Facing Your Fears: Ironman

Facing Your Fears: Ironman

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I’m going to have to agree with contender Meredith Kessler here, I consider myself a pretty tough gal, but I get completely creeped out by the water. Don’t get me wrong–I absolutely love open water swimming, but I do not like having my feet touch the bottom and I work to ignore all the creepy things that may brush against me. And of course, I always get stung by jelly fish –in the face–and that freaks me out too but thankfully the sting goes away quickly.
When I was surfing in La Jolla last month, there were tons of Leopard sharks. Sure I heard they were harmless vegetarians, but when you’re coming down on a wave and you see tons of these 2-3ft long sharks swimming around the last thing you want to do is wipe out! And when we all went swimming at night under the beautiful star lit sky, I tried very hard not to think about sharks because of course I know bigger sharks feed in the evening.  I know it sounds silly for a girl who lives by the beach and loves the water, but I know I’m conquering my fears every time I jump in!
Do you readers have any silly or valid fears that you’ve conquered or are trying to conquer?