Saturday, November 14, 2009

Last races of the season

On October 17th, Abby, Courtney, Nevada
and I ran the Casa10K here in Lexington.
It was a chilly morning here in Lexington but it
was fun as usual to run with friends! Shockingly enough - although Courtney and I have been running together for about 2 years - we have never run a race together until this one. We both ran the derby half but we were with other friends - so it was nice to start and finish this event toghether. I am all about a race that is for a good cause too so I am really glad we could do it. We finished #75 and #76 out of #147. Our finish time was 56:12. What I didn't realize until today is that she and I both placed 2nd in our age division - and that's after running 4 miles prior to the start of this 10K. Go us!

This past weekend, Janine, Courtney and I

ran the ClarksvilleHalf Marathon in Clarksville, TN.
The best part of the wekeend was seeing the family
I used to nanny for, Janine and Josh, and all my
college girlfriends (more to come on that later).
The race was....well, it was inagural so it wasn't
the most organized race ever but that will come
with time and their practice in having a race of
that size. The weather was GORGEOUS and it
was mainly through rural ares so it was pretty.
There just weren't many people out for crowd
support and the water stops were a little few
and far between. Janine had done her first half
ever on October 3rd with some of her friends from Benton and finished in 2 hours and 9 minutes so she had set a goal for herself to try to finish this half in 2 hours or less. We tried and tried to finish under two hours but we just couldn't make it happen. We finished at 2 hours and 5 minutes. We had a blast running and I look forward to many more together. Courtney got a little sickish during the race but finished at an impressive 2 hours and 25 minutes for not feeling well. Way to hang in there Court!

Janine had this idea to do something really corny when we saw the race photographers and behold - this (check out page 2 - the second thumbnail) is what we ended up with: ha! There are some pictures of our glorious finish as well - nothing like finishing holding the hand of your best friend - love you Neenie! *Update - Neenie's post has the pics in the body of her post. I obviously am not tech savvy enough to have figured that out. Hop on over to her blog to see - link below!

Next big race to come - the Lexington half marathon - March 28th. Chelsea, Courtney, Janine and I are in: right girls?

Looks like Abby and Billie plan to train together too - should be a fun run in our own hometown!


  1. I am in awe of anyone who does marathons! Way to go Lindsy. You inspire me... although I can't say I'll ever actually do a marathon but I may just get off my sofa and onto the treadmill - hee hee

    Glad you had a great weekend and fun with your friends!

  2. ROCK ON about finishing in 2nd! You girls are awesome!! Hahaha, I technicallllly "stole" those pics, linds..don't know if it is tech savvy or just copy-paste-steal, but whatever! :) I looked at the prices and decided I couldn't pay for them! Um, yes, about the Lexington half! Can't wait for the next one ;)