"Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired." - George S. Patton

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Don't Worry, I'm Still A Runner

I haven't updated much since I finished my first half marathon so here it is, an update. I have been sort of on a running hiatus since the race, but not intentionally. My leg was pretty sore after finishing on June 26th, then I got some strange illness that has caused me to cough for almost a month and have a voice that sounds much like a 75 year old chain-smoking man. I have done some yoga and light aerobic activities, but I am ready to hit that pavement again. I guess I might have needed to take a little bit of time off to not experience running burn out.
I was thinking about following Hal Higdon's Spring Training program before I start my official training all over again. It seems like it will make me a little bit faster, and my body a little bit sexier. Does anyone have any great tips for in-between race training?

I also have a small chunk of exciting news! I have been talking to Fitness Magazine and they are talking about doing an itty bitty piece about me in their "I did it" feature. I don't want to jinx anything, but I just got off the phone with the nice lady from the magazine a few minutes ago! It's all very exciting!

I'll keep you all posted on everything!


  1. Hi! I just found you through...I don't know where...blog hopping, I think (I pulled your blog up over an hour ago, but am just now getting around to reading it).
    Anyway, I'm just across the Sound in Kitsap County. My husband ran the Rock N Roll (his first half) last year and a bunch of my friends ran it this year.
    I've been so intimidated by running and working out for so long, but through watching my friends and reading blogs I've decided to dive in. I joined a gym and am on my way to a healthier life and hopefully (after getting over a foot injury) I'll be a runner someday soon, too!
    Kudos to you!! I'm looking forward to following the rest of your journey!

  2. Hi, Jessica! Yay! I always love to hear stories of people diving into running! It changed my life, and it will probably change yours too! Best of luck to you! I am starting my new training schedule this week.. so I will keep you all posted! Hopefully I will see you at the finish line at next year's rock and roll?! :) Go get em, Tiger!

  3. Kristina, I know I've already told you this, but I really really love your blog. It's been very inspiring to me, and reading your entry about finishing the half help encouraged me to sign up for my own half. Anyway, I have nominated you for an award on my blog.
    Please head over to check it out.