Thursday, January 19, 2012

We went dogsledding. It was neat.

On Monday, I successfully completed my first challenge in Year of the Physical Fitness Challenge.

I know it sounds ridiculous, but I was actually terrified to go dogsledding. As the guides connected the snarling male huskies to the sleds, I could feel the tears brimming in my eyes. I've always been scared of dogs, so knowing that I was going to be driving a team of five animals that could easily rip me apart set me on edge. 

But it was more than that--it was the fear that I was going to do something wrong or lose control. It was the fear that's underpinning all the things that I hope to do this year.

But, predictably, I loved it.

I want to go again.


  1. Good for you for facing a fear! That is something I have always wanted to try to.

    And I bet looking at dog butts didn't help you like them any better. ;)

  2. Thanks! I actually LOVE dogs, which is what makes being afraid of them even weirder. I was attacked a couple of times as a kid. Once we got going I was fine though.