The one with the five mile long run

So apparently my goal in life is to convince my boss and coworkers that I am just not that smart. I turned up to work for the lunch shift even though I took a photo of the roster yesterday and was only scheduled for the dinner shift. Maybe I am just a really hard worker… subconsciously…

Anyway, that is actually awesome because now instead of waitressing which I do love so very much ( πŸ˜‰ ), I get to tell you guys all about every aspect of my life instead. I am winning today.

I then cranked out the below yoga session, and it was just what I needed. I am at the point now where I feel slightly funky if I don’t do a little bit of yoga at least once a day. I think this is because it is not only about the asana for me, it is also the meditation aspect of it which floats my boat so very much. It has been a while since I have done one of Ali Kamenova’s classes, and it felt real good on my hamstrings after running last night.


Speaking of yoga (it is pretty much all I talk about after all), I had the most phenomenal conversation yesterday with this lovely friend about how yoga has become a part of her life:



I forced her to tell me every single detail because what is better than hearing about the way yoga has changed someone’s life in a positive way? She is the loveliest girl and her journey is so inspirational, and she has promised that I can put it into an interview here on the blog so you can all be inspired like I was. Please prepare your eyes for some beyond gorgeous accompanying photos like this one:

image(She is an outstanding photographer and recently visited New Zealand and took the most Β incredible photos that she is going to grace my blog with. Yes, that is my lil ol’ country that I call home, I am quite proud).

After our wonderful talk (you know the kind where you both rant on and on about a mutual passion) I went to uni for my three hour class in which we watched a few therapy demos that were super interesting, we all got pretty excited about it, #therapynerds. I went to uni in my running clothes and used a plastic bag as a handbag (I looked really good okay πŸ˜‰ ) so that I could go running straight afterwards.

Doing my “long” run after my Monday class is now going to become my new thing. After sitting for three hours I am itching to move, and it is cooler at that time of day but there are still zillions of people walking around Sydney so it is very safe.

For my post about coming back from running after an injuryΒ one of the many articles I read said that it is a good idea to cut your long run in half and do that distance as your long run the first week you are back running again. I decided to play it really safe and just do a five mile run, as ten miles was a pretty standard and non-extreme long run distance for me before. Also I could definitely feel my calves burning quite a lot for the last mile of this run so I didn’t want to overdo it at all. It feels slightly hilarious to call five miles my long run but I really enjoyed it and am proud of myself for cranking it out πŸ™‚ Plus running around the Opera house and all around Sydney is pretty beautiful, and listening to Mindy Kaling’s audiobook while running is a great ab workout what with all the LOLing I end up doing. She nails it every time.

Mindy Kaling Running



Have you ever watched the Mindy Project?Β 

What do you visualise when you are running? – Not gonna lie, a regular motivator for me has been pretending I am being chased by a tiger. Seriously, I am pretty sure we could all run a few extra miles if there was a tiger on our butt. After watching the recent Hunger Games movie I was also motivated to pretend I was Katniss running around Panem being the Mockingjay. Please don’t judge me, whatever it takes to do the miles goes, in my expert opinion.

How long was your long run this week? – Five miles, BOOM.


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14 Responses to The one with the five mile long run

  1. babycrowyoga says:

    Loved the Skype date! Makes me feel old tho. When my Aussie guy and I got together it was just texts and super-expensive phone calls. Plus email of course. And we even wrote *real* letters!

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    • Wow long distance would have been so much harder back in the day! We have it easy! Real letters are awesome though, we should do that πŸ™‚ and you guys are married now right so you obviously rocked it! πŸ™‚

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  2. Your Skype date sounds so cute! And I love the Mindy Project. I’m behind because I haven’t had much time recently to watch anything, which makes me that much more excited for when I’ll have time to watch it!

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    • The last time I watched it was on my flight back to NZ, but every time I see it I am just like YES! She is hilarious πŸ™‚ I really look forward to our skype dates, they make it all a lot easier πŸ™‚


  3. Jessica @ VEGGIE RUNNING MOMMA says:

    Gorgeousss picture of your friend doing yoga. wow.!
    I love talks when you just rant and rant.. when two friends get together πŸ™‚
    a tiger. hahaha. and honestly I just visualize a super fast split on my watch. lol and hey.! I started watching the newist hunger games last night.! but I fell asleep :/ at 9:30. hahaha. I’m a party animal clearly

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  4. Cute pic of you and the man πŸ™‚ I have only watched 5 mins of the Mindy Project, then I turned it off. I suppose I should have given it more of a chance than that! I just wasn’t into at the time. I’ve been into a lot of reality TV lately. And those House Hunters shows on HGTV. I watched people buy houses in India and Hawaii today! (OMG, so exciting, right? haha)

    You need to rethink that mindset – 10 miles is FAR and 5 is just as decent. 10 miles especially if you’re not training for anything. Good for you! I think a 6 mile run is ideal actually. My longest this week was this morning at 10 miles. It was a bit miserable with a sore throat 😦

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    • That is exciting, I actually love stuff like that! I would totally watch those shoes! And I def think you’d need to be in the right frame of mind for the mindy project haha.
      You are sooooo right about the five miles! I need to take that to heart!! Thanks so much for putting it back in perspective for me! πŸ™‚
      Hope you’re feeling better soon, that cold of yours is sounding pretty dire! 😦


  5. My husband and I watch movies over skype too when we are spending a lot of time apart. it just feels good to be doing something together.

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  6. Tess says:

    Five miles is a great run. Ten miles is far. Nice job on the five and you’ll get back there super quick.
    I haven’t watched The Mindy Project but I very much want to. I just have to add it to my list of all the great shows out there I’m missing because of everything else i’m doing. πŸ˜‰

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