So I finally found my memory card, so I decided to make some pictures on my way home from my workout. I apparently am not skilled at balancing light because none of these photos really capture how beautiful the mountains really are..
First off though is a somewhat fuzzy photo of me modeling my very nice North Face hat. I love it, keeps my head warm and also absorbs a lot of sweat…and it has a side benefit of hiding my hair on bad hair days. I regret that I can
not wear it actually while I am working.
Not the best focused photo, but here I am, somewhat smiling. Its a bit hard to take a photo of oneself, smile and concentrate on getting everything right!!!
That said, I ran 4.5 miles today, slowly. It did feel better than on Sunday, but as I was running I felt I would not be able to run the Half. Wierdly my stride seems to have improved (Form wise), but I am not really in the shape needed. I'm going to wait and see, but in the end it may end up being just a sightseeing and cheering trip for me, which will be just disappointing. Some of this has got to be mental. I have always struggled with this, and it is easy for me to think myself into a place where I don't particularly want to be with running. I was surprised to see some faster paced half miles today int he workout, but I remain slow. It seems when I am running I am running faster, but I still like to occasionally catch my breath!!!
I was able to also workout a bit at the gym…trampoline running, "running arms" with weights, some push ups, one set of reverse lunges with a 10 pound ball, and crunches.
On my way home I endeavored to take photos.
These are the road markers. Here essentially all the roads are County roads and simply numbered. I actually reside in Rio Arriba County, but right on the line, so this photo happens to be of CR 88 in Santa Fe county.
And then we come to my attempts to capture the mountains. I suppose a photo just can't do this area justice. But Ansel Adams took some very beautiful Mountain photos of the Sangre de Christo Mountains , then again, I am not Ansel!
Below is the view from the turn off of the main road to the La Puebla road to my house. Off center, taken through the windshield.
The above and below are taken on La Puebla Road…
And one more shot, trying to capture the varying terrain.
I'm going to keep experimenting with these shots. I am not thrilled with how they have come out, but I am not sure what I can do to make it better….
So thats where I am, and yes, in case you are wondering, we are having a very nice warm day with very blue skies, apparently tomorro is snow and ice!!!