I knew after mile 2 that I had a PR and would be come in under 23 minutes. I only had my Garmin display pace and mileage and didn't know my total time. When I turned the corner for the finish line I was shocked to see the clock clicking over to 22 minutes. 22 minutes? Holy Moly!! How did I manage that? Running in the 22's seemed so far out of reach. My ending time was 22:13 and I was the 11th finisher. When I crossed the line I was announced as the 3rd female to finish but the unofficial results show I was 4th (I think the 3rd person to cross the finish line, Jayme, is actually a male) and I'll check the official results on the web to verify.
I'm pleased with my race time and how far I've come in the last year with my running. I'm also very happy for my friends running their very first 5K and doing so well. Now I have two more people at work to talk about running with. That will keep them running...they'll see me coming and run the other direction because I love to talk about running.