Saturday, December 01, 2007


Big news: today was the first time I ran and ENJOYED it.

Maybe it wasn't the longest run anyone's ever gone on, but it was my personal best so far. I zoomed through my route, surprising even myself at how I wasn't slacking along. I was running! And I liked it!

Meet my friend, Miss Pink Rolling Pin. I still have aches and pains, specifically shin splints, since my body seems to be the last to get on board with this whole training for a half-marathon notion. So whenever I come in from my little run, the first thing I do is go grab Miss Pink Rolling Pin, put a towel over my shin, and roll those shin splints away! Shin splints are an eccentric contraction of the anterior muscles of the shin (tibialis anterior, if we're being technical). So at our group run a few weeks ago, we were told that the best thing to do to get those muscles to release is to roll them with a rolling pin. Over Thanksgiving break, my mom assisted me with this task while my sister and brother-in-law looked on. If none of them thought I was serious about running, I think they did after that!

I know the holidays are coming up so everyone's wallets are thin, but if Santa puts some cash in your stocking, think about donating some of it to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by way of my donation page. All donations are 100% tax deductible!

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