Goodies Galore

Learning to focus less on dieting and more on overall health and wellness

Done and Done

Well Nashville was a damn blast but we’re happy to be home. The 1/2 marathon was absolutely awesome and it really got me pumped to get running again. You’d think it would be the other way around but since we didn’t train I had been out of the running loop.

We hit up the expo Friday afternoon and bought a bunch of goodies. I had never run with a hat before but it was supposed to be raining for the run so I figured why not. Len got that awesome shirt and we both got socks.

Marathon day started REALLY early. The race was scheduled to start at 7 am but started 15 minutes earlier due to a serious tornado warning/thunderstorms and lightening/rain. Since there wasn’t any prior notice about an early start, people were running for the start line after the race had already begun. I felt SO bad for them. Unfortunately the bad weather kicked in about 3 hours into the race so many marathoners had to be rerouted and could only get 22 out of the 26.2 miles in. There were many disappointed faces.

Here we are bright and early in the hotel lobby ready to go.

sister, me, bf

I can’t begin to express how much I enjoyed this race. There were over 25,000 runners and we always had tons of people in front of us and behind us. It makes such a difference to be surrounded by a sea of energy. There were also TONS of spectators. People were handing out cut up fruit, candy, DOUGHNUTS, beer, and other things throughout the course. I had 2 Boston Creams. I kid. There were different bands at every mile and lots of things to look at, like Melissa from The Biggest Loser!! (P.S. I beat her.)

Len and I didn’t have a great time (2.30) because we did a lot of speed walking. There were also lots of hills. Work that booty! Despite the bad time, I felt really strong the entire time and felt like I could have continued on (though I was happy to not have to). I think boot camp was better training then the actual training plans I’ve followed in the past. My sister on the other hand smoked the race and finished in 1.53. I’m so proud of her. She’s totally addicted and wants to run another one soon. We’re going to sign up for the Rock & Roll half marathon in Philly. This race set the standard pretty high so I hope the others measure up.

Recovery has been pretty easy for me, despite some black and blue toenails. Len is another story; he’s hobbling around like he just shit out a hippopotamus. Hehe, poor bastard.

As far as Nashville goes… not so impressed. To be fair, we didn’t do any tourist type activities because of the horrible weather on Saturday. We did indulge in some seriously good food the entire weekend though. No bingeing but lots of deliciousness. We made sure to taste some southern grub such as sweet potato biscuits.

And peach cobbler

And make your own ice creams…

captain crunch, cookie dough, marshmallows and chocolate cherry soft serve

So maybe that doesn’t count as southern tradition but whatever.

You should know that I bailed on the tattoo situations so I came back ink free.

Check out this awesome shirt my sis bought me–” Bottle of Wine = 437 Cal 5 Miles.”

Besides running and eating, we did a lot of lounging…

Relaxing at a restaurant called Cabana.

My super fast sister and me

Today we drove out to Franklin and hung out at this huge street fair. It was nice to explore life outside of Nashville.

On our way home we got stuck riding in the smallest plane ever. My head literally hit the ceiling and it was very bumpy. We got back about an hour ago and it’s 12:40 am. WAY past my bedtime.. We’ll see if I actually make it to booty tomorrow.


April 25, 2010 - Posted by | Family, Food, fun, Marathon Training, running, The Boyfriend


  1. I’m glad you had so much fan and way to rock that race!

    I wasn’t impressed with Nashville either, but found other ways to enjoy it as you did.

    Girl, you are stunning!

    Comment by MelissaNibbles | April 26, 2010 | Reply

  2. Those pictures of you and Len (especially that second one) are so freaking adorable! Seriously :). Way to rock the race too. 2:30 is a respectable time in my book, speed-walking or not!

    Comment by cookeatburn | April 26, 2010 | Reply

    • You think so?? Thanks!

      Comment by lpskins | April 26, 2010 | Reply

  3. Congrats on your race you look great!! And I think your time is pretty darn good!

    Comment by Kelli | April 26, 2010 | Reply

    • You’re awesome Kelli. Thanks.

      Comment by lpskins | April 26, 2010 | Reply

  4. Congrats on the race!!! When is the Philly half?! I’ve been looking for another half to do…

    Looks like a great weekend!

    Comment by Anna | April 26, 2010 | Reply

    • It’s September 19th! DOOOOO IT!!!!

      Comment by lpskins | April 26, 2010 | Reply

  5. Doughnuts getting handed out during the race??? Sounds like my kind of run… 😉 I feel like I would have taken in more calories during the race instead of burn them off… ha ha

    Great work! I’m glad you had a good weekend!

