It’s here! It’s here!
My 2011 Race Book has arrived!
I created my first race book for my 2009 races when I was looking for a way to organize my over-flowing bulletin board of race bibs. I loved the 2009 one so much, that I couldn’t wait to create one for 2010 or 2011 when the time came.
I love them and now look forward to creating the books each year. I have three years of race memories all tucked away in three coffee table books that are fun to flip through when ever I need to feel inspired.
All three books were created using the iPhoto program that came with my MacBook. If you have a Mac and are looking to create a calendar, memory book, or any other photo project – I suggest creating them all directly through iPhoto. It’s a little pricier than other online photo programs, but the ease of use (drag and drop with no need to upload or download) and high quality final product make the extra $$ worth it.
Every other page is dedicated to a particular race with the date, race, and finish time on the bottom.
And the opposite page is intentionally left blank for the race bib.
Speaking of race bibs, here they are.
As I collect them through the year, they’ll hang in a nice neat row on the bulletin in the office. When the book arrived, I took them down and prepared the space for the new round of bibs for 2012.
Am I the only one who leaves the safety pins on the bib after I’m done? It’s a bad habit.
Once all the safety pins were removed…
I got out the double sided tape
And got to work.
From local mud bashes, to fancy half marathons – they’re all in here.
I have a scrapbook for every semester in college, every birthday party in high school, every family vacation, summer camp, etc. These race books are my tech-savvy modern versions of those scrapbooks, only without all the crazy work and I bet these wound up being a little cheaper too. (Scrapbooking is a very time consuming and $$$ hobby!)
Plus, they’re not as bulky and sit nice on the shelf or under the coffee table. 🙂
Now that I have a system in place on what to do with my race bibs every year, I need to figure out what to do with my medal problem.
I have a medal hanger, but they’re spreading! I even went through and put away some of the medals for smaller races or race repeats. I think I just need to find another medal holder that’s a little larger and can accommodate more medals.
Or I can start moving mine over to Derek’s holder.
Do you think he would notice? 😉
I don’t want to stuff them all in a box, but maybe there’s away to place them in a book or something. Hmmmm….
My lunch today was extra cheesy.
That’s three kinds of cheese (parmesan, blue cheese, and provolone) grilled in an onion roll with fresh dill and hummus.
The fresh dill was a welcome treat. It gave the sandwich an extra flavorful kick and stopped the sandwich from being too cheesy to just right.
On the side I have left over lima beans
After seeing YoungHouseLove post the other day about their family ‘Yearbooks’ I’m attempted to create similar photo books for Derek and I that are full of our travel adventures. We seem to travel a lot and it would be fun to have a whole year’s worth of adventures in one large year-end book, instead of several small ones.
Are you a photobook junkie? What have you created them for?