Friday, June 5, 2009

Foto frizziday

So it's raining outside. Raining in CA? Yea, pretty much all the news stations screamed we were on 'Storm Watch' 2009 this morning while I was getting ready for work. Storm Watch? Really? Is that necessary? It's barely drizzling on my way to work and all I can see is break lights from crazy drivers stopping and going ahead of me. Seriously people, it's just water, that is falling from the sky. The rest of the world enjoys this more often than we do, but I feel like us Californias can embrace it too. It's not a storm if two drops hit my head on my walk in from my car to my office. Sadly, the rain does make my hair frizz like a lion main though! Luckily, it's not raining too hard. It's so strange though, June Gloom is taking on a whole new level of gloominess!

So it's Foto Friday. I love Fridays and I love Fotos. I don't necessarily like the fact that I spell it Foto Friday on Fridays, but oh well, what can you do.

So I saw this on my way to San Diego this past weekend and KNEW I would HAVE to blog it. How hilarious is this! Then in my pre-hormonal (we all know what happened at mile 8) I almost started crying at how cute it was. If you can't read it, it says 18 years with Mrs. Right and on the side it says Happy Anniversary.

Then I saw this. Heart with an s and then l8krs. Ha ha ha ha. Wow, as much as I HATE the Lakers, I put this up for my coworkers who are laker freaks. Emphasis on the freaks. Just kidding Yaya and Carne. :)


Now we all remember how I like to talk about the photo shoot I did with Webbed Foot Photography and how obsessed I am with her and her shoots. So I'm putting up more pictures of myself that she took. I find them amazing and I can't just let them sit on my computer, now can I.

I am going to be doing a lot more of these... I need to get my abs back into shape! Too many trips to Yogurt land, and any fast food restaurant in my general vicinity has done me in.

Can I just tell you that I'm just completely obsessed with this picture. I adore it. I also know I'm completely spoiled because yes, this picture was taken on the 'beach path' that I get to run on EVERYDAY since it's outside my front yard. Sigh, how can I ever even be remotely unhappy.

Then, check out this sweet picture. Now you might remember the 'official' race photos and how I stated I was sad that my time said 4:31 but I had the net time of 4:28. I know why this happens and it's because I crossed the starting line before this clock started, it all makes sense to me as a runner chip time and 'picture time' can be different. Now, I realize this is somewhat cheating, and I could get whatever number I wanted put on the clock, but I did make my "A" Goal in finishing under 4:30 and that's why the 4:31 made me sad. BUT, a faithful reader, who is obviously better at photo shop than me (you can see examples here and here) photo shopped my time to say my net time, which was 4:28. I feel bad for about 5 seconds and then I don't care anymore as my snazzy new time looks good up there. TAKE THAT RACE PICTURE! Now, that was the sweetest gesture ever and I am graceful that she also cut out, the suffering woman in front of me.

This weekend I'm going to San Luis Obispo for a Bachelorette party. Wahoo! Running up there should be amazing and I heard they might have some alcohol laying around those parts that needs to be consumed, but we'll see... :) Have a wonderful weekend and next week I have some more reviews, my training plan for the upcoming San Fransisco Half Marathon, and you know, pictures that I find to be amusing.

xoxo

33 comments:

Tara said...

dude, I need my finish line pic photoshopped!!!!!! lol love your sit up pic...you make me want to bust out a few right now in my cube!! I need hot abs for SFM!!!! Happy Friday :)

D10 said...

The pictures of you came out so nice. They look like they should be in a magazine.

Marlene said...

Great photos! I love the idea of correcting the time with photshop... I should do that.

Have a fun weekend getaway!

Natalie D said...

That is so cool you photoshopped your time - I never thought to do that, and I love the finish photos but when my time isn't accurate and I see a slower time, I don't want the pic!!

I LOVE your professional pics. What did you get them taken for, just for fun? She did such a great job, I really think they are GREAT!!

Megan said...

haha! Glad you like the pic :-)

Reading through the comments, looks like i need to start a business! Photoshop for race pics!

Happy Friday!

endurancegirl said...

love the van!!! also your photos are beautiful. but the photoshopped pic looks amazing-- so real looking!

congrats on your marathon!

Kristin said...

Those are some fab photos! Love that van. Too cute! I think it's raining everywhere today. I'm in FLA and it's nasty here too.

Anonymous said...

I feel you at the "too many trips to yogurt land" and yes, also with have to get those abs back into shape but I guess for me I've got to work on tons more other than the abs! Lol.

