Oddly enough, the 27-mph wind settled down during the precise time I went running, down to about 10 mph. Then it was back up to 30 mph + gusts. I'm not superstitious, so I'll chalk that up to a pleasant coincidence.
I ran mostly on sidewalks and streets. Mid-run I decided to go for a total time, rather than distance. So, I shot for 1.5 hours and took it easy to stay aerobic even uphill.
Wore the NB 890 and they felt great. I think it would be a good long run shoe; good fit, cushioned sole, light.
As I neared Red Rocks Community College on the way home, I heard a group of coyotes starting up: wake-up time. They were howling from the exact direction I was headed, which is a dirt path down a dark hillside, the only path back unless I were to take a big detour. I didn't really want to disrupt them, but I didn't want a confrontation either. I bombed down the path clapping my hands and hollering, and they scattered into the dark bushes. The one-eyed headlamp monster wins again.
Total run distance was 8.3 miles, moving time 1:23, moving pace 9:36, and elevation gain/loss 807 feet.
Yesterday I couldn't wait to pick up my new Canon S95, and spent the evening futzing around with it. It was gloomy out so I didn't get much in the way of test photos. However, I took it running Wednesday and shot this about 45 minutes after sunset:
This was shot in the near-dark with no tripod, with 1/3-second shutter speed at 1600 ISO. I managed to hold my hand steady enough.
My brother has the previous model, the S90, and I was pretty amazed at the low-light images he pulled off with it, so I'm not surprised at how good the S95 does at night. It also shoots in RAW mode (essentially, raw unprocessed image data; the image above was processed from RAW format), and has manual focus and a number of other features not usually found on compact cameras. It's a bit bigger than the smallest Canon ELPHs, but still pretty small.
I have to say it took a long time to gather the courage to buy a $400 device that I know I'm going to put in my pocket, get dust on, drop on rocks, and otherwise slowly destroy. It took me over a year, to be exact.
I shot a few JPEGs and compared to my old SD1100 and was a bit disappointed to find the images from the 1100 had a bit more detail. What? Am I going to have to return this camera?
Then I viewed a RAW image.
I could see nose hairs on ants. Seriously, the detail is phenomenal, even for a 10 MP image. I've been craving something that's a step up from what I've been using, and I think it's a keeper.