No Proof That I Ran a Half Marathon

>> Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A few race photos came in from the “Lace Up For Breast Cancer” Half Marathon this past weekend. It was a small race, and I LOVE running in small races. But that means no official race photographer - there was just one person snapping some photos during the race. I found myself in a few of them, but there was no photographic proof that I had run a half marathon. D’oh.

Here I am by my car after snapping a few photos of the start of the 5K: (and that’s Mike to the far left)

A few seconds later, I dropped my camera in my car before heading to the start of the half marathon:

During the awards, I was standing in the back chatting to someone who helps run the Apple Duathlon:

And then... well, I don’t know what I’m doing here...

...maybe I was doing my best Mary Katherine Gallagher impersonation:

Anyway, there’s no photographic proof that I actually ran the half marathon. But I’m STILL sticking by my PR!....


Anonymous,  11:07 AM, February 17, 2009  

Not just by the way: I'm only 48,it wasn't SNOT, and you owe me 20 bucks!

Lindsay 12:02 PM, February 17, 2009  

Clearly, you're just imagining you ran the half marathon. :)

GoBigGreen 12:22 PM, February 17, 2009  

You look to be praying in the back there, but the MCG idea works too:) I am doing the meet sunday then maybe we can swim again the following week.

I just read that someone did 100 x 100, you in? HA!
No way jose. I will come up with a distance set for us.
If we met earlier could Pharmie come?

filoli 12:40 PM, February 17, 2009  

OMG! I can't stop laughing at this. THIS happened to me at Chicago. I ran it, it was miserable, flipping horrible, I found everyone that I ran with, that I was beside...but not official photographic record of my existence...

makes you feel special...

tfh 12:45 PM, February 17, 2009  

I know the tedium of searching through race photos, squinting and looking for glimses of myself-- I'd say the fact that you did that is BETTER than photographic proof that you ran the race. :)

Jenna 12:49 PM, February 17, 2009  

Ha!! This happened to me at Ironman Canada and I was pissed! I was going to give my finishers photo to my dad who was in the hospital recovering from a broken neck (3 weeks prior)as rehab insiration. I was so short the tall people who finished in front of me blocked me out in the finishers chute but then i even POSED for one with my MEdal and they never had it when I went to go get my pictures!!! I had to take him a tshirt instead! BUT I WAS THERE AND I DID FINISH! So I believe you ;)

Beth 12:58 PM, February 17, 2009  

Very funny, Mary Katherine. Try to keep your skirt down.

Anonymous,  1:14 PM, February 17, 2009  

I bet you were at Lucky's the whole time.

Kelly 1:42 PM, February 17, 2009  

OMG... you totally lied to us. I feel betrayed.

duchossois 1:47 PM, February 17, 2009  

Steve, don't get so defensive. It was only a half-marathon, not like it was a real race. Anything under 26.2 is a training run. ;-)

Michelle 2:03 PM, February 17, 2009  

You crack me up dude!!

You so ran that race and there are photos somewhere to prove it!!!!

Alisa 2:30 PM, February 17, 2009  

Sad! My pics usually suck anyway so I'm happy when there is less...but sad.

Carolina John 3:27 PM, February 17, 2009  

yea that happens sometimes. i think i'm going to do a smaller marathon in june. i think i'm going to have to bring my own photographer.

Mel-2nd Chances 3:44 PM, February 17, 2009  

lol, too funny, love the last one!

Anonymous,  3:58 PM, February 17, 2009  

Now I get it! The guilt-ridden cover-up talk about wrong turns (yeah, right), the mysterious older woman, the embarrassingly clean (immaculate!) socks, so unlike you, the alleged snot so close to (I can't SAY IT!!!)

And, FINALLY, no GROSS FOOT PHOTOS because NO BLISTERS because NO RUN, right???

It's 'ChesterGATE! S-O-O betrayed....


Nat 5:35 PM, February 17, 2009  

Sure you ran it Steve. Uh-huh. Riiiiighht! :)

Lindsay 5:46 PM, February 17, 2009  

bahahaha. we might've believed you if you didn't call yourself out with these pics...

Anonymous,  6:03 PM, February 17, 2009  

I'm for impeaching the MAYOR of PR-VILLE....

t-odd 6:17 PM, February 17, 2009  

Same thing happened to me at the Frozen 10.25K or whatever the hell it was. Not that anyone would be able to recognize me in all the Arctic gear I had on. I don't care what anyone says, you're a "SUPERSTAR!" (MKG = hilarious)

Jess 6:52 PM, February 17, 2009  

You have your chip time. That's good enough for us.

Unknown 7:30 PM, February 17, 2009  

You have your watch and your memories. I believe you MAN!!!

teacherwoman 8:01 PM, February 17, 2009  

Are you sure you ran that half marathon? LOL

Kin 8:17 PM, February 17, 2009  

In my first half-iron triathlon, the timing chip they gave me failed, so I had no split times anywhere on the course. Only a finishing time that they wrote down for each person. They did get some good race photos of me, but at the finish line, where the announcer was making a big deal of each racer finishing, because they would look up your information when you crossed a timing mat near the finish ... all I got was "hey buddy!". :(

More importantly ... is that the Doublemint Twins in the first photo?? Same colors, same stride.

Anonymous,  1:36 AM, February 18, 2009  


Shannon 5:58 AM, February 18, 2009  

Great impersonation of MKG, but it looked like you were saying a little prayer to me. Hey we know you REALLY did a 1/2 and didn't bust your arse, right?

Ordinarylife 6:19 AM, February 18, 2009  

The way I look in a race I am usually glad if there is not photographic evidence.

RooBabs 11:18 AM, February 19, 2009  

How funny- you're the 2nd blog this week to reference Mary Katherine Gallagher (love the comparison by the way).

Now that you mention it (having no proof), you don't look as sweaty and frozen in your after picture as you would have had you actually run a half-marathon. And you thought you could pull a fast one on us! PR schme-ar.

Just kidding, I believe you. = )

sRod 6:47 AM, February 21, 2009  

Eh, it's ok. Those race pictures tend to suck anyways. Does anyone really need proof that they look like shit when they run?

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