Do one thing a day that scares you. ~The lululemon manifesto
Well...go ahead and tell me! What is it that scares you??
For me, it was running. I love yoga; I love dance...but running? It’s never been easy, and definitely never been fun. So when my friend and coworker, Lauralea, asked me to join her in running a half marathon this fall, I thought I would never survive running 2 miles. In fact, I flat out told her I was scared and that I wasn’t sure I could do it.
Here I am, three weeks into training and I am so happy to report that not only did I run those two miles, but on the first day of training I ran three miles. I’ve been successfully keeping up with our half marathon training schedule ever since! 7 miles last weekend, and headed into 9 miles next weekend.
What’s the benefit to doing something that scares you? You show yourself you are stronger than you think you are. You leave the experience so empowered, inspired, and in awe of your own strength. You exceed your own expectations for yourself.
Do not let your fears dictate what you think you are capable of accomplishing. You are incredible and you have yet to discover your own strength.
So tell me again...what is it that scares you?
Go out there and do it! Try it, tackle it, and kick its ass. The experience will change you and inspire you.
One of my running buds, Abby, and I before running along the Hudson at sundown.