June's Self Portraits

This month's optional theme at Urban Muser's {in the Picture} challenge was "face down", referring to the Planking technique popping up in photos. Planking consists of lying face down, hands by your sides in unusual places. Technically, these should be executed in a public place, but I couldn't get my nerve up to do that!

Here's my planking pose:
plank selfie

My other selfies taken over the past 5 weeks:

Taken on my 45th birthday at the end of May.
45 Years Young

I'm reading the book, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, by Haruki Murakami.
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
The book is a memoir of the author's various running and triathlon experiences. As I runner, I enjoyed it, especially lines like: "Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional."

Finally, the next week, I'm reading again, but this time to get my mind off the fact that our beloved cat, Sam, has been missing for a week. Three weeks later and he's still missing....

I haven't taken many photos in the last two weeks, hence no recent selfies. Hopefully, I'll get back into the swing of things again.

All photos taken with my iPhone 4s.

Marji  – (July 3, 2012 at 8:02 PM)  

Beautiful set of portraits. Good for you for planking! Nice to see you {in the picture}

lorik  – (July 3, 2012 at 9:18 PM)  

Your planking photo is fairly public - open air at least! The only planking I am "adventurous" to do is at the gym. I really like the the photo - the figure all alone in that arid environment. And Happy Belated Birthday :)

Nancy  – (July 3, 2012 at 9:37 PM)  

I guess I just don't get the planking phenomenon -- I just learned what it was a few days ago (I'm getting old!)

Love your selfies -- and I'm so sorry about Sam.

Anonymous –   – (July 4, 2012 at 12:18 PM)  

great plank! your other selfies look so peaceful...

urban muser  – (July 4, 2012 at 1:01 PM)  

whether it was in public or not, you still got a great planking photo! sorry to hear about sam, any news? thanks for linking up at {in the picture} this month.

puna  – (July 4, 2012 at 2:38 PM)  

I'm so sorry about your kitty. You are beautiful!

Becs  – (July 5, 2012 at 4:31 AM)  

Great planking shot and I love the picture taken on your birthday.

Anonymous –   – (July 5, 2012 at 8:05 AM)  

You always take the best selfies!

Clueless in Boston  – (July 5, 2012 at 10:12 AM)  

Great shots, and a great subject too. I don't think I'll do any planking, it looks pretty uncomfortable.

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