Sai said, “Stop being so self-congratulatory already.”*

Well, fuck that noise.

I started running on March 3, 2008.  On that day I could barely run 2 minutes.  In the spring I struggled through two knee injuries, made great gains in the summer, then had a horrifically inconsistent fall. 

Tonight I ran 5K in 38 minutes, my personal best for both distance and pace.

And, it was pretty easy.  That tells me a couple things.  I would have been able to run the distance some time ago, I just didn't think I could.  Also, I can run much faster than I was aware of.  I can run faster than I ran tonight.

The other night, I told Fahrin that I was losing what I loved most about running – the way it makes me feel like I can conquer anything - and that it was about to become "just another thing that I do."

But it turns out I only needed to implement a new goal and hit it.

On March 3, 2008 what I did tonight was completely inconceivable.  So I'm gonna self-congratulate all night and all day and right into next week, y'all.  Maybe even into next year.

Take this, Haters!

* Clarification: He was teasing!!

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