Last week, I completed by my first race (I'll stop talking about it eventually) and this week, I truly broke the 4 minute level. You may remember last year, I ran four minutes straight for the first time in my adult life. It was a really big deal for me at the time and, in typical Karen fashion, I cried. Today, feeling inspired by the 48,000 people running the NYC marathon (yes that number's correct), I was going to do something I was going to break through another running barrier for myself. I ran four sets of 4/2s and I felt amazing. Four minutes is longer than many of the songs on my current running playlist. At first it felt a bit odd to keep running after a song would end. By the third set though I was looking forward to it. And, another plus to today's run: I had very few PF problems. I stretched my feet and calves right before getting on the treadmill and I think it helped a lot. Definitely looking forward to getting new shoes in the new year but for now, I'm doing well as long as I stretch and roll.