Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Running With Spatulas Virtual Run

When Mike got home from work tonight, I grabbed two spatula's and said: 

"Take a photo of me running around the deck with my cellphone."
Mike: Why are you holding your cellphone?
Me: No, not of me with the cellphone, me running with spatulas.  Take the photo using my cellphone. 
Mike: O-kay.....why?
Me: It's for a virtual run, I did it this morning on the treadmill, and I couldn't take a photo of myself running with spatulas.
Mike: huh?
Me: It's a blog thing.
Mike: Oh. Okay. Smile.


I love virtual races, it's fun to push myself to race a few miles, when I might have just "run."

Ali, from Running With Spatula's cracks me up, and she ran a relay last weekend holding two spatula's!!!  I was going to run outside today, but when I woke up it was raining, and I haven't been on the treadmill for a while, so down to the basement I went. 

And ran. With spatula's on the treadmill.  And I had to take crappy looking pictures with my cellphone because I still haven't gotten an new battery charger for the camera.  

But it was a great run.  My time:

My 10k evidence:

I was pretty happy with that. 

Thanks Ali!!! 


Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

Nice job on your run! I use the self timer on my camera and I even found out my phone camera has a timer on it too, that way my husband doesn't have to know about most of the crazy photos I take ;)

Suz and Allan said...

Haha, I love that! Allan does the same thing with me. Funny, how I use the blog as a reason for a long of crazy pictures!

TriMOEngr said...

I love blog pictures, but haven't yet fully recruited my dear husband to take part. My 8 year old does a pretty good job (though the angle is less than flattering). I love virtual runs!

Lisa said...

Your conversation with your husband sounds like so many I've had with mine! Oh, they are so good to put up with us! ;)

Great job on the run!!

Ali Mc said...

GREAT run! I got your pic while I was at work - It made me laugh :) I love it.....I can't believe you ran with spatulas on the treadmill!!!!!! amazing :D

thanks for participating - great time!

Elle said...

So funny! But cute pic, and great time...

Lisa said...

I can only imagine what your husband was thinking upon your photo request . . . hilarious!

GREAT RUN!!!! Your Ms. Speedy McSpeedster!

Johann said...

Nice! Virtual races are great. I think a lot of us use that "it's a blog thing" line sometimes. :)

giraffy said...

It's a blog thing. Hilarious.

Black Knight said...

Great pic and .... great husband!