DO I REALLY LOOK LIKE THAT?
[WHAT is the skin on my calf doing in the above picture?!]
If these weren’t photos of me running a PR half marathon—one that was extremely emotionally significant to me—then I’d probably delete them from the Universe.
But they are, and vanity aside, I love seeing on the exterior what I know I was going through inside: pain, struggle, reserve, and inner strength. Check out the photos!
This is during mile 3 through the Denver Zoo!
Runners completed mile 8 after running through the Aurora Fire Station. This is where I experience a (very, very brief) runner’s high. Stupid-happy face!
Mile 8 again. The Real Life confession: I’m looking for a PortaPotty.
Just .1 mile from the Finish Line, I realized I was going to finish with a Garmin-running time of 1:59 and some change. Believe it or not, I was happy in this picture (and also, I’m not a 100-year-old confused woman).
Not positive where along the route this is, but I sure do look strong (and exhausted). I think it might’ve been near mile 11.
Here I am a few steps from the finish!
Annnnnnnnnnnd DONE. That face, though.
(This has been the week of not-the-prettiest faces.)
To see more pictures and to read a more in-depth account of the race in all its pain and glory, take a look at Race Recap: My Thoughts on the 2016 Colfax Half Marathon.
WHICH IS THE FUNNIEST FACE?
(IT’S OKAY. BE HONEST!)
(I personally just can’t get over the calf-skin wrinkles.)