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Monday, April 25, 2011

Funny Pictures & a Giveaway Winner!

I received a lot of really ugly (great) pictures. The moral of the story here is that it's important to just relax and laugh at yourself once in a while. Also, running isn't always a glorious sport. We sweat until a block of salt forms on our foreheads, we lose toenails, our faces turn red, etc. Congrats to all of you who pushed yourselves during your race and ended up with a ridiculous picture. Even bigger congrats to those of you who pushed yourselves and managed to look good doing it (send a sister your tips fo' real).

Here are the pictures of those who entered:
Not sure why this won't rotate, but her expression is priceless. Looks like the time of her life!

Self-labeled "alien face"


It takes skill to run with your eyes closed

She's about to cry...for everyone who she is leavin in the dust!

I gotta learn how to do the "evil eye" to anyone who cuts me off at the beginning of a race

Up close and personal!

Dude...I'm always that happy when I cross the finish line

Apparently medical masks don't help during races when it's 3 degrees outside... she just thought you should know

Oh heck yes. I have so many pictures like this.

I think she's saying something like "I'll kill someone if it gets one degree hotter out here"

I have no words for this. Just plain awesome.

It's seriously impossible for some of us to smile while running...we're going to try though!

Those darn home stretches are so tough!

Work it girl!

The classic flamingo picture
Nothin' ugly bout mud folks.
In my opinion you are all awesome and I wish I had something to give everyone. is probably easy, but writing all your names on bright colored paper seemed more fun:
And the WINNER is...

Sara @ Words to Run By
Congrats Sara! Email your address to and I will be sure to send out your winnings :)


Michael said...

I so meant to enter this....just didn't end up having the time to sort through some of my pics. These were all great....and not really all that bad. Fun idea though. It makes you feel less bad about your own horrible race pics.

Megan said...

Hahaha I love this post! Glad I could contribute with my zombieface picture!

Pam said...

I think I should win something for having the absolute WORST one imaginable :). Haha!

(oh, and I explained about our weird state holiday in my comments section)

Britt Burns Kelly said...

These pictures are great! Ugliness is better when shared.

Julia said...

LOVE the pics! thanks for sharing :)

Annette@(running)In the Right Direction said...

Funny pics!

gloryrunning said...

Ummm...loving your blog!! I don't know how I missed it up until now! Can't wait to hear about your upcoming marathon! =)

Jennʻs Adventureʻs said...

I LOVED looking at all those photos!! Congrats to Sara! =)

Jennifer said...

Oh goodness! The flamingo caption was perfect for my picture!

Running Mama said...

I like the evil eye one...reminds me of the witch that almost took me out at the beginning of Pat's Run. Ha! Listen to me sounding all professional runner. :)

Stop by my new blog I could use some readers.

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

Love these pictures, too funny!

Teamarcia said...

Congrats to Sara! Love all the pics!

Jen said...

Those were great photos! I think we all have a few like that! Yay for Sara!

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

Who's going to pass up an opportunity to make use of brightly colored paper?! I mean, really!

Running Moose said...

Those are some great pics! I truly do love to run in mud- that pic was from the Tough Mudder in PA a month ago. Great race! Lots of mud :)

Sara said...

Thank you sooo much! I love these pictures and your post - awesome!! :)