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Tripod and lighting ring

I’ve always struggled with two main issues for my blog photos.  One problem is with getting light in my pictures. My house is SO dark, so  my pictures are always a little too dark.  The second issue is I don’t have anyone following me around with a camera and I’m usually by myself when I try on clothes or decide I want to take a picture for my blog.  I think I found a solution to both of those things!! I ran across this lighting with tripod and remote control on the deal of the day this week, so I went ahead and got it.  I’ve put it together and I’m letting it charge now.  Fingers crossed that this is the answer to my problems!! I bought a few more things, so I’ll be trying it out soon.

10″ Selfie Ring Light with 50″ Extendable Tripod Stand & Flexible Phone Holder for Live Stream/Makeup, UBeesize Mini Desktop Led Camera Ringlight for YouTube Video, Compatible with iPhone/Android: https://amzn.to/2QH9jXb
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Who KILLED their run today!!??

ME!! That’s who!! I only have 2 more weeks of Couch 2 5K left and I should be able to run a 5K straight. Today I ran 25 minutes straight. Unfortunately, the GPS on Endomondo wasn’t working right, so I estimate that I ran about 2.5 miles straight!! I found out that they also have a couch to 10K and a couch to 21K app, but I think I’ll be happy if I can just run a 5K. I love running on the Katie Trail because it’s basically a flat run. Wednesday, I’m running in an 8K run at White Rock Lake/Flagpole Hill. My plan is to run 3 miles straight, then walk/run the final part. My extremely athletic friend said he was glad I was going to run more because that meant he didn’t have to wait as long at the end of the race for me. Punk.

Couch to 5K

I am not a runner.  I want to think I am, but I really am not.  I get really motivated to start running, but I just don’t go as far or as fast as I want to and I end up getting discouraged and quit.  Usually, this happens right about the time I get to the point when I can run two miles straight.  I had finally decided I was going to give up on running and focus on being a walker when someone told me about the Couch to 5K app on the iPhone. About 2 weeks ago, I decided to give it a go.  So far it has been an easy work out.  It starts out with a 5 minute walk and then has you alternate walking and running. (I have been using the 5 minute walk time as a 5 minute jog time.)  As the weeks go on, they add run time and minimize walk time.  As of today, I have completed Week 3, Day 1 of the couch to 5K program.  Since this starts out slowly and helps you build stamina, I feel like I may be able to keep this up.  I guess we’ll have to see as the runs start getting longer if this is going to work for me!!

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