Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Show me your Race Face!

So I'm super excited today because Kyra and Mel are hosting a link up all about action shots from races! I am a huge nerd. Y'all, I look for cameras and smile big at them just so I can say that some of my race pictures turned out. Even if I don't buy them. Like I said, huge nerd.

Now let's take a walk down memory lane and look at some of my race faces :) {Click the race titles for a full race recap if you're interested!}

First up, 2011 Aramco Houston Half Marathon.
I'm wearing a hat which means it's raining. Behind me, you can see lots of faces that look less than excited, but me, I am clearly thrilled. Or am I? Let's be honest, I'm running so I probably am pretty happy!

2012 Sugar Land Finish Line Sports 30K
At this time, this was my longest race distance ever! It was in December, but it was hot and miserable. Don't let this happy face fool you. This is starting lap 2 of a 3 lap race. By lap 3, I was hurting with tears in my eyes. Luckily the hubs or my sister snapped this awesome one of me pre meltdown!

2013 Chevron Houston Marathon
My first marathon. I am a marathoner. It took all my energy to put my hands up, but I did it! And there's even a smile on my face.

2013 Rhythm and Blues Half Marathon
I'm a happy camper here! First half marathon post full marathon. I'm clearly happy that I'm only going half the distance. Another hot, humid, sweaty loop course. I'm much happier at loop 1 than I am at loop 3 as usual.

2013 Rock 'n Roll Dallas Half Marathon
I'm totally checking out that camera. Second fastest half marathon time right there. I have something to smile about! Plus it's clearly not hot for once!

Okay I had to add this one since I'm kind of just a little bit famous. Esprit de She picked my picture to be on the Congrats e-mail that was sent out to all the participants post race. I'm kind of a big deal. I have many leather bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany. But seriously, I was so excited.

So there you have it. I like to smile for the camera as you can see. I've had my fair share of bad pics too. Take a look...

Top Left: Up close and personal
Top Right: Side Stitch...ugh I remember that pain!
Bottom Left: Pouting because it's so humid
Bottom Right: Pissed at San Antonio for being so hot

Now go gather all your awesome race pics and link up with the girls!


Would you seek out the cameras in a race or just ignore them?
What's your favorite race pic?

Until next time...
With love and God bless,


  1. Oh my gosh, your pics are adorable!
    YOU are adorable!!
    Even your frowny face one in the "bad" photos collage!
    I feel if I really tried your poses, mine would still be an epic disaster!!
    You should be so proud of all your accomplishments and all your awesome pictures to document those accomplishments!
    And I totally want your autograph for them using YOUR photo!!
    Thanks so much for linking up!!

  2. OH HELL YES!!!!!!!!!! You are absolutely amazing. I am in love with that fact you smile and check out that camera. This rules. I love this post so much. You are amazing and I can't wait to be a marathoner - hopefully looking as adorable as you... Going to read your race recaps right now. You are too cute...

  3. Boy you know how to find the camera don't you!!! Love your pictures! You are pretty amazeballs! :) PS found you through the link up!

  4. I love your use of an Anchorman quote and must agree that you are definitely a big deal for being featured in that email. What a great pic? (PS have you seen the Anchorman 2 trailer? HILARIOUS. I'll be in Delaware for Christmas but I know what we are doing!)

    Your photos are great!

  5. You managed to get some awesome race pictures!! I find that a lot of races in Canada don't have many photographers and then if they do, they suddenly come out of no where and I am not prepared for them!

  6. haha NONE of those bad pics are bad! I love pictures too... But I have terrible finish line pics. Only a few of them are fun during race - RnR this past year was a bit of a laugh.

  7. Um,ok, your bad pics are good pics to me!!! When I see the camera I always try not to look at it & have a serious expression on my face. No rhyme or reason as to why I do this but from now on when I see a camera I'll smile!! After all, the fact that I'm running & not laying on the sofa is something to be happy about!!!

  8. Awesome! It's the look of success!

  9. What a poser ;)! Ha! So cool you are famous, such a great picture! And no fair, your "bad" pictures are far from the pouty one (that would be my permanent expressioin while running for "fun")! LOL!!

  10. I love this post!!! I am like you...I hunt for those photographers and put on my best happy face regardless of how I'm feeling! :-) One of my favorite poses is running with my arms up in the air like you! ;-)

  11. You're a freaking rockstar :) The first pic and your 'famous' pic are my faves!!

  12. Hahaha, you are SO cute! I love these. I'd totally do the same and pose for a camera if I saw it!

  13. Your frowny face is me when I run all the time, basically. You rock!


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