LG has had a number of little school assignments and projects that have left me unable to keep my gym schedule the way I need to. So I decided I was going to try running again. I set my alarm for 4:30 this a.m. having decided I’d jog/walk for 30 minutes around our cul-de-sac then come on inside and get my day started.
When I got up this morning, all I could think was “It’s still dark outside, what if one of my neighbors thinks I’m some scary person and shoots me down?!?” Then I thought I was being ridiculous. Then I decided that the little voice in my head, who I like to think is God, doesn’t steer me wrong. I held plank a few times, lifted some light weights, and called it a day.
Whether it’s God, my reaction to the news as of late, or even my just not wanting to run, I don’t know. But this morning I decided to pay heed to the voice and exercise some chill – within the confines of my home.
Has the news and all its reports of unarmed folks being gunned down for one reason or another caused you to second guess doing something that perhaps a few months ago wouldn’t have given you any pause at all? Just me?