am (not very) secretly proud of myself for running 5k in under 30 mins - 28.39!!! my legs were like lead at the end, but now I feel so great! Have truly discovered a competitive streak in me that i thought was well gone. what a lovely running community too, so friendly and relaxed. lastly, I wish all the marathoners out there a great day tomorrow. This year, for the first time, think I will understand a tiny bit of what it is like to run a long way (although I can't really imagine doing this morning's run 8 more times). wow - have a great run everyone!