Friday Five: Say Cheese!

Hey there and happy Friday!!

Once again this week, I’m linking up with Eat Pray Run DC, Mar on the Run, and You Signed Up for What for the Friday Five Linkup.

Friday 5 Link-Up

I was so excited for this week’s topic – Fitness Snapshots. I LOVE a good action shot (and a good story to go with it), so I’m very excited to see what other bloggers post!

Friday Five: Fitness Snapshots. 2 Generations Running.

Ok, here are some of the best fitness snapshots of my mom and I that I could find.

1. This picture taken by my boyfriend, of me finishing the Rochester Marathon.

2 Generations Running. Rochester Marathon.Obviously, I love this picture because it’s from my first marathon, but don’t I look strong for being at the end of 26.2 miles?! There’s little sign of how much my big toe hurts (the toenail started aching around mile 18 and I knew I was going to lose it, which I did.). You can’t tell how much pain my legs are in, or how chafed and blistery my back got from my sports bra (who thinks to put Body Glide on your back?!) All you can tell is that I’m finishing my first marathon and I look like I’m just warming up. 🙂

2. This photo of my mom from the Dirty Girl Mud Run.

mudrunDoesn’t she look like she’s killin’ it on the obstacle course? I volunteered at this race, so I didn’t actually get to run it, but it looked like so. much. fun. If you have a mud run/obstacle course race in your future, check out this post we wrote on it for some helpful tips (especially on what to wear!).

3. This shot of me from my high school soccer days (I had just headed the ball, but it’s unfortunately not in the picture)

2 Generations Running.My love for running began with soccer, so it seemed appropriate to include a picture from that time. I was warming up for a game in this picture, practicing headers. Clearly, my bangs are a little out of control. 🙂 I loved playing soccer and I miss it sometimes.

4. This shot of my mom from near the end of the Clearwater Distance Classic (our last half marathon!)

Clearwater Distance Classic. 2 Generations Running.Look, she’s smiling and waving! (she says it was forced, but I think it looks pretty natural.) Not bad for probably having 11-12 miles under her belt. (Full recap can be read here if ya want!) Given the bajillion feet of snow we have right now, it will probably be a while before we’re running in tank tops again.

5. And lastly, another throwback picture of me from high school, this time from indoor track-

2 Generations Running. Long Jump.I’m doing the long jump here (not randomly flinging myself into the air in case you were worried about my sanity.) I wasn’t the best long jumper in the world, but it was pretty fun! And I loved my bright red Saucony track spikes, I felt like a bada** in those.

Did anybody else play soccer or long jump before getting into running? Ever tried a mud run (and was it as awesome as it looks?!)? Have a great weekend!

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2 thoughts on “Friday Five: Say Cheese!

  1. dgobs

    Great pictures! I’m in the soccer-before-running camp too 🙂 I didn’t play in school, just in a rec league post-college. I started getting into running in the hopes that it would build my endurance so that I wouldn’t suck wind so much on the soccer pitch. I only just gave up playing soccer, because the rec league I played in was getting too intense/competitive/occasionally violent, which is too bad, because I miss playing!

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  2. charissarunning

    I LOVE your long jump picture! That’s a pretty epic moment right there. I’ve actually done a Tough Mudder before. It was fun, but definitely a challenge and I don’t think I would do it again (long story short, the course was on a farm and the mud was definitely mixed with some kind of chemical and it was not just mud if you know what I mean…).

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