Awesome photos btw! :)

Those cars are such sweethearts, Too cheesy in fact! :)

kassy
runaholic.wordpress.com

HeatherC said...

ha! I Love that photoshopped finishing time! SO true because your clock time is VERY rarely your "real" time.

I love the ab-workout photo :) Send it in to fitness magazine and be like "yess I look good doing this!" ;) haha

happy friday!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

ahh the message on the van is soo sweet!! and the pics of you are gorgeous!

Lis said...

You picture look amazing! You should totally be in Women's Health or Shape!! :) Or Runner's World of course! lol

I hope you have an amazing weekend and I'm so glad that you got the time on your pic fixed!! :) I think that was a great idea!

OceanDreams said...

Wow, I am so glad that I came across your blog. I too am a runner, even though I don't enjoy running, but I do it to stay in shape. Last year I did my first 1/2 marathon at Disneyland. I'm in your neck of the woods, in Southern CA. I admire your willingness to run all of the time! How often do you run? My goal is 5 times a week but it often turns into 3 or 4, but I am always working towards it. I'll definitely be keeping up with your blog so I can get some good tips. Oh, I think I would have cried too had I seen that lovely saying on the car. Too sweet. Good lucking training for your San Fran Marathon! Your pics are gorgeous too.

Marci said...

Love that situp pic, happy friday!!

Miss New England Style said...

I just found your blog via I Pick Pretty's blog and it's great! I am a follower now, you've inspired me to maybe start walking and move up to running if I can.....IF I can..

I can't wait to read your past posts! Have a great weekend!

Lisa said...

I just started reading your blog. Can't remember if I commented before or not. Thanks for sharing the gorgeous photos from Webbed Foot. Great combination of a talented photographer and a beautiful model. Just curious, what made you decide to do a photo shoot? Just for fun? Or do you have something in mind that you want to do with the photos? Thanks for the great blog!

J said...

That car really is cute with the anniversary stuff on it! I know I would have prolly teared up too!

I would feel the same about my finishing picture if it didn't say a time that I was satisfied with. The picture looks great!

*~! megs !~* said...

hehe.. i like the new race picture better! way to make your goal!!

have a great weekend!

Susan said...

Do you really look that happy while doing crunches?? Great picture. :)

Katie said...

Loved the pics! No one should look that good doing crunches!
I'm doing SF Half, too! Is their a blogger meet up again? I missed the SD cuz I had the hubbs with me and didn't want to push it!
Enjoy the weekend! And enjoy your run!

rinus said...

Congrats whit the marathon and a good time.
Rinus.
www.rinusrunning.punt.nl

Stuart said...

Those pro shots are just awesome! Love the photoshop....very cool!

kristen said...

Nice finishers photo. I never thought to photo shop it. Whoever did it is genious.

jlc said...

that pic from the photo shoot is GORGEOUS!!

have a lovely weekend!

X-Country2 said...

I need all my race photos photoshopped to cut out suffering pictures and unflattering body parts. :o)

RunToFinish said...

seriously the professional photos of you are amazing! then again you were darn pertty in person so how could they not be!

love that someone took the time to shop your photo, that's too sweet

Billy Burger said...

You and your pictures Danica... :)

But those are some great pieces of work. San Fran in a couple of months...woo hoo!

kymberli q. said...

I hope you are living it up this weekend and celebrating...especially after the victory of last weekend! :)

Mrs. G.I Joe said...

Okay for some reason I have missed like the last three of your posts! My dashboard isn't displaying them I'm guessin so I'm kinda upset about this! Its been acting funny for the past week though...Maybe blogger has been messing around and has some new glitches? But you look really good at the end of that race! I'm in total awe right now:p

Running Around Acres said...

4:28 is an awesome time. Congrats. What's the next race?

Agreed on how you could ever be unhappy with that view for your front yard. I love having acres out in the country, but beach would be nice as well.

Legallyblondemel said...

Ahaha, those so Cal. "storm watch" news alerts are the best. No one bats an eyelash at a small earthquake or wildfire, but a drop of rain = monsoon.

I don't blame you for being obsessed with those photos - she did an incredible job!

PS - I'm totally with you on the Photoshopping & would have done the same.

Alisa said...

Damn I need to photoshop my finish line picture! Maybe J can do it for me...maybe he can even put HIS finish time above my head =).

Can wait to hear about SF!!!! YAY!!!!!

LyndsAU said...

Those pictures are AWESOME. I love the situp one!! You look so gorgeous!!

YAY for your time :) That is seriously amazing!

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