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Teton Dam Marathon Review

On the 2nd of June, I woke up at 4am to make a 3 hour drive to eastern Idaho for the Teton Dam Marathon. I did the 5K.

Did I mention I woke up at 4am to make a 3 hour drive. Yeah, not the best idea for legs to be in PR shape. My leggies were stiff and at 1100 more feet of elevation then at home, it was a slow trot for sure. No PR attempt this trot, that's for sure.

I woke up at 4am (my normal wake up time is 8am - 10am depending on the day) so that early is  painful. I had everything all packed and ready the evening before- brekky, post-race clothes, snacks, and a full tank of gas for the long drive. All I had to do was make coffee and head out. I didn't even brush my teeth before I left. Coffee first.

The drive was nice and not a lot of traffic for a Saturday morning. I don't know the last time I have been to Rexburg, but it was easy to find the race start. I thought the race started at 8am, but that was the 10K. The 5K started at 8:30am and I got there to get my bib at …

Trying Things Outside My Comfort Zone

Moving right along here on the #IAmEmpowered bloggie train thanks to all this great writing prompts from FitApproach / Sweatpink. :-)

Today's bloggie prompt is Try one thing outside of your comfort zone. Maybe it’s trying a new workout or speaking up at work. What’s one thing you can do today to push yourself outside of your comfort zone? “Progress always involves risks. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.” – Frederick Wilcox

I wasn't gonna do this post as pretty much everything is out of my comfort zone lately. Hello, Anxiety!  But I am not gonna flake out on this. I sat on the rowing machine. I mean the rowing machine, you need good form, and my form always sucks since I am so tight. And getting on it really is a full body workout. Its been YEARS since I have been on one. End of 2013 I think. 

And my gym, I am not that comfortable in. But I hopped on and busted out a few minutes. Of course after google'ing Rowing Machine Form 

Have you recently gone outside your comfort zone? What did you do? How did you feel after your completed it?


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