It’s amazing what I can do when I just relax.

I ran to work today. My typical 5 mile trek along the Springwater Corridor Trail, from Sellwood to downtown Portland.

After my “mini-intervals” on Wednesday (which made my legs sit up and take notice), today I just wanted to relax and not push myself too hard.

That being said, though, I did want to time myself. I used the stopwatch function on my cell phone (side note: I discovered that my new Sony Ericsson T610 is small enough to fit in the tiny little pocket in my running shorts! Yay! Finally I own a tiny cell phone! Not “Zoolander” tiny, but still…).

And my time for the 5-mile trek: 47:52.2, or a pace of 9:34.4!