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Pictures from the last race Friday

Since Nike Mom has photo Friday, and I just got back my worst race pictures ever, I thought today would be a great day of sharing them. Wow, I don’t know if they could possible find more hideous pictures during the race… but here they are!

I’m pretty sure I’m hating my life right here.
I totally remember when this was taken. I thought the finish line would never come.
This, this is just tooooo funny! When I was running I took off my long sleeve for a while while I waited to see Billy again so that he could take it for me. Little did I know that I would have to wait a while to see him because I was on the back weird part of the race. The shirt was tied around my waist but it kept slipping off. This was my BRAND NEW pink shirt from Mr. R that he gave me for Valentines day. I was not losing it. I decided to tie it around my neck like a preppy sweater. Then, they caught a picture of me, side angle?! I looked through all the other race pictures and NO ONE has a picture like this, but myself. Strange. Thanks to whoever captured this Super girl moment.
Ahhh! My Grandpa and Grandma at dinner last night celebrating their birthdays with Baklava! :) We went to this great place, Open Sesame, and I’m not one to like weird foods, but this place was DELICIOUS! :) Chicken Tawook is my new favorite thing, and I love their Lebanese pickles! If you are ever in the area, try it out.
For this weekend I have a 10 miler to go and then next weekend is the Surf City 1/2. That crept up on me quickly! Today is my adoption day, which is a day where we celebrate with our family. I was adopted 22 years ago on this day! It’s a fun day to remember and used to be a big deal. When I was little I used to get school off and we’d go do something fun as a family. It’s become more of a dinner thing now and I always really enjoyed it. Seemingly enough, people are too busy to celebrate and it’s disappointing. It’s odd how the people that mean the most to you can hurt you the most as well. Enough about that drama. Tonight Mr. R is going to come to my new home and we are going to hang out, which I’m excited for I usually only see him on one day during the week, mostly for Biggest Loser and then we spend the weekends together. Oh the adult working life.
Good luck to all you racers this weekend. I feel like EVERYONE is running Surf City and I’m excited to meet up with more of you. We’ll go over goals and what I *hope* to finish with next week, but if the weather is like what it is today, I’m going to DIE. Running + Rain = Not good.
Have a great weekend! Finally Friday!
PS. Here’s a link to the pink Ipod holder I have on my arm Find it @ Best Buy. I love it and it works SO well! :) Here is also the link to headphones I have on too. I used to run with the ipod headphones but had a problem with them falling out a lot. These ones look a little intimidating, but they are GREAT and stay in well and are actually much louder than the apple headphones. Find them @ Target. They are only $10, and work so great. They come in a bunch of colors too.
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  • Reply Jodi

    Love the preppy pink shirt around the neck ;) Looks like an advertisement for Breast Cancer Awareness with your armband!
    Yeaaaahhhh Baklava!!!

    January 23, 2009 at 10:36 am
  • Reply Jamie and Craig

    Happy adoption day! What a great way to celebrate =)

    January 23, 2009 at 10:37 am
  • Reply Abbie

    Girl– those are nothing compared to the ones I’ve taken year after year. I look like I’m almost walking b/c I’m going so slow in most of them! I love that you’re pinked out.

    Good luck in the next race!

    January 23, 2009 at 10:40 am
  • Reply joyRuN

    Dang! You still look cute in your “hideous” pics. My “hideous” pics are, well, hideous.

    January 23, 2009 at 10:49 am
  • Reply Lindsey

    You look so cute I don’t what you are talking about!

    January 23, 2009 at 10:56 am
  • Reply Marlene

    Look at you, supergirl! Cute pics. If you think they look awful, it just means you’re working hard.

    Happy Adoption Day!

    January 23, 2009 at 11:00 am
  • Reply Janice {Run Far}

    Ok, if you think you look bad in those pictures then I am a horrible mess when I run.

    I love you pink (for breast cancer) arm band for your ipod. Where did you get it? I know, I know, I am a copy catter.

    January 23, 2009 at 11:14 am
  • Reply Kelly

    Maybe the photographer thought you were hot (that’s obviously my answer to everything).

    January 23, 2009 at 11:15 am
  • Reply Sasha

    Happy Adoption Day!

    Love the Supergirl cape! So chic!

    January 23, 2009 at 11:36 am
  • Reply Marcy

    HAPPY ADOPTION DAY!! ;D ;D Hope you have a good one, chica ;D

    Those pics are cute! You look like you’re focused ;-)

    January 23, 2009 at 11:40 am
  • Reply d.a.r.

    Cute!!! I love the shot of your pink shirt :)

    Okay, I love your headphones, where did you get them? My iPod ear buds fall out ALL the time and it drives me insane!

    January 23, 2009 at 11:40 am
  • Reply The Happy Runner

    Love the preppy racer/super girl pic! Too funny.

    January 23, 2009 at 11:46 am
  • Reply Lacey Nicole

    I think Adoption Day is perhaps the single best idea I’ve ever heard for kids who are adopted. Seriously. They should mandate that. Have fun!!! And that top pic is pretty bad (hehe– i am SO unphotogenic, do not worry i have zero good race pics EVER it’s sad) but the other two are not bad at all! I love the superman pic that’s hilarious you were the only picture like that!!!!

    January 23, 2009 at 11:55 am
  • Reply Glenn Jones

    Man – I love Mediterranean food!

    And – those pictures aren’t as bad as some I’ve had taken of me!

    January 23, 2009 at 12:09 pm
  • Reply Denise

    Happy Adoption Day! My sister and BIL are adopting right now and will be going to Russia to bring home their new baby girl any day now. I’m going to tell her about this, I think it’s a really sweet idea.

    January 23, 2009 at 12:29 pm
  • Reply J

    I prolly would have done the same thing with a shirt I didn’t want to lose or get dirty!!

