Every Wednesday, the Deb from Deb Runs will be providing a word about which to blog. Kind of like a nice little blog prompt. Posts can be fitness or health related, but don’t have to be, so really anyone can play along. Just be sure to link up with InLinkz on Deb’s main post, and share the love by reading and commenting on other’s participant’s posts.
Today’s word is ADVENTUROUS.
What does it mean?
Willing to take risks or to try out new methods, ideas, or experiences.
Am I adventurous?
To some, not at all.
I don’t do warrior races or mud runs or even trail races. I don’t jump out of airplanes or even ride scary roller coasters.
But to many of my friends, I am adventurous.
To me, adventurous is not backing down from a challenge.
I have run many 5K, 10K, 15k, and 10 mile races. And I never ran at all before age 55.
I have run 18 half marathons. I never thought I would or I could.
I have run after serious ankle surgery even though I was told that I couldn’t.
Adventurous is also not being afraid to explore new places and even take risks.
And I guess leaving a marriage of almost 20 years and a teaching career after 22 years is pretty adventurous. Of course it was scary to go back to school and learn something new. As they say, “nothing ventured, nothing gained.” And now, I am remarried (for 17 years) and an Instructional Technologist (for 18 years.)
My hubby used to own a little float plane. We would fly often together. Many found it too scary. I loved it!!
I have traveled to many places (many by myself) and have benefited greatly from every trip.
I have flown by myself to run many a race. Races where I didn’t know a soul.
I have stayed in AirBnb apartments by myself in NYC. My friends shuddered at the thought.
So whatever form your dream takes…a triathlon, a marathon, an ultra or a 5k, don’t hesitate. Take that adventure!!
Happy Running! Are you adventurous?