Monday, May 18, 2009

One little victory after another

I'm super-duper sore today after spending most of yesterday downtown at the Blue Nose Marathon.

I ran the 5k for the third year in a row, and killed my previous times!

In 2007, I finished in 38:55.9. Last year, I finished in 41:14.8.

This year, I finished in 37:36.4. That's 3:37.6 faster than last year, and 1:18.6 faster than 2007.

This, despite having done little to no training this year. So, I guess I have more in me than I thought I did! I did work a little bit with the Couch to 5k Podcasts, and that helped me adjust my stride and pacing.

My friend Greg, who recently left the radio station to move back to his home town with his wife and daughter, was running his first marathon ever. And he did a tremendous job! He didn't just finish -- he got a good time! Way to go, Greggy!

And there are other wins around the loop ... my sister and her hubby just sold their first home, bought a new one, and they're having their second baby by the end of the month. Wow!

So ... yeah, life comes and goes in waves, doesn't it? Achieving a steady, stable state of perfection is impossible. Sometimes the best you can do is do all you can to make sure that when the tide comes in, it goes back out again. Or vice versa.

3 comments:

  1. hooray!

    looks like you had some drizzly weather, which makes it extra impressive.
    congrats, Scott :)

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  2. Congrats my man! lookin' sharp as always.

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