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Photo of the Week: Hello???

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This weeks photo was published by a friend, Jeff Da Runner, on Facebook in his “What the H— is She Doing” album and gathered a number of comments from runners who thought the lady on the cell phone was committing a big “No No”. So what do you think? It’s one thing to bring a phone a long for a race for emergencies or if you get lost but pulling it out on a busy finish line looks like more of a safety issue then those running with headphones on. Thanks Jeff for emailing me this photo.

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About Dawn - Pink Chick

For several years the only running I did was to run the annual 10k race in the spring. I got my best time when I ran hungover on only a few hours sleep. Finally one year I decided maybe I should really pick up running again on a regular basis and attended a running clinic. After finishing the 10k that year I continued to train and ran my first half marathon. That was in 2002. Later in 2002 I moved to Calgary where my running friends nick-named me Pink Lady, Pinko, Pinky and finally Pink Chick simply because I almost always wore pink when I ran. Truth be known I wear it almost all the time. I ran, well mostly walked, my first marathon in 2003. Since then I've run a ton of shorter 5/10k races, 9 half marathons and I added a second marathon in 2007 when I ran the San Diego RnR Marathon. Today I still run. I'm slow but I'm still out there and lovin' it. Someday I hope to join the Triathlon world.



6 Comments
  1. Debbie on February 1st at 9:36 pm

    looking at the close-up, I’d guess that she’s not in the race, but is some kind of support person. I see credentials hanging around her neck.

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  2. Don on February 1st at 10:31 pm

    I sure that she is taking a very important call. Probably has Putin on the hotline right now.

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  3. Blaine Moore (Run to Win) on February 2nd at 5:53 am

    She doesn’t look like a runner; as Debbie said, she has credentials so she is probably some sort of support person.

    Also, I doubt that that is the finish line, it looks more like a checkpoint (half way, one of the 5k marks, etc) since nobody is slowing down after passing the mats.

    That said, what the hell is she thinking?!?

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  4. Duff on February 2nd at 7:14 am

    That is a support person. The Disney Marathon Weekend is real weird. I ran the Goofy and I brought my phone along just in case and so I could coordinate with my Athletic Supporters after the race. The real weird part is the that is it disney and camera phones are a part of the race.
    Many people stop and have a picture taken with the characters during the race. They are littered through out the course and can be a great help because there are portions of the parks with not Cheertators just staff. Still I could not bring myself to stop to take a picture with any of them. Not even the Incredibles. The tunnel with the Costuming was cool though. I did stop twice. Once in the half to make a deposit. And once in the Marathon to exchange my cap for my visor. Both cost me valuble seconds but not once did I use my phone till I had my medals in hand.

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  5. Photography tips on March 5th at 4:51 pm

    That is a greta photo. You have to love people on thier cell phone who have no idea what is going on around them.

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