It’s OK to be scared!

If it doesn’t scare you even just a little then you aren’t being challenged.  I would be lying to you if starting to run back in 2011 didn’t scare the crap out of me.

Change scares me, I do not like changing up my routine and having to try new things.  Yes I’m an outgoing, extroverted person but that doesn’t mean that I don’t stop and hesitate before I try something new.

I was scared to death to start running, new routine, new soreness, new everything.  My first 5k, I quizzed my friend Lucy over and over on what I needed to do the day before and how the race day would come.  See these pictures, they are times I busted way out of my comfort zone and tried something new.

Every single time I was scared to death of what I got myself into but I grabbed it by the horns and did it anyway.

This girl right here was very scared and excited when I signed up to do the 12-week woman’s triathlon training 2 years ago. I have never been coached by a qualified individual. I got advice from multiple sources but not on a consistent basis. 

But look what it did for me!!!!!   I learned what my body is capable of when I told that scared person that it was ok. 

So here is a funny one. So once I’ve done something, a workout, whatever then I’m ok with it. Crazy thing is that the pool I normally swim at is closed for 2 weeks for maintenance. I don’t have a gym membership so I can’t just go to the gym and get my swim done. A friend got me a free 1 week pass. Guess who doesn’t want to go to the new gym and swim?  Yep ME!!  Once I go once I’m ok, but even though I need to get my swim workouts done I don’t want to go because it’s new, different and yes a little scary. 

So even little stupid things can be scary. So my moral for this story is do things that scare you a little or a lot. They push you out of your comfort zone and make you grow as a person. For me – I need to suck it up and go swim. Period. 

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