Tonight I met some women from my running club at a park after work for a 3 mile walk/run. This is SO out of my comfort zone. To meet up with three other women, one I have met twice, one I have met once, and one I met for the first time tonight... and join them for about an hour. It was fun, and I am really glad I did it, but it was an exercise for me. An exercise in willingness to step outside of my comfort zone.
I used my garmin to navigate me to the park - and it told me to go a way I did not want to go... and I went that way anyway... even though I didn't want to. I would rather avoid the highways and stay on the side streets. I very much dislike the interstates through the city at rush hour. But Mr. Garmin told me to get on them, so I did. And I lived through the experience, and probably saved myself some real headaches.
I was talking with the other women about wanting to do a half marathon in June and being told to wait until July or August by my coach. They told me that I could argue and go ahead and do the June one. I told them that I was paying money to get direction from someone else who knows what they are doing - I might as well do it their way. I have plenty of experience with doing it my way - I think I would like to try it the other way for a while.
Which reminds me of what I was told when I was new to AA. "If you keep on doing what you are doing, you will keep getting what you are getting." And I think that right now I would like to see some different stuff and I am willing to do some little things to change that.
Post Script: I made up my American Idol mind tonight. Probably Crystal Bowersox is the most talented. She is endearing in many ways. But I really like what Lee Dewyze has been doing in the last couple of weeks, and he graduated from the same high school I did (only 1,400 years later). So, I think I am going to be phoning in my votes for him for the next couple of weeks. Because you need to know this....