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DH took pictures of the WRONG WOMAN at the 5K!

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

I knew something happened because he wasn’t there to greet me at the finish line on Saturday. He was inside getting donuts. As he explained it, he forgot my bib number. He photographed #719 not #715. Think about this. After 45 years of marriage, he mistook another woman for me. I was wearing a red vest over a black shirt. She had a red jacket. We both had black tights and a white cap. She was wearing sunglasses. He was HOLDING mine.

An honest mistake I guess, so now I have pictures of somebody else. Oh well, at least he comes out to support me. It’s just another unimportant mishap in our nearly 50 years together. Good thing we have a sense of humor. I’ll just have to train harder so I can finish ahead of her next year. Then I can wave to him. Joe! Joe! It’s ME!

He wants me to include here that he did get a picture of me along the route. I was running with our 10 year old granddaughter. A visual clue perhaps? Also in his defense my daughter pointed out that I and the “other woman” do have the same body type. OK, I forgive him. She’s 5 years younger than me. Yea!
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  • v SLENDERELLA61
    Oh, man, is this funny! I have been a little disappointed that my hubby has not been at the finish line to greet me, but I bet he'd snap the right person IF he was there!!
    1362 days ago
  • v JAZZEJR
    What a compliment since she is younger. See how he sees you!
    1363 days ago
  • v LOLATURTLE
    hee hee! well, I'm glad you have at least the other photos! My husband got some good photos of me at my first 5k - but none at the finish line! I don't mind though. For some reason they had a pickup truck parked over the finish line and we had to run around it. Heh.
    1363 days ago
  • v MJZHERE
    Thank you for the laugh. Isn't it funny how the years go by, the "mishaps" become less and less important (and often a source of laughter). Definitely something to be said for having many years together (DH and me are only at 30 yrs together - got some catching up to your 50). Have a wonderful time on your trip.
    1363 days ago
  • v LIVIN2LOVE1
    That's funny! And sounds just like my dear husband!
    1363 days ago
  • v DAISYBELL6
    How funny! DH and I had a good laugh at your blog this morning!
    1363 days ago
  • v LINDAKAY228
    Oh that's so funny. He probably felt bad about it. Glad you can just giggle about it and move on. Hope you had fun during the race in spite of not getting the pics except for one.
    1363 days ago
  • v SOUTH_FORK
    Oh my goodness- thanks for the giggle! Perhaps "love is blind" has never been so true!
    1363 days ago
  • v CAGMUAHFO2
    whoops!! He should get an A for effort. emoticon
    1363 days ago
  • v KANDOLAKER
    That is so funny!! Thanks for sharing - needed a chuckle this morning.
    1363 days ago
  • v COCK-ROBIN
    LOL
    1363 days ago
  • v SUZYMOBILE
    I once took a whole series of marathon shots of my ex--without film in the camera. My subconscious was trying to tell me something, I think.

    Heck, even I could have told you were wearing a red vest and black shirt! That's what you're wearing in your profile pic.
    1363 days ago
  • v MIRAGE727
    I saw this and had to laugh! Since my wife (DSSECRETS) is a new racewalker, I always cross the finish line first. I missed her one time and now have to do a photo of her crossing the finish to prove I was there for her. It's a running joke but all my race report blogs have a photo of the proof now! Thanks for sharing and keep him on his toes!
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    1363 days ago
  • v BOILHAM
    Oh Boo - Hoo! My DW takes so many pictures of the wrong guys during my races that it is no surprise anymore. I am surprised when I find one of me. And she takes them from too far away as well.
    They don't deserve us!!

    1363 days ago
  • v MRE1956
    And you still use the "D" in the DH designation?

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    Good point you had, though - he did give you his support by being there......so many spouses/family members don't give a damn!

    emoticon on that 5K!
    1363 days ago
  • v WILLOWBROOK5
    Hmm. I once bought a photo of someone else's dog doing agility, but in my defense Sable Shelties running do look an awful lot alike. Well, you now have a great story and something to laugh about in addition to the photo of the other woman. You could scrapbook it with the caption, "Not me finishing the race." :-)
    1363 days ago
  • v CELIAMINER
    Funny! I'm glad you forgive him since you'll be spending a lot of time together on the cruise.
    1363 days ago
  • v WILSONWR
    That's really funny (although I'm sure it wasn't at the time). Yes, we men do have problems with observation at times, but that example was really bad!
    1363 days ago
  • v ONMYMEDS
    Just what you need, another incentive to train harder. Another example of the observation skills of men. Did he at least get good donuts?
    1363 days ago
  • v AZMOMXTWO
    at least he tried that is more then some do

    way to go on the 5k
    1363 days ago
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