Good morning friends! We finally got some of that cold weather you northerners are getting (minus the snow! Yeah…sorry about that by the way.) I find it funny that during the biggest snowstorm ever, a groundhog has the nerve to say we are going to have an early spring. HA!
Today is kind of a different day for me than the “normal” one I blogged about yesterday. Today, a photographer is coming to do a mini photo shoot of me for a New Orleans fitness magazine!!! I am so stoked! Ok, so here’s the scoop. New Orleans just put out a magazine (The January issue) of Fit magazine in the newspaper. I saw it, loved it, had some chats with the editor, and before I knew it I was doing a phone interview to be a fitness role model for the magazine! I told him my story about running my first marathon, and how I used to be a sprinter, and how I use my blog to encourage others to lead a healthy lifestyle. So, today, a photographer from the paper is coming to take pictures of me (portraits) and ones of me running…..yikes! I look like a spastic ostrich when I run, so this will be very. very interesting! Not to mention the fact that its FREEZING outside and I have to run around in my running gear. No matter, I am really excited about this and hope it opens up more opportunities for me to do other things.
I don’t know when the issue comes out, but I think there is a possibility I may be on the cover! I just got off the phone with the photographer, and they are wanting a cover shot. EEEKK! I think I am going to go practice running, I know that sounds so silly. Here are some examples of me looking like a spaz running in case you don’t believe me!
exhibit A (growl like a monster?)
exhibit B (randomly waving at spectators)
exhibit C (double thumbs up…why?)
So, there you have it. This. will. be. interesting!
QOTD: What do YOU look like when you run?
wow, congrats! that’s big/exciting news! i think you look great in all your running photos! i make a lot of silly faces, usually something weird with my tongue. Good luck and have fun! i hope we get to see this pix!?
I dont know if the mag will be online but if not I will take pics of it and post for sure!
Morgan @ Becoming Rooks says
Oh my gosh “spastic ostrich” had me choking on my water – hilarious!! I think all my running photos make me look like I’m in pain – so attractive! I can’t wait to see your feature!
bahaha! I thought the analogy was appropriate!
Eliz@The Sweet Life says
Congrats on the magazine opportunity! Well deserved.
thanks so much, I am so nervous!
Congrats on the magazine, I hope the shoot goes well! Personally, I look dumb and goofy when I run.
thanks! I am going to practice in front of the mirror.
Wow!! That’s awesome you get to be featured in a magazine. I would be uncontrollably happy!!! I will never be in a magazine cause when I run, most of the time it doesn’t look pretty. My race pic always turn out horrible. But that just means I’m giving it my all.
haha thats right!
and thanks, I am happy, hopefully the pics came out ok!
Congrats on the magazine! That’s so cool : )
thank you! 🙂
Congrats! That is really great to be featured in the magazine. I know that I don’t like to watch myself run. I was on the treadmill the other day and caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror and thought, “wow, is that what i really look like while running?!”
I KNOW! I felt like such a dork. i tried to really pay attention to my form. I feld so akward!
Good luck with the photos! :0) Congratulations!!
Congrats! You look totally cute!!
lol! thanks girl
So exciting!!! I can’t wait to see the pictures! I also used to be a sprinter and I just ran my first two marathons last year. It’s a lot different, huh??
Anyway, glad I found your blog and I’ve never had a good picture while running : (
thanks for reading! way to go another sprinter turned marathoner! woo hoo!
Ahh! That’s so exciting about the magazine! Congrats! You definitely need to share some pics of it on the blog!
thanks! As soon as I see something I will post! I wish i could get copies of all the pics he took!
That is awesome! You are so lucky! Congrats!
Congrats Heather! That is really exciting and I can’t wait to see how your pics turn out!
If I see the photographer on a race, I can usually pull off a cute, smiling photo. But when I don’t see them there are lots of ugly double chin ones.
haha those are the worst, when you don’t see them!
Aww I think you look cute when you run! I’d rather see a picture of someone running than someone posing in running clothes. Hope the shoot went well; can’t wait to see the pics!
thanks I cant wait to see either. He did take a few of me posing in running clothes lol! but the other 400 he took were of me running!
Katy (The Singing Runner) says
Congratulations! How exciting! Can’t wait to see the final product!
thanks! me either!
Jenn (aka DisneyGirlinNJ) says
Congrats!! 🙂 That’s so exciting!
thanks girl! 🙂
How cool! I hope the shoot goes well and you will have tons of fun. Any runner that’s reading will love your spastic photos. We are look crazy while running. Have fun!
when i run and see myself its kind of the same wa i feel when i hear myself on camera the “oh no, do I really look/sound like that?”