Not a verse. It was my time today for a 5K run. I started running about three months ago, with a goal to break 25 minutes for a 5K. Nothing spectacular--but it almost killed me. Yesterday I did a truly annoying 25:01. Today I broke through with room to spare.
I'm not going to try to go faster--or even reproduce this time--at least for a while. I am going to shift to slower and longer. In a few months I'll give the 5K another shot.