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Jumping In

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Yesterday was a big day for me. Nothing overly exciting happened, and it wasn't anything that anyone else would have noticed. But, for me it was huge because I just put myself so far out of my comfort zone that I am still filled with butterflies this morning.

Thanks to our tax return, I was able to do 2 things that I have been wanting to do for quite some time.

1. I signed up for the marathon!!!!!!! And, I am a complete bundle of nerves and excitement. It's one thing to think about doing a marathon or even to tell people that you're going to do it. It's another to plunk down $100 (nonrefundable) and commit. My trainer is beyond excited and was rattling off everything I need to do to train properly (which immediately made wonder what I was thinking). My husband, who is always supportive, though not always vocal about it, has been very, very vocal and supportive. He's switched completely from "you're crazy" to "you can totally do this". I definitely appreciate it, since I am really feeling crazy and need to hear that I can do this. It's a huge commitment, but I also know that nothing will compare to the feeling of completing it (aside from having my kiddos - nothing will ever outrank that). I'm also pretty confident that I can do it (under all the nerves). I've got 3 months of complete focus, and then I can say I completed a marathon - how cool is that?

2. I also finally ordered the study materials for my ACE personal trainer certification, and I am so excited to get started. I'm so ready to learn more about it and to be able to train people for a living. I normally love the job I have now, but I am burned out right now. The idea of a job I love and can fit around my life sounds amazing. I get a week off next week, so I'm sure my love for my current job will return, but right now - change is looking pretty good. I got an email from ACE and it looks like I can complete the program in 3 months (it's going to be an interesting 3 months).

So, the next 3 months are going to be pretty intense, but I am excited. It's all new and interesting pursuits, and while it is scary to jump into something you only kind of understand, change is good. I'm ready for change.

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