Wednesday, 15 May 2013


 Tate has his own style, it's a very defined style and if I buy him something he doesn't like he won't wear it!!!
Skinny jeans, purple -tshirts or button up shirts, flat caps or snap backs, hi tops or vans and now sunnies!

Damon on the other hand it normal jeans and normal t-shirts kinda kid, no fancy patterns just plain and simple and his sneakers.

Ethan is still at the point where he will wear whatever I give him!!! I love that!! 

Thursday, 9 May 2013

A little bit about ME!

This is a photo my youngest brother took of me. No one often takes photos of me which is probably why I take a lot of "selfies". I am concentrating really hard on my sons soccer game, probably trying to work out the off side rule!! (Just when I think I understand it BAM I'm confused again!)

Having started Marathon Monday again I thought this would be the ideal time for me to start a before and after. This is the before, and once my Marathon is completed I will do the after! To compare not only my appearance but also the way I am feeling etc.


I weight 12.2kg more than I want to!!! And no I'm not confident enough yet to tell you what I weight now or what my goal weight is. Hopefully this will happen when I have lost a little weight.

When I started my Marathon Training 2 weeks ago I weighed 17.2 kg more than I wanted to!! I have lost 5kg in the first two weeks!! And that makes me want to run more! It is definitely helps motivate me when I'm really just not feeling it!!! 

Stay tuned for the AFTER post and photos in September!! And maybe some progress pictures along the way!!

Tuesday, 7 May 2013


This weekend marked the beginning of our CRAZY winter sports schedule!!
The only way it's going to work is if I have help from my mum and mother in law! 
I just cant be in 3 places at once! 
Ethan's games start at 9.30am - 10.30am
Damon's games start at 10.40am - 11.50am
Tate's games start at 12pm - 1.30pm
So I'm hoping Damon and Ethan can get some Friday night games to thin out my chaotic Sundays

Tate kicked 2 goals!

 Damon plays school footy on Saturdays and kicked 4 goals
and club footy on Sundays and kicked 1 goal

Ethan is much more confident this year and had more touches in
his 1st game this year than he did all of last season!

Monday, 6 May 2013

Marathon Monday

Monday: Rest
Tuesday: 4.8km - Ran 5km
Wednesday: 4.8km - No Run
Thursday: 4.8km - No Run
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Cross Train - Ran 10.5km no Cross Train
Sunday: 11.2km - Ran 11.5km
Total: 24km - Ran 27km

I am pretty happy with this weeks effort considering I was sick Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Thinking I was better, I laced up Saturday morning ready to smash 10km to catch up, I ran 10.5km but holey moley it hurt. It hurt like it's never hurt before. I got a high stitch about 4km in and it stayed the entire rest of my run. My uncle always tells me to "RUN THROUGH THE PAIN" so that is exactly what I did!!

After being sick I decided it wouldn't hurt to add some extra supplements to my diet. This is my latest addition! Can't hurt right??

So let's get Week 3 started now that I am feeling much better.
Monday: Rest
Tuesday: 4.8km
Wednesday: 6.4km
Thursday: 4.8km
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Cross Train
Sunday: 8km
Total: 24km

Tuesday, 30 April 2013


This week it's all about concentrating! 

Tate concentrating on his homework

Damon concentrating on kicking the footy

 Ethan concentrating on the game he's playing on the playstation

Monday, 29 April 2013

Marathon Monday

I survived my the first week! 

Which sounds easy BUT it's week 2 of school holidays here in Adelaide and also the week my older 2 boys are off at their dads. So I have Ethan home with me all alone and that makes it a touch harder to keep him occupied while I run. 

And it's been raining! Now I love running in the rain but Ethan doesn't love sitting in the rain watching me run!! 

Thank goodness for my mum and her treadmill!!!

I have done my 3 week day runs on my mum's treadmill so that Ethan can watch telly while I run! 

Jumping from 4.8km to 9.6km was as hard as it sounded! But I guess I better get used to it as it's only gonna get harder!!! Bring it on I say!!

I feel really good about this week and am still riding high on the excitement of it all.

