10 miles – A photo diary

I’m behind on some posts (my last Scavenger Hunt post, a recap of August), and I’ve had some other half written posts in the works for quite a while (a camel bak review, a Throwback Thursday race recap), but you’ll have to wait for those because today I have a photo journal of my long run!

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It was just barely cool enough (high 60s) to try out my new “knickers”.


This week, as a step back week, I covered 10 miles. I did a different route than my normal long run, and even ran down a new street. I tried drinking more water than usual and taking a gel more often (every 45 min), but I have no idea whether that made a difference because I normally make it about 15 miles before I start to fade. At the very least, I didn’t suffer any adverse effects from the added fuel, and that’s good to know.

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Ready to go! Yeah, I wasn’t terribly excited.

I took a picture at every mile. This means I don’t have pictures of some interesting stuff, but it should give a more fair view of what I see on my run. I was a little surprised that I got some fun things in almost every picture. Especially if your definition of fun is a loose one. 🙂

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Mile 1: Park + Ocean

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Mile 2: Check out that greenery. Contrary to what everyone and their pumpkin spice lattes are saying, it’s not fall yet.

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Mile 3: I’m not really sure what this building is, but I like the fountain.

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Mile 4: Looking back where I came from.

At mile 4, I took my first gel, salted caramel gu. It’s pretty good, as far as this stuff goes, and I like the picture of the yeti on the front. I didn’t take my usual walk breaks this week, but I stopped to snap a photo at every mile, and walked while I ate my two gels so it wasn’t really too much different from the norm.

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Mile 5: Cool little gate on a street I had never run down.

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Mile 6: Stone Eagle.

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Mile 7: The sun is officially out, and I think it actually felt nicer out than when it was hiding behind the clouds. Good.

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Mile 8: Me running down a residential street.

I took my second gel at this point, chocolate cherry clif shot gel. This is the one with all the caffeine. It is also delicious. Last week I had 2 gels over 19 miles, today I took 2 over 10 miles. I was hungry, so I don’t think it was too much, probably too little last week.

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Mile 9: More ocean views. I see the ocean a lot on this particular route. My kind of run.

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Mile 10: Finally a run where I finish before arriving home rather than the other way around. Running past my front door to finish up is the worst!

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Finished! I felt like a watch photo would be fitting, of course, the screen is not visible. At least I didn’t drop my phone while taking a left handed photo.

And there you have it. That was my 10 mile run! There’s nothing like marathon training to make 10 miles feel enjoyable. And I’m still on a pretty intense runner’s high. (Don’t believe they exist? You should have seen me dancing around and jumping up and down while we cooked pancakes.)

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Bonus photo: crazy hair! And looking a lot more excited than pre-run!

I hope you all are having a good weekend. Have you ever made a photo journal? Aside from this one, I took a series of photos of an all nigher I pulled in college (to complete schoolwork), and those photos are pretty hilarious. That was back when I had to use an actual camera to do it. 🙂



6 thoughts on “10 miles – A photo diary

  1. Such cool photos!! Wow, I REALLY love the neat gate at mile 5!! It looks like a great adventure just waiting to be had behind the door!! Way to gooo!! You’re fabulous!! XOXO!!

  2. That’s a great idea to take a photo at each mile! You did see some pretty cool stuff, mine would be much more boring. Love the cute gate at mile 5 and the huge house. Great job 🙂

    • It broke it up pretty nicely. I thought I’d have more boring pictures of residential streets, but the way it worked out I ended up with some good stuff.

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