And thank goodness for that! We were hanging out in the concession stand Saturday night, working a very slow playoff game, and I’m not sure exactly how it happened, all I know is all of the sudden one of the teenagers was going through my photos to pick a new profile picture. Because mine wasn’t very flattering.
So I’m looking around at everyone – what do you mean? I love that picture! It’s an awesome picture!!
And I got “you know, kudos to you for using natural light.”
All I know is that more people should speak up when a profile picture isn’t good!
But, do it in a nice way! And that teenager really was so sweet! Later that night I tagged her on Instagram and asked if the one I picked was better – she agreed, so whew, I have a replacement! I’ve been trying to figure out where all I have the old picture so I can replace it! 🙂
Okay, I have two replacements. I’m pretty much afraid to make any decisions on my own at this point!
Oh! You want to know what is not my profile picture?
That is me at the start line of my very first 5k run! It was a last minute decision… like 3 days before the race I decided to do it! I’ve never run that far before, it is 3.1 miles and I run about 2.7 most mornings. I had no clue what I was doing. At all.
And, I am so shy that I was in line and these two girls were talking and included me in the conversation, and I ended up scooting a bit out of it, cause nerves and insecurity!
At the end of their conversation, they introduced themselves. To each other! They didn’t know each other, they were just there in a shared experience!
AGH! I have got to learn how to do that!!
But that’s not the point! Spoiler alert, I lived to tell about my race!
Not only that, I finished in the top 5 of my group! I was pretty darn proud of myself and now I think I’ll have to do another one!
Of course, if you follow any runners at all, it’s all about the meals. The meals leading up to the race, and naturally the post race meal. And boy was I thinking about a post race meal!
And then I remembered that I didn’t run but less than 1/2 a mile more than usual – LOL, it’s not like I burned an extra 1,000 calories that day!
So, I compromised.
46 thoughts on “Apparently My Profile Picture Sucks”
Many, many congrats on your first race Kate! Totally awesome, and way cool on placing in the top 5 of your group! Yay You!!
Thank you so much Lisa!! 🙂 I was pretty jazzed!
That’s awesome kate! Very impressive. The fact that your smiling at the end and not bent over would have been impressive all by itself.
LOL! That’s pretty much what I thought, too! I was sitting on the curb next to someone almost half my age and we looked at each other, talked a bit and then high fived that we survived – so upright was a nice bonus!! 🙂 Thank you MMK!
I think the new photo looks great!
Good on you for doing 5ks. I hope my foot can take the running and if ir does I promised myself I’d do a 5k run in May/June too. And think about the post race meal…
It is on my list to treat myself to a new pair of running shoes for Christmas, cause nothing is worse than foot or back pains!! I can’t wait for May/June to roll around so I can hear all about your race – cause I know your foot will hold up and you will be awesome!!
Thanks, you are always so encouraging!
Great job on the race! Oh, and excellent choice on the satan cup of coffee to celebrate!
Hehehe, thank you! and that was my thought as I was drinking it, too!!! Fortunately, being a different type of person I elected not post it on FB and say the exact same thing! 😃
I’m currently drinking a Satan endorsed Eggnog latte!
Good on you Kate!! You are an amazing and inspiring woman!!
The profile pic bit made me laugh 😜😜
It made me laugh, too! Seriously, I thought I had finally found a picture that I would never have to change… and now I’m really doubting every decision in my life!! 🙂
Woo hoo!!! Congratulations on your first race!! I am so happy you had a good time, I think I was more nervous about your race then I was about mine that weekend. 🙂 And top 5 in your age group? Awesome! Pre-race conversations with other runners can be fun but feel awkward in the beginning- plus side is when are you going to see them again. 🙂
Your post about updating your profile pic made me realize that I haven’t upated mine in well over a year. Oops. I changed Facebook but need to change IG too.
I still can’t thank you enough for helping me deal with my nerves before the race!! LOL, not sure I could have done it if you hadn’t been there to answer my 1,000 questions!! I learned a lot, it’s okay to talk to other racers, and apparently I need to smile and wave at the camera guys! I was going through the race pictures and I was way too focused!!
