So today I woke up and felt it. That running itch. FINALLY! It’s been tripping me out, like I don’t think I’ve ever not felt the urge to run, usually I am completely Type A/addictive about it. I think that spraining my ankle for the second time must have really thrown me, and I have been loving yoga so much that I’ve been perfectly happy to roll with that. I wanted to wait until I really felt the itch again before forcing myself to do it when I wasn’t in the right head space. Plus there was also the issue of letting my poor little ankle heal. She is looking and feeling 100% normal now though, so I decided that today was the day to take her out for a spin.
This is where all my dreams came true. If you know me, or if you’ve been reading kiwiyogirunner for a little while, you will know I am OBSESSED with minions. I think they are the cutest things ever and I really really want one in my life. You can imagine my excitement when I randomly saw one just hanging out during my run. I pretty much popped a blood vessel with excitement. I was shy to meet one of my biggest idols ever but I put my shyness aside to take the below picture with him. He even said “banana” to me. I died a little.
If that is not a message from the universe that I am ready to be running again, I don’t know what is.
Some other sights from my run (I am questioning even posting these, as what is the point after the minion photo which is the most awesome thing in the world and I am going to frame and put by my bed?).
The Sydney casino:
And some pretty palm trees with the sunset. It was a really nice time of day to run because it wasn’t as brutally hot as it would have been earlier, and there will still heaps of people out and about.
I decided to wear my Garmin but put a sticker on it so I wouldn’t look at the pace the whole time and be tempted to go faster. This meant that I could see how far I had been afterwards (I planned to only run for as long as it felt okay on my ankle), and also that I got to see this adorableness whenever I looked down:
I am smart, I know.
The run felt really good overall. My unsprained (I am making that a word now okay) ankle actually felt more tired in the beginning because it was probably over-compensating, but after about ten minutes everything felt great. I drowned in my own sweat a little bit because it was super humid but that made me feel hardcore and like I was doing a crazy workout.
When I got back I did Sarah Beth’s Saturday yoga video. I am coming to the end of the weekly 15 minute practices and I have very much enjoyed them- I think she is lovely and I think especially if you are a beginner to yoga this could be a great way to get into a routine of it and also try a variety of different poses and styles. I am excited to get back into doing a lot of different youtube yoga classes again though, as well as my own intuitive practices which I love doing so much. Balcony yoga + my face yoga music + poses that feel particularly good for me personally in that moment = my favourite.
I am so so glad I ran tonight, I feel like this is a prime example of the adventures you can come across if you get out there and give it a go. Running has now brought me more joy than ever before, in the form of a sweaty minion hug. I am a happy happy girl.
Do you like the minions?/Have you seen Despicable Me? –Please say yes because otherwise I will question your sanity.
Did you run today?
What time of the day do you run? – I am still figuring out when will be good for me to run, working late at the restaurant means waking up early is not super appealing, and running in the middle of the day is too hot right now. It is almost autumn though now so we will see.