The Road to Vancouver – Part 3

“Return of the 32”

Do you know that feeling when you find something you thought you had lost forever, or totally forgotten you ever had? That double take, that ‘oh my God’ moment, like when you are rifling through the attic and you come across and old photo album, or maybe an old collection of LP’s that you had long since forgotton about?

Well I had one of those moments this weekend. Not in my attic, but in the Nordstrom Men’s Dept, where I tried on, and comfortably fit into a pair of 32” waist jeans.

Having been as lardy as a 36” at one point, I honestly thought I’d never see the 32” waist again. I’d whittled myself down to a comfortable 34, and thought that was that, but it just goes to show what the combination of lots of running, and a busy life can do for you. Nice. And just to prove it wasn’t a fluke, I did it again with another pair, from a different brand. Just call me Robbie McSlim.

Small victories people – you’ve got to take ‘em where you find ‘em!

As for the running, it’s been a bit of a tough week. I’ve been very much under the weather, and picked up a knock playing soccer too. Still, I managed to get a short pace run in (with two sub 8:00 min miles to boot – woo hoo!) as well as a 13 and an 8.5 miler over the weekend.

As I look back on month 1, I’m quite happy. In aggregate I’ve posted a decent overall total of miles (about 134) and I do feel like I’ve hit the ground running, ready to up the tempo in Feb.

How about you? How has your year begun? You on pace, or do you need to dial things up a bit? Whatever you are focusing on, just remember – the clock is ticking. Blink and it will be Christmas again.

This week’s numbers:

Number of runs: 3

Long run: 13.2

Total miles: 25.7

The upside:

I just compared my total Jan mileage for 2011 vs. the same period last year. Looks like I will end up with an additional 60 miles in the same month. Feels like progress.


Only being able to run three times.

Playlist song of the week:

James – “Oh My Heart”

Epic song from a vastly underrated band. No official video, but well worth a listen.

“Adore this life, there is no guarantee, could end by tomorrow”


2 comments on “The Road to Vancouver – Part 3”
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