Saturday, August 14, 2010

Book Worm Inspired Photo Shoot + Boring Runs

I had taken Monday off from work, assuming that I would need some additional recovery time from racing + raging.  Lucky for me, one of my favorite people in the world, Kathryn, was in town from Michigan!!!  She has always been a huge inspiration to me artistically, especially with her photography.  She is actually part of my inspiration to start the Project 365 photo blog.  She had suggested that we do a super fun library photo shoot so she could get some more practice with her new camera.  Since I tend to l.o.v.e. the camera, of course I agreed.  I got dolled up in super cutesy, yet very Jeri clothes and we hit two of my favorite libs in town.  The future librarian in me felt right at home.

Here are some of my favorite shots she took.
My Harry Potter books and glasses taken while I was getting gussied up.  Seriously looove this picture. :)






It was super duper fun.  And of course I had to try my hand at some photography as well.  I had my little point and shoot, but it seemed to do the trick.  It doesn't hurt that Kathryn is seriously one of my most beautiful friends.  But you can see that for yourself.....yes.  Ok.








Can you tell she has a preference for b&w where as I crave the bright and bold?  ;)  To each their own.

After biking Monday with Aaron (and hauling some major ass *for me* in the middle miles of the ride), I couldn't get motivated to run on Tuesday.  Wednesday rolled around and I had planned on doing a tempo run.  Until I started running.

Dear IT Bands,
WTF?
Love,
Jerbear

They were a'screamin' fo sho.  After the warm up mile I figured I would just do an easy run, and also decided that I wouldn't do any speed work for the rest of the week to let my legs recover.  I guess I didn't factor in that even though I didn't push to the point of pain during the race that I wouldn't still need recovery time.  Ie:  I'm a dummy head. :)

I did 5.25 in 53:27 for a pace of 10:11.

Thursday I did 6 miles in 59:42 for a pace of 9:52.

I also lost a dear dear friend on Monday.  As I was exiting the wave pool at our local waterpark with Miss Kathryn, I noticed a tiny sliver of pink hanging on to my toe for dear life.  It was....my toe nail.  :'(  First I had to calm Kathryn and explain that this was a completely normal occurrence for runners.  Then I detached the toe from its tiny dangling thread and gave it a proper burial.  I said a few words, and tossed it in the trash.  RIP pinky toe nail.  You will be missed.
Black Toenail
5/16/2010-8/9/2010

14 comments:

northlandrunner said...

Beautiful photos! Looks like a fabulous way to spend an afternoon.

Nice runs this week lady! Good idea resting those legs. RIP toe nail, you will be missed. (I seriously laughed out loud when I read the end of this post, hilarious)

Julie said...

Those pictures are awesome Jeri! You are such a beautiful girl:) You and your friend could be models!

I just lost my first toe nail two weeks ago! I had no idea it was going to fall off. It looked fine to me...the new one is already coming in:)

You should totally do the Earth Day Half! It is a fun run...sort of like the first half of the running season. It starts and ends at St. Cloud State and has a pretty course. We could have a bloggie meet up too:)

Glenn Jones said...

Outstanding photos Jeri!

P.S. - I think it's a toss up for the most beautiful of you two....

Michelle said...

Those black and white pictures are amazing.

Jamie said...

Love the pictures! Fabulous! I tend to shoot in black and white too.

Slomohusky said...

nice pix. have you decided on lib sciences program yet?

Jon Gilchrist said...

LOVE the chucks..awesome shots, too

Susan said...

I love your outfit in these photos!! So cute.

boo for IT bands...they need to learn to cooperate...

Adam said...

great pictures!!! I would love to get "good" at doing that. Until I can, my crappy photoshop skills are going to have to do.

Librarian on the Run said...

Love the library photos!

Quinton J said...

Awesome photos! Yeah...model material fo' sho'. And toe nails are for suckahs!

cw and jrw said...

Super fun photo shoot! Love the skirt & shoe combo...adorable. Congrats on the new car too! -cw

Pen at Peace said...

Two things, I LOVE the pictures. You are both beautiful ladies and your outfit is adorable!

The un-Zen Runner said...

Anyone that is such a big Harry Potter fan that they own The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a true soul brother/sister of mine.