Tuesdays on the Run

the good, bad, and ugly | Tuesday’s On The Run

It’s Tuesday‘s On The Run day… ErikaMarcia, and Patty are discussing our best and worst race photos…so let’s dive in!


Personally, I have a love/hate relationship with race photos. I love them because they can be so telling of the enjoyment of the day…and then I also hate them because they can be so telling of the hardships of the day… Funny how that happens!

There is nothing like the joy of a spot on jump shot!

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Yes, pacing is ALWAYS this fun! – Rock The Parkway Half Marathon
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I can even get a little air at the end of a full marathon! – Garmin Marathon

Or the lack of good finish line photo…

Sometimes your form and body can be spot on and look great!

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Happy, happy moment to come through the halfway point of my first 50M race – Hawk 50M

Other times, I feel less than excited to see my thunder thighs and the extra skin moving around in most of the pictures taken that day.

While I know my legs are big and strong, I don’t always love when photographers catch my legs in all their glory…
Later on in the day – same leg shots. Love those trails!

For a good portion of my trail races, the amazing crew of Mile90 has taken amazing pictures of me enjoying the trails!

Into the woods at the Alternate Chili 10M trail run
I am the one closest to the camera (with no head) – but I love this shot at the Hawk 50M

…and other times where they are hiding in the bushes and they don’t exactly catch me looking fresh…

WHAH!! She scared me a little on this one…hiding in the bushes in the first mile of the Alternate Chili 10M trail run – not to mention the hydration pack UNDER my shirt.
This picture haunts me to this day…ha! Nothing like looking like I haven’t slept in a week and I want to die in the first few miles of a long, hot day… at the Psycho Psummer 50K trail run

Either way, race photos can tell a story. Whether it is a story of joy…or defeat, similar to race times, the race photos last forever. Ha!

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Major R.B.F. shade given to the photographer that I didn’t know was a photographer…and I was hurting at mile 23..so yeah. – KCM
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The joy of finishing! (plus, I finished with a waffle in my hand, winning!)
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The crazy high of finishing a BIG race…haha! Or just a little crazy…

What are your favorite race photos?

Do you try the jumping shot?

Check out the link-up with ErikaMarcia, and Patty and see what everyone is talking about this week!

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14 thoughts on “the good, bad, and ugly | Tuesday’s On The Run

  1. I only ever end up with a couple photos at best, at my 10k in March there were none. Sometimes I feel like races forget about me as a slow runner…. I love the shots where you can tell how determined I am!

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  2. I’ve never tried a jumping pose during a race, I’m sure I’d screw it all up! I raced last weekend and darn it if my finish line photos aren’t awful…I look so miserable!

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  3. My favorite picture is the one from the Garmin Marathon this year. I’ve shown that picture to about 50 people at work so far. I think everyone is starting to get sick of me bragging about your running!

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