Sunday, January 12, 2014

Fairfax Four Miler...Waiting for Pictures!

It seems like I've been waiting forever to blog about the Fairfax Four Miler, which was on New Year's Eve 2013. 

Why am I waiting? 
  • Because I have no pictures of this incredibly cool and photogenic race.
Why do I have no pictures?
  • Because I planned on taking pictures when I linked up with Gina and her friends, and then I never did connect with them!

I decided I would wait to blog until the pictures from Swim Bike Run Photography were available.  And it has seemed like an excruciating wait.  I've grown to have unkind feelings towards  the lovely young woman from the Jingle All the Way 5k splash page, because seeing her face on the Pacers Events page is the signal that the Fairfax Four Miler Pictures are not yet up.

I realize how spoiled I have become by the Potomac River Running Race Photos.  Their pictures typically start to appear on the flickr page mere hours after the finish of the race.  So I'm used to same day, free, photos.  What a sense of entitlement I have, huh? 

Now the downside of these quick photo postings is that they aren't tagged by bib number like the Pacers photos will be.  So you do have to scroll through many photos to find photos of yourself, your friends, and your family.  I've gotten pretty good at identifying where the photos were taken on the course and matching up the finish line results with the pictures I'm looking at so I know when someone should pop up in the photos.  We are also used to wearing distinctive colors or hats so we can find ourselves easily.  And another cool thing is that you are scrolling through all of the pictures, so you really do "see" the race and the many participants.

I will blog about the Fairfax Four Miler when the photos go up. In the meantime, here a couple of photos from the SBRP facebook page to tide us over.  I can't wait to see the rest of the photos (which irony says will likely be posted soon after this blog post goes live...)


  1. Glad you enjoyed the race - sorry the pictures aren't posted yet! You know - I rarely even look at race photos any more! I think this race is such a great way to end the year! I mean it reels good to get one last workout in. :) So I fed your koi! How fun!

  2. There is a new splash page that says the race picture galleries will be up tonight. Yay! I love that you fed my koi. They amuse me :)

  3. I will have to go look for those pictures then! Maybe I need a koi pond of my own...I just fed yours again!