Thursday, February 5, 2015

Not-So-Flattering Race Photos (Friday Five)


Happy Friday.  I'm linking up today with the DC Trifecta for Friday Five.  Today's topic is Fitness Snapshots.

It's difficult for me to get a really good race photo.  My finish photos usually look like I'm being tortured.  OH, that's right...I am!   Instead, I thought it would be fun to share a few unflattering candid photos taken at races, obviously most without my knowledge. 




Dear 8 pound 6 ounce newborn infant Jesus...





They Call Me Heat Miser
Whatever I Touch 
Starts To Melt In My Clutch
I'm Too Much 



 
What the frig is in my shoe?






Where's the bucket?



I must...hold up...this...light pole...until help...arrives...



Please come up with better photo captions!

I'll declare a winner and send you a surprise!  Give it your best shot!




Thanks to Eat Pray Run DCYou Signed Up For What?!, 
& Mar on the Run! for hosting the Friday Five.

60 comments:

  1. These are hilarious!! I think the better question is what evil should we place upon the person who keeps taking these sneaky photographs of you?!? Hahaha!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. We have an unofficial running club photographer who takes tons of candid shots. Enjoy your weekend!

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  2. Haha! Your captions are hilarious! I especially like the first one. Have a good weekend.

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    1. There were so many captions I could have used for the first one! Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. Lol! Too funny! Love your captions!

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    1. Thanks. I think we've all had bad pictures. Might as well embrace it.

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  4. These are great! I can't believe the race photographer would take such random pics. So I have to ask, What were you really doing in the first pic? Tying your shoe? -M

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    1. I was actually just trying to stretch my knees before a 10k trail run. I think my sleeves caught the photog's attention.

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  5. OMG, so funny!! Especially the first one. Thanks for the laugh this morning!

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    1. We've all been there with the bad photos. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Hahahaha!!!! This made me laugh so hard! Especially the heat miser one! I also always look tortured and struggling in photos....which I am.

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    1. So glad you get the Heat Miser reference! Many people don't! Most of my finish photos are hideous because I'm really in so much pain. Ha!

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  7. No words! Love the creativity of your post!

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    1. Just owning my bad photos. I could have posted worse, but I do have some integrity. Ha.

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  8. OMG, this is so funny. I used to complain about how expensive race photos were until I realized that none were worth buying!

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    1. Exactly! Who wants to pay $24.95 for an awful 5x7 photo that you want no one to see! I LOVE it when they are free. Yep, some races do that.

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    1. Just keeping it real...ready for Mercedes?

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  10. This is so my favorite of the linkups- such a good sense of humor about something other people expend a ton of energy on... better to just let the good times (and bad pictures) roll!

    Since you shared yours, I will share mine-- here I am looking like William Wallace http://cookingupkefi.com/2014/03/17/rnr-usa-race-recap/ Not exactly the effect I was going for--but if Englad had tried to invade the RnR HAlf, I would have been ready!

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    1. You have to own up to the good and bad. Checked your pics. I do the thumbs up a lot! At least you are smiling and looking at the camera! I usually can't remember to do either one. HA.

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  11. I do not take good race photos. I'm at the point, it doesn't matter if it was a good race or bad race, I don't look at the race photos at all.

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    1. I'm never happy with the professional pictures and they are so overpriced anyway.

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  12. I'm not creative at all so I can't think of any better captions...but I think these are pretty great already!!

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    1. Thanks. Hope you have a great weekend.

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  13. I kind of like these....you know, for entertainment sake. But why on earth would a photog. take them?

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    1. I much prefer the candid shots over the finish line or medal pose pictures. Some of them were taken by our local running club photographer. The others...I don't know.

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  14. Those pics are awesome, made even better by your captions!!

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    1. You just have to laugh at them...nothing else you can do. Thanks for stopping by.

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  15. At least you have some pictures. I don't even run with my phone so I don't have a lot. Great captions for your photos. Too funny!

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    1. I never run with my phone either. It's too heavy. These were taken by race photographers.

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  16. Ah cute post! I don't think they are unflattering. You work hard mama!

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    1. Oh thanks. I do like candid over posed.

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  17. this is too funny! i think we all have some race pictures of ourselves that we just cringe at haha

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    1. Definitely. I have much worse actually!

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    1. My alternate for # 4 was "Thar she blows". Ha.

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  19. These make me laugh. We could be twins. I dress the same way. Skirts over tights or capris.

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    1. Absolutely. Love my skirts!!! They stay down. Shorts don't always do that.

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  20. Check out this one - https://myfirst5k.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/2.png
    Caption - "I'll never do that again!!"

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    1. What are you doing in this pic?

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    2. I think trying not to pass out after a grueling half.

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    3. Yeah. Been there done that too!

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  21. So funny! My favorite is the last one! I never ever look good in race photos--ever. It's my goal to take a good one someday. :)

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    1. When I see a photog I tend to ham it up -- and that's never pretty.

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  22. I love all of these! Another possibility for the 4th photo: "And why did I think this race was a good idea?!?"

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    1. Yep. That's pretty much my thought at some point in every race!

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  23. Hilarious! And there is no way I could top your captions! LOL!

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    1. Oh, I bet you could! You've got to have a sense of humor when it comes to race photos.

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  24. I love this roundup! So funny and a great idea! :)

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  25. Very funny. I can't quite put together a good funny caption for it, but the first one makes me think you're trying to like track someone. I want to go with something about losing the course, but my brain just wont put it together, haha.

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    1. Like... after getting lost on the course, she used the tracking skills she learned living in the wild to find the other runners. It still needs refinement. Ha.

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  26. Haha, these are great! Most of my race pics look like I'm being tortured. Must be why we keep coming back for more :-)

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  27. Yes! The quest for a great finish photo!

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  28. I love your arm warmers in the first picture! Too cute!

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    1. Thanks. My favorites. I've worn them out.

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  29. You crack me up!! Dear infant Jesus is hard to top LOL but the light plole is awesome as well

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    1. You can't take yourself too seriously because others are taking pics like these!

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