The Hustle and Bustle

Yes, it’s that time of year again when life just seems to be a mad rush to get a million and one things accomplished in a day.  Not only are we trying to find the perfect gift for family members and friends but our calendars also are filled with celebrations and outings and lots of eating and merriment.  There often is barely time to breathe during this season which seems to start earlier each year while still flying by just as quickly.

I’m convinced that marathon season does not occur in December and January, not because it’s too cold outside, but rather to free us up for squeezing in all these additional activities in place of all the running.  Despite my busy calendar I feel like I am managing fairly well to stay sane.  Exercise is certainly one piece of this and a relaxed five-mile run yesterday breathing in the cool, fresh December air helped to clear my head and relax my body.  I was reminded the other day in church that everything we do in life should be done for the glory of God.  My runs are one way I aim to do so.

My goal during this time of year is not about my mileage count, but rather remembering the true meaning for the Christmas season.  We as a people seem to have forgotten that it’s not about the commercialization around us, but rather the birth of a little baby boy.  I am taking the time (or at least trying) to slow down even when I’m running, to smile at complete strangers, and to say my prayers and blessings for the goodness that has been brought upon all of us.

About mileoneandcounting

I'm a young professional living in the Washington, DC area. Since moving here in 2007 I have honed a passion for running and fitness. Growing up I played soccer and softball (and tested track & field for one year). After college I ran a few 5K races, but running was really only a means to staying in shape for me. Never in my wildest imagination had I thought I'd ever run a marathon, let alone three. Nor did I think I'd get the running bug after doing so, but I'll admit I'm hooked! Over the years my blog has grown into so much more than a running blog though. Sometimes I have deep thoughts. Other times I'm simply sharing a training story or a review of a product. Here's the place where you'll learn about me through my many adventures--even I enjoy going back to re-read some posts from time to time. I've also been able to hone my love for health and wellness through my business called IDLife which stands for Individually Designed Life. I'd love to help inspire you to live your best life yet so please don't hesitate to reach out to me and may my words resonate with you. See you on the trails...
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