Facebook informed me last week that it was the 5th anniversary of my first road race. It was a 5K and it was during my training for this 10K race (about a month later):
Since then, I ditched the knee braces, got some better shoes and shorts, got five years older and quite a bit faster.
It's fair to say that running has been a pretty big thing in my life (and generally a very good thing) for the last five years. Of course, right now, with four days, eleven hours and twenty-two minutes to go to my sixth marathon, I'd quite like to think about something other than running, but that doesn't really seem to be possible at the moment.