Tag: Health

Running Rundown: A New Beginning & My Essentials

In an effort to use a bit of my university education on this blog, I’m going to start this series of posts about running. They could be about anything, but it is also a way for me to document my progress, and make me a little more accountable if I fall off the bandwagon. So I’m going to start with why I started running and a few of my basic necessities!

My Background in Running

Now, I have never, ever been a runner. As a teen, I played netball upwards of 5 days a week. So I was never a terribly unfit person. However, I often played positions (like GS and GK) that didn’t require long distance running, rather many short sprints. Long distance running was never something I did often. And when I did, it didn’t enjoy it. Then came university. Studying Exercise Science, a high level of activity was expected. I completed 5km runs, and even a mini triathlon, but still, running was not enjoyable. Outside of uni, I took up pole dancing, which was incredible for both my weight and my strength, but not something that built up my aerobic fitness. When I tried to run, lower leg pain was often what made me stop long before I was puffed out. Shin splints so bad, that I couldn’t flex my ankle without pain was something that discouraged me. But I can tell you now, two weeks into my new program, I am loving running. I’m still having bouts of low motivation, but once I drag myself out there, I’m so happy I did. So now that you know a little more about my background of running, I’m going to share with you my biggest essentials for enjoying running. Some of these may not work for you, but I stress, working out what is good and what is bad about your exercise routine is key to keeping it up.

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Recipe and Review: Smooze Fruit Ice

As we finally start to get some warmer weather (Melbourne, you are a fickle being), everyone reaches for things to cool them down. And If you are like me, icy poles and frozen drinks are pretty high on the list of things to eat and drink. As much as I love these, they are often so full of sugar my teeth hurt just thinking about them. So I am really glad to have found a healthier alternative that works as both an icy treat and a drink mixer!

Presenting, Smooze Fruit Ices!


Now these little sachet looking things are filled with coconut, along with another fruit. They currently come in four flavours: coconut, coconut and pineapple, coconut and mango and coconut and pink guava.

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