Tuesday, 25 March 2014

New digs and what not!

Hay ya peeps!  I hope this post finds you all lovin life, being kind to one and other and chasing your own adventures!  I just wanted to do a catch up blog to let you all know what is going on with us, what we have been doing and how life is doing!

So, on Saturday just gone, we officially moved into the house were staying at on the Sunshine Coast! It has been a hectic journey for us for just over a month now with Tegan working and staying at a friends house (thanks so very much Tim and Lisa) Sunday to Tuesday.  I also started my new job the Monday before we moved down and also stayed with Tim and Lisa before moving officially on the weekend!  So....to say the last little while has been hectic isn't far from the truth!  It is so so nice to all be here now together to start our new adventures.  Thus far, our jobs are great, the house is beautiful and we have already started looking for somewhere to buy as we are only in this place for three months.  Were really praying that will all work out as well as the initial move here has.

On the training front I thought I was going to start riding last week, however on the Monday I went out on my new single speed, which I LOVE, and due to the hills and lots of standing up peddling it put too much weight through my foot and aggravated it.....no more riding for the moment.  So, Monday just gone I have done the ridiculous and joined a gym for a month!  The plan hatched from a Podcast where a girl said she was injured and did a heap of her training on an elliptical machine(non impact) to build/maintain her fitness before starting running again.  So, my plan is this.....build up time based training on the elliptical and this cool stair climber machine for four weeks (two weeks longer than physio said I have to be off it...I want to make sure my foot is 100% right) then four weeks actual running before Cooks Tour 50k.  I hope and pray this will work out and that the gym will get me in some decent shape before getting back into running.

Tegs said yesterday that she just loves getting out for a morning run, that it clears her head and sets her in a better place for the day ahead.  I completely agree with this and being here now in the hills it is killing me not being able to enjoy them.  I am really missing my daily routine of getting up early and heading out on a run.  Life however at times throws us curveballs and we just have to roll with the punches.  I have been really trying to remain positive through this journey however it has not always been easy.  As the moments pass though, I do not want to live for the future but in the present and enjoy each day and opportunity I am blessed with.  And I truly am blessed.

So my friends that is a quick catch up on where we are and what is doing.  All else is super, the kids are great and setting in fine.  We are going to surly miss a number of our friends from Bundy and hope we can stay in touch and see  each other regularly.  Thanks for reading everyone, be free, live life, love always and see ya next time.  peace

Friday, 7 March 2014


Above is a picture of what I will be seeing when I look down for the next little while....thoes who know me, know that this would usually make me incredibly sad and depressed....BUT....

I'm happy because...I only have the first stages of a stress fracture and not a full blown break
I'm happy because...I only have to wear this thing for the next couple of weeks
I'm happy because...I get to ride a bike and experience new things until it heals
I'm happy because...I have a beautiful family with new exciting adventures on the horizon
I'm happy because...I start my new job in a week
I'm happy because...in two weeks we are moving to the SUNNY COAST!!!
I'm happy because...I will get to run soon...and with a vengeance
I'm happy because...God has blessed me so very much in every possible way!
I'm happy because...although running is my everything, in the big scheme of things it is just running
I'm happy because...injuries make me realise just how special time outside, running the trails is to me
I'm happy because...I have clothes to wear, food to eat and clean water to drink
I'm happy because...I surround myself with positive, inspiring, beautiful people
I'm happy because...I have made amazing friends through running and simple things like Instagram
I'm happy because...life is too short not to be
I'm happy because...I have taken risks, broken from the mould and the future is mine to decide
I'm happy because...I am not tied to a career
I'm happy because...the sun is shining
I'm happy because...hatin will get me nowhere fast
I'm happy because...I know you have amazing potential, waiting to break free
I'm happy because...of the time I have spent in Bundaberg
I'm happy because...I get to share this with you
I'm happy because...each day I am trying to be better than yesterday
I'm happy because...I'm happy!!!!!
I'm happy because...there is so much negativity in this world, it is nice to have your heart smile!  If you haven't seen the below, watch it, smile, feel good and be happy!  Heck, I got a boot and I'm happy!  Ha!  Love y'all and blog ya soon.  Run on!