This morning I ran five miles at 5AM at a 9:47 pace – go me! These plyometric leg torture workouts I’ve been doing for two hours a week are paying off. (Thanks Cindy!) I forgot how much I love running early in the morning and how much I love having it over with to move on with my day. You know what else I love? Ibuprofen. I took three, for my foot, before my run this morning and, for the record, masking the pain is SO MUCH BETTER than running in pain. Where has my brain been?