I have this fear. A fear that someone I just met won’t like me. I am definitely a people pleaser, so knowing that someone doesn’t like me (that I want to like me…) can really bring me down. But since starting to do Make It Happen, I have realized that I need to just go for it. Even in little ways.
After making small talk before a work meeting, I found out that my new coworker E is a runner! So I took a chance, and asked her if she’d be willing to take a run with a slow-poke like me and she said yes!! I know it sounds silly, but I was nervous that she wouldn’t. (I have had that happen before.)
We went for an easy 3 mile run Sunday morning after church on a trail near her place. It was cloudy, but 60* out and it was awesome. I haven’t really run in about four months, and it felt so good to get into it again. And huzzah for accountability!! We both agreed that if left to our own devices we would never get off our butts, so we’re going to start working out together during the week. Plus, now I know where a great running trail is here, bonus!
Sometimes it is the little things, like knowing the person next to you is still running so you should keep running too. I am so excited to start getting back into shape!