Saturday, June 2, 2012

Fast 5k. Worst picture EVER.

I ran a 5K on Wednesday because I love 5K's like fat kids love cake because I need some kinda speed work other than the TRACK. 5K's keep me honest because you just can't be a lazy sloth at all, you have to man up and run like hell unless you want to get last. And I do not want to get last..

Basically when I run a 5K I'm SO scared of finishing in last place that I run balls to the fricking walls the whole time. This used to make me want to vom but I have more or less grown used to the torment. I won't go as far to say that I love it, but it's only 3 miles and what could happen?

Just a little Portland race on a pretty nice evening.
I had not had the very best most magical day and needed a solid run to cheer me up.
And we all know then when angsty I run like hell.
And run like hell I DID... And did NOT look pretty doing it (see below for proof)
I finished 12th overall and was the 2nd place woman.
With a 20:54. PR!

This picture says "I hate this and I hate you!"
Gahd I look like hell.
Why am I alone here?? Um, look at how scary I look THAT'S WHY!
I need to leave that angry face at HOME!
(or not, since intimidating might be my middle name? hah!)


  1. maybe it's just me, but I think it's a great picture......a true competitor putting forth a great effort. You don't look look DETERMINED!!! Not to mention, FAST!!!!

    Great job!

  2. You look fabulous! And that is one hell of a great 5K. I like the idea of running it fast cause it's just unacceptable to be last. Fear is a great motivator!

  3. I don't think you look bad in that pic! I think you look like a bad ass that will crush people who try to pass you. congrats on the awesome race!!

  4. Congrats on your PR!

    5ks frustrate me because I always feel like I'm running too slow, but I don't feel like I'm physically capable of running any faster.

    And that is so not a bad race picture. Call me when it looks like you're walking, have gained 30 pounds, and look like a dude.

  5. I notice you didn't flip off the photographer... You must like me... :-)