Tuesday, December 18, 2007


I haven't posted about it in a while, but the half-marathon training is going well.

I like running in the cold. I don't notice how sweaty I am until I get inside and start stretching. With the short hair, I've had to start wearing a hat to run to keep my hair off my face. Although the first time I ran post-chop I just left it down. I'm sure people that passed me were thinking "what a diva!"

Additionally, I've upped the milage to 2.5 to 3 miles at least three times a week. Remember that just a two months ago, I wasn't running at all. This what we call progress, progress, progress!

I signed up yesterday for a 5K race (3.1 miles) in January at the Nashville Zoo, in case anyone wants to join 2 of my coworkers and me (and 1,997 other people [including you]). It's called the Zoo Run Run! Doesn't that sound fun? I asked my friend if they were going to release the animals to chase us... that'd sure make me run faster.

The shin splints are not going away, even with the help of my friend the Rolling Pin. I need to become more dedicated to my cross-training (non running) days to alleviate this.

Anyone that wants to run with me around Nashville, let me know. I've got a nice 2.5 mile path carved out by my house but I am flexible!

Lastly and most importantly, any contribution that you'd like to donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society via my Team in Training campaign would be a big help!


  1. hopefully i can do this without any funny business from the blog...

    in high school i used to ice my shins every day after track practice with bags of frozen peas - much more amenable to the shape of the shin than a bag of ice, and came at the advice of an orthopedist, so i would reccomend it. i'm so impressed with your progress! - lilley

  2. I think you should up it to 4 miles at a clip. Oh wait, you're already doing that no problem. Great job, Linds!


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