Spring is in full bloom, and I was feeling sadly unadorned, so…
Monday: Interviewed with a local television station about my journey as a blind runner
Tuesday: PR’d my run times for 2mi, 1mi, 1/2mi, 1K, and 400m distances
Wednesday: recognized as a nominee for the 2020 Employee of the Year.
So, I’ve had a very good week! There is so much life to celebrate! (Which means more celebratory nudes, of course!) I’ve worked as a Quality Laboratory Technician (Lab Rat) for nearly two years. It’s my dream job (at the company I work at), and I’ve wanted it since the first week of my employment almost 12 years ago. Happiest lab rat ever! I was nominated by our Director of Quality this year as a candidate for Employee of the Year. While I did not receive that honor, the nomination and the respect, admiration, and acknowledgement of my professional prowess that comes with it are priceless to me. I greatly admire my two supervisors and to be put forward as a candidate by them is humbling and downright emotional (in a good way!).
I don’t have a lab coat at work. Our lab is climate controlled at 73 degrees and 50% humidity … which translates to uncomfortably tropical … which renders a lab coat ridiculous. And so, for this series of photos I’ve chosen an end-of-workday theme sans lab coat ….
This shoot seemed like it took forever! My remote is MIA so had to run back and forth between shots to set the camera timer. I guarantee you it has never taken me that long to get out of business attire and high heels!
Back in August, or 10lbs ago, I started this blog to document my naturist 5K journey as well as just random fun and serious topics.
On this Fat Tuesday I was feeling pretty blah, and ‘fat’ seemed like a pretty apt word for how I was feeling. But Tuesday is run club night. It was showery and even snowing a bit, cold and windy, and I didn’t really want to run nearly so much as I wanted to nap. But I don’t miss run club night, so I was there early, just like normal.
Nude photos have become a celebratory thing with me, and tonight I have reason to celebrate; my competitive spirit is happy tonight! PR’s, or Personal Records, are part of what keeps this 5K journey alive. Tonight was a PR night!!! On this Fat Tuesday maybe I’m feeling Not So Fat as I thought I did. In fact, I feel pretty damn good!
I still can’t believe THAT chick can actually RUN!!!
If you follow NPE (and you SHOULD if you don’t!) you know we had quite the adventure this weekend; a 5K run in a working salt mine! That’s right; over 600 feet below the Kansas grasslands is an ancient ocean floor from whence comes the rock salt used on city streets to make them safe for winter driving. Once a year they turn off all the lights, map out a 3.1mi course with a blue rope snaking through wide tunnels of salt., and set us crazy runners loose in there, decked out in bike helmets and headlamps, determined to follow that blue rope as fast as we can; in the dark, over rutted, wavy, mounded, bumpy, valleyed, loose, rocky, moon-like terrain, in still and heavy air that smells and nearly tastes of salt, in a perfectly comfortable running temperature around 60 degrees.
Running in the dark is no big deal to me. As a blind runner I do it all the time. The challenge with this race was the terrain. Putting in a flawless performance as first-time running-guide was my long-time friend NPE. Not only is a guide required to physically guide a blind runner through a course via a tether both runners hold on to (I use tug toys for dogs), but they must also verbally guide by alerting the runner to direction and terrain changes. This course required almost non-stop narration due to the roughness of the terrain and the maze-like turns of the tunnels. All I had to do was follow. NPE had the true challenge. No words can express my thanks to him for taking up that challenge and sharing this amazing run with me.
And so, as is tradition, I have once again put together a few artful nudes embellished with the spoils of the run; a medal!
As NPE so artfully pointed out in his blog post this particular medal lends itself ever so nicely to naughtiness! You should see where he put it! I bet you can guess!
Starting out 2020 right! First photo of the New Year!
I really shouldn’t be left home alone when I’m bored … goofy shit happens.
So, unfortunately, I can’t draw … but ever since I heard a couple coworkers mention this song I’ve had this (tad bit morbid) cartoon image stuck in my head. I’m going to attempt to describe it, and maybe one of you artistic types can run with it:
Frame One: a road spirals around a mountain peak. In midair just off one of the upper curves is a car. On the passenger side is a speech bubble that reads “NOOOO!”. On the drivers side is a speech bubble that reads “yes! yes! YES!”
Frame Two: inside the car the female driver has her head thrown back, her eyes squeezed shut, and her legs open. The male passengers eyes are bugging out, his mouth is wide open, and his hand is up the drivers dress between her legs.
I recently had the opportunity to stay in a very beautiful room at the historic Broadview Hotel. The hotel is said to be haunted, especially on the eighth floor where I was staying, by a 1920’s businessman who killed his wife when he discovered her in a compromising position with another hotel guest and then leaped to his own death from the window of his eighth floor room. I did not see any ghosts, but maybe some lucky person looking in an eighth floor window thought they did!
This photoshoot is the product of my research into sexy poses. The website cited below was, by far, the most helpful. I was looking specifically for poses for curvy girls, but I tried them all, and even managed to pull off some skinny girl poses rather nicely! The lighting is terrible, but you do what you can within a tight schedule!
Ha!!! Yeah right! Next!
… turns my world upside down!
In honor of the reason I ever thought ‘i wanna run a 5k!’, I’m posting my first nude photo … relaxing after my first competitive 5k walk; bruised and bloodied knee, bandaged feet, and a participation medal that I’m very proud of!
Saw this article today:
Things are finally looking promising in Oz… thanks to our far more progressive neighbors to the west in Colorado.
While I want to walk out my front door topless RIGHT NOW, I know this is still ultra-conservative Kansas, and I have some justifiable fears.
~ Nobody’s been informed! The local media has been completely silent on the existence of this new legal freedom. The neighborhood would call the police… and do THEY know about this? I’m not of a mind to be the first to find out!
~ Limited information. Without perusing the actual legal document, I can hardly believe there aren’t conditions and legalese loopholes, like school zones or public complaints.
~ Loss of employment. With anti-discrimination laws in jeopardy, and companies ability to hire/fire based on lifestyle and social media, I doubt I’d be employed for very much longer… because you KNOW the media would be ALL OVER the story if I were daring enough to exercise my new legal freedom.
~ Safety!!! Not only would I worry about being sexually assaulted, I’d be worried about being harmed by over-zealous opposers of even partial nudity. Amazing how people’s OTHER morals disappear in leu of fanatic opposition to taboo lifestyles and actions. Those people seriously scare me!
So… while it’s certainly ‘clothing optional’ behind closed doors, I’m going to wait and see what happens if someone else is willing to brave this new freedom in the Land of Oz!