Racing Photo Fun

I always love looking at the professional photos taken of me during races. Sometimes I just look so awful or in such pain, that it kind of makes me laugh. Any why not share some of that fun with you all – spread the laughter. Because if you can’t laugh at yourself, then what’s the point, right?

So without further ado, I share with you just a few of the photos taken of me during the Sun Half Marathon in Lowell, Ma. There were a TON of them. Obviously the photographers must have been enjoying my ridiculous faces. So here we go. (source for all)

Things start off pretty well. I actually remember this shot because it was during the first mile of the race.


A photographer’s dream right? Smiling, happy, waving – couldn’t have asked for better. But that will be the last time you see any of that happiness. Moving along… this next one is my favorite.


I think what’s happening here is that my nose is running and I’m trying to suck it up and stop it from dripping. I think this one is hysterical. I look like an angry bull or an Elvis impersonator.

Next up, we see some real honest to goodness struggle…


I’m saying to myself “ugghh are we almost there?!” This was during the last mile of the run , I think. I’m probably telling myself to either stay with this woman or pass her. Given my pained expression, I’m thinking I was just trying to stay with her.

And then finally, the end is in sight…


Determination is just emanating from me, here right? I’m in the zone. Let’s get down to business. I see the finish and I’m working it out.

That’s my post for today folks. I am cracking myself up looking at these photos. They probably aren’t as funny to other people because you didn’t live through it, but I think they are a hoot.

Do you have any really horrendous or great race shots?

I know some people hate seeing their race photos, but I always get a kick out of them. Maybe I’m just narcissistic. 🙂 Have a great Sunday all!

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6 responses to “Racing Photo Fun

  1. I love race photos too! These are great. I have my share or horrendous shots and a few good ones, but I’ve had bad luck recently with Brightroom – they never get any of me for some weird reason! Hope you had a good weekend – looking forward to running together after the marathon 🙂

  2. I love to watch the progression of your race through those pics! I usually hate my photos. When I actually get one I like, I usually buy it!

    You asked about my Garmin– I finally broke down and bought one this year and have decided I really don’t like it. I am much happier using my plain old Timex IM watch. Most of the courses I run around here have mileage markers anyhow. I’m just old school, I guess!

  3. That is so funny!! I love how your facial expressions take you through each part of the race. The first one is really good! – You should buy that one!

  4. Great shots you look focused in them all. Yes, I have had my share of terrible shots!!

  5. I have had my fair share of really bad pictures taken of me….. one caught my thigh in probably the most unflattering angle/jiggle/etc. Not pretty. That Capstone company photographs a lot of the races I do, they are pretty much all over New England.

  6. Great race shots! I love action photos. Typically my race photos either don’t show up (none from the Boilermaker, boo!) or they look hilariously bad. I got a really good one from the half though, woohoo!

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