another race day

Yesterday Dan and I woke up at 5 am to go to yet another race.  I really wanted some more photography practice.  It was good practice too because it was overcast and I’ve been having issues with cloudy days.
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I brought my flash and tripod this time and both were really useful when I learned how to best use them.loveland 382
What was really surprising to me was how beautiful Loveland, Colorado is!  We escaped to Loveland/Fort Collins in May when our A/C wasn’t working.  The swim was in a lake overlooked by the Mountains.loveland 016
Of course it was also marked with this sign.
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Except Dan wasn’t too pleased with his decision not to wear a wet suit.  Ooops.  His helpful wife may have told him that the water was too warm…It was like 80 degrees.  The bike finished right next to a sculpture garden.
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The run course finished right next another part of the lake.
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It was really pretty!  And the weather was perfect.  Not too hot and not too cold!
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I got some good pictures that I’m working on right now. 

I don’t know what it was about this race but I decided that I really really really need to get back on track with weight loss.  I’m finally getting settled into the apartment.  The last piece it to hang the pictures and I’d like to get that done this week before my dad comes to town!  Now that a lot of the craziness of the summer is behind me I can focus on myself again.  I’m not sure what I’m going to do, but I have to do something!