So, I love to write. I hate the thought of the requirement of posting shiznit all the fricking time soooooo….here I am–back from a few month writing hiatus. It’s all good. The last few months have kept me quite occupied. I started my own company so I could contract with my current company, I dated a dude–that didn’t work, I stopped working out at AmenZone and I miss it dearly, but I’ve stayed pretty damn true to my Paleo lifestyle. I even signed up to attend and volunteer at Paleo F(x) in March–that means I am going for FREE-zies! Woot. Woot. Put that in your blender and juice it. Oh and I’ve toyed with giving up chocolate and wine–that was unsuccessful. I’m not a nice person without those things, given the fact that I work with children. So here…It’s January and I’m now training for my FIRST HALF Marathon. You may ask why–I ask, why the heck not? I don’t have anything better to do–well, other than cook a shit-ton, eat a shit-ton and work out a shit-ton, and WORK a shit-ton. I just thought I’d add this to that list.
I’ll have you know that prior to printing out a little marathon training guide via www.marathonrookie.com this girl ran about 2 or 3 miles max at one time. I am an avid gym-goer, so I lift weights, sprint and stair climb to my heart’s desire as well, but I was not a marathon-er. However, my previous gym obsession made the transition to marathon training quite painless. I invested $90 smackeroos in some new kicks (a.k.a. sneakers for you country-folk) and got to work. More about these sweet little babies in a minute. I also downloaded a Nike app to track this new adventure and did some research on how to avoid wicked shin-splints. No news there…good shoes and ice are pretty much your only saving grace when those bad boys (shin-splints) come to town. I also bought some sweet new sunglasses so I’m not running around town in my over-sized shades, all Nicole Richie-like, trying to mesh fashion and fitness in all the wrong ways.
Back to the new kicks–these bad mofos are Nike Free-Run 2.0 and they kick butt…mine are grey and salmon, but you get the idea from this photo. The sole is all bendy-like and the inside fits like a glove. They are a great transition shoe for barefoot running–which I learned can really help shin-splints. I have no scientific explanation to back this claim up, but I have some pretty healthy shins at the moment and I just kicked out about 20+ miles in the last week or so. Any who–I really NEVER thought in my wildest dreams that I would care to run a marathon or even a half but here I am…doin’ it and doin’ it and doin’ it well. (Sorry, bad song reference–but seriously, who doesn’t love the LL Cool J?) If ya’ll ever wanna go for a run–CALL ME, I’m IN!
I guess I’ll start up this writing thing again…