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Trans in the wild - trail running in Iowa
« on: September 26, 2019, 06:13:41 pm »
The weather here in Iowa has been spectacular! 70 degrees and sunny, perfect weather for trail running. I had a little free time to run my favorite trails today. Sorry for the ugly facial hair, but until I can afford hair removal and my wife lets me wear makeup it’s just going to have be there :'(

Some pictures I took during my run.
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Re: Trans in the wild - trail running in Iowa
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2019, 11:12:21 am »
Nice pictures. I like being in the nature too.

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Re: Trans in the wild - trail running in Iowa
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2019, 11:35:29 am »
Hello, I really like the shot with the sunbeams piercing down over the trail.

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Re: Trans in the wild - trail running in Iowa
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2019, 11:50:03 am »
Hello, I really like the shot with the sunbeams piercing down over the trail.

Shots with lots of contrast are my favorites. I was just shooting anything that struck me as beautiful. Some of the shots didn’t quite capture how tings looked in real life, but the high contrast shots look nice.

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Re: Trans in the wild - trail running in Iowa
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2019, 11:51:19 am »
Nice pictures. I like being in the nature too.

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I have always been an outdoors kind of gal. I need regular outdoor time or I feel <poor> and depressed.

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Re: Trans in the wild - trail running in Iowa
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2019, 04:30:23 pm »
The weather was pretty lousy the past week. Although it was plenty warm (upper 80s with 70+% relative humidity) it rained almost nonstop for days. We have had some minor flooding, which left me without my normal running trails yesterday because portions of them are still underwater.

Today I drove out to some other trails that I used to run years ago and ran a few miles. The temperature has dropped to a beautiful 70 degrees and the sun is shining. The trails were still a bit squishy in spots but otherwise usable.




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Re: Trans in the wild - trail running in Iowa
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2019, 11:50:39 pm »
Lovely pictures!


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Re: Trans in the wild - trail running in Iowa
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2019, 06:31:14 am »
Lovely pictures!


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Thanks, Tony! It really has been stunningly beautiful around here lately. The photos just don’t do it justice.

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Re: Trans in the wild - trail running in Iowa
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2019, 08:28:07 am »
Thanks for the pics BlueJaye.  It really has been nice outside this week.  I would love to move my office to the teepee.
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Re: Trans in the wild - trail running in Iowa
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2019, 08:52:20 am »
Thanks for the pics BlueJaye.  It really has been nice outside this week.  I would love to move my office to the teepee.

I’m very fortunate that I have a “work-from-home-office” job. I don’t do well trying to work from home because of all of the distractions with the kids and everything. My office is literally wherever I want it to be, and with my ginormous 17” laptop with the Tesla sized battery in it, I can operate all day on battery power. My office today is very likely going to be next the nearby river.

I’ll be meeting a friend for lunch. Kind of a combination birthday lunch (my birthday is October 12) and a going away party (he’s moving to the Philippines). He was actually the first person I ever discussed gender dysphoria with (back before I was out to anyone) and he suffers fro it too. Though he has chosen to not take any action about it (I think he would be a lot happier if he did, but it’s his life).

After that I am going to go use one of the picnic tables by the river as my office for the afternoon. I might even sneak in a little bit of fishing.


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Re: Trans in the wild - trail running in Iowa
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2019, 09:02:23 am »
Just wondering bluejaye what part of iowa? My parents are from Corning , Ia thats why I wanted to know....

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Re: Trans in the wild - trail running in Iowa
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2019, 09:13:37 am »
Just wondering bluejaye what part of iowa? My parents are from Corning , Ia thats why I wanted to know....

I am from Cedar Rapids, eastern part of Iowa.




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Re: Trans in the wild - trail running in Iowa
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2019, 09:22:10 am »
I was born in Moline Ill...which is near

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Re: Trans in the wild - trail running in Iowa
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2019, 09:27:40 am »
I was born in Moline Ill...which is near

Yes, not very far. John Deere is one of my customers and I have made several trips to their Technology and Innovation Center. Neat place. It was the first (and only) place where I felt the disorienting effects of being in a room designed to completely damp all acoustic reflections (echos). Weird sensation. You don’t realize how much your brain relies on echo location for sense of orientation.

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Re: Trans in the wild - trail running in Iowa
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2019, 10:56:16 am »
I’m very fortunate that I have a “work-from-home-office” job. I don’t do well trying to work from home because of all of the distractions with the kids and everything. My office is literally wherever I want it to be, and with my ginormous 17” laptop with the Tesla sized battery in it, I can operate all day on battery power. My office today is very likely going to be next the nearby river.

I’ll be meeting a friend for lunch. Kind of a combination birthday lunch (my birthday is October 12) and a going away party (he’s moving to the Philippines). He was actually the first person I ever discussed gender dysphoria with (back before I was out to anyone) and he suffers fro it too. Though he has chosen to not take any action about it (I think he would be a lot happier if he did, but it’s his life).

After that I am going to go use one of the picnic tables by the river as my office for the afternoon. I might even sneak in a little bit of fishing.

That's an awesome position to be in.  I wish I could work from home everyday and that's not even considering the fishing part.

Where in the Philippines is your friend moving to?  I've spent a lot of time there.  My wife of 35 years is from the Philippines. 

It's also nice to see a few of us from the midwest.  I live in the far northeast corner of Illinois on Lake Michigan.

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Re: Trans in the wild - trail running in Iowa
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2019, 08:26:22 pm »
Now I live in the middle of the country Lincoln,Nebraska sheesh...

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Re: Trans in the wild - trail running in Iowa
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2019, 08:27:47 pm »
Now I live in the middle of the country Lincoln,Nebraska sheesh...
I know another trans lady not too far away, in the Omaha area. She’s one of my Quora friends. I myself have been to Lincoln several times. I usually pass through every few months for work.


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Re: Trans in the wild - trail running in Iowa
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2019, 12:29:22 am »
Very pretty area! The rivers of eastern Iowa are highly underrated - they are many beautiful stretches along these rivers in Iowa.

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Re: Trans in the wild - trail running in Iowa
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2019, 06:27:51 am »
I know another trans lady not too far away, in the Omaha area. She’s one of my Quora friends. I myself have been to Lincoln several times. I usually pass through every few months for work.


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Really I don't know very many except the gals here and one that one of my step sons introduced me to she is 7 years into her transformation and looks hot ...she was 40 when she started and now at 47 looks amazing..

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