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Um, well, er, yeah! This happened, I guess...

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Despite superhuman levels of faffage getting ready, and the fact it was raining, went out and only went and did it. Go me...

To be fair, given how everything has been building to this run, I don't think anything would have stopped me from heading out tonight. My main concern was just not injuring myself before I got to the end and having to delay my graduation celebrations.

As it turned out, I was feeling good, things just flowed, the songs in my ears went by one by one and, as I had ran 35 minutes instead of 30 last time out, I decided to push on and did the full 5k in a very respectable 39:21. I know we keep saying its the time and not the distance, but just this once it was kind of special...

Will I get 5k below 30 minutes? Who knows? That's something for the future, if it happens at all. The fact is, just a few weeks ago I was finding runs of 90 seconds tough, and now I can run 5k, and if that isn't an achievement worth celebrating then I don't know what is.

So, that's that. I'm feeling decidedly chuffed with myself. Rest tomorrow and then the consolidation begins...
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