My first five miler was a big achievement for me, but not because I did it. What was the big achievement is that I was Mr. Chatty Pants the whole time. I joined a running group for our local Fleet Feet for the first time. And, I had a great time. In the morning when I run with my classes, my mind can't function. It is still dark and my brain is running on only it's most basic systems. By the time I an close to functional, the rest of the class has left me far behind. However, the group that I ran with today stuck together for the most part until the end when three of us pulled away. We did the whole run at about a 9:45 pace, which is really great considering all of the hills and talking. I really enjoyed this run and am sure it will become a regular fixture of my workouts. Also, this has me thinking that a half might be a bit closer than I thought. Maybe in the spring rather than the fall. We shall see. But for right now, I am just happy that things are going well. My PF is not hurting too much, so I can really enjoy my runs.