Visit Melbourne

Coffee date, because…

We have so much to catch up on!

Despite it’s score on Rotten Tomatoes, I watched this on Netflix and really enjoyed it. I might wait a few months and read the book. 

It helps that am obsessed with Leslie Mann.

Also, Olivia Wilde on Colbert is so close to perfection.

Late to the game but I’ve been admiring this lady’s hair lately.

Heading to the Robert Gordon Factory Outlet Thursday. Sale time!

Currently reading The War on Art. It seems I will re-read it for the rest of my life.

Oh, Hello on Broadway is on Netflix. YASSSS!

Are you a Catan fan? Follow this FB page. The more you read the better they get.

I need to find the time to watch all of these. 

Song Exploder: a podcast breaking down the song writing process with the songwriter. Start with the Weezer episode, continue at your own will.

The best article I’ve ever read on hair. Ditto, Leandra. Ditto.

I still can’t get enough of this song. So sue me.

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Photo Journal: Hong Kong

Hong Kong is different than anywhere else I’ve ever been. It’s gritty and rundown yet modern and trendy. It’s artsy and dreamy yet practical and tough. All of these characteristics aren’t spread across different areas of the map, like most cities. They seem to live in harmony throughout every corner and alley Hong Kong.

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New York City

Photo Journal: New York City

New York City

New York City

“It’s so cold out right now, they’re saying we need to stay in doors”, Tiffany texted me last week, a warning message filled with obvious exaggeration. The next day it “felt like summer” and now snow is taking over the city and all of it’s inhabitants Instagram feed.

Does Tiffany update me about the weather in New York City every morning? Yes, she does but it’s only in the lead up to my arrival come end of March.

It won’t be hot and sweaty like last August, when I took the photos below. It will be cold, grey and wet –  like January 2014 when I swear I got frostbite on my big toes.

But I’ll seriously take New York City anyway I can get it.

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Marathon

The Great Ocean Road Marathon 2016

I did it guys! I can finally cross out Run a Full Marathon from my General Life To-Do list.

Another big, sweaty, congratulations to the runners who took part in last weekend’s Great Ocean Road Marathon!

I was 21 when I first signed up to participate in a marathon. As a NYC inhabitant at the time I  signed up for the San Diego Marathon. Of course. I was young and naive and didn’t really know anything about the world, let alone anything about long distance running. I backed out of the race within a few months of training.

Fast forward to 2015: I had 4 half marathons under my belt and a husband that was willing to commit to being my Running Coach. Jack’s only qualification for being my running coach was that he felt comfortable telling me what to do and he’d know if I was lying about it. Half the battle with running is mental and excuses can creep in like parmesan on a carbonara.

I really couldn’t have done it without Jack making the planning of all it so easy. All I had to think about was running. Jack booked my spot, the accommodation, found me a running plan, made sure I had my bib and that I got to the start line.

He also met me at the 40k mark when I thought I was going to die and my legs were no longer obeying my outrageous demands to keep going. He snail paced the last 4k with me and I collapsed into his arms just after crossing the finish line. It really makes me appreciate this whole partnership thing. Life is so much easier when you have someone not only rooting for you but helping you.

I also need to mention the legend standing at the 30k mark with a bowl of (only!) red snake gummies who let me take handfuls and stuff them in my bra for later use. I was not prepared with a tiny back pack full of supplies like most of the other runners, and those sweaty, little, delicious snakes really did get help me make it over the finish line.

On to the next!

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