The one with the parental unit coming to ma hood

Get prepared for awesome news: My super beyond adorable Mum and Dad are coming to Sydney in one week!! The parental unit in ma hood???!? I am soooo excited. Get ready to meet the parents guys.

Parentals: I hope you are going to be prepared for your photo op times a million as I plaster you all over the blog πŸ˜‰ This is no time to be shy.

Mummy and Daddy and Genny

This photo always makes me laugh- I was super shy and so for some reason my solution was to make the above attractive face (I am the youngest one, in the middle). My sis was also crazy mad cos I got to wear her headband. Mum and Dad were a teensy bit stressed by the time they took this photo πŸ˜‰


I am really excited for my life to get a wee bit more exciting again rather than the current study/work/study/sleep/repeat. I haven’t explored Sydney as much as I would like to because I really feel obligated to put as much as I possibly can into my MA course, it is pretty much a huge deal to me and also just a teeensy bit expensive πŸ˜‰ Now that it is almost holiday time though, get ready for the party to start!

A few things that I would like to do when the parentals are here:

Walk the Sydney Harbour Bridge (photo from when I ran it with bestie last year):

Sydney Harbour Bridge Run

Go to Pancakes on the Rocks for awesome Sydney pancakes:


And maybe visit the Blue Mountains:Β 

blue mountainsΒ (Image from here)

I also really want to do more running in the holidays, build my running base a little more, get back to yoga every morning and evening, and spend time doing relaxing stuff like binge watching Friends and taking baths and hanging out with bestie every second I possibly can and skype dating my man πŸ™‚ It is gonna be magical.


So, this is what laundry day looks like folks.


I had planned to run on the treadmill so wasn’t too worried about wearing every item of my brightest coloured running gear at the same time, but someone was already on the treadmill in the apartment gym so I took it outside. Under the grey jacket the top is full on fluro/pink/apricot. I am pretty sure that in combination with the sunset I blinded some drivers.

My phone/music also ran out of battery about five minutes into my run, #major running fail today.

I still had an awesome time and it gave me time to think of my two fave running mantras (not exactly running mantras but more like running thoughts) lately:

The desire for running is really the desire for more and more life.


Drink the wild air. This isn’t techniqually related to running but I always enjoy thinking about it while I run.

And one I made up myselfΒ (although my brain probably just absorbed it from somewhere, who knows)

I leave my troubles behind me on the pavement and run towards my dreams.

Let’s be honest though, that is pretty easy to do when my biggest troubles involving counting down the days until I am on a three week holiday from uni πŸ™‚Β And how I am possibly going to get through all the delicious treats bestie is making every day at culinary school.



Don’t worry, I am rising to the challenge.


What is a running mantra you use/something you like to think about while running?Β 

Do you live close to your parentals?Β 

Anyone know any awesome stuff to do in Sydney? – I am still pretty new here so need to pick everyone’s brains about this.

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9 Responses to The one with the parental unit coming to ma hood

  1. Jessica @ VEGGIE RUNNING MOMMA says:

    awe look how darn cute you were.!! (still are) but that’s adorable. and so much fun that you’ll be on break soon and that your parents are coming to visit.! yay πŸ™‚
    My parents live suuper close to me. Like walking distance away, only a couple blocks. so it’s nice to be spoiled from my moms cooking πŸ™‚

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    • Haha thanks! My ‘fro had started growing in a little more when this was taken πŸ˜‰ Yes I am sooooo excited and be prepared for me to stalk your blog multiple times a day, it will be awesome πŸ™‚ That is so nice that you live so close to your parents! Awesome for Malia too! πŸ™‚ Hope you’re having an awesome day girl!

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  2. TechChick says:

    Love the family photo. You can feel the tension πŸ™‚ Also, LOVE that dessert. You know, chocolate, my fav! That’s so great that your parents will be with you soon. Mine live 30 mins away. Not bad at all.

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    • You can totally feel the tension right? Haha. They still had approximately another fifteen years of dealing with their daughters hair accessory issues after that before we moved out so they got more used to it πŸ˜‰ Thirty mins is awesome! Ahh the choc was amazing, I always prefer dark chocolate so I was very impressed with this πŸ™‚ Hope youre having a great day!


  3. Hahaha I love your face in the family picture! I think that’s about how most of our family pictures went down when I was younger.
    My house is less than an hour away from my college, which is fun for getting to see the rest of my family every few weeks or so πŸ™‚

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  4. Pa. says:

    Soooooooooooo Memory Lane Youngest ! Back when life was a lovely new surprise – Daily!

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  5. Daniel says:

    Can you say hi to your parents from me and tell them that there are people out there who appreciate the way they raised you (into the great person that you are)? πŸ™‚ And don’t forget to ask your dad about True Detective and Fargo πŸ™‚


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