I grew up with my nose in a book, developing a love for word craft of all sorts as I read. I’ve worked as an educator (high school teacher and running/triathlon coach), freelance writer, editor, and content strategist. Here, in Enjoying the Journey: Observations on the Fit Life, I’m exploring and sharing what an adventurous, healthy, and joyous life can be.
I came to fitness as a way to cope with family life, stress, and weight management and fell in love with long-distance running. My coach suggested keeping a training diary as a way to connect with other athletes, so I started a blog. When my kids flew the nest, I went back to work full time–landing my dream job, serving as editor in chief of a local fitness magazine. When I left the 9-to-5 life, Enjoying the Journey was waiting. I picked up my blog and began exploring the pleasures (and challenges) of living a healthy, active lifestyle.
To fully live life’s journey, I believe you have to take on things that spark a certain level of “oh, crap; what have I done?” That fear in the pit of the stomach and love of challenge have led me to wonderful adventures: trying a 100-mile trail race, completing an Ironman triathlon, taking up boxing, and jumping into public speaking.
Who knows where life will lead next? And won’t getting there be wonderful?
I live in Austin, Texas, where you can find me working out with friends, eating good food, and still reading anything I can get my hands on.
A Look at Leah Fisher Nyfeler
“Scrambling Up the Career Jungle Gym with Leah Fisher Nyfeler,” Faces of Freelance Austin
“Media Minds: Leah Nyfeler,” Red Fan Communications
Listen to Your Mother, Austin 2015 cast
Reach out with opportunities in writing, editing, strategizing, and working social media.
I enjoy speaking about my journey, adventures, and skills, too.