It turns out runners love to take selfies.
When we put out a call, asking readers to submit photographs they took of themselves during runs (or, perhaps more technically, while pausing during a run), we received a flurry of photographs.
The one overarching theme? Everyone was smiling.
Or almost everyone. One person – we’re talking about you, Holly Gaete – looked a little grumpy, but that was because it was taken shortly after she took during a Christmas Day run. (She got our sympathy vote, but in the end, it wasn’t enough.)
We got pics of runners with dogs, pictures of runners with their parents, pictures of runners with best friends, pictures of runners and their shadows and even a picture of someone wearing a bike helmet instead of running gear. We loved Les Morgan’s submission for his wife, who had never run a half marathon, Dana Boehme‘s happy shot of two women in burnt orange and John Julitz‘s shot in front of a mural in Portland.
But we had to pick a winner, and we couldn’t resist the photo Dave Benavidez took, with his two daughters in a stroller in the background.
We want to add to our collection of runner selfies. If you’ve got one you’d like included in our online gallery, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see our gallery, go to http://www.austin360.com/gallery/lifestyles/recreation/fit-city-running-selfies/gCQTc/ or visit the Fit City page on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/FitCityAustin.