I've been a slacker and haven't posted a blog in a while. After looking back, I haven't written anything since mid-June. I can't believe 4 months have gone by so quickly. Things have been a bit slow in the photography area, but busy in other areas. I'm still doing some photography, I'm just not actively looking for clients to work with. I'll take jobs as they come up, if it's something I'm interested in doing. In the past I've taken work, any work just so I could say I was a working photographer. Now I'm being more selective. I'm just starting out on a personal project that I've pitched to a local retailer. I can't talk about it right now, but it should be released in the next month. It'll be the largest photo shoot I've done, working with athletes to produce an electronic catalog/magazine. I'll also be handling the pre-production, design and layout. I've been busy focusing on my own training over the last couple of months, specifically my marathon training. Which brings me back to this post.
I've got my marathon coming up in less than 2 weeks and I'm getting excited. It reminded me that I never posted these images from the Georgia Marathon earlier this year. I did the Atlanta Marathon last year and ran it with ITB pain and that really affected bm overall finish time. This year I'm in better shape and so far through taper, I'm healthy and injury free (for the most part). My goal is to finish under 4 hours. Depending on how well I do, I'll adjust my training for my early March marathon and if possible, try to qualify for the Boston Marathon in 2014.
Anyway, below are a few of my favorite images from the Georgia Marathon. I got lucky in my position and was only 10 feet in front of the finish line.
One of my favorite images of all time. 1st & 2nd place congratulating each other after their half marathon finish.
Women's first place half marathon finisher.
The following images are some of my favorite because of the sheer expression on their faces.
There were several couples that crossed the finish holding hands. I had to get some close up shots of that as well.
There's an incredible feeling after running 26.2 miles and crossing that finish line. I can't wait to do it again in just under 2 weeks.