Putting a spring in my step, though tempered by the above, I have dropped below a certain ten digit level I haven't been beneath in years. It feels great. However, I'll reign in the ego here as well, set aside the celebratory ice cream and cookies, and keep working. (Okay, maybe just a little ice cream ... a couple of cookies ... and then back to the gym.) It's all good. It's also truly amazing the lessons you learn at the gym.
For more on my fitness adventures, see: http://jsbrookspresents.blogspot.com/2013/04/adventures-in-fitness-14-one-guys.html