small victories

September 11, 2010 at 9:32 pm Leave a comment

today my mom made a spread for a lunch.

i showed up just to make sure everything tasted ok.

her homemade guacamole:

caprese with homemade tomatoes:

grilled corn:

potato salad:


after i ate all of that,

i ran in these:

great sneaks.

a glorious 7 miles by the water.

not properly explained yet on this site is that i am a big (BIG) fan of running. i played soccer for all of my young life and continued in college. exhibit A:

… but it was only after graduating and being away from soccer that i actually dove into the wonder that is running. exhibit B:

let me tell you, if you haven’t gone there yet and have fully functioning limbs, try it out. give it time, acknowledge that going out of your comfort zone will probably involve some level of hurting, and stick with it. i am convinced there is nothing more therapeutic in my life than a nice long run. followed by a shower. great combo.

anyways, today’s 7 miler was actually a small victory for me. after i managed to get infected wisdom teeth –> strep throat –> mononucleosis –> mono/amoxicillin rash over the course of 2 months this summer, i really missed out on the peak of my running skills and really got my legs out of shape for anything above the 5 mile mark. i think my hot love affair with equinox has also left me slightly disadvantaged since my relationship with my gym has yet to simmer and i feel no less enticed by spin class today than i did on day 1.

in any case,

7 miles today.

9 next week?

gotta love the small victories.


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