Yesterday I was talking about my plans for the coming week. Today everything has changed. Remember that cold I had a week and a half or so ago? Well, it’s back with a vengeance. I just got back from the urgent care center and pharmacy where I loaded up on the antibiotics (doxycycline and zithromax) and cough syrup (yeah – the good stuff with the codeine). The doctor said it was okay for me to continue my recovery plan, but to be honest with you, since I can’t breathe, I’m not sure what I’ll get out of it. So, I think I’ll be down a day or two and try to get better.
I’ve also been getting questions about what I use to take my photos and videos, so since I have nothing to report on the running front, I thought I would share my tools of the trade.
Just before running the San Diego Rock n’ Roll Marathon in 2008, I decided I needed a camera to document what would become my first brush with SPD (slow painful death – yes – I stole that one from Chicrunner). I picked up an Olympus SW790. It fits in my hand (and I don’t have big hands). Here it is next to a car key:
My reason for this camera is because it satisfied three criteria: (1) It is waterproof (to protect from the copious sweating that I usually do), (2) It is shockproof (to protect from the frequent dropping as I try to run and photo at the same time), and (3) It takes both photos and video (yeah!). And if you need proof that it’s waterproof and shockproof, you need look no further than last weekend, when it was soaked by my body fluids and dropped at mile 6.
It’s not the fastest camera around, but it’s lasted two years of my abuse. There’s got to be something to that…
(If you are wondering the other cameras I considered, check this blog post. It’s a couple years old though, so it is dated.)