I am so chuffed!! I missed out on this on my training run last week as I had to stop at a crossing for an ambulance on blue lights. My pace was my best yet but it wasn't to be. Today I really didn't feel like going out at all. Too much emotional stuff and meetings on this week that was blocking my running. I went out with little enthusiasm and with grit started off ok. In fact half way round I thought I was getting a bit too quick. Breathing was deeper and faster but not out of control. My left ankle was twinging all the way but I kept using my mantra ' relax and keep going'. Well I was coming up to three miles and I was looking at a 9.38 pace per mile, could I do it? The last 0.2 of a mile involves crossing the road but as luck would have it a blue light ambulance had stopped and parted the traffic. Taking my opportunity I dashed across the road just after the ambulance and carried on the finish my 5k in 29.55min. I am so chuffed!!