Yeaaaa! I have some proof of my marathon!
I did a recap last week of the Ocean State Marathon, which I did on the 11th, that told of my utter dismay that I had absolutely NO pictures of the race.
Trying to be noble, or humble, I poo-pooed this little fact, but it really ended up ticking me off. I had NO pictures of what I went through. My daughter was the one family member that watched the race, and honestly she is too young to take pictures…also I didn’t ask her to, or anyone else for that matter. I didn’t think it was important. But it was. All that training, the hurt, and the effort was all stuck in my head and I wanted to re-live it by looking at the pictures.
And then I got them (Halllah!), thanks to the event people who give free pics to race entrants. Now I have lots of memories…of the pain. The determination. The effort. You won’t see me thumb-upping or high-fiving the photo-guy, but I distinctly remember being grateful and happy to be running my race. The one that I trained for, and wanted to finish…even if it was slow. I have proof. To myself, that it was real. These photos are so good for me.
Of course, there are some that are not so good…And I choose not to put on Facebook, but I am sharing with you. Because I love you. And because you love me. Because I make you laugh and feel good about yourself, especially when I post this:
What the H-ll is this?! My leg. I know it’s my leg, but it’s like all the sun just made it a legit raisin. It’s my raisin-leg. It’s like all the veins are revolting against this running thing! Gross and scary! I far prefer this:
I like that you can see the pain in my face, the determination. I don’t wear earbuds, so I was probably in my meditative-mode-mantra-making in lots of these. But the craycray-leg pic is actually my favorite…it makes me laugh. It’s like a great ad for moisturizer…or sunscreen. Oy-freakin-vey. Too funny. That craycray-leg ran 26.2 miles. Not too shabby. And now I have proof.
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