6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Friday, March 26, 2010

SMILE

High Five Friday is a little postponed.. Sorry the buyers had an inspection on our house last night which meant I did not get home until 8:30 and I was too tired to Blog. So I will be back this afternoon with my usual HIGH FIVE antics... In the mean time I hope you enjoy my photos from Mercer Island Half Marathon. Thanks to Marlene for her photo help :)

Yes I am a TOTAL POSER!! The paparazzi would either love or hate me..

This was mile 1 because I still had my toss-away jacket on. I spotted the photog and totally hammed it up :) It is easy to SMILE at mile 1..
Not sure which mile this was, probably after mile 9ish because I took off the bondiband. My racing outfit was pretty perfect for the day. Sugoi tights, Lucy Skirt, Brooks T-shirt and shoes, Balega socks, Moeben Arm Sleeves, Golite handheld, Ifitness belt, and bondiband headband. I am still torn on what I am going to wear for Eugene.
Not all race pictures can be good.. Here is my "Beauty Shot" I look a little like I am about to pass out. But this is not as bad as my Finish Line photo at Railroad days HERE.. LOL, just have to laugh :)
Throw my arms up and glide across the Finish. This is one of my favorite Finish Line pictures so far. The runners around me are so serious.. Cracks me up. Ham it up at the Finish Line people, it is what you have been running to reach for almost 2 hours!!!
HAPPY FRIDAY!!
SMILE!!
PS. Will be back for High Five Friday...

29 comments:

Katie A. said...

The pic where you look like you are going to pass out is great - I've been there, done that. Just waiting for a race pic where the photog gets me as I puke on the side of the road! LOL!
Happy Friday - hope the inspection went well :)

Aneta said...

love love love the pix!! awesome!
great post!! happy happy friday!

Sarah said...

OMG love all the pics! It's all about the smile. :)

X-Country2 said...

Those pictures are AWESOME! Those smiley ones are exactly how I think I look when I run. Turns out, it's often that I look like I'm melting. :o)

Emily said...

My new philosophy with race photographers is to ham it up. When I helped my friend run her first marathon this past weekend I made her smile and do lots of double thumbs up at the cameras...and guess what? Her race photos are AMAZING.

I l.o.v.e love these. You look like a rock star runner! Which you are...

Amanda said...

Awesome pics, and I cracked up at your "Beauty shot." Thanks for sharing that one with us too:)

Momma Twitch said...

LOL! I'll have to make sure to ham it up at the finish tomorrow. You've got such great running pictures, mine always look like your "beauty shot". LOL!

Melissa said...

These are fantastic pictures chickie!
I hope I can get some cute pictures this weekend for your virtual race. :)

Marlene said...

I love 'em all, the good, the bad and the ugly. But NONE are ugly. :)

Way to ham it up! Might as well make it look good.

Heather said...

Awesome finish line pic! Have a great weekend.

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Love the Beauty Shot! Love even more that you put it out there for the world to see!!! You're so cute! :)

Lacey Nicole said...

hehehehe... oh gosh thanks for posting that one goofy pic!!! you are so photogenic i am sure you get mostly awesome pics. i am the opposite!! i get mostly bad (like the "pass out" pic you posted... an d so it is like finding a GEM if i have a good one :) hehe). happy friday!

Lisa said...

I love your pics! I have the worst track record with race pictures and before I ran the marathon I read an article on how to get the best race picture. So everytime a photographer was ahead I'd get in position to get a pic and I was smiling in almost every one! I was determined to get a good one and I got a few! Totally worth it!

Katye said...

love those pictures Mel! You definitly need to do a Disney Race at some point. Your expected to pose there=)

TNTcoach Ken said...

Love the pics. I remember when running was as simple sport just shoes, shorts and a shirt! Ha.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I always ham it up! That one picture though ... mel, I almost fell off my chair. I have had some like that, but I'm not brave enough to share!

teacherwoman said...

Love the race photos! Happy Friday!

Denise said...

Those pics are great. I'm not a very good running poser. I can never quite figure out if they are taking MY picture or someone around me and always feel cheesy if I give a thumbs up and then they were taking it of someone else. ha!

Denise said...

Those pics are great. I'm not a very good running poser. I can never quite figure out if they are taking MY picture or someone around me and always feel cheesy if I give a thumbs up and then they were taking it of someone else. ha!

Bethany + Ryan said...

Ahh I want those butterfly sleeves SO bad!! I'm really hoping Moben will be at the boston marathon expo! Great photos!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

all of the house stuff is so exciting!! I am so happy for you

Running Diva Mom said...

beautiful racing photos; beatufiul long-legged mama!

ajh said...

You look very happy. They look like they are being forced to do something. The other thing is you look like you are running in different climates. My friend t and I always look that way. I am the one with lots of clothes on.

C.G. the Foodie said...

Love the pictures. You have an AWESOME smile!

MomRunningFromCancer said...

I love the pictures. You have a wonderful vibrant smile. It makes me smile - looking at you smile.

Cynthia O'H said...

Oh, you could give me a lesson in posing. My pics are always so serious.

Jill said...

Great pictures, Mel!! :)

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

It's so easy to get a bad race picture but you really do have some great ones!

Denise said...

look at all those great shots...guess you were doomed to have at least one bad one!