The Collins Family

The Collins Family

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

10 mile run

Sooo... I am training for the Princess 1/2 marathon with my sister, which I am soo excited about!!  However, I have not been sooo.. excited about all my runs, especially when I got plantar fascitis.  Then I found this quote on Pintrest that encouraged me that even though I have had some not so good runs to keep pushing through. 

This weekend was my 10 mile run!
I was pretty nervous about it, then it started snowing, and I got started late, so it was dark when I finished, but it was a great run.
Mile 1, oh no what did I get myself into... 

Mile 5, wow this isn't too bad! And I am 1/2 done!
Scenery along the way :)

 Ahhh... 10 miles complete!  Frozen eyebrows & eyelashes, but I made it!!  And even mustered up a smile at the end :)

This short blog is really for me to remind myself, how incredible our bodies are and to never underestimate their abilities.  I am on track for my training with only a few weeks left, I will definitely post pics post run :)

Friday, February 1, 2013

photography fun

Sooo.. my wonderful husband bought me a beautiful new camera with a fish eye lens and macro lens.  I have dones of reading to do so I can use it to it's full potential. So far my reading has mostly been on pintrest and a little in the books he bought me.  Here's a few pics just for fun... I have a long way to go, but it was fun to start experimenting :)

Fun with Fisheye :D
 The family at Christmas!!  What a treat to have my parents, sister and Sean's mom.  We had a wonderful time, great family time, delicious food (prepared by my husband), great gifts, and Catan of course :)
 My Christmas deco at our beloved house with a view
 Playing with exposure, iso, f stop...  I think I am starting to get the hang of it..

 My dear sweet Ella girl (don't worry pictures of Monk to come), this is the only picture I have of her with her beautiful brown eyes (not green from flash).  Such a sweet girl.
My handsome husband that made this all possible :)