With Lindsay Lohan finally emerging from her court-ordered 90-day rehab stint, NAUGHTY BUT NICE ROB has learned exclusively that she has a new “mentor” for achieving a healthier lifestyle. It’s not someone who you would expect though. Her new “mentor” is two-time Olympian Track Star Shannon Rowbury!
Shannon was shopping at the Nike store in her hometown of San Francisco and Lindsay and a pal were also there shopping. Lindsay is a regular at the Niketown Beverly Hills store and actually does some running near her Hollywood Hills home.
Shannon, who’s been dubbed “The Natalie Portman of Track and Field” because of her classic good looks and cinema studies (Shannon earned her Master’s Degree is Film History from Duke University and is planning a remake of the cult running movie from the 1970’s “Goldengirl.“) Lindsay is a fan of Shannon’s, who is ranked amongst the Top Female distance runners in the World. Shannon previously competed at two Olympic Games (2008 and 2012) and won a Bronze medal at the 2009 World Games as well.
Lindsay asked Shannon for running advice and according to a pal of Shannon’s, Shannon graciously mapped out a plan for Lindsay to do some “speed work” on the track and helped LiLo pick out a high-tech GPS running watch, which tracks your distance, pace, and overall running time. Lindsay couldn’t thank Shannon enough and the two have become email pals while Shannon is on the road racing in Europe and next week leaving for Moscow.
Shannon won a big race last Friday night in London (the 3000 meter race) and she received a “shout out” tweet from Lindsay, saying “You rock hard Shannie!!” Hopefully Lindsay will keep up her running program and stay on the right “track” for a while!