My last day in NZ was a blast. I went on a kayaking adventure with my family and it was so much fun. My sis recently graduated from uni with a degree in law and science (she is a smart cookie) and as her graduation present to herself she bought a kayak (we are all a little random in this family 😉 ).
We went to an amazing river/kayaking/water sports place and rented some kayaks so my sis could paddle hers and my mum and dad had one to share while I had my own. We had a family kayak adventure up and down the river, taking in the scenery and getting a good arm workout. Kayaking is no joke guys, my arms were really feeling the burn on the way back up the river.
Post – kayaking involved:
An incredible salad and adorable bunny at the cafe we went to (I twisted my ankle a little bit the day before hence the bandage, don’t worry she will be as good as new in a few days 🙂 ):
The cutest necklaces ever at the boutique next to the cafe:
And pizza on the beach to refuel properly:
So now that I am back in Sydney (get ready for my life to get a whole lot more boring now that I am working and studying again) I am getting excited about what this means for my running:
– Getting my sweat on in a major way. I actually don’t love running in the humidity and I am a bit scared after my heat exhaustion experience the other day so I am trying to look at the positives of really hot Australian weather and focus on how it means my skin will glow like a goddess (haha I wish) because of all the sweating I will be doing during my run. I will also hopefully be motivated to get my run done early in the day because there is no way I am giving myself heat exhaustion again, it is not fun.
– Re-visiting my favorite running spot. The waterfront in Sydney is pretty darn gorgeous and there are so many people always running there and walking their dogs too.
– The abundance of water coolers all over the place. Sydney council people have apparently noticed that it is kindof a little boiling hot here and have accommodated the runners of Sydney with water coolers all over the place. It is very considerate and highly appreciated by me and I’m sure by everyone else who sets foot outside when it is almost 40 degrees C.
– Interval sprints whenever I see the aforementioned water coolers.
-Cross training in the form of waitressing. Walking 20,000 steps in 4 hours is a pretty good leg workout FYI. My arm is quite hairy, sorry about the close-up 🙂
– Getting a tan, oh wait, I have the fairest skin ever so I will put this down only for my bestie who is obsessed with becoming “tanned sexy like a caramel”. Whatever incentive you need to run with me, girl.
Refueling courtesy of my job at the French restaurant. The food they give me after a shift is worth gold to me.
How do you like to refuel after a run? -I actually love milk and cereal after a run (ok, I always love this) but I will never say no to a profiterole like the one above.
Have you ever been kayaking?
What is something you LOVE about running in the area you live in?