The last couple weeks have been cold.I mean Cold!
I have recently acquired my first OMNI-HEAT Down-jacket from Columbia Sportswear, and I am loving every second of wearing this blanket from heaven. I can not believe it took me so many years to get one of these jackets. It is a total game-changer! See it here!
I have also learned the effects of the cold on my regular habit of picture-taking on my run... three-quarters of a mile in, one picture snapped, then - the screen goes black and the little circle of doom spirals, sputters, and disappears as my phone shuts itself off.
Does anyone have a solution for this iPhone "it's too cold out to function" shut-down prevention? How do folks in Alaska and North Dakota use cell phones or smart phones if they just shut off when it is cold?
Needless to say, I haven't been getting many scenic captures in the past few weeks. Fortunately, the weather has warmed a little, my life is calming, I'm feeling the breathing room, and I'll be able to get out and share the view very soon.
Here are a few pictures from a run when the temperature hit the teens; the sun was setting and I was able to get in a few pictures in the first 8 minutes of my run before the spiral appeared in blackness and my phone took a nap:
I plan to find a solution so I can continue my favorite pastime of iPhoneography while running, and until then, you may find more words here than images. I welcome any thoughts or advice you can offer!
I hope everyone is staying warm, and having fun tackling the elements, whatever they may be where you run!
with joy, ~Alaina