Proceed with caution, real talk.. First run in over a week! Our success trip was FABULOUS but I love routine!
The last night in Mexico I felt anxious & couldn't sleep. Getting up at 2:30am to check out & be picked up for an hour drive through the streets to the airport where you see policia in trucks with mounted rifles pointing everywhere, rumors & legit news about the drug cartel attacking near tourist sites. No wonder I couldn't sleep! My heart kept racing, my stomach was pissed off...and we had a full day of traveling. I worried I'd have to ask our driver to pull over so I could throw up. Or that I'd have diarrhea on the plane. Anxiety sucks. I prayed, repeated scripture over in my head & even imagined myself running these streets I love so much.
Y'all, we never felt unsafe in Mexico & everyone was so gracious, friendly & helpful. I didn't have to throw up or spend the plane ride in the claustrophobic bathroom. I'm so glad I didn't give into the fears & cancel, or go into a full blown panic attack. I clung to the truths I know.
I came home filled with gratitude, excited to see my boys, jazzed about my health journey & coaching business, slept 10 hours & took that sunrise run I imagined during the midst of the anxiety. Anxiety is hard but it doesn't have to control us. Grasp on to what fills your cup. If you don't know what that is, find it!!