Tuesday saw me deciding to really push and see how quickly I could do a 10k. I felt great and, for me, flew round. Finished in just over 51 minutes, 3 minutes under my previous best. I'm pretty sure you could here me puffing away from 5 miles away. I must of sounded like the home made porn video of heavy smoking 80 year olds.
I had to wait till Saturday to do my next run and it was a slow plod round my usual haunts. It was made slower by a new toy and one of the reasons for the title of this post. I'd got myself a tiny tiny video camera ( see below):
It's got a 2 mega pixel video camera and sound recording. The video quality is surprisingly good and I was impressed with how good it also recorded the audio. I tried clipping it to my jacket, with one of the many attachments it comes with, and running with it but as expected the video's too jerky. I can see how it would work well on a bike though. It's very small, light and I'll use it to record bits of my run if as and when. Below is a short vid I took while out:
For 11 pounds it's a bit of fun, though it does lend itself to dodgy voyeur snooping I think I'll give that a miss. I'll have to keep it away from my daughter as I reckon it'll take her 2 minutes to realise she can hook it onto the cats collar and record where the cat goes. Trouble is I know it likes to visit our neighbours and I neither want them to think we're spying on them or even worse to see them on the bog.
I enjoy my Sunday morning runs as they get me going on an otherwise lazy day. Not much to report on this Sunday as it was a pretty standard uneventful run round the lanes . A nice easy 5 miles.
So why the title "The tale of two cameras"? Well today I took delivery of a Canon 550d DSLR. I've wanted a DSLR for years and final decided to invest in one. It's very nice and oh slightly more expensive than the pin hole camera :-). So that's my evenings taken care of for a few weeks.
|Cannon 550d plus EF-S 18-135 IS Lens|