the best laid plans of mice and marathons
When I decided to run the Chicago Marathon, I figured that I would take advantage of the situation by bringing along a camera.
I didn’t want to lug my huge camera so I borrowed a high end point and shoot from the Tribune photo closet.
Back in May, after running a half marathon in Indianapolis, I saw a multimedia piece by Indy Star shooter Matt Kryger. Kryger walked the race course and put the 13.2 miles of photos into a 4 minute show with face-paced music. It was highly entertaining so I decided to steal his idea.
Well, the one thing that I didn’t realize was that on a cold morning like today, the battery in the point and shoot wasn’t up for 5 hours of work.
In fact, it only made it 9 miles. Oops!
The worst part was after the battery failure, I still had to carry the camera for 17 miles. Ugh!
At least for a bit of closure, I was able to squeeze two frames off at the finish line.
CLICK HERE to see the truncated marathon multimedia piece.