That time I ran 14kms to mostly pop music and didn’t die…

…from the run OR the music.

I can’t believe it has taken me a week to actually write this post. It was pretty much one of the most exhilarating experiences of my entire life and I have been composing it in my head ever since I did the actual run, but a series of boring events that go something like computer issues and blah blah blah have meant that it has taken me until now to write the damn thing. But you don’t care about that. Actually I’m not sure you even care about this but I’m going to tell you anyway.

What else is a blog for if not for blabbing about something you did that rocked your world?

Ummmm don’t answer that.

So, the run. Well to be honest, I really didn’t think I was going to make it there for awhile.

I decided to do the City to Surf, the big arse 14km run Sydney hosts each year that funnily enough runs form the city to the beach, on an absolute whim. Continue reading

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My so not cool City2Surf Running Playlist

finish lineMy City2Surf playlist, which I put together on Spotify in the end, totally rocked it although I didn’t need the music a lot of the time. The course has bands ever km or so and there are literally people everywhere however it was pretty awesome at some key points along the way. I played the list on shuffle so had no idea what would come on when but someone somewhere in the universe was looking after me that day and rockin’ the perfect tracks at the perfect time.

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Why sign up for a 10k when you can do a 14k instead?

So I’m doing it. I’m getting on board with these health and fitness declarations again and mine is this:on August 10 I’m going to run the 14km City to Surf event in Sydney. Despite the fact that I am yet to even run 10km without stopping I am going to do this and I’m going to do it real good.

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See. Hardly anyone runs the dam thing.

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I’m an individual…just like you.

hipsterOn the weekend Monkey and I returned from 10 days down in Mullumbimby staying with his dad. I’d had a little op and needed some help with childcare while I was recovering hence the visit. Neither of us have family up here so we need to be try and be family for each other in times like this otherwise it is just too hard. So for those of you that don’t know, Mullumbimby is in what I call “Hippie Heartland”. Everyone is all peace, love and mung beans down there. If your clothes aren’t made of cheesecloth and you’ve brushed your hair in the last 2 weeks then you look a bit posh.

I took Monkey down to the park a few times while I was there and had the benefit of meeting a number of local kids. These were their names: River, Leaf, Rain, Zen, Soul and Onyx.
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