The alarm went off at 5:45 am to signal our first weekday early morning training run.
Immediately, the psychological immune system kicked into high gear and reminded me of every scary thing that might occur if I proceeded with this run.
It’s still dark.
You can run later.
Where are you shoes anyway?
Maybe you need more rest…
Here’s the thing, I have run in this neighborhood (a suburb in a farming community) for over 5 years. And, I am still here to tell about it.
Well-meaning, the psychological immune system is meant to keep us safe. It has real value when real danger is present. Still, mine can be a bit neurotic at times. It’s a struggle and action is the only cure.
Up, oiled, and out the door I went. And nope, I didn’t die!
I also caught a sunrise which I like to believe is a special gift for the brave who wander outdoors on purpose before the rest of the world is awake. Bonus.
Today, I encourage us both to put fear in its place and live boldly in freedom and victory.
What will you do today that scares you just a little?
Have an amazing day! Be of good courage.