I love love love trying new things! I find it exciting and an important part of living a fulfilled life. For me that works; I’ve always been a daring kid, searching for the next thrill. A big reason why I spent so much of my youth sailing every summer. Getting to control a moving boat, before ever having a license to drive was thrilling and the weather’s always changing, having to adapt. I loved the thrill and rush of sailing in big wind.
I felt like a kid again this past weekend. One of my very good friends asked if I wanted to do a mud run with her. If I can, I will always say yes to new opportunities. I’ve never run in a mud run. It was amazing! Also soo much muddier than I was expecting, I crawled through deep mud pits, that sucked me in if I stopped moving. The mud was heavy and stuck to every crevice of my body, it made running had with an extra 5 pounds of mud stuck to each shoe. I loved it! What I loved the most was our team spirit, 7 ladies plus 4 (we divided a little) who did not all know each other sticking by one another and getting through the 16 obstacles in 6 km together. Helping at every opportunity, no one felt they had to do any thing alone. Amazing girl power I felt right there. I highly recommend obstacle racing with a team, I would do it again in a heart beat, just to feel that support and encouragement again.
The mud run was at Wilderness Tours on the Ottawa River, so we took advantage of where we were and went white water rafting the next day. Also something new to me. I’ve been once before, but not in big flowing spring water. It was intense, we laughed our whole way down the river and got to swim in the rapids, by choice! We knew of the risk of our raft flipping, but it never happened. Just go with the flow!
Trying new food can bring the joy to cooking. I really like to walk through the grocery store and once a month pick out a fruit or vegetable I’ve never tried before and than research how to prepare it. It makes eating more exciting. The new vegetable for me last month was celery heart or root. I peeled, chopped, and roasted it in the oven. It turned out great, I’ll do it again and have a new vegetable to add to my repertoire. We actually ate it like finger food at a girls night.
Just to give you another example. My dinner last night was almost entirely of food I had never tried this time last year. I roasted spaghetti squash and bok choy, in a bowl I added the not so new stuff tomato sauce and sauteed mushrooms and onions. It was a very satisfying and healthy veggie dinner.
What’s some new food you’ve tried, or maybe want to try? Write in the comments. Have you ever made your own mayonnaise? The recipe is in my ebook: 7 Super Food Recipes Made with a Blender. Click the photo below to get it.