June is one of those wacky months for me. A sort of weird transition from Spring to Summer. There's Father's Day, my husband's birthday, school getting out - all within a few days of each other. I don't know if I remembered to breathe, but I suppose you get through it like you always do.
One of the biggest lessons I learned last month, though, was this:
I'm a creature of habit. A "play it safe" kind of gal. I over-think things. I study and research from all angles. I painstakingly read the reviews. I ask all of my friends for their opinions. I just like to have all the facts, ya know?
But there are times when you just have to get out there and do it. No amount of reading or listening or studying can prepare you for anything. You have to just DO IT.
So, at the end of June, I ran in my first 5K race (with obstacles). It was definitely not something I would ever picture myself doing. I'm not a runner. As much as I would love to be, I just am not. But I absolutely loved it. The sense of accomplishment that I experienced at the end just made it all worth it. All of the nerves and uncertainty just disappeared for me when I finished the race.
|That's me in the pink tutu :)|
I'll be running another 5K in September. This time I'll know what to expect. I'll know how much to push myself and how much to hold back. And I'll feel proud of myself for getting out there and doing something completely outside of my comfort zone.
What did you learn last month? What have you done that pushed you outside of your comfort zone?
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