Monday, January 27, 2014

Small victories.......

At this point in my life, I'm always looking to celebrate small to day stuff that, while small and seemingly insignificant, still deserves to be noted and celebrated....

When my son cleans his room.....

When the morning paper is actually at the end of the driveway when I get up at 5:30......

When my students have their homework done and are ready for class.........

When the temperature outside goes above 15 degrees..........

you know......the little things!

Well, I had a small victory last week and I feel like celebrating......and sharing it with the blog-reading world:

I ran 3 times...........and I'm not feeling any pain!

Yep, that's right.......after a 2013 campaign which was an abject disaster, including my slowest marathon yet, along with nagging foot pain which then morphed into knee pain.........I was able to run 3 times and not fall down afterwards.

In fact, my mileage total for the week (14.8) was greater than my combined mileage for the months of November AND December 2013.  What was actually (by my normal amounts) a slightly sub-par week ended up greater than 2 entire months.  Which speaks VOLUMES about just how badly my year ended.

So now, I'm going to officially declare the comeback is in's still too damn cold/snowy/icy outside for me to get my runs in outdoors, particularly with no long-term race goals on the table.  My only goal now is to build back all the fitness I lost in 2013......and to burn off all of the weight I put on as result.  Eventually, I'll come up with some race goals to shoot for, but that's way off in the distance.

For right now, I'm just going to celebrate my first small running victory in 2014.......the first of what will be MANY!

See you all out there on the road (eventually.....when the polar vortex goes away!)


  1. Glad you're feeling better sir. Keep up the victory!

  2. Glad to hear your run went well my friend. I really look forward to running some miles with you this year. Hopefully at a race mid summer? Fall?

    Stay healthy brother!!

  3. Yay! Just enjoy every mile right now. The races will come.

  4. YES! Now take it easy and build up slooowly...and you'll be back!
    Hope you get some warmer weather soon....come on spring!

  5. WAHOO!! Slow and steady wins the race - or at least stages a comeback :) Enjoy the painfree runs and congratulations!!