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. 

Sunset Surfer

Sunset Surfer
Getting in that last wave
Back to something more familiar for me, and from my archive. This was shot over a year ago, and to the best of my knowledge hasn't been on the blog. Speaking about my blog specifically, I'm unhappy with Blogger. Not because of their recent announcement that blogs posting adult (porn) content would either be taken down or put into a private setting, but because that any attempt at using the organizational tools is a fruitless endeavor. The page for all my posts is unbelievably slow, if it loads at all. It's a good thing I use an IFTTT recipe to send a copy of all my blog posts to Evernote so I can quickly look and search through blog posts. This photo was processed before I had come up with a workflow that kept track of when and how photos were shared, hence my desire to look through my blog posts to see if this had been shared before.

I feel a little stuck with Blogger. I use Google+ Photos as my main hub for photo sharing/storing and integrates easily with Blogger. I am also hesitant to invest money in a SquareSpace like setup because ultimately I have no short or medium term plans to make money off photography, and therefore can't really justify paying $100+ a year for a blog. The idea of getting a hosting plan and putting up a Drupal blog is tempting my nerd side, but that'll be a lot of work. Wordpress is the obvious choice most friends have suggested. Wordpress looks ok, but it looks like I have to pay to use my domain name. Not ideal. Tumblr? I have a bias against Tumblr, but I suppose if it offers a decent amount of free storage, good SEO, and nice themes that are mobile friendly maybe I could look at it again. This whole blog platform thing has been on the back burner for awhile, but maybe I should move it to a more pressing matter.

The shot was taken over a year ago and I liked the colors, and if you squint in the left corner of the wave you can see I caught a surfer. That was totally intentional. Or so I tell myself.


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