Monday, July 16, 2012

A suprise race


Life just keeps throwing me new things to push me outside my comfort zone. Awhile back I had been asked to join a group to run Ragnar Northwest  Passage but wasn't able to commit. Now fast forward to yesterday, and email arrives asking me to step in for a team member who had a family emergency with everything covered (flight, race, etc). Wow what a deal from some women I don't see very often!

Part of the 2008 Ragnar group
Even with such a great offer and remembering the fun I had 4 years ago with many of this same group I was tempted to back down. I spent a car ride telling Matt (something he already knew) that I hate being in new situation especially those where I lack control. Part of the reason parenting a todddler is so tough for me! He convinced me otherwise, his support along with the many other recent times I have done new and crazy things I decided to say "yes"!

I can't wait to fly to Washington later this week and run 24.4 miles over 24 hours and see a place I have never been. Better start shopping and packing. With another stretch of hot, humid weather I am so happy to head somewhere cool to run. Another perk will be a few hours of dedicated studying time on the flight, this all works great.

I am geting pretty good at this decision thing and stepping outside my comfort zone...what's next?

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  1. Best of luck in Washington! I'm sure that you will be amazing!!

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    1. I can't wait! The best part is the weather is 20 degrees cooler :-)

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  2. That's such an awesome opportunity!! I'm glad you decided to go. I've been starting to feel the need for a weekend away, looking forward to a trip in Sept when I leave L with daddy for a few days. Time with girls is so important!

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    1. It is tough leaving the kid but I alwasy feel a sense of renewed closeness and desire to parent when I return :-)

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  3. What an awesome opportunity!!!! I'm so glad Matt convinced you to go! I'm sure you will have the time of your life! Can't wait to hear all about it!!!!

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    1. If it is anything like Ragnar 4 years ago we will have a blast, go glad I decided to listen to everyone :-)

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