Monday, March 28, 2011

A Fishy Slog

Being part of the Lopers Club has its perks. Aside from the great support we get on Sundays, the Lopers also provide some cool pictures. For each big race where lots of Lopers participate in, a photographer takes pictures for us and charges us five bucks per shot. It beats paying 15 or 20 per shot from the race photographers.

On Sunday, I picked up a shot from Surf City 2011 that I had no idea was even taken of me.


Um... yeah, I'm flying through this part of the race. I was feeling so strong here... I mean, can't you tell?

Actually, this is the definition of slogging. Slogging is where you're kind of moving forward but it's not fast, it's not smooth and it's definitely not pretty.

This picture also reminded me of something else. For some reason, I always seem to run with my mouth agape. Not sure why, but most pictures of me when I'm running have me with my mouth open. I remember early last year, I mentioned this and said that, coupled with my pink shirt, I looked like a fish, like a pink fish. A reader forwarded me a picture and...


The return of the pink fish.

What do you think? Is there a resemblance? And what about that Surf City picture? Brutal, huh?

6 comments:

Michael said...

This totally cracked me up!! I think almost every photo taken of me at a race is me "slogging". I always look like I'm going in slow motion - well frankly usually I am. The pink fish is hysterical. Thanks for sharing with us - I'm glad to know I'm not the only one with AWESOME race pics :)

misszippy said...

We all have those pics! And I always have my mouth open like that too. Something to work on!

greekmelie said...

I know exactly where this photo was taken at! And you did great in that race if I remember correctly (which I do!) The resemblance with the fish is noteworthy! Now about your training team, it might be what I need to go through with this entire marathon thingy. Would you happen to have any good suggestions for the LA area?

tahoegirl said...

Mouth open = breathing which is a good thing.

Tricia said...

giggling :)

I look terrible in ALL running pics. But hey-at least we're running

Willoughby said...

I agree with Tahoegirl, you're probably breathing with your mouth open to get the maximum amount of oxygen into your lungs. I'm guessing that if you kept your mouth closed, you'd wear out sooner because you would be winded.