Tuesday, May 15, 2012

In Celebration of Small Victories

This morning I was able to buckle my belt in the last hole.  The very last hole!  And I hit it by accident.  Not sucking in my belly and making up my mind to live with the pain for 8 hours.  I was like, "I wonder if I can hit that last hole this morning... Nah!  It's not worth it."  But it felt more snug and I felt around behind the buckle and holy crap if it wasn't all solid leather.

Now, that's only what? Three quarters of an inch?  But I'm going to be happy about that all day.  Maybe even the rest of the week.  Some day this week I'll go out and buy myself a fancy new smaller belt.

To some people this little achievement might seem like nothing to get excited about.  I mean, my goal is kicking ass in triathlons, right?  Well, if I only celebrate competing in my first triathlon, I've got a long wait before I can do that.  I'm going to celebrate every morning I get up and get out the door in the right frame of mind to reach that larger goal.  Every time I make a better choice when eating out.  Every day I get out and walk, then every step I take running, every crank of the pedals, every stroke in the pool.

Celebrate your small victories.  Share them unabashedly with others.  I'm going to tell a stranger today I hit the last hole in my belt.  Who cares what they think?  This one, and all the ones to come, are for me and I'm going to enjoy them.


  1. Nice work. And you have the right attitude that's for sure! Gotta keep the good stuff in mind.