I don’t know if you have noticed or not, but I really like pictures. I take close to 50 a day (and share most of them with you;). I love capturing moments from our day whether they be about the little simple things like our afternoon snack at the kitchen table together or about something big like Brooke’s first day of school or crossing the finish line of an important race.
A few years back we moved back to Utah from California in a flash. One thing that I made sure to pack were a bunch of our old pictures. I am sure glad I did because just a month later my laptop completely died. It wasn’t backed up and not a soul could get a thing off of it. I was beyond thankful that I had the actual copies of pictures that meant the world to me but super disappointed that I no longer had the digital copies.
This is where Legacybox comes in and why I was ridiculously excited to try it out.
Legacybox makes it so that you can preserve ANY format of outdated memories—> everything from your VHS tapes to Super 8 film. They turn your outdated memories into digital files. I can’t tell you how excited I was to be able to go through all of our pictures and get them back as a digital file (and a DVD) so that I could put them on my computer!
Legacybox sent us a kit, we filled it with all of our old pictures (but you can fill it with any formats in your collection) and then we sent it back pre-paid.
The kit that Legacybox sent included a guide (with easy to follow instructions), round-trip shipping, a crush proof box and personal concierge so that we could call and talk to an expert at any time.
Brooke had a blast going through all of our old pictures together. We talked about the pictures from her first year of life and I showed her all of my old race photos.
She held onto that little baby picture of hers like glue for the next few days.
We sent our Legacybox back with the pre-paid shipping label and eagerly awaited getting everything back! Barcoding with online order tracking is included with the whole process so that you know your memories stay safe while they are away!
After just a few weeks since sending our Legacybox back we received all of our originals…
along with a DVD and digital files ready to put on my computer and share!
I love having all of Brooke’s baby pictures in a digital format now and it has been so fun to go through my first marathon memories. You only have one first marathon and I am so happy to have the memories on my computer now. I’ll be crossing that finish line again in just a few weeks with what I hope to be a shiny new PR. Going back and thinking about my first marathon is getting me even more excited for race day. I’m excited for the smiles and all of the adrenaline in the first 16ish miles. I’m stoked for the miles after that where I dig deep and challenge myself as the miles begin to feel harder and harder. And that final homestretch, I will probably be bawling like a baby just like I did for that final homestretch of my first marathon. I’ll have my parents and Brooke at that finish line and no matter what happens on the clock, I know they will be ridiculously proud. Can it be October 3rd (the day of the marathon) yet?!?!
Going through these old race pictures also reminded me about how much I have learned about running over the years. It reminded me that I love running for so many different reasons and one of my favorite reasons being that it has taught me that I can do hard things. Life has changed a lot since that first marathon and running has always been that constant that has helped me through it all.
Yep, really excited to see that finish line in a few more days:
(this picture above is an example of one of the digital photos that I got back from Legacybox)
I’d LOVE to hear some of your racing memories!! What was your first race and how incredible did it feel to cross that finish line?