I’m officially grown up. That’s right people. I got me a coffee maker which totally qualifies me as a full on adult right?? I also have entered the normal people world again and have a bed, furniture and even Internet. It feels pretty great 🙂 Say hello to the armchair I dragged several blocks to my place and was TOTALLY worth it and super comfy to study in:
Speaking of being grown up, I woke up this morning and rolled out of bed directly onto my yoga mat as is my norm and was as stiff as a board. Apparently the cold means my already minimal flexibility turns into that of a 90 year old with hip issues. I cranked out (literally) a nice little practice regardless as well as a sun-in-my eyelashes run. It was also, less favourably, a stitch in my stomach for the entire 50 minutes run. Ouch.
The upside of this was that it made me think about one of my favourite things to think about during hard runs/hill runs: that every time I push myself up a hard hill with a stitch in my side and wonder why on earth I am doing such a thing, my neural memory pathway thingys get reinforced and more likely to remember that I can do it again next time (I may have only just scraped through my neuoropsych courses 😉 ).
The point is that every single time we overcome something hard in our run, our workout, or in our lives, we become mentally stronger and more resilient the next time we have to deal with a challenge.
So bring on those side stitches I say 🙂
And the stylin’ post run hair.
I also really can’t complain because I did choose to eat half a bag of lollies from bestie before going running… Not my smartest choice ever. The stitch very kindly cleared up for the final three minutes of my run though so that was awesome.
Bestie gave me these lollies randomly the other day…she knows the way to my heart. It was super exciting cos at first I thought it was just the Fruit Salad mix (which was already beyond awesome) and then I turned the package over and it turned out to include Sour Patch Kids aswell. My heart skipped a beat.
Anyway, the moral of the story is, don’t eat a bajillion lollies before your run, it will not feel good, and enjoy those workout challenges cos they are making your mental brain pathways super strong and rockin’.
I also did a little plank workout because
And in other news (I feel like I have a million things I compulsively need to update you guys on!) it was me and Curtis’ one year anniversary yesterday 😍
Flash back to one of our first dates:
He is the sweetest and organised an incredible gift certificate to a spa in Sydney so I can go pamper myself- what a guy 😍
And this is the blanket I sent to him by his fave artist, Alex Grey:
We also had a skype date and I have to say, celebrating long distance styles was pretty awesome! And nine weeks to go until REUNION TIME. Can.not.wait.
What has everyone been up to? I missed you guys! Tell me one awesome thing that happened this week for you!
How long have you been with your significant other? Do you have anniversary traditions?
What foods give you a stitch before running?