It’s Thursday again! This week for #3ThingsThursday I’m sharing three upcoming things I’m doing, that I’m nervous and excited for! (If that makes any sense.) Basically, they are things I’ve always wanted to do, but they’re a little out of my comfort zone.
The first challenge I am taking part in is the Pacific Road Runner half marathon in February. This will be my very first half marathon! I’m not really to sure what to expect, I’ve never ran more than 13 km before! However, I am running a few times a week and have a few long runs scheduled on the weekends leading up to race day. I’m hoping this will be enough training to prepare for the big day. While I’m training I picture myself crossing the finish line and hugging my husband and daughters. Picturing them at the finish line, keeps me motivated and pushes me to run farther. I embarrassingly admit I already tear up at the thought of seeing them at the finish line. That being said, I will most likely be bawling when I finish. Since we are on the topic of embarrassing, I might as well share how I don’t feel like a spring chicken anymore! My hip’s been feeling sore after my long runs. Needless to say, stretching is a must! Although scheduling in the time to train is a big commitment, I know it will all be worth it at the end, (when I’m bawling tears of joy!)
The second fearfully exciting thing I will be doing this year is speaking at #Shetalksyvr’s Inaguaral event on Saturday March 07th at the Chandos Pattison Auditorium, in honor of International Women’s day. This will be a day long TED style event boasting an inspirational line-up of women speakers with diverse career and educational backgrounds. Proceeds from the event will be going towards a scholarship at Simon Fraser University for an emerging female leader. I feel extremely honored to speak at the event, and I’m also looking forward to feeling uplifted, motivated, and inspired by the other speakers! I hope to see some of you there! This is also a great opportunity to network with other women! There will be swag bags, vendors, a photo booth and a lunch box is included in the ticket price! For more information you can check out Shetalksyvr.ca and you can also like their Facebook page for updates, and contests leading up to the big day.
The third thing I’m excited for this year is writing more. I am committing myself to contribute more articles in the lifestyle section on Vancity Buzz. As well, I will be writing for Cella, a new Canadian print magazine and some of my posts will be featured on other blogs and online publications! I’m so excited and ready to take on the challenge of sharing my voice on more platforms this year.
Are you stepping out of your comfort zone? Trying something new, or committing to something different this year? If so, I would love to hear about it!
Wish me luck!