Yesterday's race got captured by two photographers from the local newspaper. Although they were taken a second or two apart they tell two completely different race stories.
Exhibit A: Powering through the finish. Looking strong. Vomit, me? Puh-lease. I rock at life.
Exhibit B: Death. Exhausted. Weird leg thing going on. Strange rat tail that I swore was just a regular braid at the beginning of the race.
Pretty amazing how two photos taken at the same time can convey such very different things. Also - what's the deal on stealing race photos and putting them on your blog? Typically I feel guilty but these photos aren't for sale (just used by the newspaper) so I guess I feel okay about it. Feel free to tell me if I'm wrong here.
So I have a fun group of people getting together tomorrow at the Publix Atlanta Marathon and Half Marathon Expo! It's at the Georgia Congress Center in Building A and is completely free to the public so anyone who happens to be in Atlanta should come. We'll be meeting at the Chobani display at 4:30, giggling, taking excessive amounts of photos and then stuffing our faces at a restaurant nearby. How can you resist that? No need to be a blogger or runner. Just be human. Please, please be human.
Meeting internet friends in real life - weird or awesome?
Both. So strange to hear someone's voice when you only know their written word. But awesome because it feels less weird to say "my friend..." if you actually met them.
What's your take on race photos used in blogs?
It doesn't really bother me at all but I guess I always feel guilty if the picture is for sale and I screencap it for free.