THROWBACK THURSDAY: “PEACHTREE ROAD RACE”
Throwback Thursday (not to be confused with “Taco Tuesday”) seems to be all the rage these days on social media as people dust off old weatherworn photos from yesteryear and post them for all to behold… and chuckle at.
I’m not immune to this trend.
A few years ago my mom asked me to digitize all of the slides my parents and grandparents had taken over the decades, dating as far back as the early 50s. I eagerly said yes, not realizing that scanning in a half century’s worth of images could potentially take a little bit of time. Cut to the next month when a massive box packed with over 2,500 slides showed up at my door (and this was after my mom had weeded out several thousand rejects). Scan away Scotty!
Oof, talk about a project and a half.
I kid, because going through that gargantuan mound of Kodak moments allowed me to take a very lengthy trip down memory lane and I managed to uncover more than a handful of cute/embarrassing shots of my younger self. Here’s a few to make you giggle.
As a result, I’ve been posting my fair share of Throwback Thursday photos on the ‘ole Book of Face.
So, what does this have to do with running, you might ask?
Well, this past Friday I ran my 10th (or 11th, still can’t remember exactly) Peachtree Road Race, dating back to 1994. And I realized I’ve amassed a few photos that show me over the years (some much less flattering than others), so I thought I’d dress up this Throwback Thursday with a small gallery of my Peachtree Road Race photos from races past, culminating in the 2014 snapshot. Enjoy!
Say “Cheese”… and Run on!