Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Holy hamhocks!

When I'm racing, I pay little attention to what I look like. After picking out my outfit the night before, of course. During the race, I'm too busy concentrating on not stopping and other important tasks like that to think about whether I hold my neck in a weird way, or if I'm doing some ugly lip thing.

Too bad, because I'm often doing both of those things. Amanda was nice and sent me over some photos from the Mother's Day race earlier this month and, yeah, I gotta stop biting on my bottom lip.

Check out the evidence:




That is, without a doubt, an A-1 Bad Look

I really need to work on not biting my bottom lip when I run. I guess it is better than running with my tongue hanging out, but only marginally. Because, yikes. 

And, OK, while we're discussing bad looks let's go back to photo #2:



Can you say, HAMHOCKS?!?! Double-yikes. Look at those thighs! Friends, those aren't quads, they're QUINTS!  Quints!

Sheesh. Um, I'm gonna get on that. Now.

Have a good day, everyone! Don't forget the Running on Empty giveaway that ends tomorrow.

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~ Felice


20 comments:

Val said...

Hilarious! Those 'qunits' help you run girl, don't sweat 'em! :)

trifitmom said...

are you aware you are doing that while you run ??

Manderz said...

I didnt even notice the lip thing!! Too funny. Hey - Michael Jordan had the tongue thing - you have the lip thing. And your thighs look strong!

The Happy Runner said...

trifitmom -- I'm not. I first noticed it in a pic from my half marathon and I've since looked at other photos and I do it all the time. I don't really notice it when I'm doing it though!

Maxi Fortend said...

When I see your pics, I see someone with awesome, strong running legs - be SUPER proud!

The Marathon Diaries said...

Just voted for you and your HAMHOCKS! Hilarious... those are the things I look at when I get my pics back... :)

J said...

You do not want to see my race photos! They are horrible! You look great! I usually have the look of death on my face!

HudkinsFamily said...

"Quints" - my new fave word! BTW - you look great, cut yourself a break!
Thanks for making me laugh; I'm headed over to vote for ya!

Momma K gotzt the runs said...

Rock those muscles momma! I think they are awesome! I have nasty leg skin from gaining 130 pounds with 3 pregnancys and when I run it flys around like a flag of motherhood. I only would run in tights but now I am like who cares! Let my literal freak flags fly. I see pics and cringe a little but eh' thats life. I think you look fabulous, lipbite muscle and all!

Lisa said...

your legs looks great. dont worry about that. but maybe stop biting the lip ;-)

Christina said...

Those are strong legs that took you to the finish line! Don't you worry about no quints :)

I do a similar biting thing, for some reason I think it helps me keep my breath calm lol. No clue how I started but it's a biotch to stop!

Quix said...

Seriously, the legs look strong, especially in the first picture. And you just look like you're kicking some ass..

And I had some... UNFORTUNATE pictures taken of me at the splash and dash I did. The angle was just horrible (sitting lower than me and to the side) and it made me feel bad about myself all evening until I got over it.

My face though? I generally smile, give the peace sign, or something for the cameras when I see them so I usually get decent ones. :)

Meg said...

You are STRONG and powerful!!! There aren't that many ladies out there doing what you do, celebrate it. The lip thing cracked me up. Lately, I've noticed that I'm looking down in most of my race pictures...I had no idea!!
Great post!

Holly @ Rust Belt Runner said...

Those legs are a bit intense!

Yowzah!

macnic said...

Oh man, I can't wait to wear shorts and have my legs look like that. My race photos look like complete $hi& so I'd take the lip bite any day!

Bridget said...

My running photos are bad too. I am always pulling my head back and doing something weird with my neck. And you have nice legs. What are you talking about! They are nice and toned and muscular.

runningonwords said...

Ha, I also bite my lip when I run, but no one has ever noticed! And those are not quints! You have awesome strong runner legs!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

I just had a post about running photos not too long ago. Gotta love them. And they aren't quints. They are awesome runner thighs!!!

FruitFly said...

You are so funny! I'm pretty curious about this lip biting thing. I would be scared I'd trip and bite too hard and have a nice mark to show for it.

Do running photos EVER flatter us? I'm finally just starting to try to accept that I will always look goofy in mine - and in pain and/or dying.

Darlene said...

You obviously haven't checked out my photo...CELLULITE!!!

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