Friday, February 18, 2011

Not a fan of race photo's

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Especially when the picture you had in your head of how you looked does not equal the photo end results.  I new going into the event that I wasn't going to look my best, heck I still have a lot of weight to lose. Regardless I was excited. This was my first event by myself, I had my new bondiband on which did give me a chuckle through the race, my race shirt was too big which made me happy, I had great tunes playing and was ready to rock it. Well rock it in my terms - run the whole race with no walking. Which I did.  I felt happy afterwards, I felt like I had accomplished something. The one thing I was missing was the race photo. I had some less then stellar race photos in the past, but this one just reminded me that I still have a long journey. As I sit here picking my photo apart I am having an internal struggle with talking negative about myself and using this for motivation. I am really trying to be more positive about my weight loss journey, but it is getting harder the longer I am at it. In the theory of banning negative talk - I keep telling myself: Think how great you are going to look at your St. Paddy's Day Dash, you have a month to make the next photo AWESOME! Note to self - don't wear the to x-large race shirt next time.


  1. LMAO! I hate race photos, too! I thought I was the ONLY one who felt that way. After all of the events I've participated in, there was only ONE picture that looked halfway decent. And it wasn't even listed under my race number. It was listed as the person who ran in front of me most of the race. I always, always, always have a totally dip shit look on my face...or I'm posing in an ultra girly way (I am NOT an ultra girly girl so it makes the picture look even more ridiculous than it should). lol Glad to know I'm not alone with this feeling!

  2. Don't think too much about that photo. I have only one race photo that is nice but I stood still for that, all the others are horrible :) I'm getting used to that :lol: