1. Spin Class.
I love the idea of taking a class that will melt the fat off the backs of my legs. My fear is that I will get so winded and tired in one of those classes that I will have to stop and everyone will yell at me!
2. Riding a Bike.
This one probably sounds a bit bizarre. I never really learned to ride as a child so I’m not as comfortable with the basic concept as most. Also, I know how much I despise bicyclists as a driver and reasonably fear that some ME will mow me over.
3. Running in Shorts.
After years of having underwear and the occasional pair (which I just Freudianly typed as “PEAR”!) of shorts swallowed up by my ass, I am a card-carrying shorts avoider. The least attractive part of my body is the jiggly, dimply back of my legs and butt. Not being a Shauna-hater, just being honest. This area of my body has changed dramatically in the last month so I think that casual shorts are definitely going to be in my wardrobe this summer. Running (IMPACT) in them? That’s going to take awhile…
4. Running groups/clubs
I’m really loving the idea of having running buddies. I would love to meet some of the other Bay Area fitness bloggers (hi guys!) and workout with them. I am clearly not at that level. As far as running clubs or groups like the Lululemon Wednesday night group – what if I’m too slow?! What if I feel like I have to quit! What if??? This one is within my reach. As soon as I finish the C25K, I am going to do the 3 mile run with the Lulu folks. If I don’t like it, I can run to my car and never do it again!
* * * I’m struggling to come up with things! This list would have been SO much longer a month ago! Thinking…. * * *
Yep. I think that’s it!
Any suggestions for conquering these fears? Anyone done these things for the first time without being abducted by aliens, probed and fed to a mean chimp?