Finally something to talk about! Today I ran the Elmhurst 4 miler on the 4th (or rather the weekend of the 4th). It went awesome. My overall pace was 8:30/mile. If it were a 5k it would have been a PR (my fastest 5k pace is 8:36/mile). So... I'm kinda disapointed it wasn't a 5k because while I DID PR (this was my first 4 miler) it didn't feel as meaningful since I've never done it before so I wasn't really beating anything lol.
I think a big reason I did so well was cause it was in the mid SIXTIES. That's right folks... SIXTIES. It was freaking awesome. After running in Florida, coming up here was like turning the calendar back six months to December. Ahhh cool weather running. Makes me miss the city.