The other motive for bringing the phone was to get an alert from Twitter when my Sims 3 game, just released today, arrived. I knew it was out for delivery, so deviated from the previous end of this run to head to the mailbox. Though I still hadn't gotten the final delivery alert, I went to the mailbox anyway to check, and it had just arrived! Good thing I checked, as the notification didn't come till I'd already been back home for over an hour. I ripped open the package as I was walking home, and triumphantly tweeted an unboxing pic, which I never do, specifically for thomwatson just to make him jealous in case his copy hadn't arrived yet. Muhaha, I am evil.
Anyway, the GPS measured my run at 4.56 km in 36:47, for just under 13 min pace: here's the map of my route. Not worried as this included those traffic stops and some hills, but I do need to finish the half-marathon in under 3 hours. The organizers contacted me yesterday asking what my time would be (as I'd asked to switch my 5K registration to the half, and they have to do this manually), and I said I thought I could manage a 12 min pace, which would put me at the finish line in about 2:40. Later I found that going slower may actually be to my advantage, as the race is starting in waves and my group starts at 6:30 a.m. Which is way too early to begin with, but a hell of a lot better than starting at 5:30!!