High Five Friday #54

It’s Friday the 13th!

It’s not unlucky for me, so let’s dive right into High Five Friday!

With Easter over and done with, I can proudly say I did not eat any chocolate eggs.

In a few days’ time, I will rock out a personal best at the Australian Running Festival in Canberra.

My Fridays for the last few months have been spent running long distances, so it will be nice to have a relaxing Friday for once before my big event.

March Hero Image

With family visiting from oversea’s, we had a few adventures out in the park.

One of these’s adventures was out to Lake Wartook.  It was such a calm day and not a soul about. The kids had a great time throwing rocks and sticks from the embankment.

Where’s it At is a monthly themed post that I have now combined with High Five Friday. It’s a collection of random words, that best describe the ins and outs of that month.

Five Random Words


Kayla’s watermelon poncho is finished.  She loves it.  It was such a simple pattern, that I look forward to making another one but in a different colour.

In the meantime, I’m still powering through my 365 training blanket.  I’m nearing the end of October.  At this rate, I’ll be finished by hopefully May.


After Canberra, I have no other race plans.  I’m so unsure of what I want to accomplish next.  Do I want to aim for a 5k pb, or a 10k? Do I want to do another trail event?

I will decide what, after Canberra.  Right now my focus is that PB.


I’ve been trying to start my mornings with healthy habits.  Instead of jumping on to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, I instead spend time reading and listening to podcasts.

While some mornings I just want to phaff around, I want to set my day up with positivity and do something that I love.

My challenge for you is for you to do something positive in the morning.  Something that will make you grow as a person.


My 2nd round of the Whole Life Challenge is officially over.  It was exactly what I needed to get me ready for Canberra.

Gluten is not my friend. The belly hangover I get when I consume it is just not worth it.

I have found alternatives, like pulse pasta (made from chickpeas, beans etc), just don’t overcook it, goes mushy.


I’ve had family visit me this last month, and I got a bit crazy with photo taking.  Like maybe over 800 shots!

So I have lots of photo processing to do.

Five Links

.1. How to pack your mandatory gear

Training for a long-distance event that requires you to pack mandatory gear.  This post by the Locker Room will have you sorted.

Whether you are running UTA or another event, this post will have your pack sorted the right way.

.2. Squat Right

I love Nia Shanks, she has a no-nonsense approach to weight training.

She will tell you how it is, and she’s telling you that you are squatting wrong.

Get your squats right, and get your form checked with these squatting tips.

.3. Podcasts

You all know that I love podcasts.  I usually switch it up between podcasts and audiobooks.

If you aren’t sure what to listen to, then check out this list of what to listen to on your next run.

.4. (Winter) Running Jacket

With the colder weather approaching us here in Australia you may find that you require a jacket.

Here are 6 things to consider when purchasing your next Running Jacket

.5. Yoga Cool Down

Yoga with Adriene has so many videos, that this quick 7-minute video has to be one of my favourite cooldowns.

I add to it to make it a little longer.

What do you give a High Five to?

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