Thursday, April 5, 2012

Embracing the Fug

Last week I asked those who were brave enough to share some of your most awkwardly fugly race photos to send them along to me, and found myself giggling like a little school girl as I opened some of the pics I received.

Looks like I'm not the only one who sports a little big of "fug" while racing, though I do think I give some tough fugly competition.

The best of my worst
I also found this pic from 2010 of me in a half marathon that was pretty funny

While this pic isn't terrible, I did miss my mouth while trying to take in some water and
it looks as though I sorta peed my pants.
Thats always a classy look for a lady.

Charlyn from Pain is Nothing

Love the dazed and confused look

Emily from Out and About

Winking a bit for the camera man and waving like she is on a pageant float.
Love the man holding his bum with a scarf around his neck in the background.

Kelly looks like she is doing the hand-jive with her eyes closed here...
how's that for multitasking!?


Leeana

I don't know if Leeana's trance-like look is more interesting or of the man doing the side
shuffle behind her is.


Maggie from Mag Mile Runner

Maggie said that this race was an awesome PR for her and she also learned one of lives greatest lessons here,
you can't put a price tag on a good bra to keep those girls in check.

Vanessa from Gourmet Runner

Because it's difficult to pick your nose while running, Vanessa instead decided that she would stop
for a minute so that the photographer could get a good shot of her in action digging for gold.
Just kidding Vanessa, we all know you don't pick your nose...

If you want to share your awkwardly fugly race photos for round 2, email me at chicagorunnergirl@gmail.com.

Thanks to everyone for sharing,
Fuglyness is best when shared and embraced.

29 comments:

  1. Ha ha ha! I love them all! I will have to see if I can find a fug picture of me. Is this one fug enough?! http://www.ilaxstudio.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/110402fools1.jpg

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    1. Kim that pic scares me, and I can't wait to feature it :)

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    2. OMG I WOULD RUN FOR MY LIFE IF THAT WAS BEHIND ME. I hate clowns.

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    3. OMG, there are so many great things about this photo. Clowns are so frightening!!

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  2. oh MAN.
    I dont have any racefug (only done one race and theres no photo documentation :-) but WEIGHTSFUG?
    now that Im sure Ive gots...

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  3. I have a great one from Boston 2010 I will send you :-)

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  4. OMG laughing my butt off. I need to go look at mine and come up with captions just for fun!

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  5. Haha the bra one is the best. I always feel like the photographers get me on the 'down bounce' and make me look like an 80 year old that lost the battle to gravity years ago!

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    1. Hahahahaha thanks! I can promise that I wear much better bras now, especially during races. See evidence here: http://www.magmilerunner.com/2012/04/another-post-work-fun-run.html. I'm even wearing the same top. And yes, the affiliate link on the right side of my blog is appropriate because that is the brand that changed my world via sports bra.

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  6. These are hilarious! Glad to see we are all not alone with our fug fotos! :)

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  7. Ha- these are all great! Nice to see I'm not alone in my fug running pictures! :)

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  8. HAHA! These are awesome, I am seriously cracking up. I love the guy who's doing the dance/shuffle in the background!

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  9. These are fantatsic! If you do this again, let me know. I have some good ones. I even just posted some from my most recent marathon. Apparently my arms flail around all willy-nilly.

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  10. Oh my gosh. Too funny! I have a few to share.

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  11. Love it love it love it!!! Can't wait to see the next round of fug!

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  12. HAHAH these are awesome, I can so relate. BY the way, you look SUPER FIT in your photos, crazy faces or not!!

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  13. That just made my night, so funny... I have some that would make you laugh... I like to put captions on them.. very fun post!

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  14. OOh gosh too fun. Unfortunately I am too vain and I don't generally save ugly race photos because I like to pretend that they don't exist! But reality, they exist in a major way!

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  15. This is an awesome collection! Just sent you one to help prove that guys can also look fugly while running.

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  16. This is blog #2 that I've read today and so glad I did because you made me laugh! :)

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  17. Love it - good post. I had a couple of rough ones from the past weekend...glad to know we all have those!

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  18. this is the BEST!!! oh man, fugly race pix are so awesome, and i have to say i'm not too shabby in the nasty fugly photo op's myself. ;) i always say tho, "if u look pretty u should be running harder." hehe :)

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  19. I need to send some of mine in, these are so funny!

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  20. OH MY GOODNESS, this absolutely made my morning...best pictures EVER!

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  21. These are hilarious! Thanks so much for posting. I can't wait to see the next post in the series!

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  22. omg. the side shuffle. i needed a good laugh…thanks for linking to that!

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  23. I love this bra because it gives me a shape. It lifts and separates, I love the fact that it also has side support. For large busted women wonderbra bras gives a youthful and glamorous look and feel. The other thing I love is that the straps stay put, on my shoulders.

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