    Happy Adoption day! Glad you get to spend it with Mr. R! He seems like a super great guy!

    January 23, 2009 at 12:55 pm
  • Reply BeachRunner

    Funny pics. Happy adoption day, homie!

    January 23, 2009 at 1:37 pm
  • Reply ilovesteaks

    You look fine! And they do say that if you look good, then you’re not running hard enough! Here’s a bit of a role reversal… I’m going to cut back on the RW forum and return to blogging. The forum just sucks up too much of my time!

    January 23, 2009 at 2:00 pm
  • Reply Alisa

    Happy Adoption day!

    You’ll do great at Surf City…no problem!

    Your pictures are MILES better than mine. I run with what my husband calls “bunny arms” and my feet never look like they are off the ground, even though I swear they are!

    Yay for pink racing gear!

    January 23, 2009 at 2:10 pm
  • Reply The Running Knitter

    Happy adoption day!

    January 23, 2009 at 2:18 pm
  • Reply Kim

    You crack me up…you should see some of myyy pics…yours look like they’ve been taken from a professional…mine-by the worst photographer ever!

    Happy Adoption Day! That’s very exciting. Unfortunately life does get in the say sometimes and people don’t think right all the time. Did you express you wanted to do something special on your special day with those closest to you? Sometimes you have to ask or express what you need. And there is nothing wrong with that.

    Have a great weekend!

    January 23, 2009 at 2:30 pm
  • Reply Emily

    Great job on the race! Maybe they’ll use that photo in some promotional piece or something?

    January 23, 2009 at 2:47 pm
  • Reply Marathon Maritza

    hahaha I LOVE the preppy runner look! I’m seriously lovin’ all the pink too :)

    Happy Adoption day!

    January 23, 2009 at 3:15 pm
  • Reply Burger

    Pictures looked good I thought! Dunno what you’re seeing…

    See ya at Surf City!

    January 23, 2009 at 3:17 pm
  • Reply Melanie

    Happy adoption day! That’s so fun!

    January 23, 2009 at 4:20 pm
  • Reply RunToFinish

    wow adoption day…i have always said that when I’m ready for kids I want to adopt. I think seeing what a lovely person you’ve turned out to be is proof that it’s a great idea!

    January 23, 2009 at 6:13 pm
  • Reply skinnyrunner

    sexy pics, you got some cajones posting those babies. hehe, j/k. you look like you have mile long legs. mine are short and stubby and look that way in every picture. sweet.
    i have that same nike shirt from the tiffanys marathon in san fran.
    bummer about your fam not celebrating your big day, sometimes families can be big butts.. happy adoption day anyways!

    January 23, 2009 at 7:03 pm
  • Reply matt

    haha nice pics! i have some pretty sad looking ones also…

    have a good week of training and good luck next weekend!

    January 23, 2009 at 7:30 pm
  • Reply That Pink Girl

    Happy Adoption Day! What a wonderful opportunity to celebrate YOU!
    And yeah, why are race photos always so awful? I always wonder where the pics of me looking strong and confident are? (instead of miserable and tired!)

    January 23, 2009 at 7:49 pm
  • Reply ~Mrs. Guru~

    Great pics!

    January 23, 2009 at 7:56 pm
  • Reply Cheezmo

    I LOVE open sesame! You have to try the fried potatoes, so yummy. Good luck with Surf City, see you there!

    January 23, 2009 at 8:22 pm
  • Reply The Laminator

    I love the supergirl pose. I can imagine it’d be real intimidating to be running behind you when you got that cape thing on. Great pics.

    January 23, 2009 at 9:16 pm
  • Reply Colin Timberlake

    Nice work. Congratulations on the race!

    January 24, 2009 at 12:11 am
  • Reply Pink Pearls & Muddy Sneakers

    Happy adoption day! I am so sorry you're disappointed. It sucks, but you are absolutely right – the people you love the most can hurt you the most, even when they have no idea and NO intention of hurting you.
    By the way, I am the hugest fan of adoption, and I really like hearing people's stories about how they did it & how they celebrate it, etc. No pressure to share though because I know it is super personal. Have a good weekend :)

    January 24, 2009 at 1:14 am
  • Reply OhMyLaughter

    These are pictures of you doing what you love! It’s obvious that you are enjoying yourself :-)

    Isn’t a walking shot about the only thing that makes a race photo bad? Thanks for sharing!

    January 24, 2009 at 4:12 am
  • Reply Oz Runner

    good race pics…happy adoption day! that is so cool that you celebrate that!

    January 24, 2009 at 6:08 am
  • Reply NiC

    That is a cute pink shirt! My kind of girl.. :) I love the arm band too… i might have to invest in one sometime. Happy adoption day! Have fun celebrating

    January 24, 2009 at 11:45 am
  • Reply ECrunnergirl

    First of all, you do NOT take a bad picture so there…we have that one covered :=) You look strong and determined….and like a super girl hee hee….

    Next, Chicken Tawook is so AWESOME! We have a place here called Azar's and it lebanese too! Yum Yum!

    Lastly, happy adoption day girlfriend! And I hope you had a great 10 miler this weekend :+>

    January 24, 2009 at 11:57 am
  • Reply Mama's Ramblings

    I can’t belive that your grandparents were eating Baklava. I just went out to eat with someone from work that couldn’t believe I had never had it before, so they made sure to take me somewhere to try it out.

    YUM…YUM…is all I have to say.

    January 24, 2009 at 7:58 pm
  • Reply Laurel

    LOL! Love the pics. You are floating in the second one!

    January 25, 2009 at 9:21 pm
  • Reply Kevin

    I’m a little late here, but the pics are great. You look intense, like you are going to finish this thing no matter what.

    February 1, 2009 at 1:50 pm
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