Turns out hiking is a dangerous sport. This is the outcome of the killer vine from Thursday’s mountain climbing adventures. I’m bruised, the whole side of my face hurts, blinking is painful and somehow thorns are still coming out of my face even though we have repeatedly thought we had them all out. Fearing I may not make it up a mountain today.

Turns out hiking is a dangerous sport. This is the outcome of the killer vine from Thursday’s mountain climbing adventures. I’m bruised, the whole side of my face hurts, blinking is painful and somehow thorns are still coming out of my face even though we have repeatedly thought we had them all out. Fearing I may not make it up a mountain today.

I present to you our favourite mountain of the week so far! The climb was a bit steeper, the cliffs a bit scarier and the views a bit beautifuler (it’s a word, promise)!

Day three of mountain a day was a big old adventurous success! Let’s summarise the main events:

- when we started walking it was sunny.
- then it got cloudy. Then it got thundery.
- then it started to rain.
- then we thought we were on a circuit track.
- then it started to thunder and torrentially rain so we started to run.
- then we had run about 4km and we reached an unsigned random back road and we realised it wasn’t a circuit track so we turned around.
- then my face walked itself right into a thin vine like branch covered in teeny tiny thorns. The thorns got lodged in my face. So my roomie and I are standing in torrential rain while I panic that I might go blind and she pulls tiny thorns from around my eyelid. (My face is red and starting to bruise but the chemist thinks I’ll be fine)
- THEN I FOUND A LEECH ON ME.
- then the sun came out and the rain slowed and we realised that we are pretty awesome people for finding fun in a pretty hectic situation.
- then our phones got service again and we received dangerous thunderstorm warnings (just a bit late)
- then we had celebratory we survived a thunderstorm in the bush icecreams!!

Early morning mountain climbing this morning! Day two of mountain of the day completed! Up at 5.45 to get up and down the mountain to be at breakfast at 7.30 to be at the beach by 10am. Living the holiday dream!

Casual afternoon mountaineering. The goal is for my roomie and I to climb a mountain a day for the next week. Wish me luck!

Casual afternoon mountaineering. The goal is for my roomie and I to climb a mountain a day for the next week. Wish me luck!

I woke up and felt like running and then I did because it’s holidays and I can do what I want! Just under 5km (I think - bloody watch battery died again) in the hot hot sun. Then I drunk 2 liters of water and a coffee and life was good. 

I have to work on correcting my posture when running to help my shoulder. Focusing on that rather than just running is exhausting for my poor muscles. But hey if it helps me in the long run then it’s worth it, right? Right. Right.

I woke up and felt like running and then I did because it’s holidays and I can do what I want! Just under 5km (I think - bloody watch battery died again) in the hot hot sun. Then I drunk 2 liters of water and a coffee and life was good.

I have to work on correcting my posture when running to help my shoulder. Focusing on that rather than just running is exhausting for my poor muscles. But hey if it helps me in the long run then it’s worth it, right? Right. Right.

What’s upppppp!
- proof that through reasonably radio silence I’ve still been working to better myself.
- my shoulder is getting significantly better which is great and my Physio doesn’t think it is structural. Hooray! All my muscles are incredibly tight still though.
- my Physio clinic got a new massage therapist and they needed someone to try him out without him knowing he was being tried out. So old faithful spend all her life at the Physio over here was asked. So I got a free hour massage which was actually awesome! Killer painful but great and my shoulder is sitting a bit better in its socket now.
- zoooooodles! I introduced my pasta loving housemate to them tonight. She was sceptical but veggies are important you know.
- how fancy fun looking did my dinner end up! Amazing.
- OH! I’m on school holidays which is the greatest thing that has basically ever happened to me.
- I am still seeeeeriously restricted in the gym but was allowed to introduce some upper body exercises back today and that was so amazing.
- I’m potentially allowed to snowboard next week on our semi planned impromptu road trip! CANT EVEN DEAL.

Hello I feel pretty tonight.

Hello I feel pretty tonight.

Someone teach me how not to be the world’s most awkward dater please.

Send help.

I would say this kiddlywink pretty much nailed it! Fun day Friday at school is the best.

I would say this kiddlywink pretty much nailed it! Fun day Friday at school is the best.