I love the way sports get people reaching deep within themselves in an all-out effort to do faster, farther, better, more. Facial expressions often reflect the effort. Capturing those expressions is the intent of this post. Note: If I've posted a photo of you that you consider less than flattering, just let me know and I'll delete it (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you'll recall the "Happy People" post, you know I started with a candidate name-tagged "Q.T." - someone I've never met, It was her happy expression that inspired the "Happy People" post. I wondered if QT are her initials - but doubt it because I can't thing of any female name starting with Q (there's the male Quincy but no female name comes to mind). Then I decided the initials are probably text-message shorthand for Cutie? Fits.
Can you call a football player "cute"?
|That's QT, as if you needed me to tell you, wearing |
#7. I didn't get the name of her running mate.
This wasn't a race, rather a timed exercise, but I
suspect QT finished second - but had fun doing it.
Running-for-time photos gave me several serious expressions. As in the photo here, QT's running mate is serious, focused on getting down that track. But QT isn't serious. Rather being...Cute? (I suspect she'll call and ask me to remove this photo.)
Running does bring out the "serious" in most people.
|This is Ski. More about her at the end of this post.|
The sit-ups gave me some expressions I'd call serious. You might have another term - like pained? I suspect the ones I've included were close to the time limit when the sitter-upper was straining to get just one more rep.
The jumping drill called for yet another form of serious. With one exception, the shots that follow were made as the jumper toed the line and prepared to launch. I'm a big person (BIG) and jumping isn't part of my skill-set. I can't relate with these jumpers because they actually expect to go airborne. Wow.
|This is quarterback Marisa Rivas. We'll post a player|
profile on her in the future - hopefully near future.
|Ski Tejeda, one of my favorite Outlaws because of her all-out blue-collar style of play.|
Seeing Ski go back on her own to the broad jump sand and go all-out to improve over an earlier attempt inspires me. She is serious about her performance. She is inspiring.
I know she's an inspiration to the whole team.
Note: An article about Ski published in the Hill Country News (Cedar Park) is linked in the links section of this blog. Please check it out.