Whew! I am still slow, but I just ran a 5k in 40:49. That is my best time yet. I set out unsure that I would run a full 5k (my knee was just slightly sore). Part of the way in, my knee felt good and I decided to see how I felt at the 30 minute mark. Then someone jogged past me. I could tell that her comfortable pace was a bit faster than mine. I think I may be the slowest one out there. However, in a case on tortoise vs. hare, the hare had to slow to a walk. Tortoise keeps going, neck stretching out, aaaaaand passes o. The left. Tortoise kept going and maintained the lead. (I think the other runner eventually got tired of staring at my pink and gray clad bum and went a different way). either way, that friendly bit of competition knocked or so minutes off of my best time. Woo hoo! Tortoise isn't quite running a sub 40 5k, but I'm getting there. Now for a shower. Oh, check out the bling from my virtual 5k!