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Sometimes things just don’t go to plan. 

27 Aug

It was with a heavy heart that I decided to pull out of my first 10k race. And to say I was disappointed would be an understatement. This was my first 10k and I wanted to do this for myself. 

Lets go back to last Sunday. Hubby was competing in true grit and I gave into that little voice in my head that said I wouldn’t be fit enough for the event and didn’t register. Truth is deep down I know I would have been well able for it but I doubted myself and this is something I have to work on. So I stood on the side lines and supported him. Throughout the day my throat got progressively worse and at one point I thought I was going to pass out. I wanted to curl up and die. By the time I got home I was on fire. I was breaking out in a fever and my skin was hot to touch. I went to bed that night and Monday morning the virus was in full swing. I went to the doctors and he confirmed that I had a viral and a chest infection. I asked him about the 10k and he said just listen to your body. 


So I listened and I didn’t like what I was hearing. My cough got worse and I became breathless. In mind I just kept saying 6 days until race day, you’ll be fine. And that carried on all week. By Friday I knew I couldn’t run it so I thought about walking it. I didn’t want to walk but because I felt like I was letting myself down. But I figured walking was better then nothing. Friday morning I walked to the bus which is only about 10 minutes from my house. It killed me. I couldn’t catch my breath and I needed to sit down. What chance did I have of walking 10k. Even as I sit here tonight, the night before race night a part of me is like you’ll be fine to do it tomorrow. I won’t be – I still can’t breath. 


So what do I do now? I move on. I get myself healthy and strong and I move on. I have signed up to Miss Muddy in September and a few of us from work are going to train together on a Tuesday evening. It’s shitty when things like this happen but it’s a great lesson in learning how to deal with disappointment. In the wise words of my dad, what is for you won’t go by you. Xo

Oh you smoothie you!

2 Jun

So after a friend of mine asked me to blog about my smoothies and share what I put in them, I decided to write this quick guide.
The one thing I noticed about being in Australia is everyone is active and fit. Nothing says this more then a granny running past you. So I decided right time to shed these few extra pounds and get fit.
I’ve always loved smoothies but the price out here is pure robbery so we decided to make our own. So off we headed to kmart and picked ourselves up a smoothie maker for $29 and picked up a mountain of fruit and yogurt and off we went.
So the first one we made was the

inner goddess smoothie

3 handfuls of blueberries
3 apples
3 bananas
450g of vanilla yogurt

fruity fiesta
150mls cranberry juice
150g strawberries
150g blueberries
375g vanilla yogurt

Banana Delight
2 x medium bananas
3 x tsp honey
500g vanilla yogurt

Strawberry Surprise
Bananas x 2
Strawberry x 1 punnet
450g yogurt
100mls of Orange Juice

All these smoothies are tried and tested and delicious. I find them a great way to get my daily intake of fruit and to help keep the sugar cravings at bay. So between these and the box fit classes I’ll be flying 😄

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