Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Susitna 3, the video

2011 Susitna 100 from Jill Homer on Vimeo.

I'm still too knackered to write up my race report, but I did throw together a quick film of some of the video and images I shot during the race. The music is "July" by Amy Petty. The song was included on the "Ride the Divide" movie soundtrack, which I recently downloaded as part of my playlist for the Susitna 100 to help motivate me by inserting Tour Divide images in my head during some of the more monotonous parts of the race. This song just happened to pop up on my iPod shuffle during my real low point on the afternoon of day two, on the Yentna River. As my friend Danni says, "waterworks ensued," and afterward I started to feel quite a bit better. I think it's a fitting soundtrack for this video. Enjoy!

26 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful sister. Loved the song as well...can't wait to hear all about this!

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  2. Well done. Congrats on the race.

    Beautiful footage. Loved the video.

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  3. Jill, it is so cool that you were able to get photos and video out on the course! Thanks for putting that together.

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  4. Awww. Have you been sleeping a lot? Looking forwards to watching this when I get away from my work computer and it's silly access privileges (or lack of them).

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  5. sharon roes5:50 AM

    Love the pictures especially the ones of you with snowy eyelashes. Looks like you had fun (maybe). Great accomplishment.

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  6. Beautiful! Huge Congrats to you!

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  7. Durango Joe6:14 AM

    Saw the movie, bought the soundtrack - great song you picked to accompany the video.

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  8. Love it. Excellent work. Can't wait to read the race report. But REST first !

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  9. Beautiful country, that is! The ice encrusted eyelashes just amaze me! Congratulations on such a feat!

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  10. The video was awesome, Jill. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video must be worth at least several hundred pictures. Nothing like a video to give you the feel of being there. Thanks!

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  11. Great video Jill! I think you will have every inch of this race chronicled before I finish figuring out just exactly what happened last weekend :-)

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  12. Thumbs up. I hope you still have thumbs ... brrrr. Take care and rest up.

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  13. Just unbelieveable....but having been a follower of your site for a few years now, I seem to be thinking that to myself a LOT.

    I love it that you actually take time to stop and take pics (AND vid) during your 'fun'...I carry my camera almost always, but when I get immersed in an event I typically seem to end up with no pics.

    Kudos to you both first on SHOWING UP, and then on actually FINISHING this insane event! And also thanks as always for taking us along for the ride (run/walk/slog). It must be great to have Beat alongside...as the saying goes: "Misery loves company". I think you've found a new level of misery. My hat's once again off to you!

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  14. Anonymous4:25 PM

    Just beautiful,congratulations on achieving your goal.

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  15. Awesome...loved the pictures, video, and music.

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  16. LOVE IT!!! LOVE the smiles and white eyelashes :) Can't wait to hear your report of the race, but rest up and get warm first :)

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  17. Nice work out there. I missed something before — why did you run?

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  18. That was great, thanks!

    Congratulations on the finish - wow.

    And yeah, those were some great frosty-eyes.

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  19. Absolutely phenomenal!

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  20. I am in Awe of what you do!

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  21. Anonymous3:17 PM

    You are right... that song was a wonderful accompaniment to your inspiring video! Thanks so much for sharing your experiences with us all.

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  22. Beautiful footage. Loved the video and the song. Thank you for sharing this!

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  23. An epic experience that has to make you feel so alive and in synch with the world. Such a loss it would be if you hadn't taken the time to share the experience with us.

    Congrats, Jill.

    Love your blog.

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