2 December 2006
2006 Seattle Marathon Pictures
Well, the official photos of me running the 2006 Seattle Marathon came out today. The pain of running on a calcanus stress fracture is clear when you look at my finish line photos. What the hell was I thinkging?!?!!!
Here I am around mile 10 or 11, I remember when they were taking this photo… yeah, I look like a goof. But I’m still happy, running hard, and not yet experiencing massive pain. But you do have to wonder, why am I giving the thumbs up?
Here I am about a quarter of a mile from the finish line. This was a good 3 miles after my stress fracture, but I hadn’t been running at all. Notice the smile, the easy going peace sign. I am still happy, although a little disappointed about my injury, but I was strong, I wasn’t tired or fatigued. As other runners passed me I cheered them on “good job, you’re almost there, keep it up”. They must have thought, ‘why is that guy so happy yet not running?’.
Here are the really ugly photos of the last 50 yards. After kissing my family near the finish line, I decided to suck it up and run across the finish line. What was I thinking!?