I’m working on getting my RNR Seattle Marathon post done, but it will probably take me a while. Check back in a few months 😉 Here is a picture I took of Mt. Rainier during the race to hold you over. Maybe my time would have been better if I wasn’t texting my mom while running that Mt. Rainier was out.
I’ve been extremely busy lately, which has been a nice way to pass time during this deployment. The only downside is that I am spread a little thin and will have to figure out how my husband will fit in once he returns home.
I’m running a 1/2 on July 20th with a friend. I thought I wouldn’t want to run for weeks after the marathon, but I have full on runner’s high in a bad way. Another friend and I are already working on BQ training plans.
I am starting to teach cycling once a week at our local Y. My first class is next week!
I’ve started getting more request for pictures, which is amazing. I had a shoot today for my friend’s new boutique – I even had a few pictures of me snapped! [See my muscles? I think R.I.P.P.E.D is paying off.]
You would not believe how hot it is here! We had to be in the 90’s today. I know that doesn’t sound like much to my Southern peeps, but Washington didn’t invest in AC. We were so hot after the shoot that we were forced to have fro-yo to cool down. It’s a tough life.
Seeing as it is after 1am, I should probably go to bed now.
Something crazy happened today. I got a [tiny] sunburn!!! Not because it was that sunny… mostly because I am that pale. I met a friend at Silverdale Waterfront park and we headed out for a 4.5 mile trail run followed by lunch overlooking the water. Afterwards, I headed back to the park to do my “homework”. I am taking a photography workshop to learn how to get out of Auto Mode on my fancy camera. I gathered some driftwood and started messing with settings on my camera to see how they effected the picture. I am super visual so I wrote down my settings and stuck it in the picture. Then I got home and realized I could view all of that when I imported my pictures. Oh well, I still like pencil and paper.
Today’s goal was how to get a bokeh effect – blurred background – in pictures. I think I’m starting to get the hang of it.
Then I set off to take some “fun” pictures keeping my camera off Auto!
Driftwood everywhere you look.
When I was setting up my practice driftwood, I saw a man teaching his daughter (I assume) how to tie her shoe. I thought it was such a sweet moment.
Something else I was supposed to work on was the use of lines to direct the audience where to look. Here are two that I think are pretty good use of eye line. What do you think?
Here are just a few others I snapped. It is supposed to rain for the next few days (and by that I mean the next EIGHT days) so I am happy I was able to get out and enjoy the sun, run, have a beer with a girlfriend and play with my camera. Happy Saturday!