Selfie Sticks Are Not For Running

If you know me at all, you know I like pictures. If you follow me at all, you know I like to take pictures while running.  (Hey, some people distract themselves with music, I distract myself with photos!) Anyways, it pains me to say that the excitement about taking the new selfie stick on an actual run was short lived.
It was a great Saturday morning meeting up with current Race for Rehab team members and alumni for the final “long” run of the training season this year.  (By the way, still time to support these awesome folks on their fundraising efforts, check out the site!)  The selfie stick captured some awkward lobby pics to start.
And then the real magic began when it attempted to catch all of us while we squinted into the sun and could not see anything.  So, when in doubt, just keep shooting and hope for the best.  (Sorry to all you on the periphery, I told you to squish!)
And now it was time! Selfie Stick on the run! 
Not too bad….
Yeah, ok….
And yeah. That was it. The Selfie Stick made it approximately .15 miles.  The awkward length mixed with the wind in the city mixed with my general klutziness and the inevitable fact I would run directly into a pole while focusing on this appendage extension just wasn’t working for me.  To top it off, have my phone on the end of a stick by the river today made me way too nervous, despite the numerous “shake tests,” as I really wasn’t keen on the idea of my phone, selfie stick and all, being blown out of my hand into the Charles River.  So I awkwardly carried the darn thing for 6 miles and I think it shall stay at home for future runs.
I’m a bit out of practice with my regular ussies so here’s some unflattering ones of me, but with 2 awesome current Race for Rehab ladies running the Boston Marathon this year, Ro and Danielle!
So happy to have gotten the chance to run with them and this year’s team. I used this as an opportunity to help start kick start my need to increase the mileage and I couldn’t have asked for better company!  I hope to get to somewhere on the course Marathon Monday to catch a few of these awesome Race for Rehab runners  this year but, if not, know I’m certainly there with you in spirit and cheering you along no matter what!
I’m enjoying getting back out for runs and seriously looking forward to ramping up my distance, and speed, once again.  Even though I only made it for 6 of the group’s 8 mile target today that was a good increase for me!  And remember folks, fun glasses make every run better.  #lashesfordays

Until next time, Happy Running!

Late addition, a more traditional group photo 🙂
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