#swissecolorrun #happiest5k #perth  (at Langley Park)

#swissecolorrun #happiest5k #perth (at Langley Park)

Just a few people doing the #swissecolorrun this morning #running #fitness #perth  (at Langley Park)

Just a few people doing the #swissecolorrun this morning #running #fitness #perth (at Langley Park)

SCORE. My local op shop was having a 50% off sale on all recycled clothing.  Witness my new $2 skirt.  Also witness my fail effort at some arty depth of field shots

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who’s sponsored me and made me the third highest fundraiser in the state! Makes my heart swell 💗 #swissecolorrun

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who’s sponsored me and made me the third highest fundraiser in the state! Makes my heart swell 💗 #swissecolorrun

Oh it’s official! #swissecolorrun

Oh it’s official! #swissecolorrun

Remember: As you breathe, so you live; may your breath be full and deep. — *Olivia H. Miller (via amaliciously)

(via fuckyeahyoga)

Just some photos from today: things I love in my house

Love my zebra plant!  But it desperately needs to go in a bigger pot.

Today after work I went and bought some nice (well okay, actually it was cheap) drawing stock from the newsagents.  Love a new pad of paper!  Watch this space for my embarrassing drawing efforts :/

Love my homegrown basil! I know it’s not that big a deal but to me it’s incredible.  It grew!  It didn’t die!

And last of all, love my little resin buddha.  No reason, just love him

Happy Friday x

An easy 4.5km this morning, big pasta dinner tomorrow and then the Color Run on Sunday. As part of my participation in the race, I’m raising funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (official charity of Perth Color Run). This is such a great cause and the Foundation’s main aim is to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. Click here to donate: http://www.everydayhero.com.au/prue_gilfillan

An easy 4.5km this morning, big pasta dinner tomorrow and then the Color Run on Sunday. As part of my participation in the race, I’m raising funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (official charity of Perth Color Run). This is such a great cause and the Foundation’s main aim is to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. Click here to donate: http://www.everydayhero.com.au/prue_gilfillan

Daggiest Valentine’s gifts ever? Penis plant and I Love You mug #valentinesday #love

Daggiest Valentine’s gifts ever? Penis plant and I Love You mug #valentinesday #love

Where to go from here: Beginner Runners

This article had a great deal of relevance for me.  I’ve been running a few months, have my first 5K on Sunday and although I’m comfortably increasing my mileage week by week (never mind the odd roadside spew!) I’m starting to wonder if there’s some science or structure that’s going to assist my progress.

The original article is here.

Where to Go from Here: Building the Miles

So you’ve been running for weeks, maybe several months, and you’ve probably noticed some major changes. Your heart and leg muscles are stronger. Your body has gotten better at moving oxygen to your muscles and taking away the waste products they pump out as you run.

It gets even better from here. Fitness begins to increase dramatically around the tenth week of training and climbs steadily for another two or three months before leveling off. You will probably find this to be the most rewarding period of your new running career, with each week yielding greater achievements than the week before.

Still, be cautious and don’t try to ramp up your mileage too fast. Because your muscles adapt faster than your bones and joints, this is a period when many beginners run into injuries. It is a good idea to level off your distance for a few weeks. Limit your runs to three miles and give your bones and connective tissues a chance to catch up. Then, if you wish, gradually increase your distance.

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I love this guy more than words can express. You came into my life and made everything wonderful #valentinesday #love

I love this guy more than words can express. You came into my life and made everything wonderful #valentinesday #love

Such a beautiful sunrise this morning. I did 5.94km, so close to 6km I should have just run to the end of my street and back to get that last 40m! I also came extremely close to throwing up today; the only reason I didn’t is because I run before breakfast on an empty stomach. Not sure why it happened since I didn’t feel that it was overly strenuous. Maybe not enough water yesterday? Anyway of course my stomach roiled and I was bent over heaving on the only main road section with cars going by. Goodbye dignity!! #running #fitness #sunrise

Such a beautiful sunrise this morning. I did 5.94km, so close to 6km I should have just run to the end of my street and back to get that last 40m! I also came extremely close to throwing up today; the only reason I didn’t is because I run before breakfast on an empty stomach. Not sure why it happened since I didn’t feel that it was overly strenuous. Maybe not enough water yesterday? Anyway of course my stomach roiled and I was bent over heaving on the only main road section with cars going by. Goodbye dignity!! #running #fitness #sunrise

I wonder if I’ll ever get blasé or bored by the sight of my ring.  Never mind my chubby fingers.

I wonder if I’ll ever get blasé or bored by the sight of my ring.  Never mind my chubby fingers.

#perth #summer #sunset #clouds

#perth #summer #sunset #clouds