Friday, December 10, 2010

Wrap it Up

Okay, I promise this will be the last CIM post (at least this week – HA!)  No really, as thrilled, excited and hyper as I still am, it’s time to move on to other topics.  Soon, I promise.  But before I move on, I need to reiterate how friggen HAPPY this race made me!  You know how I can prove it?  Race photos, baby!  Check these out:

SportPhoto Pics 001Early on - I don’t remember the exact mileage, but you can see how perky all the other runners still are.

SportPhoto Pics 002Somewhere later in the day.  I remember noticing the photographers and smiling, but I’m not sure where they were on the course.

SportPhoto Pics 003That chicken wing look really works for me, no?  The other runners around me are starting to look a little droopy.

SportPhoto Pics 005My favorite part of this picture is how completely trashed the other two girls look.

SportPhoto Pics 004Best. Day. Ever.

I don’t usually purchase race photos because I’m not a big fan of forking out twenty bucks for a single 3.5x5 photo, but I honestly considered buying the lot of these (at close to $100, I refrained).  Of the seven or eight pics taken, there’s only one where I’ve got that awkward landing-foot thing going on and  I’ve got a huge smile in all of them.  My only real complaint is that the finish line photo doesn’t include the clock.  I ended up purchasing the finish photo anyway, and yes, I’m paying extra to have the CIM logo and my finish time printed on it (and I cropped out those other girls).  I’m such a sucker.

I hope your weekend finds you smiling, friends!

24 comments:

Heather said...

Awesome pictures!

canyoncairns said...

You're so photogenic when you run! I'm impressed!

nikeathena said...

Those are awesome race photos! Congrats!

Alma said...

I'm so glad you found the key for a good race but it's really selfish of you to use up the good-foto-karma for all of us in just one race. You know there's only so many good race photos that can be taken each year and I think you used the allotment for ALL of us!

Aimee said...

Awesome pics!

Colleen said...

Yay! Those pictures say a lot about your day!

Teamarcia said...

Woot for great races and great pics!

chris mcpeake said...

I never look good like this in race photos

Christi said...

Great pics! And you are right! Those other girls do look trashed. You should have kept them in your photo to remind you of how great you felt that day! :)

misszippy said...

You look awesome--no chicken wings in sight!

One Crazy Penguin said...

Great photos! Rock on girl!

ERG said...

Absolutely RAD!
I love your pics.

Your face says it all- triumph!

Average A said...

I always thought it was impossible to smile in each and every race photo. You are making us all look bad now. Great work!

xoxo,
A

ajh said...

Great photos! You had to buy one and the extra stuff is necessary! Those other women must have run more miles as you look so fresh and they so don't!

Laura said...

After such an awesome race you DESERVE as many posts and overpriced photos as you want! Keep sharing your excitement. They've all been so fun to read!

DRog said...

That first pic you are leading the marathon?

D

Char said...

Did you ever stop smiling? You look so happy in every single one.

Julie @ Hotlegs Runner said...

awesome photos! love the skirt =)

Caratunk Girl said...

Awesome photos!! Congrats congrats!! Sorry I am late on the congrats!! :) :)

Anne said...

You HAD to buy at least one of those...I'd have splurged for the lot! You look awesome in each and every one of them :) :) Made me smile.

Johann said...

Those photos tell the story. Happy day from start to finish.

Chris K said...

Great pics. I don't like the Clock in the finishing line pic cuz unless you are really at the front of the pack at the start, the clock always shows a slower time than actual.

AM-GoalsfortheWeek said...

hi;-)
love that you did this marathon!
Do we live by each other? I'm in the North Bay Area...;-0

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

You look like you could run another marathon! Happy pics!