Do you remember "Mr. Ridiculously Photogenic Guy" who became famous for having the PERFECT race photo?
Well, I don't know folks, but I think I might be in contention for MRS Ridiculously Photogenic Woman of Jog in the Fog 2017.
I'll post the whole series. That's me in the orange, yellow, and purple. I like color...so sue me. It's the final stretch here. Right before the finish line.
This woman - #275 - was ahead of me the end of the race and I almost caught up with her but then we hit the steep steps and I fell back again.
And now I'm picking up some speed! Pumping those arms. My feet are at LEAST a half inch off the ground. Look at me go!
OMG this picture is going to be amazing. My hair was just the right combination of dry and coated with sweat so it wasn't sticking out at all. Plus this boy who is outrunning me is giving me some extra motivation. Here I come!
This race photo is going to be epic. As soon as I gain momentum on this kid, I am shining my pearly whites and dominating this photo capture!
Oh yeah!! Mere yards away from my step and repeat! Once this kid is out of my way I am TOTALLY going to kick my heels in the air for this photo. I think I'll go with the SUPER package this time with all the wallets and all the things.
Oh my gosh. Wait. What happ---- Is this the last one? No more? Oh. Well.
Well that kid deserves his moment. He worked hard. He gave up the things to do it and he got the photos. All the photos. Congratulations, kid.
And there you have it. I can't complain really. I'm not looking at a photo with a reddened double chin or my shirt riding up over my belly button. So you know what, I'll take it. I like this photo. It's growing on me. I might even frame it! Maybe even SUPERSIZE package it!
Show me or tell me about your best or worst race day photo!!
Day off from running today but I am back on tomorrow with 9 miles! I'll probably have to do them in the gym. Right now it's raining weird rain outside and it's thundering and lightning which is pretty unheard of in this city. My heart goes out to everyone dealing with all of the devastation caused by hurricanes and flooding. If anyone out there is from Florida or Houston area and could use a care package, let me know what you can use in the comments.
He spent some time looking out the window and punching every time we heard thunder. A very brave boy considering he's never really seen a storm.
While Jon and Angus were at the eye doctor after work/school, I was on my own for dinner. I felt like a massive bowl of eggs with cinnamon toast and chocolate soy milk, and then I made Croc a hot dog with chips, hummus, and watermelon. He played me for a fool. I know he only wanted that hot dog because he likes to unwrap it from the wax paper (pro tip: this is the best way to make a hot dog - cook it as usual and wrap in paper with all condiments except cold ones and let the bun steam for about three minutes). He unwraps it and then never touches it again. I was tempted to Mommy Dearest that shit :)
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BABY FOOT UPDATE 👶🏼 👣
Okay I refuse to post photos because I am NOT that person who forces readers to look at disgusting images on the front page of a blog. It's like the pest control ads that have the digital roach crawl across your screen. It only pisses me off; it doesn't make me want to use your extermination services! Anyway I digress. Let me just say that foot peeling has commenced and this is exciting. If you're disgustingly curious like my boys and me, feel free to Google Image search "Baby Foot" to see what happens. You're welcome?
One part of the Baby Foot process is to soak your feet every night for 20 minutes. This is really easy to do with kids around. Lyle kept trying to soak his foot in the disgusting water. I love these boys!
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Finally, I registered for my next race!! The Tiburon Half Marathon is next on my list and fits in nicely with my CIM training plan. I like throwing these races into the mix. They hold me accountable for training and help me get used to the inevitable added adrenaline of race day.
Any Bay Area readers out there planning to run Tiburon Half?