Life and Running

I have basically been taking November (and now December) off from serious training, and it’s funny how things have filled that time.

For one, I have truly been enjoying the short road runs. I’ve even been heading back to Town Lake trail, which was something I’d avoided for a couple of years because I was so sick of it. Having no schedule hanging over my head has been sweet.

This week, when I was sick, I didn’t really worry about it.

It’s funny how life moves back to fill up the space that not training so much has left. I’m so excited–we’re buying a house. This will be our next home, one we remodel (it’s over off East 32 Street), and we won’t move in until our son is out of high school (he’s a freshman right now). Until then, we’ll lease it out and my job will be managing that.

My friends are very important and it’s nice to be able to focus more on them. This December is a big month for one, and I am so thankful that I can put some love and time and help her direction.

I am even getting things around the house whipped into shape. Now, if I can just avoid the Christmas holiday madness, I’ll be set.  You know how Cathy said Thanksgiving was one of her least favorite holidays? Well, I confess that Christmas is one of mine (Valentine’s Day is probably my all-time least favorite)…and by Christmas, I mean the modern commercial season. Too much to do, wasteful spending, 5,000 activities to juggle, decorating, all that stuff.

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Published by Leah Nyfeler

I'm a writer, editor, runner, and adventurer who is always looking for the next new story, exciting adventure, and good meal/book/movie. My focus is on helping people find their best, healthiest self through sharing what I know and how I've come to learn it. In addition to my blog "Enjoying the Journey: Observations on the Fit Life" at, my articles have appeared in a variety of print and online magazines. You can hear me as part of the 2015 Austin cast of Listen To Your Mother.

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