Runners Tell All Link-up: Photo Time!

This post was inspired by the “Runners Tell All” linkup (details below). Check out my About Me page if you like, my other posts in this series, or read on for this month’s topic…

“Runners Tell All” is a monthly linkup for runners of all ages, skill levels, and experience hosted by Sunshine to the Square Inch and The Lady Okie. Each month will feature a different topic, and you can find all the topics listedย here.

Share a Running Picture!

One of these days I will get the running photo I dream of for my blog header – me, bounding out of a panoramic puddle as rain pours down, the water droplets clearly defined and glistening, my running figure an out-of-focus blur amidst so much glorious moisture.

I need to talk my mum into taking that picture, and she hates rain. Never going to happen!

Instead, here is a picture taken at my favourite 10k of this year so far, the Loch Katrine 10k! The race was at the end of March and, miraculously, the sun came out to warm everyone taking part in the Loch Katrine Running Festival (marathon, half-marathon and 10k). I gave a cheesy thumbs-up to a photographer I noticed on the way back, and he turned out to be the official photographer! I made it into his sneak-peak photo of the event. Here’s me, dressed in strict accordance with my Polyvore outfit (shared in the earlier link-up on Favourite Running Gear), in Kilometre 9, on my way to setting a new PB:


Thumbs up for the sun!


The sun shone, blue skies stretched behind snow-covered mountains, and frost lingered on the mossy verges of the private lochside road. My runner’s high lasted from Kilometre 1 to Kilometre 10.

If pictures are your thing, go and check out all the other participants in this month’s link-up via the links at the bottom of Amanda’s blog entry.



  1. Not going to lie, your post makes me envious of the beautiful scenery you get to run in all the time. And good for you for getting out there even in the rain. Unless I have to, I usually bow out in the case of bad weather. ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking forward to hearing about your adventures!!

  2. Loving the thumbs up! I always manage to miss the official photographer and end up pulling a funny face. Unless that’s just how I always look when I run?!

  3. Great race picture! I love the thumbs up. I always manage to not look like a human being in my race photos somehow. Just a special talent I have ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Hey, girl, wanted to pop back over and answer your question about the muddy shoes and what happens to them after the race: They do recover, quite well usually. You can just spray them off, and they’re usually good to go. However, I never recommend wearing your current running shoes. What I like to do is use an old pair of running shoes that have expired for actual training, and then after the mud run, the race organizers usually (at all the ones I’ve participated it) have a place where you can donate your muddy shoes. That’s what I have done every time. Keeps my closet clean and gives to someone else!

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