*Days 23-25 Prompt: Whether you are male or female, do you consider yourself a guy or gal with GUTS? To me, having guts means that you’re strong and brave. Think about how you fit into this description and read my post below to see what I’m doing to be stronger and feel better about myself and my abilities! You can do it too!**As many of you may already know, I am in love with fitness and working out. I love being in the gym, doing weights, exercising on various cardio machines, doing plyometrics, etc. I also like running, whether it be on the treadmill or outside, even though I’m not very good at it. I’m more of a sprinter, not a long distance runner. However, a very close friend of mine – Jackie from Blood, Poop, and Tears – recently coaxed me into doing a race with her…A MUD RACE.
Why the hell did I agree to do this? For starters, I love Jackie. She is inspiring in more ways than I can count. I believe strongly in supporting my friends and their aspirations and I definitely support Jackie in her new-found goals in running. But I actually decided to do this because it means I’ll be stepping out of my comfort zone. A mud race is something I never imagined myself taking part of and to be honest, it’s something that makes me nervous. How will my ostomy fare in this sort of event? What precautions will I have to take? Questions such as these are running wildly through my head right now.
As I committed (paid) to do the race, I realized that doing something like this really shows that nervous girl inside of me that I really do have GUTS. As a co-founder of Girls With Guts, I feel it’s important to step up to the plate and be the part, not just play it. I don’t want to rehearse having guts, I want to prove I have them!
What can YOU do to step outside your comfort zone and show yourself that you have guts?