Friday, January 7, 2011

Freaking Out

About a month ago Paul came up with the wild idea of entering a family team to run the Great Lakes Relay in February. We all got excited/deluded and commited ourselves to running sections of the entire length of Lake Taupo. What was I thinking??? I'm not a runner. In fact I hate running. The last time I took up running I gave up after three months because my toenails fell off, I got shin splints, approximately 1,078 blisters and perpetual foot cramps.

Anyway, I guess I just got caught up in the hype of it all. So far our team consists of Paul, Nakita, Tania, Kim, Nigel, Sam, Jonthan, Me and a few others I'm not sure of. Come February 19th at 2am Paul will begin the first leg of the 155km course around Lake Taupo.

On a good note - I do happen to own the best running shoes in the world which have changed my LIFE! I love them. Asics Gel 1250. Training has begun and so far no shin splints, no foot cramps, no blisters - and I still own all my toenails.

Wish me luck people. I will need it.


Crystal said...

first of all - toenails falling off = eww gross. nasty. but man that is so cool you are all doing it. I hate running too but of course feel completely left out. you need team tshirts!! this shall be talked about for years to come.

tania farthing. said...

You are gonna be AWESOME Lian, are you kidding me -I'll be the one dying! I'm so scared but extremely excited. Jealous of your shoes.


WOW! That is actual maddness but good on you guys! I struggle to run down the road without needing to stop because of cramp or because I purely can't be bothered. I will be cheering for you all - while I am sleeping!!

Jessica said...

You're going to do so awesome. I think that fact that it's a family relay will make it pretty fun. I still think it's crazy but you're going to feel amazing when you're done!! And I can't wait to see the pictures. Wish I could be there and cheer you guys on!