Yesterday I Tried to be Cool

The last couple of weeks I’ve avoided running at the beach so I wouldn’t have to dodge around the spring break crowds – but that’s officially over now!

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I wanted to take a cool “selfie, but not a selfie” pic for the blog. During this ridiculous attempt I realized my shirt was on INSIDE OUT! Look at the seams! ??? I’m supposed to be an adult who can dress herself, right?!

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Also, the pic is in B&W because my skin is not in good shape right now! It’s getting better but when I don’t have any concealer/foundation/powder on it’s super oily and has some red patches.  The first 29 years of my life I had a smooth and clear complexion and now it’s blowing up! THIS IS 30 HAPPENING TO ME!!!!??

(… still can’t believe my shirt is inside out in a pic that I thought was going to be super cool, so typical!)

If you remember, a couple of weeks ago I told you about the Convertible HDL (HD camera and headlamp combo) that was going to come out soon, well the kickstarter is now officially up!

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The convertible will eventually retail for $299 but Kickstarter backers can secure one right now for only $149!

I love that it comes with an image stabilizing camera. If I was an adventure runner who frequently ran in many different beautiful places I would definitely get this to make cool videos!

I think it would be awesome if they made a small version that I could put on Cecil!

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I’d love to see the world from his vantage point for just one day.

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Of course, 99% of the day I’d just be looking at the inside of his eyelids as he sleeps… ??

Anyway, I’m just over 25% of the way done with the Hanson’s Base Builder plan and have a started a post with my thoughts on it so far. I’ve got that coming for you tomorrow since I know a few of you are interested!

Until then, enjoy your Wednesday!

Do you ever ask your friends or even strangers to take pics of you for your blog/instagram/facebook/etc? 
Do you use the self timer on your phone to take pics? 

I’m honestly trying to figure out how some runners get all of these cool mid-run photos for Instagram. I imagine they set up their camera/phones in a tree, set the self-timer, run past the camera with perfect form and then stop and check to see if the pic is good or if they need to do it again!

I actually love the thought of this and I’m sort of jealous because I don’t have anywhere safe to place my camera/phone mid-run! ; ) I would totally do it too! haha

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18 Comments

  1. April 6, 2016 / 7:48 am

    When ever I see those posts on instagram I can’t help but wonder who has time for that during a run. Like do you do all that before you run? Or after? Because I’m not stopping during a run to take pictures. And after the run I am way more interested in finding some food and taking a shower. I’ve given up at this point; I’m never going to be one of the cool kids.

    If it makes you feel better, when I woke up Monday morning I realized my pajama shirt was inside out. Though fortunately that embarrassment was limited to just my bedroom, not the beach 🙂

    • Kristina
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      April 6, 2016 / 8:08 am

      I always imagine they do it during or right after their warm up mile because they never look sweaty!

      Hahaha pajama shirt mishap isn’t bad! I’ve done that before … several times! 😀

  2. April 6, 2016 / 9:44 am

    I don’t know how they get cool photos. Sometimes Frank bikes with me and will take a few photos for the blog, but they usually end up blurry (he isn’t the most patient photographer). I’ve definitely been teaching a yoga class only to realize that my shirt is inside out. So don’t feel uncool. It happens to all of us… although I am not really the definition of cool. 🙂

    • Kristina
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      April 6, 2016 / 3:03 pm

      Hahaha I’m glad I’m not the only one wearing my clothing inside out! The bad part is I usually check to make sure I’m putting my shirt on the right way because I’ve done the inside out thing too many times in the past. I distinctly remember looking at the shirt and making sure the label was inside… and then I must have turned it inside out! I sabotaged myself!

  3. April 6, 2016 / 10:27 am

    I wore a shirt inside out to teach class once and one of my students pointed out the my tag was sticking out. I joked that it was part of a social experiment (I was teaching a psychology class after all) when really it was a lack of sleep and not enough coffee. Haha.

    I use my GoPro to take a majority of my photos. Because I can’t preview them until I put the memory card in my computer, its the luck of the draw whether the pictures turn out well.

    • Kristina
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      April 6, 2016 / 3:05 pm

      Hahaha that’s awesome! Way to make it work in your favor!

      We have a GoPro and never use it because it doesn’t have a screen! Remember when no cameras had screens?!

  4. April 6, 2016 / 10:40 am

    I often wonder how they get those perfect photos as well! And how do they have TIME to do it??? Some people do it for every single run. I mean, I do wish I had cool photos of me from every run, but I guess I don’t wish it enough to actually put in the time and effort to capture them!

    I am laughing sooooo hard because you and Cecil are in the same pose!!!

    • Kristina
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      April 6, 2016 / 3:06 pm

      Hahahah when I was putting together this post I noticed we were both in the same pose too! I never stand and look up at the sky like that so I must have been subconsciously thinking about him in that pose when I decided to do it!

      • April 6, 2016 / 6:21 pm

        Well you are both fabulous so it is the perfect pose to share.

  5. April 6, 2016 / 10:51 am

    I often wonder about the picture thing too. I am proud of myself if I even remember to have my phone on me…I am not a cool kid, so the selfie thing? Forget about it. I freeze up when I see a camera…

    • Kristina
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      April 6, 2016 / 3:14 pm

      I would love to see someone setting up their camera for this type of mid-run picture! I often feel weird about taking selfies in public even though that’s a totally acceptable thing to do these days. I also feel weird vlogging in public, but that’s a totally different story, haha.

  6. April 6, 2016 / 11:18 am

    HAHA…wearing a shirt inside out is something I would do. I even did that at work a couple weeks ago with a cardi. I always wondered how people get those cool running shots on IG. I read somewhere that some people recommended putting it on video running it and then they select a still from it – too much work for me 😀

    • Kristina
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      April 6, 2016 / 3:10 pm

      Really??? I never even thought about the video thing! Hmmm! I just don’t know where I’d place my phone/camera to get the footage. I guess I’d have to do it on a side street or somewhere not crowded and just go for it…. but I think I’d need a little stand or something to set the phone/camera in place….

      • April 7, 2016 / 10:32 am

        Can I request a beach shot if you do it! Although, it is hard to run on the beach LOL..

        • Kristina
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          April 7, 2016 / 2:36 pm

          SO HARD TO RUN ON THE SAND. Nothing makes my calves feel like they are on fire more! haha

  7. April 6, 2016 / 3:07 pm

    Add me to the chorus of people who are clueless about all the perfect run photos on IG. From what I’ve gathered, they set a timer on their phone camera and run past it. But I feel like I’d have to do about 10 takes to get it right or get a pic where my form doesn’t look all warped. And then I would feel kind of ridiculous running past my phone a million times to get a pic when I’m supposed to be out running. I think we can all admit we do some pretty vain things for social media, but this alays struck me as over-the-top. Also, I run on city streets. If I tried to leave my phone anywhere and walk away from it, that sucker is as good as gone.

    • Kristina
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      April 6, 2016 / 3:13 pm

      Yes me too! I was thinking my phone would get stolen or broken if I tried this out in public. Maybe if I stepped away to a side street.

      I also think I would need to do multiple takes which would make me feel pretty ridiculous — all before I even get my run started (because I would def do it pre worm-up when I am less sweaty and my form is not wonky from being tired)! I guess the work pays off because they all have thousands of Instagram followers and a feed full of cool pics!

  8. April 7, 2016 / 6:36 am

    That’s funny about your shirt! I doubt anyone even noticed 😉

    I’ve read on some runners blogs that they record a video of them running and then take a screenshot of the video to get the image they want. I know you can buy phone cases that have a little flip out stand on them so that your phone sits up on its own. I live by myself and honestly don’t really have time to take a bunch of perfect pictures of myself! That’s why my blog never has any, lol.