We runners often get caught up in personal bests or records, pace times, speedwork... all in the name of getting faster. It's easy to forget the fun part of running or to remember the little achievements.
In weight loss, we call it a non-scale victory... something we're proud of that's not the number on the scale. I think I could expand this to non-speed victory.
I passed a rollerblader last night. The guy had 4 wheels and I didn't... and I passed him, twice. Granted he wasn't going super-fast, but it was still a boost to the ego!