Around mile 16 of the Hartford Marathon, I met and ran with an awesome guy named Rick. He had run in the Cox Providence Marathon in May, which I had done as a half. This was back when I thought I would never in a million years be able to do a full (a few weeks later, I ran my first marathon!).
Hmmm, I never did finish and post either of those race reports, did I…
Anyway, Rick e-mailed me yesterday with some exciting news: the Hartford Marathon has come out with their promo video for 2009… and guess who’s featured in it? Check out 1:08.
Question: why do we put our hands into the air at the end of a marathon? I guess V for victory and all that, but I happen to think I look pretty stupid with my arms in the half-hearted V I make when I’m too exhausted at the end of a race to do much more than stumble to the water station. And I’ve noticed that my best race pictures have been ones where I’ve just been running and ignoring the camera and not bothering to wave my arms around (actually, my best is often the Vanity Ignore).
Speaking of race pictures, I actually got what I think is my best race picture ever in Honolulu. I look normal, fast, and happy! Amazing, especially since it’s somewhere in the second half of the race.
I’m on it.