One of my Christmas presents this year was an ultra-compact camera given to me by Kristin for the sole purpose of taking pictures on my runs. As my dad is fond of saying, “the best camera in the world is the one you bring with you”. As a runner, that means size is paramount. The Canon Elph 300 is about the size of a deck of cards and fits nicely in a small waste pack, or better yet, in your hand with the draw string wrapped around your wrist. This picture shows the beauty of this camera in action… you can’t even tell it’s there in my hand.
The camera has the side benefit of keeping things mellow during this phase of base building. There is a temptation to go out hard this time of year when i’ve feeling strong and inspired. Having the camera in my hand forces me to stop and appreciate the scenery a bit. And there is no shortage of that around here. Here’s a recap of this last week in pictures, one of the finest weeks of running in recent memory. A total of 80 miles, and 13,365 ft of vertical.
Favorite runs this week on Strava:
Around Mt Tam Loop, 19 mi, 4000+ ft vertical
Muir Beach Loop, 15 mi, 3500+ ft vertical