Wednesday, August 24, 2011

shin splints=no running

Yep, that's right... after my last 11 mile run I was cursed with the dreaded shin splints.
Major sad face over here... but I'm getting my cardio in with other methods such as...

A 10.5 mile bike ride on the trails today!!

The weather here has been great! Today I enjoyed 78 degrees and sunshine with clouds and a little wind. My bike ride took me on the streets to the wooded trails on base which was enjoyed while listening to Norah Jones and some beautiful hymns on my ipod. I love listening to worshipful music while I enjoy the beautiful surroundings God has given. Probably my favorite way to really feel close to God and take glory in Him. So peaceful. Loved it.

Anyways, I'll be cross training until my shins feel 100% better.. which better be before the race NEXT WEEKEND!
For your viewing pleasure, here are some pictures of the race last year:

my sisters ran it as well!

post race relaxin
My friend Christine took all the pictures and let us stay with her! I'll miss her this year :(
This year, as I've mentioned, Seth and I will be running the race together and I'm so excited! Although with my mysterious breathing issues and shin splints I'm not betting on a PR, but oh well! The point is that we will be finishing together this year! Yay for being together!

Anyways, hope you all are doin well! I just picked up Jillian Michaels 4 week workout DVD so once I try it out I'll do a product reviews for you guys.

Have a great day!


  1. Emily,

    I can't believe it's been a year since you & your sisters came to VA and stayed with us!!! I gotta say, that was such a fun weekend!! :) I wish we were still there so you & Seth could crash with us. Hope your shins feel better! Have fun next weekend!! :)

  2. Sisters are the best. I have two and they are both my best friends. Hope the ol shins feel better soon, those suck!