It’s Tuesday… one day closer to the Princess Half! I honestly have been thinking about this race for so long, it seems unreal that I’m actually going to run it.
(Image Credit: Facebook.com/RunDisney)
When I was running my first few 5Ks last year I would think about this race and how it was my goal to be able to run it someday.
Of course I ended up running the Fort Lauderdale Half last year as my first, but the Princess Half is the race that got me excited about running. I’ll be honest and say I have no idea why since I’m not a Disney person at all, but they sure know how to hype people up!
I didn’t write this in my 5K recap from over the weekend, but when I was passing the slower run/walkers I got really teary eyed. Last year at this time I was part of their group.
It took me 42 minutes to run my first 5K (on a course that I think was short), and it took me 46 minutes to run my next two 5Ks on certified courses. I hate to say this, but I probably could have started bawling out there on the course, but I pulled myself together after some normal tears.
Running makes me so emotional! Argh! I don’t like it. I’m not an emotional person!
When I got home from work yesterday I had a surprise waiting for me — my new camera.
After reading about dozens of different camera types, I finally got a Canon Rebel T3. Amy @ Run Write Hike and her husband provided me with lots of great advice on camera types and lenses, so I know I need to invest in a good lens, but for now I’m excited to have a base.
This camera is specifically so that I can take pictures of my soy candles. I’m tired of paying other people to do it and still not getting what I want (I am picky!). Now I can take my own pictures and if they don’t come out the way I want, I only have myself to blame … and can keep re-shooting until I what I want.
There’s a guy that teaches a DSLR class at a park within walking distance of my condo every other weekend, AND he’s running a Groupon right now : ) Score!
Do you have a DSLR camera? Top tips for a beginner?
Do you have a dream race that you would do anything to run someday?
– For me this has to be the Western States 100 course. I’ll never run a 100-miler but I’ve read about all the ultra champions who have won this race and can’t help but dream about it!