Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Sometimes all you need is a run and a bit of fun

I have a confession: After three-and-a-half months of living in our new town, I'm still kind of battling to settle in.  I just miss so many things about our "old life": Our dear old nanny's toothless grin; the daily driveway chats with our old neighbour; having to dodge the Naval Hill parkrun ostrich every Saturday morning; our peaceful neighbourhood strolls; and waxing lyrical over Woolies Cafe's bestest-estest, freshest juice you've ever tasted.  I really, really miss it all.

And yes, I know all about blooming where you're planted, and keeping sight of the bigger picture - I've just been feeling a bit off lately.  (I bumped into two local ladies on different occasions during the past few weeks, one of whom told me that she cried for seven years straight after moving to Kimberley before feeling at home, and the other for 20 years...  At least I know I'm in good company, right?)

Anyway, I suspect that a week-long hiatus from running also contributed to my new-town-blahs: I caught J Bear's coughing bug at Clarens, and have been coughing instead of running ever since.  Boo.  Until yesterday, that is: I was feeling better and just had to move.  Cue the one thing that never fails to make me feel better: A family run.  

But first, a jumping selfie.
   
It was good.  It always is.  And no, I'm not miraculously settled in and happy in our new town after a single good run, but you know what?  It sure helped.

Family stretching post-run.  Yip, we have a new little runner on our hands...

So for now, here's to staying healthy, to running and to family fun.  We'll get there...!      


6 comments:

  1. I step, no pun intended, at a time. You'll get there.

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    1. Thanks so much, Fathima. You have no idea how much I appreciate it :) .

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  2. Making a new place your home can be difficult, I imagine. I hope it'll get easier over time for you. :) Is this a permanent move?

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    1. Thanks so much, Lisa. Yip, the move is permanent. My husband started a new job at Kimberley's new hospital (he's in IT, not medicine), so we plan on staying here long-term.

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  3. Aww that family selfie is so cute!!! I hope you start to feel more at home soon. Change is hard and I think it's even harder for runners sometimes haha, just one of our many lovely attributes ;).

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    1. I've never thought of it that way, Hailey, but you're right: Us runners generally like to sticking to the old, familiar stuff. We're so weird ;) .

      Thanks so much for the good wishes - I really, really appreciate it!

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