Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Body Glide is a Good Thing

4/28/09 - When I was thinking in January of something to do with my free time that would allow me to meet new people in Dallas and be active, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team in Training seemed to be the perfect solution. Wow, I never knew how perfect that would be, such a great group of people, a wonderful cause and the perfect training program.

I ran 18 miles with my group on Saturday, again, the longest distance to date. We ran up Flagpole hill, if you live in Dallas, feel free to try it! It has to be a solid three minutes of running a steady incline. To be fair, I did not make it to the top, I had to stop and walk the last little bit but we did another hill around White Rock Lake, perhaps equally long and I made it to the top of that one.

I bought new shoes and that seems to have helped with the massive knee and foot arch pain. I was feeling pretty good at 15; I struggled through the last three but still felt better than my last long run. I also found out what Body Glide is for- chafing. I never thought I needed it until after I finished 18 miles and realized my bra top had been rubbing under my arm and around my chest- I know have lovely rash markings. I am not sure if they are as bad as all the scars I have from falling off the bike but they at least run a close second. Gum and Body Glide - must haves in San Diego.

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