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More Pictures: Dirte Dashes Some More

It’s amazing what a little investigating will get you.  I was bored looking at Warrior Dash results so I found the youngest female finisher in the results (14) and looked up her pictures.  What did I find, but my husband falling out of the mud pit!  

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Wordless Wednesday: Tipsy and Dirte Do The Dash

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Almost Wordless Wednesday: Race Photo

This photo was taken on Sunday at roughly 37km (although I was running about +1km by my watch so 38km).  I am smiling in ALL of my pictures which was totally on purpose.  I wanted to make sure I didn’t have any oh-my-gosh-I-hate-this-why-am-I-here-I’m-never-doing-this-again shots.  

Photograph obviously belongs to MarathonFoto

I may look like I’m having the race of my life here, but I was so miserable!  My hip flexors, quads and hamstrings were extremely unimpressed with me; my digestive tract was unimpressed with me (see Mum?  I can be discreet) to the point of severe chafing; and about 1/2 a kilometre later my knee started to pop/give out on the uphills.  I figured if I forced myself to smile for the cameras I couldn’t break down and cry (I saved that until I found Colin and then bawled like a baby).

So the lessons learned here were:

  • Fake it till you make it.
  • Smile even if it feels like it will kill you because it will look like you had a great race.
  • When you are a slower runner you get better pictures.  If I’d been faster there would have been other runners in the shots.  However, when you’re pretty much on your own you have the photographers’ full attention.

Neurosis of a SAHM of 3 Virtual "Half & Half" Race/Run Pictorial Recap

Seeing as it’s my 7th anniversary today and we got home from vacation after midnight last night this will be a pictures mostly recap! I’ll come back and add words in a couple of days.
21.1km – Long Beach, Pacific Rim National Park, Tofino, British Columbia
We decided not to run on the road…
…the emergency lanes were between 1 and 2 feet wide…

… and we didn’t particularly want to meet up
with a tourist driven motor-home
(you don’t need lessons to drive one)!

So optimistic at the start.

Can you see the turn around at 10km?

Neither could we (this shows up to about 3km).

This “river” was a good 4 inches deep in the middle
and that was the shallowest part we could find.
We spent about 20 minutes (off the clock) looking.
And, yes, I got soaked both on the way and back –
the second time was above my shoe…

Climbed some rocks (those little fogged in ones on my left),
but thankfully found a path on the way back.

10km turnaround shot!

There are no “after” shots as we were too tired and way behind schedule!
Final run time: 2:39:00
(7:30/km pace – just over my target training pace)
Total run time: +3hrs

Official Race Photos

Here are our official photos* from last weekend’s half marathon! These two are our favourites.

These are the rest of the shots. As you can see, Colin was better able to get in front of a photographer! I’ll have to work on that next time… I always seemed to be one step too close.

Colin thinks that he looks like a bodyguard for the guy in red… very reminiscent of the Olympic torch relay…

* photos were taken by Action Sports International.