Race Day Reactions...The Boston Marathon Edition

There's only one thing I love more than running a race and that's looking at other runner's race day pictures. My God there is nothing more entertaining or inspiring than watching strangers caught in the act of doing something, that I think, is superhuman. Their reactions and expressions are PRICELESS. Not sure what I mean? Observe...

The air punchers.

The spectator huggers.

The hand holding finishers.

The arms out "Look at me! I'm running a marathon!" runners.

The runners that literally wear the expression, "I immediately regret this decision" and "Are we there yet?".

The peace sign throwers.

The pointers.

The thumbs up smilers.

The wavers.

The number one screamers.

And, of course, the proposers. (SWOON!)

And last but not least, can we just take a second to honor my boyfriend and your hero #162? Remember that time we were all like, "Who's the handsome man in the green tank top!" I do. I remember it like it was yesterday! If you haven't read why #162 took off like a foxy bullet to lead the first mile of the Boston Marathon over on Runners World, CLICK HERE. It will melt your heart. And that is why #162 is my BAE.

What are your favorite race day reactions that you see on race day? Until tomorrow, #RunSelfieRepeat.


Kelly Roberts

My name is Kelly Roberts and I am a 25 year old New York City resident. My story made headlines when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the NYC Half Marathon. My blog, www.RunSelfieRepeat.com is bursting with humor and personal stories that lend an insight into the world of running and lead you to believe that just about anyone, regardless of their fitness level, can and should fall in love with running. Though currently an avid runner, I never would have predicted I would run marathons. I was the kid who used to hide in the bushes or play dead to get out of running the mile in school. I HATED running. But running has given me a purpose. It’s shown me that I really am limitless. In the two years since I started running, I’ve run multiple half marathons, 10ks, and 5ks, and two full marathons. My mission is to inspire others to find the courage to say yes to themselves all the while making them laugh hysterically because laughing is the solution to everything.