Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Running on the treadmill

After a long summer hiatus, I have gotten my butt back in the gym.  Normally I opt for the elliptical machine, because it is like the wimpy man's way of running.  I hate running.  Let me clarify: I hate running longer than 30 seconds.  I prefer a quick sprint and getting it over with.  That is why sprints were my specialty when I ran track in high school.  Cross country?  No, thank you.

Yesterday, however I decided to kick it up a notch and jump on the treadmill.  I cranked up my iPod with a little Beyonce and let 'er rip.  I was going to get crazy and run a mile.

Two minutes in, the pain in the lungs kicked in.  I sucked wind through it.  I was determined.

To the people running along next to me, I tried to look like I run all the time.  Like it was just another day, another mile.

I did it. It only took 10 minutes, but I crossed my mental finish line.  My quads burned, but I also felt a feeling of accomplishment.  Tomorrow I may try for a mile and a half.  I try to keep my goals attainable.

Chad always says, "Slow and steady wins the race."  I am trying to apply that to my workflow as I try to bang out a few blog posts for this week and get some sessions edited.  The shooting part is the easiest...it's the hours spent on my computer color correcting, editing, blogging and posting the photos that takes so long.  For every hour I shoot, I estimate at least three hours on my computer afterwards.  Those hours add up!

This adorable family has been waiting so patiently for me to "win the race."  

I had so much fun a few Sunday mornings ago up in Huntley with these guys.  "Adorable" doesn't even do them justice.  They are not only blessed with good looks, they are genuinely nice people and a loving family.

I am pretty sure this next image was the reaction I got from the kids when I asked mom & dad for a little kissy face.

Noah:  You want them to what?
Abby:  Ewwww.

I swear I did not even ask Abby to put her leg up.  She is just a natural.

Thank you so much for such a fun session.  You all are so sweet and I hope you love your sneak peek.  Also, thank you for your patience!!  xoxo

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