Birthday weekend, 9 second 5k

I ran the Elf Trot 5k.

At 4 I headed over to the Elf Trot 5k. I was planning on running it in a squirrel costume from work to promote the 10k race we have in February, but it was raining and I didn’t want to ruin it. Instead, since my peroneal tendonitis felt like it’d cleared up, and it was raining and 50 degrees, I decided to just go out and really run the race.

I was a little upset I hadn’t brought my Garmin 205, but I did at least have my regular digital watch, so I tried to check that at the mile markers. However, they had numerous markers and at seemingly random points in the run, so it didn’t really help.

I ended up running a 20:22. I’m really happy about it because I’ve been injured lately and also I haven’t been doing any speed work. It’s good to know the miles I’m putting in are getting me in pretty good shape anyway.

They gave out a ton of trophies at the race (top finishers and top three age group finishers) and I won my age group, so I got a trophy. This thing is pretty funny since its a bobblehead, but actually really annoying because it’s fallen over twice, broken its neck once, and broken its arm another time.

It’s really tough to glue a bobblehead back on to its body, by the way.

By |December 5th, 2010|Family, Photo, Running|0 Comments

Great Birthday

This weekend was great. I had some great food, I got to see my grandma and grandpa, and I got a great long run in.

Today, my actual birthday, was great even if I had to work. It was a beautiful day out and I got to have dinner with my parents, grandma, and my uncle and aunt.  I’m pretty stuffed full of food and cake right now though.

By |August 30th, 2010|Family, Running|0 Comments

Weekend!

And a long one at that. I’m sitting here waiting for a couple of things today. I finally called the Glass Doctor (why not, they’ve got a great jingle) to come and replace the windshield on my car. I’m also waiting to hear back about something else, but we’ll see if I do, or if I do what exactly I’ll hear. That was vague. Sara’s sister Shelby is coming up to visit today so we’ll probably be going out downtown.

Oh and it looks like Jeff and Liz will be coming to visit next Thursday. That should be yet another fun weekend.

By |May 28th, 2010|Family, Friends, Photo|0 Comments

Blooming

I went home over the weekend to have Easter dinner with my family. I had a great time and ate some great food. My mom gave me some flowers, which I put in a planter that had some kale in it over the winter.

It’s been pretty hot lately, and even got up to 91 yesterday.

By |April 7th, 2010|Family, Photo|0 Comments

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Sorry we’re not there to celebrate with you!

By |March 18th, 2010|Family, Photo|1 Comment

Lose An Hour, Gain Some Light

Went home over the weekend. Had some fun. I’m ready to move to Atlanta.

By |March 16th, 2010|Family, Photo, Travel|0 Comments

Cameras

A couple years ago my uncle Ed gave me a worn out cardboard box full of old cameras, flashes, and film. I’ve gone through them a little and looked up some info, but have recently started to come up with some sort of idea for putting together a document with images of the cameras and other equipment and all of the relevant info I can find. It should be an interesting project to work on. First, though, I really want to build some sort of light box for taking photos.

By |January 14th, 2010|Design, Family, Photo, Photography|0 Comments

Another Old One

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Probably my favorite photo of my dad on his own.

By |December 19th, 2009|Family, Photo|0 Comments

Scanning

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This morning I went through and scanned some old photos I’ve had in a box under the bed. This is one of my favorite photos of my dad and I.

By |December 18th, 2009|Family, Photo|0 Comments

More Christmas

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Every year my mom’s side of the family comes over to my parents’ house before Christmas. I usually tend to just drink beer and watch the festivities, but most of them end up playing Tripoley for pennies. Everyone came over this past weekend. I hadn’t seen them all since the wedding in August.

This weekend I will be getting the last Christmas gifts and hopefully watching it snow a little as well. Weather.com is predicting a little bit for us tomorrow afternoon/night. I’m going to pick up firewood and extra beer after work today. I expect the grocery store to be annoyingly packed.

By |December 17th, 2009|Family, Photo|0 Comments