Well, life has been a whirlwind these last few weeks and I’ve fallen behind with posting my photos. I’ve still been snapping away, though, and finally have a chance to catch up, while sitting at home through the hurricane. Here’s photos for weeks 40-42. All taken with my iPhone.
Happy Friday! The workweek is over (for many) and it’s time for some R n R. Here’s an iPhone shot taken from our backyard hammock, as the sun was peeking through our woods. I found it interesting that the sun was shining through the very center of my view. This is usually a no-no in photography, to put a point of interest in the very center, but, hey, rules are made to be broken. Two of the bigger trees are following the rule of thirds, so there. Enjoy your weekend!
Happy Friday! Here’s weekly photo #35. I haven’t been out much since my race, between school starting and work, but have continued with my lunchtime walks on base. This doesn’t look like it was taken on a military base, does it? I like the looks of the pampas grass against the blue sky. Taken with my iPhone.
Cue the music. My mission has been accomplished. I completed my first Half Marathon!
Things didn’t start out well that morning, as I never even fell asleep the night before because of nerves and excitement (and my thyroid meds don’t help). So, the alarm went off at 4 am, but it wasn’t even necessary, since I was just laying there anyway. Also, the temperature and humidity were higher than normal and we were given repeated warnings about the heat and proper hydration. So, I knew it was going to be rough going, but I did it (and even at my predicted time). Below is a picture of me (taken by my husband, who waited along with me by the corral) sporting my self-designed Thyroid Cancer Survivor shirt
In honor of this race and Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, I am hoping to raise money for ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association (http://www.thyca.org) through September 30. Donate or read more about my story here.
It’s been an odd week of storms, rain, and floods here in Tidewater. I haven’t seen much outside of the house or the office (other than a couple short training runs), so I took another photo during my commute. Might be another sunny/stormy day, according to the looks of this morning sky. Taken with iPhone.
Did I tell you that I signed up to run my first half marathon? Yep, in 9 days, I’ll be participating in the Virginia Beach Rock n Roll Half! With some weekends out of town lately, it’s been hard to find time for the long training runs, but last Saturday I was able to. Ran/walked over 12 miles on a hilly trail in the park. I just love trail running, in comparison to pounding the pavement on the road. In fact, here’s a little poem I wrote in my head while I was running:
The woods are whispering, “Run like the wind!”
My feet and my mind become free.
The willows sway,
The leaves listen.
“Here she comes!” they say.
My smile returns to me.