Part of our registration for the Women Run the D race on Sunday was free race pictures. I don't know about you, but for me, I usually dread race pictures. Yes, I get it, I am not pretty when I run. I honestly don't care about being pretty when I run. It's just hard to work my butt off for a race, feel awesome at the finish, and then see race photos and sad trombone, feel like shit.
Am I the only one who does this to herself?
The race photos link showed up in my email last night. I reluctantly clicked on the it and checked them out.
You know what? I didn't hate them. In fact, there are one or two I flat out LOVE!
In this one, the tiny speck in the distance behind me is C. running to catch up to me and cross the finish line:
I doubt anyone else looking at those pictures is going to be as nit picky as me. But, I see a difference. My face looks skinnier. And my waist looks a little trimmer. Maybe it's just me. Either way, I definitely am moving faster in that second picture. Yay for no hills!
It is so easy to get caught up in the "I hate my body" moment. Not today. Today, I think my body looks pretty badass in those pictures. That is a body that rocked out a PR!