I’m not big on having my photo taken (you’re shocked, I know), so was quite surprised to find myself looking forward to seeing some from the 10k last week. It was my first ‘big’ event, and having a snap or two would have been a bit nice.
For memories and…stuff.
Or at the very least, something to whip out for extra motivation (ie to ward off the diddly-squats).
So when an email came from the official photographer a few days ago, I excitedly clicked on the link.
“What are you doing? Why are you staring at the ground?! Are there coins or other valuables down there? A treasure map, maybe?”
All (bar one) were of the top of my hat, and with my head tilted sideways in some weird pose. Like I’m not only looking for coins or valuables, but listening (intently!) for them as well. I’m almost certain that without the help of the crowd, I would have ended up completely lost and going the wrong way (but rich, apparently!).
The photos are actually quite good for a bit of a laugh, but alas, could have been of anyone in a red hat and white top. The only difference being that I’m clutching a wad of used tissues in my headband thingy that I’d taken off earlier (so not only rich, but classy as well).
Being a race novice, I also figured that if there were going to be photos taken it would happen right at the end.
*Cue over-the-top, I’m-not-puffed-at-all smile*
So, yeah… I do want to apologise to the unsuspecting family and friends of other participants who were greeted by a grinning loon at the finish line. Turns out, the photographer was placed 30 or so metres before this point (whoops) so my well-timed ‘finish face’ was probably a bit over the top / scary.
I actually feel a bit silly now for wanting an ‘action shot’ (not to mention embarrassed by admitting to the whole ‘finish face’ pose and subsequent let-down). I should really have known better.
First, there was parkrun:
Then, the Women’s 5k:
(Sorry Tasrunphotos – I would have paid $28.00 for the real thing; if only you’d captured my ‘good’ side)
So last Sunday was nothing out of the ordinary, really:
And another. So fast I was a blur:
In fact – on looking back over the ‘evidence’ of my running, I may have discovered something so much better: a new game to play!
‘Spot the wannabe runner’ (not dissimilar to Where’s Wally?).
See – there’s always a silver lining. It’s actually right up my alley, and something I could definitely have fun with.
Or ‘run’ with, if you will (sorry).
So here’s to the next challenge – I think it’s white hat’s turn to
partially shine. 🙂