I ran the WFPS half marathon for the first time today. I'm a fair weather runner so I wasn't crazy about doing a race in mid-October, but my neighbor Karen convinced me to. It turned out to be a beautiful morning and I came as close to enjoying a run as I probably ever will. Even the guy beside me in the picture above looks impressed. Actually he was probably looking to see if I was someone famous because of all the love and cheering my awesome family was heaping on me. This is around mile 10.5 and I was feeling pretty good. My legs started to get tight the last mile but it was a great run. I got my personal best time of 1:56 and 20 seconds. I'm happy about that but somewhat dismayed that I only beat my previous record by 58 seconds even though it felt like I ran way faster. Oh well, it's all good. It was a great event and I really liked that we could stay indoors right until the start time.
Chloe took the above picture with her phone; check out the ones below that Dale took with my good camera. Not only is every photo blurry and far away, I am not on one of them.
|My personal favourite - no photoshopping involved|
While we're talking about pictures, I vowed to take a food photo a few posts ago. Here are some squares I made yesterday:
They were fudgy brownies with raw cookie dough (no eggs) no top. I got the recipe from a co-worker and it was the first time I tried them. They are rich and sweet and heavy but so delicious.