FIVE YEARS AGO IN OCTOBER, THE EARNED RUNS WEBSITE WENT LIVE. A SAMPLING OF PICTURES TAKEN ON RUNS OR WALKS, MORNINGS, MIDDAY, AND EVENINGS, 2014 THROUGH 2019 IS OFFERED BELOW. There are so many to choose from to post, but this selection of favorites shows roughly a progression through the seasons from October to October over these years.
It became apparent, early on in 2014, that the need to find images for the Earned Runs blog posts was opening my eyes to the beauty that awaited me on everyday runs and walks, both at home and while away. At earlier and later times of day, during fitness activities like running, there hasn't been time to stage amazing photos. or seek permission to use images of people captured in them.
However, in spite of the limitations, spectacular sights have frequently made my exercise outings memorable. A simple mobile phone camera helped preserve these moments during training walks and runs. A treat to myself on business and family trips has been to take time to go outside for workouts to experience the beauty of each place and time. I don’t have the need to travel for business as much now, so familiar places must continue provide new inspirational views.
I've been mostly surprised when ordinary places suddenly reveal hidden visual gems at just the right time of day and under certain weather conditions. Like the unexpected glint of a rising or setting sun reflected off a natural or structural surface. A prism of color, plume of fog, or a frosty coating created by atmospheric vapor on a hazy or brightening day. Vibrant colors that show themselves when the sun doesn't dominate the scene. And glowing light that is most precious because it is rare, distant, or small.
Click on the "Read more" link to view the Earned Runs selections this year for the Anniversary Gallery of Images. Share your pics of the past year or more with Earned Runs!
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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