As I was updating my profile picture I kept going “oh, I need to change it here, oh and over there. Dang it, over there, too!” 😀
This is awesome Kate! You were ready that’s for sure. You deserve to feel really proud at accomplishing this … And stretching towards the next goal. Congratulations! You rock! ( even with that profile pic 😉)
Thank you so much Val! It was really neat to stretch and see what I could actually accomplish when I removed the limits! 🙂
So proud of you! You killed it!! xoxo
Thank you!!! It was nerve wracking and gut wrenching but I knew I could do it cause I have the best cheerleaders!! Thank you so much Nancy!
WOO HOO! WTG on the 5K! That is so huge!!! You are so awesome! I liked your profile pic, but think this one is quite nice, too! Sometime I will tell you my shyness story over a coffee (or whatever)… It will blow / expand your mind.
You are an inspiration and a Goddess!
Thank you, thank you, and I may have to make a trip up there to hear that!!! 🙂 I enjoy you so much, and gather just as much inspiration from you! There is just such a charge in the air, it feels great!!
Yay! Congrats! I remember when you first started running on the treadmill and told me you didn’t think you could run outside and look, here you are now running 5k outside!!!!!!! I am so proud of you xoxox
THANK YOU!!! I knew I had to blog about it because you would remember!! The best advice I got was from you – and I still use it to this day and slow my pace down when necessary!! 🙂 How’s the baby bump?
It was great advice! I will be heeding it myself when those running shoes go back on! The baby bump is going ok. Slowly but surely creeping along – 12 weeks now!!
I love all your pictures, Kate because they’re of you and you’re lovely, even sweaty from a 5k… 🙂
Thanks so much Donna! 🙂 I appreciate it!
Doing your first 5k is such an accomplishment!! It’s funny sometimes how we really don’t “see” ourselves as we are, and it can keep us from joining in. I am thinking of your conversation with the other runners before the race. So glad you did the run!
Thanks so much Kim, I’m really glad I did it too!! It was a good way to show myself how much I’m capable of, which I can tend to forget!
Well done to you. You like like you could have run another 5kms and still not been red in the face. 🙂
hahahahaha, I had a cool down period before taking the picture, and a bottle of water and a banana! 🙂 I didn’t wait that long on purpose, but I don’t think it had really set in that I finished!!
Smart girl! 🙂
no way, when I read the word shy, I was like what the what? I have you pictured as this super duper outgoing type. Oh goodness we are alike in so many ways, even down to I’m doing a 5K this weekend and our spiritual core goals and so much more. I love having a friend like you by my side.
This so warmed my heart!! Yay for you doing a 5k this weekend!! That is so awesome, I just love having a friend like you, too – it is so neat to share the journey with you!! And I can be very outgoing, once I’m sure I am in a safe place with people I know, or when I have to fake it. I’m really, really good at faking it! LOL!
Wow, by looking at your after picture, it’s hard to tell that you even ran a 5K. I would have been all types of colors after that. My face holds in the heat and makes me look pretty spooky after a workout. 🙂 I agree with you about honesty. I wish more people would be.
I really and truly thought that I had the best profile picture of myself… Ever!! boy was I wrong! I died laughing over it!! And thank you – but I will admit there was a rest period, and you can’t tell how drenched in sweat my clothes were!! 🙂
Ps ❤️ the new profile pic!
I’m not friendly at all… It never dawns on me to talk to strangers! Like ever! And thank you 🙂
Oh I’ve always assumed you were the friendly type! 😉 Off to Instagram to check out your profile pic. 😀
so show us your new profile pix
Well that thought never occurred to me Jeff!! Let me amend the post!!
Go you! I didn’t know that you ran every morning . . . or at all. And now you’ve got your first 5K under your belt.
I’ve have tried for 2 years to become a runner, I started indoors on an elliptical, until that broke and it forced me to go outside! I started with walks, and then runs, and I tried couch-to-5k programs and never completed any of them, but every “failure” was building up my strength and endurance, and I’ll never say I enjoy it, but I do love doing it! And I’m super excited to have my first race under my belt 🙂 I smiled all afternoon!