Two years ago I shared the behind the scenes of my Instagram feed.
Instagram is by far my most favorite form of social media. I mean, I do share 5 pics from my feed every week on High Five Friday, so you know I love it. There’s pretty pictures and fabulous quotes. Everything always looks perfectly well put together and just right.
Except we all know it isn’t.
Sometimes the story of what went on behind the picture is better than the actual picture.
Looks like an ideal spot to catch the sunrise, right? It’s one of my favorites because it’s up on a hill with the best view. But…it’s in a cemetery. If the shot was zoomed out, you’d see headstones on the left and right. And guess what is propping up my phone? Yup, a headstone.
Just another basement workout photo. What the shot doesn’t show is Nevada’s litter box is just to my right. She frequently likes to use it while I’m working out. Needless to say, things get quite stinky and the workout pauses for a litter box clean up.
A major snowstorm last winter foiled my planned tempo run. The majority of the roads weren’t plowed. I really didn’t want to run on the treadmill. Instead I knew of a road that would be plowed that would be perfect for hill repeats. Running on the roads can be very treacherous in a snowstorm. That is unless you run where there won’t be any traffic. In a cemetery. Yup, another cemetery. I swear I don’t have some freaky thing for cemeteries. It just so happens that the ones near me have features I like!
“Coming through!!!!” That’s what I heard the second this photo was snapped. On the other side of the camera a cyclist was coming up the hill with me blocking his way over the bridge. Good thing he said something as I was deep in yoga pose for Instagram bliss.
“Did you get a good picture?” Apparently a cop was sitting at the end of this street watching me as I set my phone up against the curb, ran across the street, paused, ran in front of the mural, and then ran across the street to check my phone numerous times. And I thought no one was watching.
This pic is from my second favorite sunrise spot. I don’t use it as often because getting this shot involves propping my phone up against someone’s mailbox. While repeating the setup, run, check my phone sequence numerous times, the owner of the mailbox came out to get the morning paper. I casually said ‘good morning!’ and then took off running. I’m sure they thought I was messing with their mailbox. If they did call the cops, maybe the officer responding would be my pal from the pic above and totally get what I was doing? 😉
What goes on behind the scenes of your Instagram feed?