I’d like to give some props to my scale today. We are often at odds, but it has always supported me – at least for a few seconds each morning while I’m standing on it.
It told me this morning that I have officially broken the 15-pound mark! I’ve lost 15.2 pounds! Given the amount of food I ate on Easter Sunday, this is a real victory for me. I was able to get back on path and continue the journey on Monday without letting that one day of celebration defeat me. Thank you God!
Not only that, but I achieved my fastest running/jogging pace yet: 13:09/mile! My previous record was 13:29/mile, which I hit on April 18 of last year. I took a six-week break from running in May-June due to some back issues. I was never really able to get back on track after that. Then, I was laid off from my job at Johnson Space Center in September, got discouraged, had some foot problems, and quit running until February 11.
So this feels like a great victory for me. I really thought it would be some time before I was able to top my best pace, but then today, it happened! And I beat it by 20 seconds! Granted, RunKeeper – or any other app, for that matter – may not be the most accurate way to measure my pace, but it’s clear that I did go faster today than I’ve gone before.
Small victories are victories nonetheless. Revel in them, and eventually, they will lead you to the larger victories.