Running... Again?

  If you know me you know there was a time about 10 years ago or so where I was running. A lot. At least 5 days a week and at least 5 miles a run. I wasn’t training, I wasn’t preparing for a race or a marathon. I just found myself enjoying the time spent running. I wasn’t obsessed with numbers, but I kept track of them all and liked seeing improvements in time and distances. It was good physical health and mental health. Then I tweaked my knee. Not bad enough that I couldn’t walk on it, just a tweak that told me I needed to back off of running for a little bit. So I decided on 2 weeks. At the end of 2 weeks I aborted a run very early as the pain was still there. 2 weeks became 3, became a month, became 5 years. 

The Weekend

Pretty busy weekend, this past President's day 3 day weekend, with Macworld winding down on Saturday and some fun events opening in the City my Saturday was booked from breakfast to dinner. Sunday was again spent in SF doing some photography, picking up some delicious goodies from Sugar By Ida, (delicious stuff, by the way) and a stop at the Apple store to make sure a couple things were still good on the ol' Mac Book Pro, and finishing with a disappointing dinner followed by the events in the previous post.
Macworld. The highlight was seeing an acquaintance I've not seen in 3 or 4  years. The conference should be renamed iPhoneworld, because easily 90% of the stuff in the expo area was for the iPhone; apps, cases, and all kinds of other things for it. Somehow there were iPad cases, bags, and apps even though no one has really set their eyes on a physical model, never mind held one. I did win an Eye-Fi card (mini review later), and got to listen to some Shure headphones. The 310s are looking really good, especially since I didn't hear a noticeable different between them and the 420s. Not sure what that means about my ears though. What I hoped was going to be a very informative session on the iPad turned to be a full to capacity event that I couldn't get in to. I heard it wasn't much of a session though, with no real unit and no hands on I probably would have left within 10 minutes.
After the disappointment that was Macworld it was off to Japan Town to what I had hoped would be a cool showing of artists inspired by Japanese pop culture. It was a neat exhibit, but it was very small. I don't know what I was expecting, but there might have been 10 pieces, so it was quickly seen. The organization itself is kind of neat, focusing on Japanese pop culture; clothing, movies, and accessories, it is in contrast to the traditional Japanese culture shown throughout most of Japan Town. I usually enjoy eating in J-Town, but the place where we ate that day just wasn't that great. If you're interested, here's my Yelp! review.
Got to check out the Barnes & Noble Nook with a new firmware update. Wow, it was quite a bit faster than when I last saw it. I should have bought it right there, but I've since ordered it and should be getting it later this week. I can't wait to get it setup.
Sunday was spent picking up some delicious sweets by Sugar By Ida, then spending some time in the Japanese Tea Gardens in Golden Gate Park. This is the first site I went to after getting my SX10, so I thought it'd be nice to go back and take some shots again to see how the place changed, or maybe even to see if my skills improved. I wasn't too happy with my shots, but I think the color issues are due to the cheap polarizer filter I was using. Shots can be seen below.
It was a busy weekend.


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