i’d told myself that after the race in utah i’d rest up – maybe take a week off of running. i had the same problem after new orleans in feb though – i’m just too ‘up’ to rest. also the weather here in seattle has been great. you just can’t let that opportunity go by.
tonight i went running with some of my eastside runner friends. this crowd is called the ‘bashers’ (don’t know why). they tend to be mostly masters runners, a bit older than i, and pretty fast too. i like running with them because they push me harder than i anticipate running. tonight was no exception.
we did about 5 miles. we started out slowly enough, but by the time we were running in, we were porbably going at about a 7:20-7:30 pace. my right ankle and calf were pretty well cooked. so i really should rest now, or i’ll have to anyway.
beyond running …
have gone through a bunch of the pictures i took in utah. for someone who takes so many pictures, i don’t think i have a very good yield. i probably took about 800-900 pictures last week – most of them experiments with different exposire values, and camera features like bracketing that i hadn’t used very much. there wasn’t a whole lot else to do in logan, and it was a lot of fun. but a lot of the pictures were kinda throwaways.
out of these many experiments came some nice photos too. i mostly used my new 105 mm macro lens, and my 18-70 midrange lens. other than shooting pics at the usu volleyball game, i mostly kept the 70-200 f2.8 lens holstered. i found myself looking for ways to use the new lens that were fun. not sure the results have tons of artistic merit, but i’m posting some of them as a photo album here. let me know what you think – particularly if you’ve got some constructive criticism.