So I stepped out of my comfort zone today and met up with someone new to run today. I "know" her via the computer and reading her blog but don't really "know" her.
Meeting up with a new running buddy is stressful... making new friends as an adult is scary! The little fat girl in me worries "will they think Im fat?". The self conscious me worries "will they think Im fake, boring, stupid, not worth being friends with". The runner in me worries "will I be good enough, fast enough, run long enough", "will I hold them back and ruin their run". Will we have things to talk about? Will we like each other?
No wonder its so freaking hard to make new friends as an adult!
I reminded myself that you wont make new running buddies if you don't put yourself out there to begin with.
So I went and so glad I did! It didn't feel awkward like I worried it would. We knocked out 5.5 miles in 55 minutes. It was cold and windy and hilly. But the time flies when you are chatting with someone.
Proud of me for stepping out of my comfort zone :)