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This Photo Totally Captures Me At Every Race

Oh man.

I just found this photo from last year's Chinatown 5K on the Chinatown 5K Facebook page and it so perfectly sums up my impression of myself at every race I run.

Here is the masterpiece:


Important things to notice:
  1. I am standing by myself. (The framing of this photo highlights this even better by putting me off to the side)
  2. I am wearing a nerdy race bib belt. (This thing looks sillier every time I see it in a picture but it is so convenient that I can't stop using it. It is the fanny pack of running gear).
  3. I am totally immersed while typing notes into my phone. (Hunching my shoulders and staring down, no less)
  4. There is a big group of people next to me standing in a circle with their backs to me.
    1. They are all wearing the same shirt (not the one I'm wearing).
    2. One of them is looking at me like, "WTF is up with that guy?"
Anyway, that pretty much sums up my internal concept of my external presence at races...


Okay.

Still... lest I give the impression that I never talk to people, here's another photo from the same Facebook page of the same race. I'm definitely conversing with other runners here... total introversion averted!

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  1. I get you. When I go to races, I am totally the awkward girl standing on the side, wishing someone would talk to me, lol.

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  2. Excellent post Zach! Mo, you are not alone. All my students tell me I "mean-mug" them when I'm teaching. I bet I do the same at the start line, but I really am a nice guy. Happy running!

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