Thursday, April 03, 2008

Suntrust National Half Marathon Photos

Well, they did take a lot of photos, I'll give 'em that. Even though not a single one of them would ever clue you in that I was running in Washington, D.C., where it's hard to take a photo WITHOUT a monument in it.

Though I might not be at my happy weight, I sure do look happy in these photos. So, I'm putting it all out there, no excuses, no berating myself. Enjoy!

(This is the face of a happy runner.)

(5544 dogged me for most of the race)

(Digging deep, probably mile 4.)

(Am I running? Or looking for a dance partner?

(Coming up from the underpass under Dupont Circle (I think); the start of the biggest hill.)

(Wait! Let me get into position first! Or into first position!)

(I AM TOO RUNNING!)

22 comments:

IHateToast said...

my favourite is the first one. you look like you're getting down with your bad self. bookka cha bowow....

LBTEPA said...

Happy and fast :)

Rainmaker said...

Wow, that is indeed a lot of photos - very cool!

And some good shots in there too!

Melissa said...

WOO HOO!! Go Jeanne! I don't think I've ever gotten more than 2-3 photos on race day. Looks like they were doing a great job out on the course. :-)

Thomas said...

Plenty of nice photos.You really look happy. Whoever said you're not born to run?

21stCenturyMom said...

My but you DO look happy. Are you supposed to look that happy when running 13.1 miles? You make it look easy!

Susan said...

I love them! Wow -- what great shots.

Hey -- maybe a race IS the place to find a dance partner. :)

You look wonderful, Miss Mile Long Legs! :)

Road Warrior said...

You look great. Isn't it wonderful to both run well and look good? I always hope for one or the other. :)

David said...

It's amazing how you always know where the camera is and can smile and look so good.

eileen said...

GORGEOUS!! Do you smile the entire race or just for the camera? That hill at DuPont Circle looks like they sould have thrown you a rope! What a steep hill!! Very inspiring!

Judi said...

You do look happy to be racing, all cute pix.

Vickie said...

You're running! That's what counts.

David said...

I think you need to move to Florida or California. Check the map ...

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2008/03/30/a_singles_map_of_the_united_states_of_america/?p1=Well_MostPop_Emailed1

Nancy Toby said...

Hey, that's the Canadian Embassy! At least you got a landmark! And smiles!!

Me, I think they shot just grumpy mad in-pain photos in front of junkyards and vacant lots and cyclone fencing. Very attractive scowls, too. Of course, it probably would have been hard to find a shot of me when I wasn't scowling that day....

zandria said...

How awesome! You look just fine, of course, and the fact that you can run that distance is the most impressive thing of all. :)

Rae said...

Great job and congrats on the new PR!!!

Just12Finish said...

You look like a McCain supporter with a spelling disorder ...

Black Knight said...

The 5544 disappears in the other pics. Did you do the right thing? Did you kill her? Yes, you look happy and relaxed, congrats.

eileen said...

More Half Marathon: 2:27:34, 11:15
Hampton Half: 2:25:31, 11:06
I felt 10x better today? Maybe the crowd slowed me down for the first two miles. Ah, well, it all about the running not the time, right?

jeanne said...

eileen: and that's what you get with zero training?!?! Congrats! I should try your plan!

BettyBetty said...

Nice job! You make it look fun! I can't remember ever running 13 miles -- at least not since high school so I am impressed.

Jade Lady said...

Great pics - Wow - I only wish I could look as energetic and happy as you in my photos. The camera guys definitely liked you!