I decided to break down yesterday and got some actual running pants. I tried them out this morning and they were quite a success. I also tried a new tool that gave me my pace every minute, that helped me push my pace a bit. It was my first run where I broke a 10 minute mile pace, not by much but I broke it. I am getting excited now to start training for the Riverbank run in May. I think I have a real shot at it.