Monday, July 12, 2010

snapshot of eight ...

Yesterday morning, I woke up bright and early for an easy eight miler. I usually run a boring out and back from my mom's house, but I took five minutes and planned a route the night before this time. And before venturing out, I decided I wanted to share my run through snapshots. Now, I am challenging you to do the same.

It's simple. Grab your camera before your next run. Take a pre-run photo of yourself. Then take one photo of whatever is directly in front of you at the end of each mile (I snapped one every time my Garmin beeped). And then, when you are done, take a post-run photo of yourself.

I'll go first. My figure eight course took me through four different towns along the way. Here's what I saw at each mile marker ...
Pre-Run

Mile 1

Mile 2

Mile 3

Mile 4

Mile 5

Mile 6

Mile 7

Mile 8

Post-Run
So, what do you see on your run?

33 comments:

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Shannon said...

What a fun idea! I'm confined to elliptical right now or I'd do it too. Looks like a pretty route.

Courtney said...

Looks like an awesome place to run! I love picture-run challenges like that =)

Carly said...

Neat idea! I'll have to try it some time.

Sarah said...

Mile 4 is so pretty! I love to run by the water :-)

ajh said...

I always like looking at pics of people's runs. I am heading out soon for maybe one of two runs today and I will certainly be taking photos as I will be running in Garden Of the Gods! Woo Hoo!

Founder of Jog for Joubert Syndrome said...

ughh, i wish i had new things to look at on my regular weekday runs. my neighborhood is a 1 mile loop so im stuck looking at the same ol boring houses over and over and over and over.......the country road outside my neighborhod is too busy to venture out on. i do get the pleasure of a trail run once a week to break up the boredom :)

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Keri said...

Great idea to take pics every mile! Hmm...this course is looking awfully familiar :)

Laura said...

This is a great idea....i forget my camera everytime...Wish I had had it yesterday as there was some awesome nature shots I could have had....

Deanna@MilesToRun said...

Fun idea. I think I'll do this on my long run coming up on Saturday. I actually just asked a question on my blog about photos on the run...I wanted to know if people ran with their camera or how they got the photos. Looked like a beautiful day for a run!

LauraElaine said...

Cool idea! I grabbed my cell and went out for 3 to take some pics...here is the link to my post:
http://lauraelainedesigns.blogspot.com/2010/07/pictures-where-i-run-and-running-skirt.html

Jesser said...

Great idea! I'll have to add my favorite route in ... it's gorgeous, especially at sunrise when I'm usually pounding the pavement. ;) Thanks for sharing!!

Marlene said...

What a fun idea! I hate running with a camera but I'll see if I can manage one day this week. Thanks for sharing! Looks like a nice route.

Meredith said...

How fun! Definitely going to do this! You should add one more thing... what was your favorite mile?

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

I am still kicking myself for not carrying my camera during the race. The views were unbelieveable!! The worry over a few extra ounces, grrrr.

Once I get my legs back to doing any distance (today I struggled with 2!!) I will join your photo run. Great idea.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

SUPER FUN idea T!! I will have to do this on my lunch break this week.

You are ADORABLE, love the yellow!!

I like that I can see your shadow in one of the pictures..

funderson said...

very cool..thanks for the jouney

Pam said...

Sweet route! Nice and shady with pretty scenery.

I'll have to do this on a run this week! :)

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

tonia...this is the first post that has made me WANT to run since I've been sidelined...WAHOOOO. Probably another week, but can't wait to do this

racing dawn said...

This is such a great idea! I'm gonna try and do it this week. I love running by water! I don't get a lot of opportunities to do that though - a little jealous!

Angie Bishop said...

How cool!
When my hubby gets back and I can run outside again I will definitely do this :)
Great idea!

Jen said...

I'm going to have to copy your post... I love the idea... and then you will really see.

Anabela (Bela) Neves said...

I love Mile 4!

Jamie said...

Looks like a great run! love this idea and I love seeing people's running routes!

Emz said...

jealous.
jealous.
jealous.

I see: hmmmmm, a white wall [with a TV].

Kayla said...

I decided to do this today on my 5 mile run. It was fun. I'll probably post it tomorrow :)

Megan said...

I shouldve run with my camera yesterday. So many interesting things. Hopefully, I remeber them for my weekly workout wrap up.

RunKathyRun said...

This isi the best idea ever, thanks for sharing. I'm going to give it a try.

MomRunningFromCancer said...

What a great idea - I wish I would have seen this before this mornings 9 miles -

Oh well - I am going to try this next weekend.

Ashley said...

Great idea! I'm going to give it a try during my run on Sunday.

Pam said...

I just posted mine. :)