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No Marathon? I’ll Run My Own!

My friend, Lisa, trained long and hard for the New York City Marathon. When it was cancelled, she simply created her own course through several Connecticut towns. She put on her Marathon T shirt and bib number and ran, by herself, on Sunday, for 26 miles, 385 yards. Here she is, cruising through my neighborhood in Darien.

I’ve read a fair amount  about photographing marathon runners. Most photographers and runners agree it’s hard to get a flattering picture – the runner is sweaty, tired, disheveled, stressed and maybe awkward looking. Well, behold Lisa, above, more than half way through her run. As you can see, she was cool, calm and collected – and looked fabulous!

Lisa had fans all along her route cheering her on, including these two women.

Incidentally, my neighborhood, right after Hurricane Sandy came through, was littered with downed power lines, uprooted trees and all manner of other storm debris. For some reason, none of this appeared in these images – thankfully. We’ve seen enough of Sandy.

Brava, Lisa. You did great!

Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.

4 Responses

  1. Lisa Schneider says:

    Blake, you are amazing. I will treasure this forever. Yes I ran a marathon alone, but I was never really alone. Not with people like you, Mary and Michelle pictured in your post, and all the other friends and family members that cheered me on. You’re the best!

  2. Karen Erdrich says:

    FOund link to this on Facebook.

    Lisa, Good for you. Looks like you are really enjoying your run. I’ll bet you werent the only person to do this. How lucky you were to have Blake photograph your run.

    Blake, job well done.

    • Lisa Schneider says:

      Thank you Karen. I had a blast and yes, I was so lucky to have Blake there to help capture the day. I have Blake’s shots plus video from other friends and family who were also along the route.

    • Blake Robinson says:

      Thanks, Karen! much appreciated!

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