If you’ve been following along, you know I’m not training for anything this year. In fact, I’m really not into running at all right now and that excites me!
My life is nearly 100% about running and it’s actually nice to take break from this subject when it’s my time to workout. (Side note: Did you know my husband also owns a running related business?)
Being as I’m not training for a race, I’ve struggled to find my groove. I feel lost without a training schedule and concrete goals to chase down. However, since we last spoke about this subject I set a new goal for myself!
This new goal has given me a renewed since of determination. I’m barely running and instead I’m focused on building general fitness and having fun during my workouts. My real life feels more like my Fit Chick in the City days (anyone remember this?) than my Race Pace Jess days.
Recently, I was invited to try out a boutique fitness studio that’s been called “the toughest workout in NYC” by Well & Good. My first instinct, was “hell, no I’m not going!” Then as soon as I said those words, I knew I had to take the class.
I needed to get the heck out of my comfort zone.
Nearly everyday, I tell the women I coach to follow their instincts. 99.9% of the time this is the right way to go. However, there are these rare moments that pop-up when I need to say “no” to my instincts.
How often in our day to day lives are we given the opportunity to do things that physically scare us, but in reality have limited potential to cause us harm?
I did something I wouldn’t normally do. It wasn’t fun and I probably won’t take that class again, but I had a new experience and I learned that I really do need to give-up some of the girly workout classes I’ve been doing and get out of my comfort zone more often.