Tuesday, May 5, 2009

the finish line...

I received a few more photos of post-race. I'll keep adding more this week, sorry peeps, all you get this week are marathon weekend pictures. I'm getting the full CD of photos from my mom on Sunday. Maybe next week I'll offer more fodder, in addition to more pictures, for now, you get to revel in the glory that are pictures of me. You are welcome Interwebs.

I do have to say, being removed from it all for a week now, I'm pretty proud of myself considering all the conditions I had facing me. It was an amazing experience, maybe I'll pontificate (i heard that word 18,000 times in a meeting this morning and had to pilfer for my own pure amusement) on all of that later this week.

For now, post-race photo delight:

*proof i really did leap across the finish line, i was actually worried the timing mat wouldn't catch me, and yes, those are both my feet up off the ground*


*the announcer starting to go crazy with me, i'm still being uber-running-dork here*


*i don't know who took this picture of my mom hugging me, but it sums up how i felt right after finishing to perfection. please note my sister kris in the background, it looks like she is plotting my death*

*like i mentioned we had no choice but to bring milo with us to OKC at the last minute. and yes i kiss and snuggle my dog, give me a break here interwebs, i've been married six years, am 30 and have no small humans of my own. so please say hello to milo miles, my substitute human, you have to admit he is pretty freaking adorable*

*liz and i post race, she ran her first half, managed to go back to her hotel, clean up, check out and still come and meet me at the finish line. i heart her, she is an amazing friend. oh and you can tell how windy it was, look at my blanket flying in the wind! and there were about 15 cameras on us at this moment, we clearly didn't plan which one to look at. nice.*


*my sister kris, who did the relay with some friends, and i after the race, some of her first words were, "i want to run a marathon now, i want a silver blanket." so i shared. can you tell we share DNA, we even opposite matched and not on purpose*

I'll try and post more photos of the actual pre-race weekend fun tomorrow! Stay tuned.








17 comments:

Rookie on the Run said...

Great pics! You are so cute! And yes, Milo is adorable!

I'm amazed you had enough pep to leap across the finish line! Congratulations on a great race and for having so much fun while running it. :D

Marlene said...

Those are awesome pictures! I love your finish line leap!

Too funny about the matching outfits...

IzzyBubbles said...

I need a copy of the photo cd!!

Oz Runner said...

great pics...your dog looks happy and so do you...

i agree with your comments about First Gear, i wish they were better....

RunToFinish said...

awesome finish!! I have to remember stop trying to catch my Garmin and go for the gusto

J said...

I love the race photos! Especially with you jumping for joy at the finish!!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

You look so happy - I love the photos!!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

You are sooo cute in your Pinkness and excited Finish Line. Way to finish in style, I am totally jumping through, what a fun idea!!

Milo is pretty darn cute, I am sure he is more well-behaved than my little humans will be at my races.

teacherwoman said...

Great pics, my dear! Thanks for sharing!!

californiameaghan said...

kris is terrifying me. the scariest part is that i have been on the receiving end of that look before. yikes!

Marci said...

Great race pictures, you can see the pure joy on your face, congratulations!!

NancyPants said...

Great race pics!!! Congratulations on your marathon.

Your dog is adorable!!!!

Ashley said...

GREEEEAAAAATTTT PICS!!!!! I <3 the leaping to the finish!! LOL! All the pics are awesome - they truly capture the moment. :)

So proud of you! I love that you are hanging on to this moment and enjoying it for all it's worth! When's the next marathon??

Melanie said...

Amazing pictures, i tear up looking at them, I only hope to have enough energy to leap across the line too!!!

r.gibson said...

okay, i've just got to say...i've run 2 marathons and never once have i gotten a silver blanket. there must be something wrong with me...or the races i run in.

i heart the pics...a little disappointed the other milo one didn't end up on the ol' blog, but i have it for future blackmailing at least. and i'm pretty sure your leaping finish will effectively start a new trend in racing. the robinson finale technique. i'm definitely going to practice it.

Irish Cream said...

AWESOME pics! I love that there is a photo of you literally leaping to the finish--too cute! And if I had a Milo, I would totally love and kiss and hug him too . . . so jealous! :)

aron said...

omg that is the best pic ever!!! arms in the air, feet off the ground - so awesome :)