I’m amazed that it’s January 29. I could have sworn I was fretting about New Years just yesterday, and suddenly we are at the end of January? How did that happen?
I have to admit that it’s been a good month. I’ve been working, but not too much. I’ve be training well. I’ve also had a bit of fun.
For example, this weekend I went to Trapeze Austin with the Coeur d’Alene girls. Erin talked us into the group outing, and I had my doubts about whether I would be able to do anything at all associated with trapeze. More than that, I was certain I would not be able to participate. I have a fear of heights. I don’t like rides or roller coasters or anything that takes me up in the air. I prefer my feet to be planted firmly on the ground, though I make exceptions for cycling. It’s all scary stuff – being high up and not having control. But I did it. I did it quite well actually. And I had a ridiculous amount of fun trying something new and proving myself wrong.
I have two videos of my performance. The first is of my first attempt, which was by no means perfect, but I love the video because I can hear my friends cheering for me. Unfortunately, I had some difficulty getting the first one to load, so I can’t share it with you.
This video is of my second attempt. It’s not perfect in that I let go of my arms a bit late, but it’s pretty darn good, and again, I can hear my friends rooting for me.
It means a great deal to me to have my friends believe in me. I’m so grateful that these girls believed I could do this and rallied behind me until I did.