I've run 3.1 miles before. I've run farther than 3.1 miles before.
But there's something about putting the word "official" in front of 3.1 miles (5K) that makes it a little more nerve-racking... and exciting... and, well... official.
Just like there's a difference between playing in a garage in front of your girlfriends... and playing in a bar in front of people you don't know.
Just like there's a difference between reciting your lines to an empty house... and giving a performance for a sold out crowd.
My first "official" 5K is tomorrow morning. I hope I get the same high from it that I get from playing in a bar or performing on stage. If I do... man...
... game on.