If you've followed along with this blog for very long, you'll know that I am all about the celebrations. I love having a good time, and I can find always find a reason to have a drink or two and share a few laughs with friends. But there are other ways to recognize a personal accomplishment.
Action 439 - Celebrate The PR.
It's a big deal to me that I managed to run a two hour half marathon. It means that a sub-two hour run is completely within my reach. And when I think about how only eighteen months ago I worried about maintaining a sixteen-minute pace, well, it's clear that I have come a long way in my training and my ability to run the long distances.
As I drove home from Orange County, I kicked around a few different ideas for how to celebrate the PR. I thought about going with my usual pattern and heading over to Gossip Grill. And I debated walking up the neighborhood tavern, The Ould Sod, for a pint of Magner's. Either choice would mean a chance to show off my new medal, enjoy a drink or two, and socialize with other people.
In the end, though, I went with the one choice that just seemed right. I drove home and spent the afternoon with my husband. We had an early dinner together, I took a nap, and we just hung out here at the house.
Since my husband has been my biggest fan since I began running, celebrating today's PR with him was absolutely the right choice. There will be plenty of time for going out with friends. Today, it was all about the homefront.