I Spy With My Little Eye…

Yesterday was a non-running day for me. After my big run on Saturday my coach gave me two recovery days in a row which was kind of nice : )

I was planning to hit the gym for a strength training session after work, but instead Adam asked if I wanted to go for a walk! It was an offer I couldn’t refuse on a really nice night.

I recently (as in yesterday morning) decided that I need to make better use of my DSLR camera and going for a walk gave me a chance to take some pictures around our neighborhood.

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For the past couple of months my camera’s just been sitting around collecting dust, so my new goal is to take at least five pictures with it per day. 

Just like with running, the only way to get better at using the camera is to actually do it!

Prior to our little walk I took a picture during my lunch break at work:

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And, of course I took a picture of this guy in the morning:

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Those were my five pictures for the day yesterday!

Don’t worry, I won’t be sharing my amateur photos here on the blog everyday. Okay, well I might share photos of Cecil everyday. He is so photogenic and a total HAM for the camera! : )

Do you like to go for walks or do they feel boring compared to running?

– I don’t like to go for walks alone, but I like walking if I have good company!

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17 Comments

  1. September 16, 2014 / 6:01 am

    I love going for walks, after a big meal and when the air is nice and crisp.

  2. September 16, 2014 / 8:15 am

    My husband and I have been going for walks most nights after dinner, now that the weather has cooled down. I have a hard time going out for a walk myself unless I have a destination (the bank, library, drug store); it doesn’t really make sense because I go for runs by myself all the time.

    • September 16, 2014 / 11:36 pm

      Oh that’s so nice! Plus you have the pups so that makes a lot of sense. I think if I had a dog I would be all about going for walks!

  3. September 16, 2014 / 8:50 am

    That’s a good camera- it picks up all of Cecil’s whiskers! Paul and I used to go for walks a lot. I like them because it is time we can talk without being distracted by ANYTHING.

    • September 16, 2014 / 11:38 pm

      I agree, no distractions is really nice.

      I noticed that the camera picked up the specs of dust on his whiskers, haha!

  4. September 16, 2014 / 9:17 am

    I love walking. I’ve been a walker my entire life. It’s so meditative and peaceful. Great way to clear your head.

    Love the pic of Cecil!! Hehe!

  5. September 16, 2014 / 11:49 am

    I love that gazebo!!
    I’m with you – I will walk if I’m with someone but by myself I get way too bored!!!

  6. September 16, 2014 / 12:30 pm

    I have great company for my walks–my 2 dogs! I didn’t walk them Friday-Sunday because of my race and they were little stinkers–they dumped over the garbage. They have been SO HAPPY to get back in the routine!!
    Doesn’t 2 days off in a row seem crazy long now???

    • September 16, 2014 / 11:39 pm

      They were letting you know how they felt about missing out on some good walks!

  7. September 16, 2014 / 1:01 pm

    Dawww Cecil. I’m like you I’ll go for walks if I have a friend or a dog with me but not by myself!

  8. September 16, 2014 / 2:06 pm

    Yay for using the camera! Your photos look great. Share your tips or things you’ve learned with it; I would love to read abut it 🙂

  9. September 16, 2014 / 3:00 pm

    I enjoy walking when I am with someone else. I go on walks with my mom all the time to catch up on life. It’s definitely our mother-daughter time. My husband and I will go on the occasional after dinner walk. Your neighborhood is so green and beautiful!

    • September 16, 2014 / 11:40 pm

      That’s really nice!

      When I was young my grandfather and I used to go for walks after dinner. I always associate walking with him. Those days were so carefree and fun!

  10. September 16, 2014 / 8:15 pm

    I love going on walks!!! Hiking is walking and it’s one of my fav things to do. 🙂

  11. September 16, 2014 / 8:35 pm

    I love that pic of the house. This is why Florida is so great to explore…even city cites are pretty!