Marathon Pictures: Finally Proof…

Yeaaaa! I have some proof of my marathon!

race photo

not me in the pic

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.

I am linking up today with the #WildWorkoutWednesday Gals~


14 thoughts on “Marathon Pictures: Finally Proof…

  1. maisymak

    Hey – GREAT JOB! Finishing a marathon is no small feat. I like your raisin-leg and real-life photos – that’s what it’s all about. I’m running the cape cod 1/2 marathon this Saturday and I definitely will wear ear buds 🙂 Good luck running as we head into winter!

  2. Marisa

    God I love you so much! My heart leaps with joy and pure love for our friendship and for who you are. You are the real deal babe. The real deal.

  3. Sabrina

    Great accomplishment! It’s good to look back at photos and feel good about what you did, they are not always good but there is usually something learned. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Aimee

    Congratulations on your marathon finish! Your race photos turned out great. I’m always making faces that look like I’m dying in mine, lol! I love the shot of your “raisin leg” It’s so funny some of the crazy things that happens to our bodies while racing. I’ve had plenty of moments where I looked at a picture of me running and thought “what on earth is THAT?” Haha!

    1. Post author

      I am glad you are laughing Aimee!That was my reaction too, because I am NOT 90 years old, but apparently I look like it when I run! I shudder to think what my leg will look like when I AM 90!

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