Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph. – Matt Hardy
Which one do you think should be the picture of the month?
The end of April kind of caught up with me. I was feeling like this month I didn’t have any good pictures, but then when I put the collage together I realized how many I had forgotten about. The thing is that a lot of these aren’t from my picture runs. I had a lot of disappointing pictures while out running, but had a lot of good (dare I say Great?) pictures from around the house or out and about. I didn’t include every single picture in the collage, but this is most of them from the runs.
In other photography related news, at the end of March one my good friends encouraged me to be more active on Instagram. I’ve been posting pictures there as well, usually a picture a day. Here’s a recap of the month on IG:
Do you have a favorite Instagram picture?
You can see that there is some overlap, but mostly it is just a lot of everyday life pictures.
As for running this month, I can tell I’m at the point of needing new shoes. And there are three nagging issues:
1. GI distress – I talked about giving up grain and I need to write the follow up, but now I’m grain free, egg free, and nut free. I’ve seen the doctor and just trying to work through some tests to see what needs done. It has really affected my running as well as my workout recovery.
2. Tendonitis – After I had my daughter, I carried her everywhere and always on my right side. Eventually, I developed tendonitis in my right foot. Since she has grown up, I haven’t had an issue with it. Now that I’m running with the additional weight, sometimes I feel like it is starting to rear its ugly head. Not a big issue now, but wondering long term….
3. Hamstring – I have a weak hamstring on the right side. It’s been inflamed off and on. Trying to keep it healthy with lifting, icing, and rest. Not bad now, but same thing as the tendonitis, wondering long term…..
Otherwise, I’m still working towards my race at the end of May and trying to improve as a runner, photographer, and blogger.
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