Week 1 of 16 of marathon training.
Day 3. Planned miles: 4, Actual miles: 4, Total miles for the week: 8.
I had an appointment around 10am in a place where I could run to, but I didn’t, as I knew if I didn’t run first thing in the morning, there was a good chance that I wouldn’t run at all that day.
I still had ton of trouble with my headset. I was using a different one from yesterday, and it was still not so good.
I also was having problems with my Fitbit app, it crashed like 5 times during the short run.
I saw birds and squirrels as usual, no surprises there, but the grass was freshly cut today and the park smelled good.
I ran at a slower pace, 11:30 minute/mile. I still had to walk the uphill. But the important thing is I that did the run.
My ideal weight that I decided for myself is 108. Yesterday after the run, I weighed 108.1, and I thought, “How perfect! Great way to start!!” And today after the run it was 108 even. Ok, it is even more perfect, even though I don’t believe “more perfect” is proper English. LOL.
This afternoon I visited the Elk Refuge in Jacksonhole, Wy. I took lots of photos with my phone, to the point where it might have been only 1% battery left before I got back to the hotel. With all these raw photos, I was initially a bit overwhelmed as to how and where to post them.
As I played with the photos, I became more certain what I was looking for. I don’t care about “true” representation of what I saw in the real life. I only care about my “true” feelings at the moment when I look at the picture.
Keep it playful. Keep it fun. I reminded myself. So what if I create some bad photos – it was how I felt the moment I created it, and that ought to be enough.
So I did this:
… where it was not snowing and cold.
Where I felt the added artificial light beams give the photo addition dimension.
And finally this:
… which I titled “Apollo Mission, galloping towards the sun”, where we all know the horse was not galloping and the orange/red sun was the result of digital editing.
But why would it matter? All these photos are true. They are very true to my feelings. And that is that.
Newly groomed trails, empty ski racks