Oh yeah, my race photos from the Indianapolis Monumental Half showed up a few weeks ago.
I am incredibly vain and always anticipate race photos with great enthusiasm and bated breath. Thus, I was disappointed to see that the race photographers were apparently busy snapping photos of everyone besides me during the 13.1 miles. The boyfriend had about 23490328043248230 photos to his name, while I had a measly two. That being said, they weren’t so bad…as race photos go.
This is a pretty standard pre-finish line photo for me. I look a little bored, but the photo does not reveal how miserable I felt. Most notably, you can tell that my form deteriorates and that my arms swing way too high. In fact, I have dubbed this kind of photo “the booby punch” because that’s what it looks like I’m doing…
Here was the other photo. You can tell that I’m sucking down air, and my facial expression indicates some form of mild distress. Fortunately, I didn’t do anything embarrassing like let go of my bowels in the mad dash to the finish line.
Determined to find more race photos, I plunged headfirst into the “Lost & Found” section, which contained approximately 40,000 photos. This search was well worth my time and effort because I found this gem:
I look like I’m leading a gigantic pack of runners, and my ponytail is swinging straight up in the air. Additionally, as Body N’ Sole employee Robin pointed out: my Brooks’ Ravennas are prominently displayed.
However, my favorite part of this photo is my pathetic attempt at flashing an Asian peace sign. Apparently, I didn’t have the energy to straighten my fingers, so my peace sign looks like some kind of deformed, arthritic claw hand…
How do your race photos usually look? Do you pose for them?