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. 

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had an enjoyable New Year's eve. This year, 2012, I have a couple of goals or projects (not resolutions) I'm hoping to achieve and will probably be chronicled on here, or on Google Plus. More than likely a little of both. Last year I posted 93 times to this blog, and this year I think I'll be improving on that.

My first project, that starts today, is taking part in my first year long photography project. Typically there are many 365/6 photo a day projects, but I didn't feel that I could keep up with that kind of project. So instead I'm doing a 52 project, with a lot of other photographers on Google Plus. 52 different themes to push and exercise my creative side. I'm looking forward to it. You can see my first submission below.

This is a 15 second exposure meant to capture the changing of the date and time on my rather big alarm clock, my TouchPad. Also shown, the things I needed to start 2012 off right; Ibuprofen and water. Lots of water.

And my second goal/project is of the literary type. Last year I blindly challenged myself to read 50 books in 2011. That's over four books a month, about a book a week. Needless to say I didn't make it to 50. I did make it to 30 though, which is a five book improvement over 2010. This year I hope to improve by five again and read 35 books. I've got a widget towards the bottom of the page on the right that'll mark my progress. I'm always looking for book recommendations so drop me a line if you have some ideas.

So what are some of your goals and thoughts for 2012? One thing that stuck out to me while reading Google Plus posts is that 2012 is what you make it to be, so I hope you make 2012 a great year!

You can view this, and the rest of my Project 52 photos here.


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