Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Embrace what you fear

“Are you crazy? Going for a swim in this cold!”, a friend exclaimed. But I was adamant- I’d told myself I would go for a swim three days after the marathon, and I wasn’t backing out.
When I reached the pool, I began to have second thoughts. It was chilly. Did I really want to do this?
I stuck one foot in the water; then the next. The water was icy cold. I let my body sink into its embrace. Blood rushed to the surface warming me. I felt glorious.
Embrace what you fear, experiences are made of those moments.

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4 comments:

kmckendry said...

I think the more often we challenge our fears, the less afraid we become.

Erin Beyko said...

For me to go for a swim outdoors right now would require chipping through a foot of ice to jump in. Think I'll wait. But good for you Rayna, keeping our promises/commitments to ourselves is often the hardest thing to do.

sue said...

I'm not sure how cold it was, but I know when I plunge in I feel fantastic! It's so invigorating. good on you. Sue

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - I think facing something we fear really can make us stronger and more empowered. Sounds as though you had a wonderful swim!

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