    Comment by Amy @ Second City Randomness | April 26, 2010 | Reply

  6. Nice job! Glad you had so much fun!

    Comment by Ali | April 26, 2010 | Reply

  7. Congrats on the race!! You had some seriously awesome eats, as well…sweet potato biscuits? Peach cobbler? Can I run this race next year?!

    Love that wine tshirt too 🙂 Glad you had a good time, have a great Monday love!!

    Comment by Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine | April 26, 2010 | Reply

  8. YAY!!! I am so proud and happy for you!!! You and Len are adorable and your sister is a cutie! I am so glad that this sparked you running mojo! ROCK ON! Oh and those sweet potato biscuits looks AMAZING! 🙂

    Comment by Kelly | April 26, 2010 | Reply

  9. So glad you had such a great time! Super bummed we never got to meet up, but soon we will friend! You did so much better than me with exploring Nashvillian food, I only had a monster serving of beef stroganoff at Jackson’s…otherwise we did (unique and good) delivery to my friend’s apartment. (and can I say that I was THRILLED they live on the same block as the expo…talk about front row!) Hope you get all caught up on your sleep!

    Comment by Lindsay | April 26, 2010 | Reply

  10. congrats on the half!!! that’s so amazing, and i am SO proud of you 🙂 LOVE the shirt your sis got you, btw, it’s adorable 🙂

    Comment by Heather | April 26, 2010 | Reply

  11. Lindsey- that is awesome to finish {let alone do it} with very little prep training!! Congrats!!!

    I am thinking of trying to run again {haven’t since HS- & that was a loooong time ago} any hint or advice on how to get started?

    Comment by Debra | April 26, 2010 | Reply

  12. Awesome job so proud of you!

    Comment by Jacqui | April 26, 2010 | Reply

  13. Awesome job on the run!!!!! Those sweet potato biscuits look awesome!! MMmmmmm!! 🙂

    Comment by homecookedem | April 26, 2010 | Reply

  14. Yay! I am happy you had such a great time! I cannot believe they started EARLY and had to end! Craziness! I was just talking to a friend yesterday, and we were saying how we had never seen a race canceled or end early!

    Comment by kilax | April 26, 2010 | Reply

  15. Girly you and the BF should be proud of yourselves!!!!!! and kudos to your hermanan too!!!

    it sounds like you guys had a great weekend, I love all the pictures! and I want that Wine t-shirt! lol

    Comment by Mari | April 26, 2010 | Reply

  16. OMG, that shirt is adorable. And I want it!

    Congrats on finishing the half marathon (and beating Melissa!) 🙂 Way to go, lady!

    Comment by pen (pen at peace) | April 26, 2010 | Reply

  17. CONGRATULATIONS!!! GREAT job….you did it!! You are an inspiration for sure….I’m running the Chicago half in September, hopefully I do as well as you and your sister did!

    Comment by Salina | April 26, 2010 | Reply

  18. Way to go on the half mary! I’m impressed you managed to finish in 2:30 with no training. I finished my first half in 2:25 and it was as fast as I could go and trained for months beforehand. I’m doing the one in Philly too- yay! Also wanted to let you know that I FINALLY have my site back up and running and have a giveaway that ends tomorrow- only one person has entered so far so you should stop over!

    Comment by The Running Phoodie | April 26, 2010 | Reply

  19. hmm not sure why my site isn’t linked to my comment- its (slight change from the old one)

    Comment by The Running Phoodie | April 26, 2010 | Reply

  20. Pretty sure I’m either going to do the Philly half in Sept or the one in Nov!

    Comment by Kelly | April 26, 2010 | Reply

  21. So sad about the weather! How disappointing for some runners. Glad you had a good time and enjoyed yourself though! Very cute pictures!

    Comment by Lisa @ Early Morning Run | April 26, 2010 | Reply

  22. Dang, that really sucks for those runners. Imagine training sooo hard for it and then you don’t even get to run it – well not all the way at least.

    PS. That shirt is great!

    Comment by jqlee | April 26, 2010 | Reply

  23. Congrats on the awesome race!! You did amazing!! I can’t believe those marathoners didn’t get to finish or had to start late, that sucks so much but you can’t predict the weather. Love the shirt!

    Comment by Ashleigh | April 28, 2010 | Reply

  24. Lin, those pictures are great. Looks like you guys really enjoyed yourselves. Congrats on your run!!

    Comment by Anonymous | April 29, 2010 | Reply

  25. Lin, those pictures are great. Looks like you guys had a really great time. Congrats on your run too!!

    Comment by Anonymous | April 29, 2010 | Reply

  26. Lin, those pictures are great. Looks like you guys had a really great time. Congrats on your run too!!

    Comment by mom | April 29, 2010 | Reply

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