Monday: Rest
Tuesday: 4.8km - Ran 5km
Wednesday: 4.8km - Ran 5km
Thursday: 4.8km - Ran 5km 
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Cross Train - 20 min Stairs climb
Sunday: 9.6km - Ran 10km
Total: 24km - Ran 25km

Monday: Rest
Tuesday: 4.8km
Wednesday: 4.8km
Thursday: 4.8km
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Cross Train
Sunday: 11.2km
Total: 25.6km

One thing that did bother me was the "not quite whole kilometres", I can't wrap my head around the running 4.8km instead of 5km, so I think I will be rounded them up to the closest half kilometre. 

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Here comes Mother's Day!

So Mother's Day is only 2 weeks away, the boys, my mum and I usually do the Mother's Day Classic but we won't be this year as we have a full day of kids sports! 

Which is kind of a bumma!! 

I thought I would put together a Mother's Day Wishlist, it's not something I would normally do but here are all the lovely things I have been lusting over!

1. SPIbelt Original $29.95

2. Alice Pendant by Koolaman Designs $170.00 + $15 postage

4. BibFOLIO $39.95 + postage

What's on your Wishlist??

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Wordless Wednesday - An afternoon at the Central Markets

The boys and I spent a couple of hours on Friday exploring the Adelaide Central Markets! 

And on the way back to the car they each got to choose 1 thing from the lolly shop!!!

Tuesday, 23 April 2013


Tate loves Sushi, which is very strange because he is such a fussy eater!!

Damon having a little nap, cause Hotdog eating at the Central Markets is so tiring!

Ethan the little superstar!!!! Silver in the U6 boys and Overall best male in Long Jump at Athletics!! Well Done Buddy!!

Monday, 22 April 2013

The return of Marathon Monday!!!!

I am VERY excited to report that I am over my injury and Marathon Monday officially resumes today! 

So here goes:

Monday: Rest
Tuesday: 4.8km
Wednesday 4.8km
Thursday: 4.8km
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Cross Train
Sunday: 9.6km
Total: 24km

I am not sure what the cross training will be each week but it will probably be changed up with Fartlek and Interval training and some Mt Lofty runs or walks.

I also went to Rebel sports on the weekend and had a chat with one of thier helpful staff and now have this fabulous drink to give me a little help! Hopefully the extra magnesium will help my cramp prone legs!

So the official date of the Marathon is Sunday August 25th! Sounds so far but really isn't!!! 

Wish me luck, hopefully this time around I can stay injury free and make it to the finish line!!!!

I am linking up with Running Bloggers for the very first time.
I am hoping i have done my link up properly!!! (If not please let me know!)

Friday, 19 April 2013

Damon's 10th Birthday

In our house 10 is a BIG birthday, you go form one number to two! In Damon's case he wasn't espected to make it through the night when he was 8 weeks old (which was his due date June 1st).

Damon on his due date in the PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit) Those lights must have been bright!

For their 10th birthday they get a party at home and can have 3 friends sleep over. I think the friends sleeping over is the part Damon was most excited about!

Damon is Hawthorn obsessed!!! He lives and breathes Hawthorn, all year round. So I thought it only fitting that his party be Hawks themed!!

He is invited 3 school friends, only 2 could make it and only 1 of those 2 could sleep over so we decided that they could camp out in the backyard which just made Damon even more happy with his party.

Damon told me it was the BEST BIRTHDAY EVER! so that's pretty exciting for me!!

Happy Birthday Damon, I'm so glad your loved your party! Love you to the moon and back!

Thursday, 18 April 2013


You would swear that that iPod was attached to his hand!! Tweens!!! 

Damon celebrated his 10th Birthday! 

Ethan loves to bounce! Using the slide as a launchpad!

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Granma's 80th Party

You might remember last week that I mentioned my granma was turning 80!

My dad bought my little brothers over from New Zealand to surprise everyone! And that they did!!! It's was great!!!

We went out for dinner to the British Workman's Club because my granma loves dancing!!! We had dinner and danced and had a ball.

One of my cousins organised a photo booth so we all had a bit of fun with that and there was a quiz about Granma. I came 2nd but only cause I stole the answers I didn't know from my Uncle, who won! Oh well it was lots of fun! And surprisingly I knew quite a lots of the answers!!

I made my granma's birthday cake which was a bit of a hit!

It was a fun night had by all, especially Granma!!!