I got a notification from Kindle that they believe I should cancel my blog subscription available through the kindle for lack of posting. I think that means I’m due for an update.
It’s crunch time in the photography world. We shoot a lot of family portraits this time of year – people want updated images for holiday cards and if you’re going to invest in wall art for your home, fall sure is a beautiful backdrop for such a thing. Vendors due dates are coming soon, holiday deadlines are fast-approaching. Oh, and did I mention I’m shooting 50 women’s headshots as well as speaking at and shooting the Allume conference? Yup, and still trying to meet my November 2 holiday portrait deadlines. There’ve been a lot of late nights. I’d love for you to come hang out with me on Facebook if you want to see what I’ve been shooting. I posted a pic of our studio recently – we knocked out a wall!
Running update: I’m still doing it. I still don’t love it. Finishing feels wildly victorious – each and every time. Why? Because I have to mentally battle myself each day, every day, to do it. And when I actually accomplish what I’ve mentally bargained with myself to do, it’s hugely mentally rewarding.
Oh. And I have verbally committed to a Half Marathon.
A half marathon! I know, right? I’ve lost my marbles.
But here’s the thing. I’m running it with my mom. She’s got one of those birthdays with a 0 on it this year – and don’t those always feel bigger? And well, heck. If my mom (who is admittedly a Zumba pro and will kick my butt at this race) can do this, then I have no excuse.
I am so, so proud of her.
(Yeah, so what’s your excuse? Right?)
But this race is capped at 3:30:00. Yes, that’s three hours and thirty minutes. At that point the paddy wagon will come around and pick up stragglers. And I am determined that it will not be me and my mom. To beat the Paddy Wagon pace you have to maintain a 15 min/mile pace for 13.1 miles.
Last week I did about 5 1/4 miles right at the 15 min/mile pace. I’ve got 35 weeks to stretch that for 13.1 miles.
I’m also running with my sister(s?) and lots of cousins and aunts. There is a 5k and I’m so proud that my sister, several of my aunts and cousins have committed to the race, too. Isn’t that awesome? (Love you girlies!) We won’t be the fastest, we won’t be the buffest, but we will look good in our family t-shirts and we will accomplish something. Heck, just having that family goal feels amazing.
And by running, I mean doing whatever it takes to cross the finish line. Heck, even if I crawl across – as long as I beat the paddy wagon I will feel victorious. Don’t even care if we are last place. I just want to cross the finish line.
(totally stole that from her blog.)
What are you working on these days? Shoot something you’re proud of? Leave me a link in comments – I’d love to come see what you’re up to.
If you’re going to be at Allume next week, please say hi. I’d love to ‘meet you’ before 400+ of us descend on Harrisburg!
Another gratuitous family photo courtesy of October Moon: