Saturday, September 18, 2010

Breaking Out Of The Comfort Zone

The title says it all. I've stepped out of my comfort zone both on the job and training/racing front. I highly recommend it.

After 7 years, I left my public relations/marketing job to work as a research editor for an investment bank. I'm a bit overwhelmed and there is a learning curve, but I'm thrilled to have this job. For the first time in years, I actually enjoy getting up each day for work.

On the training side, I decided it was time for me to try to ride with people faster than me again. No more riding solo. I found a great group that I can barely keep up with...really I suck wheel the whole ride. However, it's fun and it's making me stronger.

And, what I consider a HUGE comfort zone breaker...I raced a duathlon last weekend. I've always stayed away from races that didn't involve swimming (my only strength), but a bunch of my new friends were doing it, so I reluctantly signed up. It was hot and painful but I won my age group, and even better...in my first race since hip surgery, the hip was pain free. Yay!

This weekend I'm headed down to the Bayou to race...should be an experience.