Challenge Is Rewarding

I’m joining Deb’s Wednesday Word link up and reflecting on rewarding.

Deb Runs

“Rewarding” is a word we all know, but I still looked up the definition. I browsed several on-line dictionaries but liked the Google definition best.


When I think of “rewarding” I think of something positive that comes after an effort. 

  • Getting up for an early run and seeing a spectacular sunrise.

Jefferson Memorial Sunrise

  • Hiking up a steep trail and enjoying the view.

Mount Sanitas Trail Head

Mount Sanitas Trail Head (Boulder, CO)

PT Exercises

  • Stepping out of my comfort zone and conquering my fears. 

Park City Newport

♦ Newport Trail (Park City, UT)

  • Training for a race and doing well.

CUCB 2015 Finish

Cherry Blossom (almost) Ten Miler

Mostly, I think doing something challenging is rewarding. 

What do you find rewarding?

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17 Responses to Challenge Is Rewarding

  1. Carla says:

    you nailed it for me as well with the TIME OUT OF THE ZONE OF COMFY.
    theres so much these days I think I CAAAAINT
    and then I DO
    and I really am shocked and stunned and rewarded.

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  2. Marcia says:

    Ahhh! Beautiful rewards! I’ve spent this entire year so far way outside the comfy zone learning to swim. I suppose learning is a reward in and of itself…
    Marcia recently posted…Why Do You Run?My Profile

  3. Challenge can be really rewarding! You’ve had some great races lately 🙂
    Deborah Brooks @ Confessions of a Mother Runner recently posted…Are you Fearless? 261 With Skirt SportsMy Profile

  4. HoHo Runs says:

    Oh, wow. Those moguls look terrifying. My thighs would be on fire! And, that would be rewarding!!
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  5. I love your pictures accompanying all of those great rewarding moments. Those moguls – oh my!

    Thanks for linking up!
    Debbie @ Deb Runs recently posted…Rewarding MomentsMy Profile

  6. It is amazing what can happen when we step out of our comfort zone just a little bit!
    Mary Beth Jackson recently posted…Running Favorites- Questions AnsweredMy Profile

  7. Great post! You really captured what’s rewarding about taking on a challenge and completing it. Oh those moguls!
    Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home recently posted…RewardingMy Profile

  8. Definitely. Love this- I think this is why so many of us get addicted to running and racing!
    Laura @ Mommy Run Fast recently posted…The Boston experienceMy Profile

  9. Kim says:

    I’m learning a lot lately just how rewarding it can be to step outside of our comfort zones!!!
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  10. Carrie Skoll says:

    Yes! This… 1000 times. Conquering a challenge is rewarding.
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  11. steena says:

    I agree with all of that. It’s frustrating when you don’t get the reward of performing well!

  12. I completely agree that doing something challenging is the most rewarding. Do you spend a lot of time on the trails hiking/running? Your photo is gorgeous. I live in Flagstaff and spend a lot of time on trails. 🙂 recently posted…~~ Rewarding ~~My Profile

  13. jill conyers says:

    We’re on the exact same page for what is rewarding. Have an awesome weekend friend XOXO
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