I'm so proud of you. I feel like listening to your experience is like reading John's book. Your mentality is just exactly what he's describing, and you've inspired me so much to continue with my 5K training. I'd gotten off the wagon, so to speak, but I'm ready to plunge back in. Again, your writing makes me feel like I am there with you. I haven't read the next update (about finding your friend) yet, but hope to catch up soon and am looking forward to it!