Leaving Your Comfort Zone

Every once in awhile, you have to try something new.

Not just new. Something new and exciting and maybe more than a little bit terrifying. But it’s good to do because it pushes you to try new things and see just what you can do with yourself. So in going outside of my comfort zone, this post has nothing to do with embroidery, but does feature a lot of mud.

Pictured: a lot of mud. And maybe some people.

That’s the gang of us after completing a 5k obstacle course called Warrior Dash, in MN. I’ll mention here that I do not run 5k’s. Ever. Normal people who do try 5k’s for the first time usually pick one with less obstacles. And fire. And mud.

Oh, and they don’t usually run them in floofy tutu skirts.

Pictured: a lot of floof. And some skirts. But no mud!

Here’s Danielle and I (our resident crazy digitizer) all prestine and pretty ready to run our race.

aannnd here’s the after….

That’s D and I afterwards with our respective (and crazy) hubbies. Did I mention there was mud?

By the way, I will note that the whole outfit thing started innocently enough. We were all going to wear red/pink. And then D found a crazy 80’s pink floofy prom dress at a thift store. And then she found a red tutu. And then one thing led to another and somehow I was jumping over fire and climbing rope nets in a tutu.

These things happen sometimes.

I suppose as long as you’re trying the whole “new” thing, you might as well add “wearing a tutu while trying to rappel down a giant wall next to a guy dressed as a viking”. Yeah pretty sure I haven’t done that one before.

And you know what? It was awesome. Sometimes, it’s a little thing like trying something you didn’t think you could do, and seeing that actually, you can. And it’s damn fun. And it makes you think…what other crazy things could I try? Maybe even like crazy embroidery things?

Well, the gals at Urban Threads are inspired to try, that’s for sure.

Just maybe this time we’ll skip the tutus.

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9 Responses to “Leaving Your Comfort Zone”

  1. 1
    Shelli says:

    We are doing this this weekend! I can’t wait-it looks so awesome! Great job!

  2. 2
    Astrid says:

    Oh god, this is TOTALLY AWESOME. If there was something like this near me, I could probably be talked into taking part in some exercise.


  3. 3
    Cecily says:

    OMG!! I soooo wanna do this now…I have until May to get into shape so I don’t *die* doing it

  4. 4
    Shae says:

    You guys are awesome!!

  5. 5
    Eileen says:

    So, can we expect a giant-wall-rappelling-Viking-guy-in-a-red-tutu embroidery soon?

  6. 6
    queenmaab says:

    Nice! I’m doing this Aug 13th in NY 🙂 Love the tutu/prom dress! I’m not sure that we’ve come up with a costume yet, though – I think I might need to put in my 2 cents, though…you never know what 5 guys will come up with. Perhaps i should metion tutus… 😉

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    Diana says:

    Just got word that my daughter volunteered the both of us for the Oregon Dash in August. She wasn’t even aware that you guys had participated! I’m much to old to actually participate in this, but my grandson and his friends will be running/jumping/climbing and whatever for their senior class. Can’t wait!!!

  8. 8
    Sara says:

    My husband and I are doing the PlayDirtyAdventure here in Baton Rouge. We both just started a 5k running program, so this should be fun. 🙂

  9. 9
    Andrea says:

    My friend and I did the 2010 Chicago Warrior Dash… It was so much fun! We didn’t run fast, we didn’t run hard, we really didn’t run much at all, but we got great pictures. I wish I could post one of us in the costumes I whipped up for us to “run” in.

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