Officially on holidays for the next week.. yay! I’ve decided to take a break from exercising during this time to let my body rest 👏🏼 Finished up today with a 6km run and will probably do one more this weekend and that’s it for a few days 😀 I find it really hard to do nothing but I understand it’s important to let my body recover #lchf#lowcarb#weightlossjourney#exercise#runningmumsaustralia#lowcarb#keto
Really wanted to give up and paused so many times to give myself a talking to I probably should've called it an intervals run 🙄😝 but I got it done and happy to tick off 10km, longest run since October 👍😎
I am becoming more at ease on the treadmil and today I am grateful for the mind numbing turning of my legs while trying not to cry watching the end of dumpling. 👸
Some days in midwifery are super hard, last week took everything out of me both physically and mentally. I missed 3 training sessions due to the long hours and exhaustion. Today was my first day back and already my shift was earlier than rostered and of course I finished late. I could of run before work but 4am didnt seem appealing, the feeling of last week still lingering. I opted to skip 1 session, still get something done, with a little balance.
Hopefully tomorrow I might leave work close to on time.
Flying through the week like... ✔️ 6km 🚲 to/from work
✔️5km evening 🏃♂️ ✔️registered for second half ✔️ coaxed friend to register for first fun run
#humpday done right
2 4120 hours ago
The big question of Why was asked to me last week. Why do you run? What is your Why? Everyones Why is different. Whether it be for health, fitness, weight loss or the bling. My Why is my mental health. When I run I am a happier person. All my problems go away. If I start a run sad, upset or angry, by the end of my run I am generally happier. I can solve all my problems just by pounding the footpath. My head clears and the world is such a better place. This has been true throughout my bouts of depression, anxiety and postnatal depression. So while my friends may think my love for running is insane, it really is keeping me sane. Mental health is my Why.
3 5721 hours ago
Sometimes opportunities come that make you realise why you are where you are. I pinch myself that I get to do life with some amazing people and visionaries. For so so many years when I was younger I struggled. Struggled to find purpose, struggled to find joy, struggled to be happy with who I was. Now at almost 42, I’m embracing the opportunities that I know resonate with my PASSION and my PURPOSE. I am here for a reason. 💗 I’m just so excited for what is to come and what impact the opportunities that come might have for others and the future of our children. 💗 #runningmumsaustralia
Early last week around 7am the body of a beautiful young woman was found, brutally raped and murdered, she had tried to walk home the night before 😔 Crimes like these always shake me, I often think while running, don’t run on that path or don’t go too early, wait till light. Well Aya Maasawre was walking along path I run, her accused had gone back to an abandoned house right along that same route I take and he was arrested in a park at the end of said route. It’s an 11km loop I use often, it’s a loop I thought quite safe, nice neighbourhood, built up area, no secluded paths. It’s crazy that we as women have to put so much thought into the simple things like getting home, going for a run, all be cause some men are so violent and disgusting they can’t control themselves. We need change, it’s starts with us, we need more education in our homes and in our schools, our government needs to step up and create change and it needs to happen yesterday
☀️ Stupid longrun in the heat Sunday. 16km done but I felt like a real TWAT for the last 3kms as the heat really got to me. I stopped at every shower between Burns Beach and Mullaloo and still struggled badly.
😐 Lesson learnt.... I need to get out before 7am on hot days like today. Unfortunately this is so hard with kids sometimes, as well as being afraid of naked men jumping out of bushes!
❤️ To the guys who cheered me on as I ran by... you rock! It's so nice to see friendly runners on the paths.
Any tips for recovering from the heat??☀️☀️
❤️ Geez I love parkrun Saturdays!
Today was hot, shirt came off, braid stayed in and there were lots of sweaty hugs and hi5's!
I ran a PB BUT the course registered on my Garmin at 4.85km 😐 Oh well... I was happy that I could keep up a faster pace today.... even with my heart rate reaching 199!!! 💓 (heart explosion of the wrong kind).
How did you guys go at parkrun???
💜 So proud of you guys that were there!! @paul.haines.33 You freakin smashed it, @sharonrosieb you're amazing... I have no idea how you manage so many sessions and run too! @rachiekaye I look forward to chasing you in the weeks to come hun. Hubby did a PB too!!
32 2215 days ago
❤️ One of my goals for 2019 (and all the years following) is for my girls to see Mummy and Daddy being active and being a part of a larger community. .
I am a big cheerleader when I run and I want my girls to see that cheering on and encouraging others is the normal thing to do. Life is not a competition..... I am just happy to be taking part!! ❤️
At every turn today my mind drifts back to you. I hope you know how loved you are Luca and how loved your family is. In the 12 months since we saw you last your Mumma has been brave and strong. She has showed us the depth of love and the depth of despair. Every day she has laced up. She has achieved incredible things with you in her heart. Her body has carried her for thousands of kilometres in your honour. Today I’m not thinking of the tears and heart ache but of the smiles and relief, the hugs we have shared and the journey to each of those finish lines for you Luca 🌸 #runningforluca#runningmumsaustralia#amotherslove#warrior