Wednesday, March 23, 2011

How do you get a nice race picture??

So here is the question for everyone...any secrets on how to get a nice picture while running?  The Cherry Blossom 10 miler is coming up along with my half marathon the following weekend and I would like a running picture where I don't look:
a. fat (ok nobody can help that look)
b. in pain
c. horrible
d. a combo of a,b and c

The first time I ran the Cherry Blossom I tried the don't look at the camera guy technique..it didn't work too well.  Then the following year I tried oh I see the camera guy I will smile like I am enjoying this run.  I was so excited to see those pictures....then I was wondering what happened to my nice smiling pictures???  Then I had the run where I was sick and just wanted to be done and never saw the camera guy or really cared about the camera guy...in every instance I looked horrible!  This year I would love, love, love a nice picture. 

Anyone have a great pictures that they have had from a race?  Any ideas on what I can do to get a nice race picture..maybe I could do the two thumbs up every time I see them...I am willing to try anything lol.

6 comments:

teacherwoman said...

Keep smiling and throw your arms up in the air!

Running Librarian said...

I am thinking if I do some crazy stuff everytime I see a photo guy maybe one of them will be funny enough for me to buy as a memento :)

The Turtle said...

Don't make guns with your hands. I tried it at my last race the Rodeo Run, hence the hand guns, and all of my pictures look terrible. It was a mistake.

Running Librarian said...

ok, I have now crossed off hand guns off of my list :)

KT80 (Running Like a Girl) said...

The only thing I can suggest is that you make sure there are a lot of pictures to chose from!

lindsay said...

If you're going to put your arms up -- fully commit and own it. I was semi-shy and my pics were AWFUL!