Social Challenges: Add this to the list of things I'm not good at

Or I guess you could just call it a fail. It was a busy week at work; I didn't want to spend any extra money; it's not something I'm all that into, apparently. Those are my excuses. 

See how happy we looked after a run earlier this week? That could all change when Eric tries to teach me how to snowboard. 

See how happy we looked after a run earlier this week? That could all change when Eric tries to teach me how to snowboard. 

Going forward, I will be scrapping the "social" category. I've been tossing around the idea of focusing all the challenges on health and wellness  and this just seems to prove my point. I'm going to put some more thought into what I want the weeks to be and I'll let you know what I come up with. Please let me know what you think!

As for social challenges, at the very least, I have renewed my commitment to doing the things I say I'll do. If I make a commitment, I will go. Or else! 

Or else what? Probably I won't have any friends anymore and no one will come to my funeral except my brother and his family, and they won't recognize me because I'll be way older than the last time they saw me.

I really do believe it is important to recognize social fears for what they are: something from inside that makes me afraid, as opposed to something that's truly frightening. I might like to stay home all the time, but I also like to have friends, whether or not they'd come to my funeral. 

In order to have friends, you have to spend time with people. There's a balance there, I'm sure, between spending time with people and staying home.  

When I find it, I'll let you know. And if you have any ideas, please let me know. 

So next week, it's back to exercising. I'm going to sort of duplicate week one, with floor exercises, because the first week of December we're going to Colorado. And it sounds like Eric wants to try to teach me to snow board. I was hoping to spend my time reading but I guess it would be nice to learn to snowboard anyhow since Eric says it's great so I'll give it a shot (run on sentences sometimes help you avoid saying the wrong thing such as I've spent a lot of time thinking about what I'll read and how awesome it would be to spend all day every day reading in front of a fire while Eric snowboarded without me but whatever I'm sure I'll live). 

Snowboarding! I'm going to love it!! Eventually. In the meantime, if I can get some of the pain out of the way by exercising before the torture/lesson begins, I'll do it. Coming up: a post of exercises I'm going to try to do every day for the next week. 

Here's Eric (on the right) snowboarding with his friends waaaay back in '98, before we'd even met, back when I thought snow angels were kinda crazy.  The series:  Personal Social Challenges Day One Group Run Fail!

Here's Eric (on the right) snowboarding with his friends waaaay back in '98, before we'd even met, back when I thought snow angels were kinda crazy. 

The series:

 Personal Social Challenges

Day One

Group Run

Fail!