Finally!! Finally a run that I will call successful, great and fun!! The MidSummer Night 5k is a BIG race usually around 4 - 5 thousand participants, this year was almost 3500. So when I run this race I know I am only doing it to try for a personal best for me and I will definitely call last night a personal best! On our way to the race it began pouring rain and thunder/lighting. Great I left my hat & visor at home but there is still an hour & half till race time so hopefully it will pass. And sure enough the heavy rain did and we was left with a drizzle and lighting. Electrifying lighting that lit up the entire sky. Also 5mins before start the sun tried coming back out one last time to leave us with a rainbow!! What a great way to start, I love rainbows!! As we tried to find a spot to fit in we ended up being really close to the start, it kinda made me nervous but was hoping it would give the push I needed to push myself harder! I think it worked. The hubs got to do this race also and like usual he was gone at the start, weaving in & out of the crowd. The streets were so wet I was really afraid of slipping and running over top of people. When we (running buddy & I) reached the first mile point we was 30seconds ahead of the time clock and again at the second mile. I was pleased! When I saw the 3mile marker I decided to pick up my pace a little as I had slowed a bit during mile 2. Then when I could see the finish line I really kicked it up and did my best sprint that I had left in me!! The clock time was 28:47 and chip time was 28:14!!! That is the best finish time I have had in a long time. Not only did I have a good run but everyone in our group had great runs even with a couple of PR's!! So overall I have to say last night was a GREAT 5k run for everyone!