To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
-Steve Prefontaine
Make it simple, but significant.
- Don Draper

Monday, October 24, 2011

The $60 Post - Portland Pictures!

I surprised myself and ran awesome. I had a completely unexpected, unplanned, un-dreamed of PR. I had on a shirt that was way too big for me. But I also didn't have tons of double chins ... and I freaking PR'd!!! SO ... I splurged and bought them all! So now I'm shoving them down everyone's throats. If you'd like one framed on your mantel, or poster sized, just let me know!  (To be nice I am not uploading ALL of them. See how generous I am once in a bit??)

I swear I'm there - look to the right, the girl in purple by the dude in bright orange and girl in grey. See me?
  
The two photos above are around the 5.5 mile mark. Clearly they caught me during Clif Shot time!

12 miles in... Realizing if I keep going strong I will get a PR!
  
Here I come! I passed 4 people in that final stretch!!

  
Sweet relief!! Oh - and in all of these last photos I bet if we zoom in you'll see my face covered in tears!
 
Probably only 2 minutes after this shot I was being carted off to the med tent!

Yay!!

14 comments:

  1. I dream of one day splurging on race photos. Lucky you!

    And congrats again on the PR!

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  2. You go! Looking good in the pics and in getting that PR! Rock on and enjoy it!

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  3. I love love love the picture of you stepping on the finish line. That is one relieved smile.

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  4. Wooohooo, yay you awesome pics and awesome to PR xx

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  5. I told you that you would kick this races ass!! That's why I'm Mr Awesome....

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  6. No med tent photo? That must have been the $75 option.

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  7. Great outfit as usual and a great race. You are smiling in your photos too! How much better could it get?

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  8. Great photos... way to kill that race and look amazing doing it!!

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  9. You have some great photos and I love all that purple!

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  10. Way to go! I think those pictures were worth every penny. YOU ROCK!

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  11. I wish I had 1/2 of the awesome race photos as you- mine suck!

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  12. Super cute!!
    You looked strong and happy in all the pictures.

    So, maybe this means that I will have some good race day pictures soon????

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  13. Yes, you will! We are so in sync, this next race you'll look awesome! :)

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