Day 195 (13 July 2012) Tough Mudder

Tomorrow is Tough Mudder!  If you have heard of it, you know what I’m going to face tomorrow.  If not, check out the link; It’s basically a 12 mile, military-level obstical course, created by British SpecialOps guys.  I’m totally excited and nervous at the same time!

I’ve been training in a new-ish type of shoe called “minimalist”, with has virtually no cushion, and is not much more than a protective sole held to my feet.  I love them!  But I’ve never done anything this extreme in them, yet, so that’s part of my nervousness. 🙂  So, in honor of the Tough Mudder, I decided to shoot my shoes.  Not super exciting, but I’m excited for tomorrow 🙂

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Day 139 (18 May 2012) Weight

On Monday of this week I started my training for the Tough Mudder event in July.  I quickly (as in about 2 min) realized that I really NEED to train for this!  That has helped me not miss a day this week!  While one week isn’t much to celebrate, it is the starting of the habit, so that I will be as ready as possible come July 14th!

So in honor of signing up and completing a week, I took some shots of my (up until recently) neglected weight set.

Weight Training

60mm, 2 sec, f/13, ISO 400, 60mm macro lens (Weight Training)

Pumping Iron

60mm, 1.6 sec, f/2.8, ISO 400, 60mm macro lens (Pumping Iron)

In this last photo I set a longer exposer, and after about half the time, I slowly rotated the focus ring.

10 Pounds

60mm, 5 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100, 60mm macro lens (10 Pounds)