I walk in the door about a half hour past midnight on Saturday to find an email from a friend saying that she’s gonna run the Ravenswood 5k. Oh, and on-site registration is between 6:30am and 7:30am. That would give me about 5 1/2 hours of sleep. I’m thinking this is absolutely insane, but I decide to set my alarm and see how I feel in the morning. Oddly enough, I get up a few minutes before the alarm completely on my own. So I’m feeling pretty good about this. I call my friend and tell her to keep an eye out for me. We had great weather for the race itself, and we ran a great time. Somewhere around 28:30, which is an astounding 9:12 pace. Of course my knees are letting me know that I may have pushed myself a little too hard. Anyhow, that was a great way to start the day!

Update: My official time is 28:33 which is a 9:12 pace.