Friday, December 19, 2014

Friday Mishmash

The official race pictures were posted yesterday.  I have to confess, whenever I get the notification email I always cringe as I open the pictures, because sometimes (oftentimes, really), my race pictures are bad...like, either a totally derp face, or I don't even look like I'm running.  That was the case with several of mine from the half marathon, but there were a few that I'm OK with, and I'll probably order one of them (I used to work for a photographer, and like to support them with an order whenever possible):
In the finisher's chute - this is the one I'll probably order.  Yep, I was pretty happy here!
Crossing the finish line, making sure I don't trip over the mat.
During the race - I was at a walking interval here.
During the race - so odd to not see a friend next to me in the pictures.

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A hotel is being built nearby, and I wondered why, after they installed the windows, they boarded two of them up.  The other day I got my answer - that was how they delivered all of the mattresses to the second and third floors:
Pretty clever!  

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I'm still knitting away on some projects - so much so that my right thumb joint is sore.  I just finished a heavy project last night, and now I can move onto some lighter weight things that won't hurt so much.  Look for a lot of knitting pictures in January, when everyone has received their gifts!

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We have to keep up our training for the next five weeks because we are doing the Houston half marathon in mid-January, so we will be running 5 miles tomorrow.  Which, to be honest, sounds like nothing to me!  Funny how running 13 miles will put a mere 5 into perspective.  Have a great weekend!

19 comments:

  1. I love the mishmash and am still deluded enough to think THIS IS THE YEAR I learn to knit.

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  2. I like the top picture and the bottom picture where you have a great big smile:) Have a great weekend.

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  3. Such great race pictures! I never have cute pictures. The photographer always seems to get me when I am huffin and puffin and I look like i'm about to pass out! ( so not a way to sell pictures....haha)

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  4. I love your smile in those pics! I would definitely order one too. 5 miles is nothing - don't forget to call ahead for your cinnamon twist tomorrow so they have one for you. :D

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    1. They should have plenty of cinnamon twists when we get there tomorrow - it's when we run 10 or more miles that too much time goes by and they're all gone. :)

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  5. "Don't look down to turn off your Garmin as you come through the finish chute" is the number one piece of advice I give about race photos lol! I think your came out great and I'd order the hands up for victory photo too!

    Ooooh, sore thumb joint? Lots of *ahem* mid-life women get that soreness, even if they don't knit... it's from arthritis! I have it in both my thumbs now and keep holding off going to the doctor because getting an injection there just sounds painful!

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    1. Helen, I had a nurse friend at work who got those injections and they were EXTREMELY painful. I remember her walking around with her hand in the air all night to get some relief from the pain. However, she got them more than once, so I guess the pain from the injection was not as bad as the relief she got from it?

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    2. I'm sure it's a bit of arthritis, but honestly, it's massive overuse - I was trying to get a knitting project finished really fast, and I normally would have taken more breaks. My chiro has helped with the thumb joint, but I'm too cheap to go in for this right now.

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  6. I love that first running pic!! (All of them, really) But, yeah, that first is a must for your collection! Sheer joy!! :D

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    1. Thanks - I was definitely feeling the joy there! :)

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  7. I love the first picture. You look so excited and happy. And not at all tired :) Just a great smile.

    You need to start spinning so you will have an alternate activity to give your hands a break :)

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    1. See, I read spinning and I thought of the specialty bikes at they gym - as in spinning classes lol!

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  8. I love all the race pictures, you can see you are having fun.

    I think your thumb is just because you used it so much. I wouldn't worry too much about it, just take it easy till it feels better.

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  9. Those first two pictures -- and especially that first one with that amazing joyful, relieved, genuine smile -- are fantastic!! Heck, I want to order them! LOL

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  10. Yes, yes - that first picture! You look joyous :D

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  11. Those pics are FANTASTIC Shelley! I'm so glad you are ordering them!

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  12. The pictures are GREAT! I haven' yet seen one of me in a race that I like.

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  13. Derp face?! That made my day! Whatever that looks like, you weren't wearing it in any of your photos :)

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