October 4th, 2006

running

Fitness update

Just a quick update for myself before I forget.

Last week: Walked 20.5 miles. Lost 1/2 pound. Small loss not surprising considering decreased walking and increased junk food consumption. However, my smaller blue jeans now fit (albeit snugly); in the last month I've lost an inch and a half off my waist.

This week so far: 10.7 miles. Still walking to work every single day. Hope the impending rain doesn't slow me down.

Also, got some much-appreciated emotional and physical nourishment, and food for thought about body image and attractiveness this past week.
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I've never considered myself to be a particularly skilled photographer, but I've always enjoyed taking photos. Lately, I've been getting more attention paid to them. The head of our office, in an attempt to liven up our dreary Dilbertesque cubicle maze, recently demanded that I, specifically, kick things off by decorating the outside of my cube wall. So I started with a few nature photos that I happened to have prints of sitting around at home:

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Then I ordered some more prints from Flickr of San Francisco-specific subjects, and tacked them up when they arrived today:

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I've gotten a number of compliments, including from a co-worker who has a sideline in professional photography, which makes me feel good.

Also, some photos I took at a recent new student fair (which I blogged about previously) and public safety fair are being featured this week in the spotlight section of our main web site, with a thumbnail image from each also on the UCSF home page. Although I did have a photo featured on the home page once before (for the the AIDS Walk), I feel good about finding more work-related uses for my hobby.