I did it! I ran faster than I've ever run before in a 5K. I ran faster for the last mile than the second which was faster than the first. I didn't stop and walk - and I REALLY wanted to. I didn't fall down - and I thought I was going to. I just ran. I kept thinking.... that I had to be able to tell my coach that I did what she said. I couldn't possibly tell her that I had slowed down. So as painful as it was, I did it.
And now I want to do it again. Now I want to run like the wind.