I set my 5k PR at the first race I ever ran: the Run for the Health of it 5k in Medford, N.J. in 2006. It's the only time I trained exclusively for a 5k. I hadn't come close to breaking that marker (which I'm not going to say here because it's in my book #pleasebuymybook) – until Saturday, when I was 24 seconds off in the Grace Church 5k. I knew I ran fast (I finished third female overall), but I didn't know exactly how fast until I was at home, showered, and icing my knee. My mom ran the race too and set a new PR. Good running weekend for us Millers. We'll be doing the Run the Bridge 10k on Sunday.
Not too much else going on in the office of Jen A. Miller. I sprinted through a tunnel of work and am taking a short breather before work kicks back up again. So goes freelancing.
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What I'm Watching
I burned through Red Oaks (Amazon Prime) pretty quickly. It takes place in New Jersey in 1985, and it sometimes strays into "a wistful story from youth" territory – but it quickly bounces back from those cliche. I guess in 10 years, my TV and movie-writing peers will be doing nostalgic shows about the summer of 1995. I'm now into the first season of Jane the Virgin, which is as good as everyone says. I also watched Back to the Future on Oct. 21 (of course). I wish I'd gone to see it at one of the theaters around here that played it that night. Oh well. It is a perfect movie.