Weekly Running Recap: I Take Awkward Running Selfies

You know those perfect running selfies you see when scrolling through Instagram? Of the people running but they also managed to capture the best photo? You know the ones – they are mid-stride and look graceful, yet fierce. Not quite smiling but not frowning. They look like runners.
Let’s just say I’m not one of those. That’s right — I do NOT look like that when I try to take a running selfie. But I digress – here were my runs this week. I didn’t mean to take off Thursday, but LM was awake from approximately 1:45 a.m. until 4 a.m., which meant I had slept about 3.7 hours when the alarm went off to run and I couldn’t move.

And, here’s the aforementioned selfie. I think I look somewhat like an awkward robot, don’t you?

And because there are no better photos than that for this week, that’s all you get.

Some questions for you:

  • Can you take running selfies?
  • How much sleep do you need?

I’m linking up with Deborah and Kim for the Weekly Run Down.

6 thoughts on “Weekly Running Recap: I Take Awkward Running Selfies

  1. I’m not that great at running selfies either. Sometimes I set the timer on my phone to catch a good shot, but that doesn’t work all the time. Sometimes I’ll take a video and then play it back and take a screenshot where I look decent, lol.

  2. The selfies are so tricky! I think I finally got a handle on, but I still have numerous fails LOL I have my phone’s camera set to ‘live,” which gives me a bunch of thumbnails within a second or two of elapsed time, Usually, one of those will capture the moment…usually 😉 I try to vary the camera angle, side of street, etc. so they all don’t look the same…easier than it sounds, though. Oh, and the sleep…I’m lucky. I am pretty functional with 5-6 hours of sleep 😉

  3. Let’s talk Good Form Running – how did you get your arms to both be moving forward when running? LOL! I feel like I’ve really nailed some great running selfies – both running and jumping. But race photos? Oh no!! The key to great selfies is using a motion detection app for your camera or recording a burst shot. Easy peasy 🙂

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