How’s THAT for alliteration?
A couple of weeks ago, TMB started a fun little challenge, and today I played along. Here’s how it works:
“It’s simple. Grab your camera before your next run. Take a pre-run photo of yourself. Then take one photo of whatever is directly in front of you at the end of each mile. And then, when you are done, take a post-run photo of yourself.”
In my sleep-deprived haze, I forgot to take the pre-run photo of myself, so we’ll start with this photo that I took as I walked out my front door.
It was already a very muggy 76 degrees with 100% humidity for a heat index of 84. (I’m REALLY growing weary of these crazy hot days with their crazy high humidities and heat indices.) Nevertheless, I strapped on my Fuelbelt and hit the road.
It was a gorgeous morning. I know the rules say to take a picture at every mile, but I had to throw in a few extra because it was just so darn pretty. I left the house right at sunrise, so the nighttime fog was just starting to lift.
And here we have miles 1, 2, 3, and 4:
At about mile 4.5 I ran into some more very picturesque scenery. I wish I had the camera skillz to accurately capture the beauty, but I don’t, so this is the best you get with a Kodak point-and-shoot.
It’s at about this point that I turn and start heading back home, and here’s mile 5 on the way:
I didn’t take a mile 6 photo to share because my Garmin beeped mile 6 as I was coming up my drive to my house. At the time, I was thinking, “Some things are sacred. If there are any stalkers reading my blog, they already know what town I’m in, where I work, what I drive, and where I park my unlocked car when I run certain routes. They don’t need to know which house to look for when they come to kidnap me.” But now that I think about it, it’s not like it would be all that hard to find out where I live if someone really wanted to. And I skipped on the post-run photo, too. Because I like you guys too much to subject you to that type of frizzy-haired horror. Again, in hindsight, it probably would have been okay to post it. Because if there ARE any stalkers reading my blog, that photo would have made the perfect deterrent. Cuz seriously. NOBODY would want any of THAT.