Outside the Zone

Comfort zones. We all have them. In fact, we wrote a few weeks ago about what makes us feel comfy-cozy. Today we’re going to talk about stepping out of your comfort zone and doing something you never thought you would or could. Or just write whatever. You know we’re easy around here!

This morning, I’ll be running my first 5k.

Four months ago, I woke up one morning and decided I was going to start running. So I did.

With arthritis, this hasn’t been so easy. The 9 week Couch to 5k program has taken me 16 weeks. I’ve had the most success jogging 4 minutes and walking 1 minute for the length of the run. It doesn’t feel like I’m a “runner” because I can’t run the whole thing without walking.

But dammit, I’m doing it. And in 4 more months, I’ll be at Disney with 30+ amazing women running the Disney Princess Half Marathon for the Ronald McDonald House of Central Georgia in memory of my Charlie.

My only goal for that race is to finish.

Today I’ll be stepping out of my comfort zone, into a zone I never thought I would venture into.

And after today, I’ll try to call myself a runner.