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  1. Krissy @ Shiawase Life
    February 13, 2012

    Great post, Meghann! I am not coordinated enough to race and take photos but I am glad to see some tips for the future if I ever plan to do so! :)
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  2. Kristen
    February 13, 2012

    I’m baffled you can get such good pictures. I definitely would find it way too annoying to run with my camera but think it is kind of cool that you manage to get so many shots.

    I remember reading a post on an ultrarunner’s blog (who does very well in races – he’s awesome) and someone commented that he would probably place higher (and make more prize money) if he put the camera away. His answer was that taking pictures was part of the race experience for him…that he loved taking the pictures and having them to look back on. Ditching the camera wasn’t worth it to him. I’m the opposite – definitely not speedy, but not worth the annoyance to have the camera with me.
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    • Meghann
      February 13, 2012

      I love that ultraunner’s response. My thoughts exactly. :) And to each their own – everyone’s race experience is different. It’s best to do what makes us happy.

      • SaraRM
        February 13, 2012

        I third this! I love having the pics to look back at after running. They arent ever that good so really its a wash but its fun at the time :)

  3. Sneakers2Sandals
    February 13, 2012

    I’ve been waiting for a post like this! I think I’m ready to become a crazy blogger girl with a camera.
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  4. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife
    February 13, 2012

    This IS a great post! Thanks for the tips :)

    And that pizza sounds/looks awesome. I <3 pizza

  5. Aundra @ Fit for Life
    February 13, 2012

    This is awesome! I’m definitely going to use these tips for my next race. I’ve never tried taking photos while racing before, and make the BF lug the HUGE camera around for pre- and post-race photos. ha!
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  6. Talia @ Bite Size Wellness
    February 13, 2012

    Such great techniques. Thanks for sharing your tips!
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  7. Tiff
    February 13, 2012

    I don’t think I’ll be taking pictures during my race this weekend, but I’m putting my spectator hubby on camera duty. (I wish he took cooler pics though – he’s no photographer!)

  8. deva at deva by definition
    February 13, 2012

    I haven’t yet taken photos while running or racing (in all fairness, I’ve only run 2 races). I feel awkward carrying my camera around while running, but I don’t like carrying things when I’m running if I can help it.

    When I run my half in May, I will probably put The Boy on photographer duty – if he can spot me!
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  9. Lindsay @ Running the Windy City
    February 13, 2012

    Great tips, I was wondering how you always managed to take so many pictures but now I know your secret 😛 .

    Also, cauliflower on pizza sounds soo good. I’ve had broccoli as a topping before but never cauliflower, I’ll have to try it!
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  10. Lindsay
    February 13, 2012

    The steam-in-a-bag edamame used to be my go-to from Trader Joe’s. I think I OD’ed on it, though, because I never seem to gravitate toward them at the store anymore!

  11. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
    February 13, 2012

    I don’t have a camera (I use my iPhone) but I strap my phone to my arm so it’s hard to get it out to take a picture. I just take pictures at the start, at the finish and then rely on race photos!
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  12. cindylu
    February 13, 2012

    I’d be annoyed if I was at the start of a crowded race and people were slowing down or stopping to take pictures. It could be dangerous and contribute to the bottleneck.

    I’ve been in a few races or regular training runs where I wish I had a camera because I see something beautiful or memorable, but it’s not worth it to me to stop.

  13. Jessica
    February 13, 2012

    I am so glad you did this blog post. I was planning on emailing you to ask tips on taking pictures while running because I’m running my first marathon in October. I want to document my experience without worrying about where to carry my camera so this blog post is helpful. Thanks!
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  14. Sana
    February 13, 2012

    Hahah I would fall on my face if I tired to run and take pics! Do you run with your engagement ring on? Things I need to know for the future, if I run again or get engaged!
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    • Meghann
      February 13, 2012

      A very smart person once told me the only guaranteed way to never lose your ring is to never take it off. I’m sticking with that advice :)

      • Sana
        February 13, 2012

        Crap, I am going to be in trouble. I told my potential future husband to not spend too much money on the first ring he gets me.
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  15. Angela @ Happy Fit Mama
    February 13, 2012

    Great tips! I’ve done a few running pics that have turned out o.k. but like you said it’s trial and error. I wish I had a sports setting on my camera. That would make a world of difference!
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  16. Sarah
    February 13, 2012

    Interesting – I’ve never use a camera while racing; I’m still a little hesitant to do so. Do you find that people around you are fairly receptive, or get annoyed easily? I’ve only ever had pictures from the start and end points – it might be nice to try this one day.
    -S

  17. Army Amy*
    February 13, 2012

    Great tips! I’m making a mental note to take pictures from different angles at my next race.*
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  18. Sarah
    February 13, 2012

    I have been wondering about your strategy for taking photos mid-race! Thanks for answering the unasked burning question! Great job on the run. You remain one of my running motivators as I’m just beginning. Thanks.

  19. Emily @ The Swallow Flies
    February 13, 2012

    Thank you so much for the tips. I’ve been trying to take photos during races but have struggled with blurriness. I’m definitely going to have to give these tips a shot – literally! :)
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  20. Cheryl @ eatplayluvblog
    February 13, 2012

    I’m always impressed by race photos, especially when I realize you take them and still run pretty darn fast! Makes it all the more awesome. :)

    I really am thinking of relocating to be near that cauliflower pizza… haha!
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  21. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday
    February 13, 2012

    I like that the sports bra has a pocket. That’s convenient!

    When I ran the Disney marathon there were lots of people around watching and volunteering, so I just asked them to take my picture if I wanted it. Any other pictures I took I had to stop to take them.

  22. Emily
    February 13, 2012

    Fun fact. I don’t like pizza really. But I love it cold the next day!!!
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  23. Emily
    February 14, 2012

    thank you for all of the tips! I was definitely wondering about how to do that.
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