Grr . . . My post on my half marathon is almost finished. Almost. But, as I’ve been working on it for several hours now and have to work in the morning, I’ll have to leave you with this teaser for now.
This is me and a lovely Asian woman on the last stretch of the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Francisco last Sunday. I’m giving it my all, and . . . Well, for a laugh, just compare the looks on our faces!
Image: Mine and Nike’s
You are such a tease.
+1 perfect comment
It *was* quite clever, wasn’t it. ;)
Haha. I know, Dan! I’m shameless. It’s terrible!
I just want to know what you’re listening to. Love the expressions.
I can’t even remember, Sreejit! I listened to several songs over and over and over again throughout the run. By this point, the music made no difference. All I could think about were my feet — and getting across the finish line as fast as I could. I had no idea there was a photographer present, though clearly he must have been *right* there!
Me, I would have had that look about thirty seconds into the thing…and then died about thirty seconds after that…
MY last stretch would have been the hammy I pulled on the way TO the race.
Haha, Vance. Thank goodness I wasn’t *that* bad off. You’ll see in my next post. I actually smiled for the camera at one point. I really did have fun!
I’m impressed by the mere fact that you participated at all. I need to get back to those push-ups…
Go Go Go 27557! I don’t know if you noticed or not, but in that picture you are actually flying with both feet off the ground. It appears you have ‘grace’ in most everything you do! You look super fit! Congratualtions again!
Aww, thank you, Andy. I actually think I look quite contorted in this pic. I was pretty worn out at the end and had apparently lost all semblance of correct running form and posture. But, oh well. I did it! And that’s what counts.
Thanks for your continued support! Hope you’re having a great day. :)
I think that if you throw away those glasses and the phone or whatever it is you are holding and dump the earphones too you will be a few grams lighter and survive a few more steps. :D
I survived, anyway, dear Vincent. I finished the race with glasses and headphones and all, and really, I wouldn’t have made it without the headphones. A lovely tune can go a long way to distract the mind from the aches of the body!
Next year I’ll probably ditch the extra layers along the side of the road, though, rather than tying them around my waist. Fussing with that just added to my time!
Ha! My face would have the same expression as yours, not like hers :)
Hehe. Well, what you can’t see in this pic was that I was really pushing myself while she was taking it a bit easier. If I’d have let up a bit, too, I’m sure my face would have looked a bit different. But I was intent on getting across that finish line!
haha. love the expression. you are allowed to bear that expression because well.. you don’t even have 2 feet on the ground. you’re soaring! sorta? =)
hehe. you’re so kind. i *was* running — fast! if that counts for anything… also, i’m *so* sorry, sophia. i am so behind on your posts. i’ll catch up soon! hope you’re having a great week! :)
ahahha. i like the emphasis on “was” running fast…
it’s all good! your slowest run is probably faster than i’ll ever run!
no no.. no apology needed. there is no required reading for blogs.. *.* i’m thankful to have met you as a blogging friend and for all the encouragement thus far. for every post you do read, i’m forever thankful. i have enjoyed each of your posts just the same. =)
you’re the best, sophia! blessings to you!!!
Good job Jess. I suppose you’re my reminder that I can and need to will through a marathon. Looking forward to the post.
It’s coming! Tomorrow. Too tired to finish it tonight. And you totally can do a marathon, Reyn… Maybe someday I’ll do one, too.
Wonderful to hear from you. :)
Ha! Cool that you can laugh at yourself. But congrats girl for!! Looking forward to the deconstruction of your race.
Thank you, Bupe! You *gotta* be able to laugh at yourself! Otherwise I’d just cry… I hope my next post doesn’t disappoint!
Jessi, Thanks for your post . U are amazing xD ;) I have not thought that you are this much crazy of sport ^^ But very nice from you :) :)
Haha, thank you, Chuda. I love being active and outdoors. When I’m running or riding, I’m thinking. At *least* half of my posts and poems start when I’m exercising outside. ;)
aha okey :) Doing exercise is really helpful ^^ I also like doing exercise ^^
Yes it,s also true :D Bcoz , if you see something , that makes you to write ^^ If you stay in home, you can not think that much ^^
Exactly, Chuda. Happy New Years! :)
Thanks Jessi :) I wrote you back in your post and comments ^^
WOOHOO Jessica!! :D
I’m so proud of you, this must have felt amazing ~ you look so strong and determined!
Thank you so much. You’re such a sweetheart! (I am pretty determined. Stubborn as a mule, as my Nana used to say.)
Way to go! That’s a lot of steps. When I see someone smiling in a situation like that, I always remember Tour Guide Barbie in Toy Story 2 during the outtakes. “I’m so exhausted! All this smiling.” Many could interpret your look as the James Dean finish line approach toward the run. “Eh, hurts a little. So what. What else ya got?”
Haha. I like that. “What else ya got?” That’s what I’m saying now… Ironman 70.3, anyone?
“relax your shoulders!” – the coach
there you go, tossin your clothes in the bushes again, haha!
Haha, Lawrence. Yup, I do it all the time. And tons of other runners did it that day, too!
I need a nap now
Haha, so do I, Lucas! But probably because it’s almost 1am…