Some people are photogenic, no matter what they do.
Some people are especially good at spotting any camera in their vicinity, and can therefore pose and appear to always be photogenic.
I am neither of those people.
And the times that has proven to be most true?
Races. Always races.
Sometimes, the photos aren’t so bad – just goofy looking:
Granted, running-while-sleeping did result in a PR, but I would still recommend keeping your eyes on the road.
Sometimes, though, the race photos are bad – seriously bad – and belong on Seriously Ugly Race Pics.
Husband introduced me to the site months ago, and I figured I’d submit one of my gems. You know, embrace the ugly.
I never heard back and never saw it posted, so I assumed it didn’t make the cut and forgot about it.
Until I got an email confirmation last night that it was being added to the queue.
Now, being part of a photo collection with the word “ugly” in the title isn’t exactly something I’ve aspired to in my life, but I was oddly pleased to share.
Maybe it’s because every runner knows that they hit this point eventually, whether the camera captures it or not.
Maybe it’s because I can’t help but laugh at how ridiculous I look.
Or maybe it’s because I know from experience that there will always be another photo like this, and you just have to learn to run with it.