01 August 2010

Personal Best

Our friend M always reminds us to focus on personal best. Things may not always go the way we want, goals might not always be reached on the first try but a step forward is a step forward. Progress always has to be acknowledged, no mater how small of an increment.

When you reach, even surpass, a goal there are simply no words to describe. Relief, elation, pride, laughter. Excitement. It’s true, when you achieve such a momentous goal, you feel like yelling “I’m going to Disneyland!”

Kevin set his personal best this weekend. He reached his goal that he’s been working for the past nine months. Once again, I found myself nearly bursting into tears standing on a racetrack, surrounded by a bunch of guys, smoke, and chaos. I am not one for cheering while watching him race, I just think it's poor sportsmanship. But today was a different story. Today I cheered, I did the happy dance.

We were at our hometrack for the first time after months & months, surrounded by our racing family. As the lights flashed his numbers, a collective cheer burst out from the group I’m standing with, high fives and fist bumps all around. M just about beat the snot out of me. The Nephew & I had a moment standing on the track, much like in Vegas two years ago.

Then traveling down the return road to retrieve the racecar, you drive past the spectators. Having friends shout out congratulations and strangers give you thumbs up just adds to the pure joy.

It was a great weekend, one I won't forget easily. I can't wait to see the pictures!

What goal have you achieved that made you feel like you'd won an Academy Award?


Jamie said...

I'm not sure I've ever felt that way...but I sure would like to! Congrats to you and Kevin!

creative kerfuffle said...

yeah for reaching a goal! yeah speed racer : ) LOL
i think i felt that way the first time i got pregnant--mostly because we'd been trying for 5 yrs and i was convinced it would never happen.