Monday, January 2, 2012

Let go of the fear

For some reason the past year and a half or so, I've been afraid to run in the mornings. I would just get all nervous, so much so that I'd just talk myself out of running all together. I don't know why it started, nothing's ever happened to me and I live in a good neighborhood where there are tons of people running all the time. 

This morning when my alarm went off I started getting those thoughts..."I'll just do it later." "What if something happens?" Blah, blah, blah... So, I just said, "Don't think, just do. It'll all be ok." I got dressed and headed out the door. I started out listening to music, but wasn't feeling it after the first mile, so I switched and listened to Elder Holland's talk. I think, what I got most out of the talk was that there is one person in this universe that doesn't want me to succeed. He will make try to make me scared, he will try to make me quit. He doesn't want me to be happy and healthy. He wants me to be miserable, just like him. But, you know what? I'm not going to let him win. It may be hard, but I am strong. 

I have nothing to fear! I can do this.

I get to run by this everyday. :)

Well, I ended up running 3 miles this morning before the sun came up. I felt slow, but that's to be expected. At least I got out there and did it. Today is the first day of many, I can do this! I've been tracking with myfitnesspal and I am LOVING it. The iPhone app has a scanner that you can scan your food's barcode to get the nutrition info. It makes it SOOOO much easier to track. I LOVE it!


Lizzie said...

Whoa... you can scan the barcodes on your food! That is AWESOME! Man, I really need an day. Glad you got out there, always feels so good, doesn't it?

Whitney said...

I'm obsessed with that My Fitness Pal app. Have you tried the free Nike Fitness Club one? Those workouts are awesome!