rain & pain
Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at 8:08 AM
I'm not too comfortable at this moment, but that's ok. You see, a few of us photographers are playing a little "game" with our Nike Plus running systems. Fred Egan, photographer extraordinaire, created this crazy Nike challenge. The first person to run 30 miles wins. I joined. Fully expecting NOT to win, but just for the fun of it.
We're only 2 days in, I've clocked just over 6 miles, but some participants have 11+ miles already! Sheesh! Well YESTERDAY is what I've been DYING to blog about. Absolutely beautiful. So I set out on my run about 4:00pm and five minutes in, it starts to sprinkle. Gorgeous. I love rain. I've expressed my love of rain before and I could do it for hours more! I love it. I love everything about it. So I'm feeling pretty good in this moment. Skip to about a mile later, this sprinkle has turned into a literal DOWNPOUR. I have never, ever, and I am not exaggerating, ever been outside when the rain has rained this hard. The rain HURT my face, but I was loving it. I felt on top of the world. I ran my farthest distance to date, over 3.5 miles. I felt wonderful, but looked like a trainwreck. I arrived home soaking wet, make-up running, smiling in spite of myself and jumped into the kitchen, sharing my victory.
Then I made my way to the mirror. Scaryyyy! I had to take a picture; because that's just my sense of humor! I love it. That's the nice thing about running more. I truly lose my sense of "pride" in appearance almost. Yeah, I'm sweaty, yeah, I'm breathing heavy, Yeah, my hair is frizzy: who cares!
Skip topics now, I just wanted to blog a little about my brother's 16th Birthday this weekend. (He turns 16 tomorrow! Happy Birthday Brandon!) He had a bunch of friends over to celebrate, and then the night after we had our family over for a great dinner.
I just LOVE this reaction when my brother finds out he's having 13 girlfriends this year. Classic.
And some fancier details from the night of our family birthday for him:
As I was walking around shooting pictures both of these nights, I threw on my shootsac just because I love it SO much! I've only been able to use it for one session but its absolutely fantastic. It's totally changed the way I shoot and the way I change lenses. If you don't have one; fix that.