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. 

Beach Rocks

Cliffs and Rocks
Beaches in the middle of the day aren't my favorite places to photograph. Unless I'm in a black and white kind of mood that is. Most beaches under the harsh noon day sun have their colors overpowered, or are too subtle to really notice. Not this one. After getting over some hills this line of rocks drew my eye. I took a number of shots of them, mainly from the opposite end looking out towards the sea, but I found this view to be more interesting. The shot itself is an HDR shot to try and better pull out the details of the rocks in shadow and the cave like feature in the cliffside.

Blog move update. The honeymoon effect, as they say is over. The excitement of a new platform, themes, plugins, and it being, more or less mine (Wordpress still owns the basic platform, and GoDaddy owns my hosting) has given way to the cold hard reality of what moving my blog will take. There are over 450(!) posts here that first have to be imported into Wordpress. Thankfully there's a plugin for that, but that plugin isn't perfect so I'll need to go over the posts. Then there's the task of making sure that URLs either match up to their original URLs, so as to not confuse Google, or to redirect old URLs to new URLs. Not quite as sexy as choosing header images, galleries, and other fun things that I've been more interested in. Will the move still happen? Yes. Just not as quickly as I had first imagined. Lesson to be learned: Don't make decisions of this nature while in the middle of a rum and coke and a losing Sharks game; nearly anything sounds better than watching a bad Sharks team play. Oh, and for those wondering about Drupal, it dropped out of the running pretty quick. I had forgotten just how sparse it is out of the box and the number of plugins needed just to match WordPress out of the box were a lot. And this is before dealing with the fun and not fun parts of moving my blog. Drupal was always a bit overkill for this type of project.


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