Month: April 2016
After my marathon prep got messed up in 2015, I decided to give up (half) marathons. As I’m getting older and my body is aching much quicker than it used to. I decided it was the smartest thing to do…
But the heart wants, what it wants. Ain’t no arguing with that.
It all started when a friend asked if I wanted to run a half marathon with her. No, I don’t do that anymore! You know that… The momend I said that, I felt a doubtful feeling coming up. Was I really done with that?
A few weeks later I saw a contest and the big prize was entry and stay at the first half marathon of Disneyland Paris. I really wanted to win. So I did everything I could to win. Unfortunately I didn’t win. But at that moment there was no going back anymore. I HAD to run another half, and I had to run that one!
Luckily my dear running friend wanted to go too. When the entry tickets officially went on sale, we already were too late. Oh nooooo! We really wanted to go! Now what? Because we never quit, we found another way to get our tickets. So, we got in!
Now all we have to do is to keep healthy, injury free and train our asses off! I just can’t wait ro run with Donald, Pluto, Minnie and all the others!
Out of your comfort zone, that’s where the magic happens. Even if you suck at it! It sounds so cheesy, but it is the truth. Getting out of your comfort zone is really scary. It’s new, it’s the unknown that makes you feel so very much uncomfortable.
Last January I got out of my comfortzone and it was awesome. I had my very first weightliftmeet and tt was a ladies only weightliftmeet. I went up there by myself and I didn’t know anyone. Sometimes it’s hard for me to connect with people I don’t know, I can be a bit socially awkward or something.
At first I felt a bit shy, but everyone was feeling a bit nervous and awkward. In no time everyone was talking to one another and we bonded quickly. It was amazing to see how bunch of strange women all together supported and helped eachother at the meet.
Of course I hoped for some PR’s, but it didn’t happen. And that is OK, because I had a wonderful day. I even ended up halfway in the ranking, wich I never expeced. I’m really happy about that. I met some wonderful ladies and I will compete next year! Can not wait to get out of my comfortzone again and again this year.