16 Jan, 2010
Posted by: Hilary In: Weight Loss Goal
I did something out of my comfort zone today. I went, alone, to meet the local running group for their Saturday morning training run. My friend Laura was going to come with me but told me last night that she couldn’t get a sitter for her kids. I decided that I would just run by my house instead because I’m a chicken and didn’t want to go by myself. Then while I was getting ready for bed, I realized that I am freakin’ 27 years old. I can go without a friend. I always tell myself that if I go the first time with someone, then I’ll be comfortable going alone after that. Why? Pretty much I used to do this because I didn’t want to get there and be the fattest person, standing by myself, with no one I know there. If I had a friend, I was just comfortable enough to go. I really am trying to stop thinking like this. It’s getting better, obviously, because I went today!! I feel very proud of that step.
I’m hoping to be able to follow the weekly training guide they have and get to a few of the Saturday group long runs. I did the 4 mile run this morning and got some good advise from the running mentors in the group.
Tonight we are going out for my birthday. I planned it and the main event is ICE SKATING!! Usually I just pick a restaurant, like Applebee’s and we celebrate with food, not this year. There is an outdoor skating rink in the center of Downtown Grand Rapids and it only cost $1 to rent skates! Then we are going to Parsley Mediterranean Grille, which is a small restaurant down the road from the rink that serves all homemade, fresh food. It should be fun!!