Training for the Indy Mini has officially begun! I went to an informative (and totally scary) meeting last week. I got a training manual that is no less than 70 pages long and a huge case of the nerves. So I dutifully wrote my miles in my calendar and started yesterday. My friend Autumn is doing the program with me and she is not a runner at all. But I am proud to say that she made it through her first mile yesterday - in spite of the cold, rain, and drunk/maybe just nutso college guys hanging out at the track - she hung in there for 4 miserable laps! Kudos to you, Autumn!
Today I struck out alone. All I needed to do was one mile (they are definitely starting us out slow and easy). I dressed appropriately - or so I thought. I usually walk about 1/3 of a mile to a pleasant road here in town where I have my mileage all looped out. I completed my walk there without incident and began to run. That's when the problems started. Evidently this new pair of pants that I want to use for running are much more suited to lounging/pajama-ing. Let's just say that I could feel some major slippage on the Back 40 and ran the entire mile with one hand or the other clutching my waistband. Thank goodness this was just an on-my-own run and not one of the group training sessions. Yikes! Note to self - run in place for 5 minutes before leaving the house in new running attire!