Fun Fact: Never ran track or played sports until high school. Volleyball and short distance were my thing, but long jump was my favorite. I became a group fit instructor as an adult and did everything to avoid running until 2015.
Favorite Place to Run:
Outdoors on state park trails, wooded or paved, and when visiting Indy the Canal of course.
Running takes time, patience, and dedication. Listen to your body and be patient for the transformation. The running family is very welcoming to beginners, and extremely supportive on all levels. Reach out ask for help and realize we all had to start somewhere. There is never a question to be embarrassed by so don’t be afraid to ask, and most importantly enjoy your journey and realize that even your story will inspire someone new.
Indianapolis loves to break records, including today’s
record low-temperature for the day. Don’t miss out on crucial Indy Mini
training time just because winter weather has moved in! Here are a few quick
trips on how to manage your training when it’s, quite literally, freezing
It’s important to cover up during your run
or walk to regulate your body temperature as well as protect your skin from
cold winds. Dressing in layers allows you to adjust as your body temperature
rises. And don’t forget to protect your hands and head! Looking for new
training apparel? Check out our fall
training shopping list.
When it’s cold outside, it’s easier to
forget about your water intake. Be sure to drink plenty of water and replenish your
electrolytes to prevent dehydration.
Watch where you’re stepping
Obvious advice in any running conditions
but especially important when black ice is present!
We know, we know. Nothing beats training
outdoors but sometimes weather conditions make it unsafe to do so. If training
on a treadmill is your worst nightmare, there are ways to make it more
enjoyable! Try a new
treadmill workout or incorporate other cross-training exercises. A fun
playlist, TV show, or book also help the treadmill minutes fly by.
Register now for the OneAmerica 500 Festival
Mini-Marathon happening on May 2, 2020. This can’t miss half-marathon takes you
through downtown Indianapolis to the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where
you can kiss the bricks just like racing legends. Plus, our flat, fast course
makes it a great race for runners, walkers, and wheelchair participants!
Register now at www.indymini.com/register.