Monday, July 12, 2010

My First Official Day of Training

Well, for those of you who don't know, I have decided to do something outrageous and daring, exciting and crazy, and did I mention dangerous and death-defying? Yes, folks, I have decided to run a half-marathon. This decision came about after about a year of toying with the idea. So, now that I have run four 5Ks, 1 10K, and 1 15K, a half-marathon seemed like the next logical step. If you would like to be there when I hobble over the finish line, it will be in Provo, October 30th, 2010, at the Shops at Riverwoods. I will even be in costume, courtesy of my good friend, Steve "Newman" Daskam. Luckily, I will be running it with my good friend, Kim, and hopefully my good friend, Becky.

This morning, you will be proud to know that I ran two miles while I left Audrey in charge. For those of you who have read my blog about her growing up too fast, you will see how dedicated I truly am to have been willing to run for 23 minutes with her in charge all by herself. But, she diligently sat at the front window and waved to me every 4 minutes and 10 seconds when I ran past. There was even some stray dog that joined me on my run...pretty much the whole thing! When I got done and I was on my front sidewalk stretching, he tried to lick my face numerous times, and even ripped my earphones out in his excitement. It was a great start to this incredible journey that I am about to embark on. I am really excited.

Please refrain from discouraging words, at least out loud, to me! =) I need as much postivity as I can get. But, obviously, there is no need for me to say that, considering how everyone has been so incredibly supportive of me and my crazy endeavors. I love you all! Wish me luck!

5 comments:

Carina said...

You are a Machine! Like the Little Engine you can make your own chant. "I know I can, I know I can, I know I can, whoo-whoo, I did it!"

Lemonhead said...

Linds!!! That's so awesome! I'll probably never be able to run a half with the way my knee has been acting. That is so great for you though. Ü I am so excited for you and know you will do wonderful!
-Elise

ChasingChasey said...

I think it is fantastic, and would like to go on record saying that maybe next year, I can join you!! But we'll see!! Love you tons!

The Jenkins Family said...

Caradon, I would be ecstatic to have you in another race with me.

Lemonhead said...

so, all i kept thinking in this post was "i bet they'll adopt that stray dog and then give him away in a few days." BAHAHAHAHA! good job though, i'm very proud.
-sam