None of the above. It was actually my 5K time from Saturday's Max's race that my co-anchor Mary Decker* Uchida talked me into running.
Reasons to be encouraged:
I shaved more than 3 minutes off my first 5K time.
I never had to stop during the race.
Reasons to be discouraged:
Adela still beat me by 3 minutes.
When I texted my time to my buddy Ryan, who was a runner in high school for Grand Ledge, he texted back: "Not bad... maybe 1 day you can get my all-time best 14:49" Nice.
*Joke provided by Jim Comparoni of SpartanMag.com who was at the race Saturday.