Happy Boxing Day!
I took the self-portrait above yesterday, and have been thinking about it quite a bit. There's a lot of information about me here, both obvious and just below the surface, and I wanted to make a note of it before it becomes just another of the hundreds of silly random pictures of me on Facebook.
- I'm wearing running clothes. This picture was taken during a walking cool-down following a five-mile run on Christmas morning. I ran past this tree twice, but it wasn't until the sun came up and I was moving slowly that I noticed my reflection in the ornaments. I started to walk away, but thought I'd try to get a picture.
- Long sleeves! That means cool weather - my favorite running conditions. (that's my free race shirt from the Orlando Half, by the way)
- There's no chance I could have taken this photo inside my house, because I didn't bother decorating for Christmas this year. However, a few boxes of my ornaments (just the impersonal ball-type ones) are out and proudly displayed...on someone else's tree. A new-to-Florida friend mentioned that she only had 4 ornaments on her tree, and I gladly loaned her mine so hers wouldn't be so sparse.
- The photo is a selfie because there was no one else to take it.