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#ygkChallenge: Challenge Yourself

challenge yourselfWelcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and personal invitation to join us in completing a small but meaningful achievement. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston a slightly better place to live, work and play. And of course, we also hope that you will feel proud of your contribution and achievement.

This week’s challenge encourages you to:

Try something different. This past weekend was the 30th K-Town Triathlon – something I was somewhat oblivious to until 4 years ago when my friends challenged me to join them to train for it.  I had never trained for anything like that in my life – I was not a runner, I didn’t ride my bike for anything but fun, and I hadn’t done any serious swimming since I was a kid.  But, pint in hand, on my 29th birthday, I shook on it.  Six months later, there I was completing the short course of The Kingston Triathlon.  Four triathlons later, I still can’t believe I ever embarked on that journey.  Is there something you never would have imagined yourself doing?  It doesn’t have to be sports related.  It could be anything from painting a picture to taking dance lessons to learning to cook a Thai dish or jumping out of an airplane.  This week, get outside of your comfort zone and challenge yourself to do something completely unexpected.

Sign up and commit to completing this week’s challenge by commenting below with an “I’m in“, “challenge accepted“, “en garde” or something along those lines. Further, help us spread the word via Twitter and Facebook by using the hashtag: #ygkchallenge. As you work towards completing this week’s task, please feel free to lend others a helping hand by providing tips on how you achieved success.

Thanks to WhoIsDhillon for today’s photo.

Ted Hsu for MPP
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Danielle Lennon

Danielle Lennon is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. She was the Editor, Community Event Coordinator and Contributor at-large (2008-2018). She is otherwise employed as a section violinist with the Kingston Symphony, violin teacher, studio musician and cat lover. Learn more about Danielle...

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