This behavior is perplexing.
This is not how I look in fall.
I turn inward, spend more time at home,
less time running, or swimming or exercising at all, except maybe walking,
which I usually do a lot of in the fall.
This fall I have an obligation. A contract. A commitment.
I have been training for a run.
A 10 mile run.
It is October 9th in Washington D.C.
My friend Barbara (Barbie) Burger, my close friend from Nepal. ( I was twelve when we were buddies.
We have stayed in touch since then. She is in the Army.... a big wig). She talked me into signing up for the race as a team! We are Helter Skelter! Another friend from Nepal will be running it with us. I have not seen her since we were in 6th grade together at Lincoln School in Kathmandu.
I am so excited, and a little nervous.
I am excited about this mini reunion of friends.
I am also excited about this fall transformation.
Fall is usually a time I move into a mini seasonal depression. Not a deep sadness but a time
of introverted heaven. Spending time with me. Too much time ;o). A home body to the fullest.
This year I have broken that mold and it feels awesome.
I have many friends I can say thanks to, but mostly, something that is really hard for me to do,
I want to say:
I am proud of myself!!!!,
for moving outside of my comfort zone and pushing myself to
"do more and be more" ~ dead poet society quote
So here is to surprising yourself. To seeing a change that was unexpected yet purposeful at the same time.
Here is believing and surrounding yourself with those who also believe.
I have new running shoes. So Watch Out World.