I thought about doing some easy miles today but decided to do some cross-training instead since I seem to always pass on that.
Crappy Reader Race Pics
I think everyone has a race picture of themselves that is absolutely horrendous; heck, I have a collection of them! And everyone loves seeing other peoples’ too so enjoy these gems:
This pic is from the 5 Mile Rockland Turkey Trot–that’s me in the pink top and the cool specs! I’m not sure why I look like death because I felt really great and PR’ed by over 6 min. Dude next to me looks pretty chipper too!
I probably will regret sending you this picture.
This is from the worst 10k I ever ran in September. A few things wrong with this picture: 1 – my white legs look like they are made out of rubber and cottage cheese. 2 – who knew I could contort my face like that? Someone needs botox ASAP!
I had been sick with the stomach flu the day before but still decided to run on race day — which about 1.5 minutes into the race I realized was a bad idea. I ran the whole thing with a super sick stomach and finished in a crappy 58 minutes. My friend snapped this photo of me inspirationally crossing the finish line. I’m such a winner.
I must have been channeling my inner Gene Simmons in this craptastic race pic from my 1st half marathon 2 weeks ago. That or I was so delirious from pain that I was trying to lick the giant chocolate covered donut i could have sworn was dangling in front of my face.
I wanted to share with you my awful photo at the finish line of the Ashley Can Pediatric Cancer Half-Marathon in Bourbonnais, Il. Yes, that is my 12 year-old daughter Carmen’s hand I am high fiving, but my expression is horrendous.
This was in late September at the end of my third marathon which was a major PR (contrary to what these pictures suggest).
Although there are NO pictures of me running and looking strong, capable, beautiful, etc… I am so thankful that the professional photog was able to capture me in several stages of passing out COLD promptly after crossing the finish line.
If you put them next to each other, it’s almost like one of those slow moment/still shots….
My mom, who had been cheering every 5 miles, found me in the med tent. She was worried until the doctor said I’d be fine; then she laughed hysterically and started snapping pics of me on the stretcher (she had forgotten to take any pictures on the course and thought this would make up for it, apparently).
At least I knew I had “given it my all!”
I ran the Pretty Muddy last week: it’s an all women’s mud/obstacle run. At the last minute I decided to dress up in costume after eyeing this shirt/cape combo for $2.47 on clearance at Walmart. It made for GREAT pics.