So. We are done, thank God, with the organizational challenge. And I think we all learned exactly how far I will go to avoid tidying the Pit of Sauron (conveniently located for orcs everywhere just inside my garage). If you even TRY to make me organize my shoes, my liver is poised to leap up through my throat and smother me as it escapes out my nostril and then bounds away. Considering how much I like all this being alive crap what with the chocolate and the children to be reared and loveliness of daisies and whatnot, we won’t be doing THAT again.
We actually fully planned to go back to a fitness challenge after this one, but some of us are not quite medically ready to be serious about it. Gray and I are hopefully mending, and we are going to do a fitness challenge NEXT, probably involving athletic event training for some us and food based, Animal Vegetable Miracle style Farmer’s market challenge for others.
But for the next five weeks, we thought we’d do something completely different. Literally.
We are ALL going to do something completely different. We are going to step outside our comfort zones. We haven’t decided what to call it yet. “The Challenge Challenge” maybe. I personally like “Mandatory Discomfort…” We don’t quiiiite have it yet.
The overall title is hard because, while quite a few of these challenges WILL relate to fitness, this is going to mean something slightly different for each of us. We’ll be doing things to help us remember who we were before wifeliness and motherhood, or things that help us decide who we want to be, going forward. As always, our goal here is to become healthier, more aware, happier people, in spite of the fact that we are all, every single one of us reading this blog, and yes that means you too, overscheduled and too busy to breathe properly.
For the next five weeks, all five of us will be trying something very, very new that takes us outside our comfort zones. We hope you will start thinking about the different kinds of ruts you have worn in your life, and what you might do to get out of them and begin to make new, more exciting ruts. We even more fervently hope you will sweetly in the comments help us think of a name for this challenge. If you do, there will be a prize! The person who comes up with the name we decide to use will win a signed copy of the ARC of my latest book, Backseat Saints. It won’t even be out until June 8, so you can be the first one your block, etc.
SO put on your thinking caps! Help us out. The winning challenge title will be decided by all five of us.
And put on your thinking caps about how you plan to interpret this challenge…My current comfort zone is the tract of land between my bed and the sofa, so this is going to be considerably easier on me than everyone else. In yer face, ladies.
Official Very Strict Rules: One entry per person. Leave a real email address so we can contact you. Play nicely with others. Don’t run with scissors. Etc.