A list of great things that happened to me today to distract me from dwelling on the bad:

- This may sounds like the smallest thing, but this morning at the coffee shop someone slid the door open for me and let me go before them in the line. And in the hustle bustle of this world that doesn’t happen very often and it made me happy. 

- One of my students happily sat and rode (with my support) a two wheeler bike today. No more trike for her! And when I told her Mum, she started to cry. Moments like this when I help kids achieve what their parents thought was impossible are why I do my job. 

- Delicious coffee delivered to me by a friend at morning tea. 

- Two people complimented me on the versatility of my hair and the fact that it “always looks good” no matter what I do with it. Thank youuuu I appreciate the compliment on a day when my hair was in dire need of a wash and style. 

- Raisin toast. Need I say more?

- I’m making some pretty massive life decisions at the moment. And it is scary, so scary. But it feels so right and I am so excited by it. 

- Training tonight was killer and exactly what I needed to try and get the grump of the day our of my life. And then 2 people complimented my legs. OH THANKS RUNNING MY MUSCLES ARE COMING BACK HOLLA!

Anonymous said: I don't know what it is about your smile, but you just radiate such incredible light and love! I love your selfies on my dashboard! I don't really follow fitblr type blogs, but I randomly found you a while ago and I just don't think I could ever unfollow you. You make the world a better place! Thanks! x

In other news, this is one of the most delightful things anyone has ever said to me!

Another 20 straight minutes running on the treadmill!

But sometimes amongst the hype of how far I’ve come since surgery I have to remind myself that there is more than just the time spent pounding the pavement. Running is not all happy smiles. Running is pain and grit and determination. Running is 20 minutes on the treadmill for 30 on the foam roller. Running is pain. Running is hard work. Running is dedication. Running is ugly pain faces. Running is silent swear words in the stretch area of the gym. Running is endorphins. Running is what makes me sane. Running is worth it.

Another 20 straight minutes running on the treadmill!

But sometimes amongst the hype of how far I’ve come since surgery I have to remind myself that there is more than just the time spent pounding the pavement. Running is not all happy smiles. Running is pain and grit and determination. Running is 20 minutes on the treadmill for 30 on the foam roller. Running is pain. Running is hard work. Running is dedication. Running is ugly pain faces. Running is silent swear words in the stretch area of the gym. Running is endorphins. Running is what makes me sane. Running is worth it.

I RAN FOR TWENTY STRAIGHT MINUTES!!!! WITHOUT STOPPING!!! It has been SO long since that has happened. SO LONG!!!!! And I got beautiful new running shoes and I finally bought my way to go on losing weight now buy some pants to run in that don’t fall down pants. A+ life today, team!

I RAN FOR TWENTY STRAIGHT MINUTES!!!! WITHOUT STOPPING!!! It has been SO long since that has happened. SO LONG!!!!! And I got beautiful new running shoes and I finally bought my way to go on losing weight now buy some pants to run in that don’t fall down pants. A+ life today, team!

Happy Christmas in July!!

Happy Christmas in July!!

I would just like to live one day where I didn’t worry about my weight or appearance.

Just one. This is exhausting.

What did I do at training tonight? 

Oh you know, amongst other things I just casually pushed my 65kg personal trainer across the carpeted gym floor. Numerous times. So much pain.

What did I do at training tonight?

Oh you know, amongst other things I just casually pushed my 65kg personal trainer across the carpeted gym floor. Numerous times. So much pain.

Massive hi 5 for 5 successful sets of 5 minute running intervals!! Split with 1 minute walking intervals. 

25 total minutes running! As if jellyfish! No knee pain while running or directly afterwards! Now we cross all our fingers and toes that I have no pain in the next 24 hours. If I’m pain free I get to do a twenty minute straight run on the treadmill on Tuesday. 

Next concern? Do I have the cardio fitness to run for 20 straight minutes? Debatable.

Massive hi 5 for 5 successful sets of 5 minute running intervals!! Split with 1 minute walking intervals.

25 total minutes running! As if jellyfish! No knee pain while running or directly afterwards! Now we cross all our fingers and toes that I have no pain in the next 24 hours. If I’m pain free I get to do a twenty minute straight run on the treadmill on Tuesday.

Next concern? Do I have the cardio fitness to run for 20 straight minutes? Debatable.

I was tagged by aheartofiron in the six selfie thingomebob and thought why not! While these aren’t all selfies they are things in recent times that have made me happy, proud or to feel like a complete badass so.

1. Successfully undergoing knee surgery and coming out the other side a stronger and more positive person
2. The best ice cream I have eaten this year.
3. A good hair/face/life day.
4. Running outside for the first time since surgery with zero pain
5. Deadlifting 90kg for 3 reps with “perfect form”
6. Winning the 8 week challenge after everything I’ve been through this year.

Anddd (only if they feel like it) I’m tagging fromthebackofthepack gettingamyright lachicakika hidingupmysleeve and btnursey who are all motivators, and general badasses at life!

Check out my ninja knee! I’m not taped because things are bad, but just because it provide me extra support. Physio is beyond happy with my progress and called my squat depth impressive, Holla! This week I get to run 5 lots of 5minute running intervals and if that goes ok I can run for TWENTY MINUTES STRAIGHT! Excitement central!

Check out my ninja knee! I’m not taped because things are bad, but just because it provide me extra support. Physio is beyond happy with my progress and called my squat depth impressive, Holla! This week I get to run 5 lots of 5minute running intervals and if that goes ok I can run for TWENTY MINUTES STRAIGHT! Excitement central!