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Reluctantly keeping the 1/2 marathon photos

Friday, November 30, 2012



This picture pretty much sums up how I feel every time I open an email that has my race pictures in it.

This time I thought for *sure* that there would be some good ones. I was feeling pretty good for the race.

Worst. Ones. Yet.

Seriously glad I saw a loss on the scale this morning. Trying to go with that so I don't go face first into some nachos.

Not buying them, but keeping the link for a likely before to use in a before and after post.

*sigh*
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ANGELLEE94 12/5/2012 1:34PM

    Race pics are never as glamorous or triumphant as the image in our heads! Where are the thousand of screaming fans, cheering us to the end? Where are the fireworks and confetti cannons? It's pretty hard to smile for the camera (when you can find it!) when all your energy is spent telling your legs "just 10 more feet, 10 more feet." Chin up, buttercup! :)

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MARTY728 12/3/2012 12:26PM

    emoticon I am right there with you! emoticon emoticon

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 12/3/2012 10:32AM

    I hate race pictues too. I dont buy them.

You are a rock star!!! Dont let those pictures make you feel any less!!!

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KARENLEIGH32 12/1/2012 7:42PM

    I feel like you are being too hard on yourself. It's great that you are able to do a marathon, I'm struggling to just do 3 miles. You made it and lost some weight at the same time, I'd say it was a great success!!!

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BATCHICK 12/1/2012 2:40PM

    Anybody who looks good while they run isn't running hard enough.
I'm not really sure if that's true, but I hope it makes you feel better!

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NORAB52GOOD 12/1/2012 1:35PM

    I hate my race pictures too! The only ones that have ever been flattering were from my very first race at the finish. All other ones have been hideous. I am red faced, mouth slack, eyes unfocused, looking dumpy and fat as a house. HATE them!!! I try to smile and pick up the pace when I see the photographers but to no avail. Awful awful pics.
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BOOKWORM27S 12/1/2012 8:03AM

    I love that picture. I think we all think we look like the top picture when we're running! My daughter recently said I sounded like a horse when I was jogging on my treadmill!

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TENNISJIM 12/1/2012 6:53AM

    Running a half marathon is a great accomplishment. Congratulations and don't worry what you look like. You are in the process of changing your life.

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BLESSED2BEME 11/30/2012 9:13PM

    I never see the da** photographers and it seems nearly every time my mouth is hanging open and I look like a dweeb!

Just use it to keep pushing you forward!!!!

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KAPELAKIN 11/30/2012 8:28PM

    Disappointing, isn't it? Last half I did, they took the pics at mile 12 instead of mile 1 for some reason. I have my eyes clamped shut in the pic, because that was the only way I was able to keep from falling apart in the last two miles. C'mon photographers, flatter us a bit!

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BEARGODDESS 11/30/2012 7:13PM

    You ran the 1/2 marathon AND lost the weight!! I think that you're pretty awesome!
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(I look a lot like that little girl when I do yoga!) emoticon

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 11/30/2012 7:00PM

    Yeah, that's exactly how I feel! I'm lucky if I ever get ONE good photo of my "running". Don't sweat it!

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