Friday, October 22, 2010

Foto Friday

It would appear that I had my own personal photographer at the Toronto Marathon. Check out this photo shoot! I may not have been having the best day, but I (almost) always smile for a camera!

The Early Miles












The Middle Miles







The Later Miles










Have a great weekend!

65 comments:

Denise said...

how can you hold your head up w/ that medal around your neck??

the pics are great! i wouldn't know you were having a bad day with that smile on your face!

Laura B. Jog for Joubert Syndrome said...

wow...thats a lot of pictures!!! did you pay that photog?? LOL. #5 is a great picture. you looked great in all of them!

TNTcoach Ken said...

You are a ham for the camera! I love that humongous orb of a medal.

Katie said...

You look AMAZING! I discovered in my marathon pictures that I run with my eyes closed, my form is a bit odd and I bob my head to the music :/ LOL I must be a sight for everyone out there.

bobbi said...

what a great set of pics! not a bad one in the bunch....

Aneta said...

i love the pix of u and ur husband holding hands and running!

did u order those pix from the marathon ppl??
they all have the 'proof' thing written on them

ShutUpandRun said...

Dang that's a lot of pictures! I love how even in the later miles you've still got that smile and determination.

Christy said...

Those are GREAT pics.....and LOTS of them. Lucky you.

Congrats!

Lisa said...

great photos and once again, that medal is HUGE!

the dawn said...

so many pictures and you look amazing! seriously, i have a few smiling ones in the first miles, but after 20 i am grimacing and it is not pretty. you were able to suppress any pain or misfortune you were feeling. good work. oh, and that medal? if they do them that big EVERY year...i'm totally going to have to come up there sometime...

J said...

The photographer must have really liked you! That is a ton of pictures and you look great in all of them!! Hope you have a great weekend!

Heather said...

Great pics, you can't even tell you were having a bad day!

Deb said...

It might not have been your best day, but I think you're the most photogenic runner I've ever seen.

Mark said...

Wonderful pictures, Marlene!

Emz said...

HOly crap woman. You have a lot of photos. Awesome!

No wonder he was snapin'
you look amazing!!

Jill said...

You studette, you!! I always look like death would be a better alternative (as it usually is). You look incredible!

Joggin' Momma said...

Those are fantastic pictures! I have never looked that good even during a 1K run, haha!

Indi said...

that's a ton of pictures!!! always smiling too :)

ajh said...

You look so good! Did you have a "thing" with the photographer? Kidding of course.
I have read all of Elin Hildebrands books. I like her quite a bit, partly because I have been here a few times and like envisioning the scenes.

Hunnybee said...

Maybe they recongized Pinky? LOL.

I love that you are always smiling even in the tough runs.

Karen said...

those are GREAT race pics! Most people are lucky to get one that doesn't look crazy. Very nice :) side note - that medal is humongous!!

Nicole said...

you sure did!!! :) Happy friday!

Lacey Nicole said...

LOL!!!!!!! I've never seen so many photos of one runner for one race. love it!!!!!! the many faces of marlene :) and WHOAAAA the size of that medal!!! i'm blinded! :)

Jogging with Fiction said...

impressive, even on short races, I usually look like I'm dying in the pictures even if I'm feeling great.

destination262 said...

YEAH!! So many great pics! I swear I only get one good one if that out out of a whole bunch. I am usually so focused I don't even see the photographer. So all my pics I look super intense! Well you rocked your running photo shoot girl!

Jamie said...

that's a lot of race pictures :) you look awesome!

Runners Fuel said...

Great pix!

Kim said...

Great pics!! I never get good race pictures! I am so jealous!

Heather said...

Seriously? I've never known someone to have that many good race pictures, especially in one race!! They're all great.
That medal is HUGE!
The big smiles in the last few photos are the best!

Johann said...

Super pics!

Teamarcia said...

the pics sure look like you're having a great day! You are so photogenic!

Laura said...

GEEEEEEZZZZZZZZZZZ...do you never take a bad race picture?? I fear I have broken the camera in some races.

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

Way too happy out there!!! Great photos... I think the photog had a little crush!!!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Wow! That's a load of great race photos! You'd never know that race wasn't "your day" from the wonderful smiles you had for the camera. I hope that time will soften the less than great memories and leave you only with the smiles!
Have a great weekend.

Quinton J said...

AMAZING! You look awesome in ALL of your pics.

Staci Dombroski said...

That is awesome that you had so many pictures!!! The fall colors are gorgeous! Have a wonderful weekend :)

Zoë said...

Amazing pictures, Marlene! Very cool that you got so many, too! And holy moly, that medal is HUGE!!

lindsay said...

dang that medal is huge! love the photos! you are smiling throughout, love it!!

Char said...

No wonder you had a bad race - damned paparazzi always in the way.

Meredith said...

Great pictures!!!!

Heidi said...

Awesome pics! I definitely need to work on looking a little more presentable for the camera. I've actually being working on keeping my eyes up when I run because there are so many shots where it looks like my eyes are closed.

Julie D. said...

Look at you, those race photographers loved you!! :) awesome pics! You weren't kidding about the size of that bling!!!

Nicole @ "Haute Runner" said...

I am so jealous that you have so many race pictures!! Based on your expression in the pics, you look like you had a great day! It's great that you were able to smile for the camera even if you weren't feeling like yourself during the race.

LOVE the medal!!

AM-GoalsfortheWeek said...

Hi there,
c'mon...admit it...ya hired your own photographer for the gig. ;-)

yeah..the photos rock! nice.

teacherwoman said...

Those are a lot of wonderful photos! Awesome!

Carly said...

Great photos! You looks so happy in all of them.

Jules said...
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Jules said...

Holy Toledo!

Thatsa lotta pictures from one race! And you're smiling in all of them....awesome. ;-)

I look forward to the day when I can have just *one* lousy race picture in which I am simultaneously smiling *and* actually look as if I am running instead of participating in a death march.

(sorry about the duplicate post....made an edit!)

funderson said...

Well how great do you look? How could they avoid taking your picture??

Anne said...

WOW! You look great in your pics and I guess the photographer thought so too :)

Meg said...

Lots of smiles all around, you do love running!

chris mcpeake said...

great pics.
Congrats on the finish. I know it was a tough one for you but you will crush the next one

Forward Foot Strides said...

Marlene you have the best race pics ever!!!

I need to post mine soon, but I think I only have ONE where I'm smiling, and its the one where I'm not running.

Amy said...

You would never know you were having a bad day from those pictures - even the ones toward the end!

Anabela (Bela) Neves said...

I have to ask....where did your fuel belt go?
Great pics!

Badgergirl said...

Great photos!

Her Name is Rio said...

I think it's your great smile and photogenicity that makes for your great race pics- thanks for sharing!

dietitianontherun.com said...

You AlWAYS have the best race pics!! Seriously, can't take a bad one. I think the photog followed you around ;)

Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

You look awesome! What a fantastic medal. What happened to your belt?

The Happy Runner said...

You look great in those photos! No wonder the photog liked snapping you :-)

Boris Terzic said...

Some sweet pics from the Marathon.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Biggest medal I have ever seen.. WOW! Love all the pictures.. I think I must have trained you when we ran together.. hehehe hugs

RunKathyRun said...

Every one of those photos is great; I totally feel like I was at the race.

k said...

that really is a huge medal.
I'm someone who tends to ruminate on bad races- so I promise the sting will wear off eventually. But if you are like me, you won't completely get over it until you get a little redemption. (though hopefully you're a faster healer than i am...)

Wifey said...

WOW! Ok, how much did you pay the photographers for that awesome shoot? Tee hee hee. You look fabulous.

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey