First 5K Medal and New Photos

A couple weeks ago, I ran another 5K. This time I was on my own; my daughter had other plans. During the weeks building up to the event, I trained using the Couch to 5K (C25K) app for my smartphone and I was pleasantly surprised to earn 2nd place in my age group.

2013 09 07 2nd place medal Unicoi State Park Trail Run

I also managed to stay on my feet the whole time… ahhh, progress!

I’ve been taking a few photography classes this month to improve my photography skills. I’ll be posting those here on the Photography page and at Georgia Adventures with Pauliana, along with stories about  Unicoi State Park and the town of Helen, GA. I hope you’ll be interested in those. Here are a couple that might pique your interest.

Fog at 7:00 am on race day.

Fog at 7:00 am on race day.

The next 5K in the series is at Fort Yargo State Park in Winder, Georgia. These trail runs are great. I love being in the woods, climbing the hills and navigating the twists and turns. Since the last race, we’ve bought a season state park pass. We have camping equipment and plan to use it in the future,

I’ll keep you posted.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus, and an update on other stuff.

Where does the time go? It seems just a few days ago I was posting every day; now I’m lucky if I post once a month. I have to get better at managing my time.

I’ve been posting a few book reviews in the past couple weeks. You can read my review of the Ted Kluck biography of Robert Griffin III (RG3) at A Beach, a Book, and a Breeze. I’ve also posted a review of Nora Roberts’ Carolina Moon, at Helium.com.

The next leg of the Dirty Spokes Trail Runs is coming up in two weeks at Unicoi State Park in Helen, GA. I’m planning on a better showing this time. I’ll post the results after the race. I’ll also have a post about the park over at Georgia Adventures with Pauliana.

This week’s photo challenge is about focus. The kind where you aim your attention to one focal length or the other. Details are important. I’ve selected two of my favorite pictures for this week’s challenge. The first is of leaves at Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon, Georgia. I love the way the light behind the leaves is dappled. It reminds me of lying under a shade tree in the yard as a child. The second is of water rushing over the edge of the falls at Little River Canyon in Fort Payne, Alabama.

Have a fabulous week.

CHALLENGE PHOTOS

Green Leaf, by Diana Busby

Green Leaf, by Diana Busby

Rushing water at Little River Canyon in Fort Payne, AL

Rushing water at Little River Canyon in Fort Payne, AL