As if I needed to even say it, but the title of this post is laced with sarcasm, because I look like ass in these photos. But there was a totally buff chick running the Fraserburgh 10k on Sunday, and she too looks like ass in her running photos (not included), so I have hope that I may actually be classed as ‘attractive’ in some circles. Behold!
Fraserburgh 10k photos: Graeme Clark
Ythan Challenge Photos: source
Also for your viewing plesure, a few photos from the Ythan Challenge on the 17th of June. First up, a shot of me conquering the rope netting and making it my bitch. Seriously, I had to wait in line for ages waiting for people to pathetically scramble over this thing, even going two at a time. I felt I was particularly skilled at maneuvering over this particular obstacle.
And at the end, I obviously had to show the woman ahead of me who the real champion was, by sprinting past her like an enraged hippo. Here she is congratulating me while I attempt not to puke from the exertion.
And one final photo. Kynon handing me water as I’m sure I gasped something about needing something to wash down ibuprofin with because my shin was dying.
Anyway, my shins are still pretty sore during any real exertion, so I’m obviously stoked about the Stonehaven Half Marathon this Sunday. I think I’m going to treat it as a long run, as I’m scheduled for 13 on that day anyway, and I’m going to unburden myself with the pressure of racing for time by trying to stick to my ‘marathon pace’, which is anywhere between 9:15/mile and 9:30/mile (I’m guessing). The medal at the end will just be an added bonus for finishing a very social training run. And the beer will just be me celebrating the fact that I have 7 weeks off work for the summer holidays!