Friday, February 05, 2010

"[He's] got such a leg..."

Who has the heart of a champion? Oh, that would be me.

Inspired by Matt's marathonic journey and finish, I have not only started running (again), but also have signed up for a 5K! Which means I have until April to work my way up to the 3 miles AND not hate it. Ruth signed up for it, too, so I am not in this alone. I found this great "Couch to 5K" training program and have been following it for nearly 2 weeks (who knew putting all of the training on a calendar and highlighting off each workout would be so motivating?). So far, I have had fairly successful workouts, seen some progress, AND I don't hate it! (So far.) I'm actually quite excited about the prospects of maybe, just perhaps, becoming (wait for it) an actual runner. One who runs for fun. Because they like it. Can you imagine?

But, for right now, I'm just trying to make it on my own.

In other self-improvement news, I also signed up for a photography class! It starts at the end month, and I'm extremely excited to learn to use my SLR camera to its fullest extent. I'm thinking about setting up my own personal challenge of taking at least one photo a day. Murgs (the best friend) is doing a poem a day in 2010, and I have found her creativity (forced or otherwise) to be quite inspiring. I guess I'm too late to jump on the "every day of 2010" boat, but I can make up my own time frame. Perhaps a photo each day of Spring? We shall see. First, before any of this happens, my camera needs to be fixed and returned to me. I seriously miss it. I feel like I lost a metaphorical child or something when it broke. (Yes, I cried.) Hopefully, it'll be repaired and back in my hands soon. Very soon.

I really do want to share my photographic journey here and all of the fruits of it. So, for now, here's another shot from Ruth & Grant's family picture I took around Christmas.

How precious is she?


  1. She is precious! You are also quite talented! I'm exicted to see the fruits of your class!

  2. You're gonna throw for a thousand yards! Seriously, if my lazy lard can run 11 miles, you can certainly run three.

    Good luck with your class and forcing yourself to be creative daily. It's made a slave out of me!

  3. couch to 5k got me to my first 5k. it works! good luck!

  4. I'm so excited that we haven't flaked out of the whole exercise-for-fun thing.

    You already take awesome photos and, like Kelsy, I can't wait to see more.

  5. I have serious motivation issues when it comes to running/exercising. I'll have to check out that training program. Good luck to you on your 5k!!!