Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Taking the Plunge!
Even though today I feel so weak that I couldn't walk around the block (due to my flu diet of hot tea, pretzels, and Diet Sprite) I am mailing in my application for a training program. This is not just any little program, no way. This is to train for the Indianapolis Mini Marathon. I ran in it with my sister in 2004 and we just did our training as best we could based on internet research. This time my sis can't do it along with me but another friend has stepped up. There is a running club here in town with an excellent training program so we decided to write the $120 check (I know - gulp!) and we're hoping it will be worth it. I've been running almost since I graduated from college although I'm not tremendously faithful all the time. My brave friend that is doing the program with me has never been a runner. I'm thinking it could be interesting and definitely fun. I'll have to let you know how the race goes on May 5th. It's 13.1 miles of interesting curb-side entertainment (anything from bag pipe bands to garage bands), a lap around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and too many gatorade stops. It's the largest half marathon in the nation with 35,000 atheletes and the race kicks off the 500 Festival which culminates in the famous Indianpolis 500. Good stuff!