Runners love to take selfies!

Dave Benavidez won our runner selfie phtoo contest with this shot of himself and his two kids.
Dave Benavidez won our runner selfie phtoo contest with this shot of himself and his two kids.

It turns out runners love to take selfies.

We felt sorry for Heidi Gaete, who took this selfie after falling down during a Christmas Day run.
We felt sorry for Heidi Gaete, who took this selfie after falling down during a Christmas Day run.
John Julitz took his runner selfie in Portland.
John Julitz took his runner selfie in Portland.

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 love this shot of Jennifer Guernica and her dog Ferguson.
We love this shot of Jennifer Guernica and her dog Ferguson.

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.

Dana Boehme Johnson sent in this fun selfie.
Dana Boehme Johnson sent in this fun selfie.

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 pleblanc@statesman.com.

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.

Author: Pam LeBlanc

Pam LeBlanc writes about fitness and travel for the Austin American-Statesman. She has worked for the Statesman since 1998 and written her weekly fitness column, Fit City, since 2004.

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