Monday, September 26, 2011

Three miles!!

a few weeks ago i made myself the following promise; run 3 miles (5 km) without walking in between. and this had to be accomplished before i turn 30.... (iiieekkkk, 30!! 30!). now i know many people run easily a lot more than that.... but im not the sportive kind. i always liked swimming, but other than that, really nothing else. ok, i used to bike a lot, but for a dutch thats just a means of transportation. upon moving here, i stopped biking, as i think its too dangerous. ofcourse i feared not being able to bike properly anymore when going back to the netherlands, and thats what brought me to the gym of our apartment complex (plus i did not want to outgrow all those clothes i brought from home....) the past year or so i spent numerous miles on a stationary bike. my goodness, how boring! (but now i can bike better than ever..)
oh, but actually i wanted to write about running. well, at some point i decided to try running, and i hated it from the first try. but i just wanted to be able to do it!! so i continued... even got some real running shoes, but those turned out to be awful for my feet, and thus i remained with the sneakers above... and today, finally, i managed to run 3 miles in 29 minutes and 10 seconds, without stopping! jeeejj!!!! and im not yet 30... 
and im happy with that picture too! it might seem boring, but i could never have taken it without the photo-course i took. for this pic, i changed the ISO, the white balance and i choose a low aperture, while before all i ever did was changing the ISO a bit every now and then (if i thought about it). jeeeejjj! and also that before im 30, and my camera turns 1 (i got it last year for my bday from tim; hes also in the pic, can you find him?).

5 comments:

Tim said...

greatness!! :D

Dennis Ferrol said...

Wonderful image!

Steffe said...

I used to do a bit of both. Take the bike to a place where I would run 5 or 10 kilometres. Great to see that you are playing around a bit with the camera.

biebkriebels said...

I see you are working on a "to do list". Well done, now up to the marathon of NY. I have also another camera for a while which is much more complicated. I think some people don't like buttons or manuals a lot (like me).I think it is wise you did a course, maybe I should too...

CaT said...

haha biebkriebels, i will never get to a marathon... already a half-marathon is unimaginable to me!! (13 miles!!)