Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Our Running Photo Shoot

Even though I had plans to run a few 5k's and 10k's this Spring/Summer, I 'm actually only signed up for one race so far and that is the Monumental Mile in June.

The Monumental Mile is a Race honoring the veterans in our community and it will take place right before the 4th of July's Veterans Parade. For the last several years I drove my grandfather in the parade. I plan to do that again this year after the race.



On Monday, my running buddy Jason ( who you may remember from The 4th of July 5K, The Love Run, the Harvest Festival race, Running of the Elves, VA Beach Half, and other runs) and I got interviewed by the local media and then had a photo shoot to help promote this inaugural race.

I knew that we would be doing the photos, but I didn't know if they would be in color or black and white. I should have planned my wardrobe a few days in advance, but I didn't.  Since this was promoting a military based race, I thought I would wear my favorite Army t-shirt. Of course I should have laid my outfit out the night before because it was a half hour before the shoot and I could not find the shirt. O well. I decided to wear my colorful Fabletics capris just in case it was in color. I threw on a tank and called it done.

We met the reporter at the park and since both our grandfathers served in the military we talked about the significance of that. We then talked about the difference between training for races of various distances.

After that, it was time to shoot some pictures. I didn't realize that we would be doing some action shots.  As you may notice from the blog, I don't do running shots. I don't know how the rest of you do it. Is it a GoPro thing?

 The photographer picked out the perfect spot and we did several running passes so he could get some action shots.  Jason and I both agreed that it was kind of fun!  We then did a few other "still" poses and one with a "high five".
Here is a photo from the online version of the newspaper.  You can't tell because of the text banner running across the screen, but we are running. 

The reporter said it might be a while until the story ran in the newspaper because there were several other stories that need to run first. Turns out, it was on the front page of the newspaper the very next day (which was yesterday).  Have you ever helped to promote a race?  Did you do anything fun on Monday? -M


28 comments:

  1. How fun to have a "real" photo shoot! And to be featured in the newspaper. Did the reporter give you any proofs to use in your blog?

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  2. So cool that you're now a model! Add that to your resume ;) Please be sure to share the story once it's out. Sounds like a great race!

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    1. Haha, I don't see there being a future in modeling! The story was actually online and in the newspaper yesterday. Unfortunately you need to have a subscription to be able to see the story online.

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  3. So fun to have the chance to do a real photo shoot!

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  4. How awesome!! You look so beautiful! Did you get a copy to save for yourself? are they going to follow up with you after the race?

    Now I'm tempted into looking into this race... I wonder what else is around there to do? I guess there has to be a park nearby, right?

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    1. Thank you. You are so kind. I did get a copy of the newspaper!

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  5. What a neat story about the race and how fun to do a running photoshoot!

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    1. I hope we promoted it well and lots of people show up for it!

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  6. How cool!!!! What a fun thing to do!

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  7. I know its a special to your heart race anyways so glad you got to promote it!!!
    you're a SUPERSTAR!!!
    Do you have the link to the paper? :)

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    1. The paper itself is available online but unfortunately you need a subscription to read the article!

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  8. How fun! My grandfather was in the army for basic training during WWII, but was discharged without fighting. He then enlisted in the navy, and served for 3 years.

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  9. Very cool. What a fun opportunity for a great cause.
    I'm always in favor of things benefiting our veterans and current military.
    You guys look great in the photo!

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  10. You always have fun stories! I thought that was Scott at first. I never saw his pic!

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    1. I'm glad you like my stories! I'm just glad I seem to always have something to write about!

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  11. Oh, how fun! And how cool to be on the front page! I took the train to NYC on Monday for a meeting ... not nearly as exciting.

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  12. That sounds very cool! When I finished the Panama City half last year, Darlene gave me a big hug at the finish line and we made the paper. It was a lot of fun!

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    1. I remember that and thought that was so cool!

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  13. What a neat opportunity! Congrats!!

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  14. What a great thing to do!

    I've done action shots with my phone but it takes some time to get the angles right. I got a GoPro for my birthday this year and have had some fun trying out some action shots so far.

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