The one where I entered the normal people world and it was awesome

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??Β I also have entered the normal people world again and have a bed, furniture and even Internet. It feels pretty great πŸ™‚ Say hello to the armchair I dragged several blocks to my place and was TOTALLY worth it and super comfy to study in:

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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.Β 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, myΒ 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 πŸ˜‰ ).

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 πŸ™‚

And the stylin’ post run hair.

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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 runΒ though so that was awesome.

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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.

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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

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(From here)

 

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:

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He is the sweetest and organised an incredible gift certificate to a spa in Sydney so I can go pamper myself- what a guy 😍

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And this is the blanket I sent to him by his fave artist, Alex Grey:

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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!Β 

How long have you been with your significant other? Do you have anniversary traditions?Β 

What foods give you a stitch before running?Β 

 

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16 Responses to The one where I entered the normal people world and it was awesome

  1. “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.” <–This really resonated with me today. I had a tough run last night but I upped my pace in a way I didn't think was possible. Now I know for sure that it is and that I can do it again! Happy anniversary! My hubby and I have our 5th wedding anniversary coming up next month. Hard to believe!

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    • Awww I’m so happy to hear that! That is such a great feeling right?? Good on you for upping the anti! I’m sure next time it will feel easier (well maybe not but you will know you can do it even if it feels horrible anyway!) πŸ™‚ Wow five years, how exiting! Have a great day girl! πŸ™‚

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  2. Jessica @ VEGGIE RUNNING MOMMA says:

    haha. Glad to see you’ve been good and as joyful as ever πŸ™‚ eating lollies, yoga, and Skype dates. awe. Happy Anniversary to you two.! and hopefully many more. Sounds like a keeper with that spa day for you πŸ˜‰
    My hubby and I have been together 4 years. We started dating on my birthday.!
    One awesome thing that happened this week.. I get two days off.! technically hasn’t happened yet, but it’s what I’m most excited about πŸ™‚
    Missed you girly. glad you have internet again. Hopefully more blogging again.!

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    • Thanks girl! Yeah that pretty much sums up my life! Thanks so much! I was super excited about it πŸ™‚ Wow that’s so cool that you started dating on your birthday! Definitely a good omen πŸ™‚
      Two days off! You SO deserve it girl, you work sooo hard! I bet Malia will be thrilled, so cute how you said last time she wouldn’t let you out of her sight! Missed you too girl! Absolutely, I now have the internet at my fingertips again so I am more than ready to let the blogging obsession once again take hold haha πŸ™‚

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  3. Congrats on the one year!! I think Douglas and I are at about a year and half?? We don’t really have a proper starting day though! We’re just about to start on the long distance thing also, I don’t suppose you have any tips?? πŸ˜› Not something I’m looking forward to haha.
    Also impressed about the planking. I. Cannot. Plank. Ever. In gym class when we have to plank I usually just lie on my tummy and take a break hahah

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    • Aw how exciting that you guys have been together that long! Hmmm…. I actually have a post kinda drafted about long distance stuff…. But in a nutshell- skype every day! I missed Curtis so much when I didn’t have Internet recently!
      Hahaha that is super cute about the planking- love it πŸ™‚ they sure do burn!

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  4. Pa says:

    Congrats to you & Curtis on your anniversary well done ! Coincidentally realised that your mother & I met in July twenty-eight years ago ! Event of the week is the arrival of carpet- warm fuzzies rule okay. Planks are over for now. Enjoy the countdown to reunion precious- nice to nest. 😘

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    • Wow that’s very cool daddy! And not long after, you guys started on the mission of furnishing the house that is soon to be completed after all this time! Wooh! 😍 thanks daddy, it is very exciting indeed!

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  5. Happy anniversary! And I love the apple core picture- so funny. I usually can’t eat nuts before running but I think that’s mostly it…(although I’ve had things like ice cream, cake, etc. just before running and that’s never worked out well haha!)

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    • Thanks girl! Absolutely, I feel like fats are hard to digest and running does not like that! Too much of anything is not nice before running either though haha. Hope you’re having an awesome day Liv!

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  6. LOL – welcome to adulthood. I like you even more now that you mentioned coffee maker among one of your adult possessions! I am always soooo stiff when I practice yoga in the AM. I prefer to run first and yoga second though – feel like the run warms me up and then yoga stretches me out! I’ve been married to my husband for almost 10 years – we got married when I was 22, so we were young! We like to go away on a little weekend getaway for our anniversary πŸ™‚

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    • Haha another coffee lover, yay! It sure did make me feel grown up and fancy πŸ™‚ I definitely agree, I much prefer running before yoga too! I don’t run every day though and that’s when I really notice how stuff I am in my yoga practice, eek! That is young, wow ten years is a big anniversary too! How lovely for you πŸ™‚ living the dream πŸ™‚

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  7. What a thoughtful gift for your anniversary!! My husband and I don’t exchange gifts anymore on our wedding anniversary, but we do exchange cards and one year we got each other the same card! We’ve been together 25 years now – married almost 23. Time sure flies!
    I considered myself a “real adult” when we bought the first couch and TV for our apartment. We have never owned a coffee maker – other than me drinking iced coffee, we don’t drink it!
    Curtis will be there so soon! That’s exciting!!

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    • Wow 25 years! That’s awesome!!! That is too cute that you got each other the same card πŸ™‚ I am a big fan of giving cards! The first couch and tv are def grown up type purchases- I’m not quite there yet! πŸ˜‰ Curtis told me once that as long as he has a coffee maker he will be happy- so I felt I really should get onto that! I’m obsessed with coffee though so it was more than fine by me πŸ™‚
      Yeah it’s soooooo soon now! I am just beyond excited about it πŸ™‚ in some ways it feels like not that long ago that I was blogging about getting on the plane to leave Canada- time sure does fly! πŸ™‚

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  8. Happy Anniversary!

    Haha, having a coffee maker does totally make you an adult, especially when you start using it to make fancy coffees.

    I am trying to do a plank every day, but my core sucks!

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    • Yay fo planking every day! A plank a day… Keeps the core nice and strong πŸ˜‰ I don’t know if my coffee maker does fancy coffees, that sounds awesome though!!!! Have a great day Dannii! πŸ™‚

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