I did five miles at the gym tonight. Five miles! I averaged 12:30 a mile too. Which is weird, because that’s, like, my default pace. I keep adding distance, but it always seems to work out to 12:30. Maybe I should push myself harder when I run shorter distances. *shrug* Anyhoo, I was about to throw in the towel at the 4.5 mile mark tonight when the gym manager put on the 8 Mile soundtrack. Suddenly I was starring in my very own Nike video to the tune of Eminem’s “Lose Yourself”. I never even liked that song before, but it became my damn anthem. It was like… transcendence. I was just pumpin’ along and pushin’ up the pace and feelin’ the rhythm and suddenly there I was at five miles. (Or should I say 5 Mile?) It felt so good. That song is now going on my permanent workout playlist.