marathon. RNRLA was her first race two years ago, and she says with a smile,
Seriously my worst pic I’ve ever
seen in a race!
Charlotte, who had a 7 minute PR at her fourth marathon, the the Nike Plus London Run to the Beat, this weekend:
This was taken at the finish line. I would like to explain the bizarre shirt situation happening – it was super cold and since our tech shirts were also our race numbers, I had to layer the shirt over a Lululemon long sleeve.
I got pretty hot along the way, I ended up rolling up the tech shirt to cool off and managed to remember to roll it down every time I saw an official photographer.
Except at the finish line… hence this hilarious and deeply unflattering photo of me crossing with arms thrust victoriously in the air, with my shirt riding up around my armpits. Yikes.
This photo was taken around mile 21 of the London Marathon 2012 when I had a stitch- hence grabbing my side but still trying to run. My Mum took the photo and was trying to shout words of encouragement.
I had hit the wall big time at this point, and wanted to die/give up. I remember that I did not smile back to my parents, but scowled and probably said a rude word. I hate it because it looks like I am trying to pose, plus it looks like everyone around me is walking!! Maybe they are and I am about to overtake them!!
Sarah, who ran her first marathon and then two weeks later on a whim ran another FULL marathon!:
I was trying to make my outfit look more flattering. I failed. Enjoy!!
Reader Ali is running her first marathon (at age 50!) and raising money for Girls on the Run:
I have discovered a really great organization called Girls on the Run, whose mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
They envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. I have decided to make my marathon not just a transformational experience for myself but hopefully changing the lives of young girls in the process.
I have 2 amazing nieces and have seen the importance that sports and physical activity have played in building their confidence and self esteem.
So here is where you come in……. I have committed to raising $$$$ for Girls on the Run. Any amount that you can give would be so amazing and mean so much to me and the millions of young girls out there.
Both my little girls (ages 7 & 6) were diagnosed with Crohn’s disease this year. In what very much became a “God-thing,” I am raising money to benefit the CCFA (Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America) and am running the Rock n Roll Half Marathon on Dec 2nd in Vegas!
I am less than $1000 from my goal and have gone from literally not being able to run for a full minute straight to my longest run to date (7.08 mi) this past Saturday. I’m stoked!
You can donate here and help Michelle and her little girls out.