Editor’s note: Each week in the Wednesday edition of The Herald Gazette/The Republican Journal sports supplement, VillageSoup publishes a photo or photos and asks those in the photo(s) to explain what they were thinking at the moment the photo was taken. The photo that appeared in the June 30 edition is included here:

Paula Jean Lunt of Tenants Harbor lies on the ground after finishing the Maine Games/New Balance State Cross-Country/5-Kilometer (3.1-mile) Race June 26 in hot, humid weather conditions at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. “I wasn’t resting, I was dying,” she said. Lunt, an avid paddler, marathon runner, bike rider, triathlete and who also lobster fishes full-time, said the day was hot and muggy, which, in turn, triggered her asthma and made finishing the race more difficult than usual. “It was just really hard to breath when it’s that kind of temperature.” After the race, Lunt said she wanted to take a break and get her breathing back on track. “It’s just a matter of calming it, stopping what you are doing and calming down,” she said. The avid all-around athlete said the 15-mile paddle that she did earlier the same morning in Damariscotta did not help her blood sugar level during the 5K race. “It was too hot for me to be out there, but the event was so well put together that it was worth it,” she said. She said that the nature trail course at the school was “awesome” and commended organizer George Gould, adding that “normally I would not be there in those conditions but I just wanted to support that and it was worth it.”