Well I did it. I ran my first "real" 5k race. I felt ok throughout most of the race but did need to stop and take a drink.... I realize that I do not need to hydrate after only running only 1.5 miles but my brain just needed to calm down for a minute and then give it all I had for the last 1/2. I came in under 24 minutes and I am happy... but ready to be faster, BRING IT!