“I could be gone in a second without even a trace” – Tom Freud, Collapsible Plans
There is a balance between fear-controlled caution and a complete throwing of caution-to-the-wind. After 12 years working in the ICU and seeing the worse possible outcomes (often despite the best intentions), I’ve had a tendency toward leaning in the direction of fear-controlled side of the scale. I’ve come a long way in learning to let go a little.
Where running is involved, some might accuse me of being too relaxed. I disagree MOST of the time.
I follow some general rules:
- I always run with my phone
- Tell people when I am running
- Take my Epi-pen during bee season
- Wear reflective wear when lighting is marginal
- Keep aware of my surroundings
- Pull my headphones off when listening to traffic is essential
But there are things that I could do better. Take today for example…