3 perfect days to welcome Summer in Sydney

FRIDAY

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Friday: I was super lucky to go on a work Christmas Party in true Sydney style – a catamaran boat for the afternoon taking in all the sights of Sydney Harbour!

It really was a ”It doesn’t get much more Sydney than this!” afternoon.

Thank you Real Clicks team for looking after us – next year we’re ditching the ”normal clothes” and going for a swim!

After the boat I went home and pretty much passed out, the week had exhausted me I think!. After traveling back from Perth overnight Tuesday morning I hadn’t stopped.

I went home with plans to go out and grab food but didn’t make it past my kitchen. I ate a bowl of cereal and went straight to bed – sometimes you just gotta sleep!

SATURDAY

img_3158Saturday: I went for a longer run than I usually do (in the mornings before work). It felt soooo good to run from Bronte – to Coogee – and back along the coast to Bronte.

I haven’t been for a weekend run in a while. I felt all ”YAY! I’m back weekend running! YAAAAAAY!” the whole time.

I took in the glorious sights on route and made sure I pushed myself up all hills and steps. I hoofed it up the steps pictured (three times) to make sure I felt like I had achieved something.

I always feel full on feelings of happiness, strength and a general sense of being at ease when I my body engaged and active. And those positive feelings are tenfold when I really push myself – you cannot beat a workout.

After said run I came home with plans to go into Bondi Junction for a massage and doing errands. But it started to get grey, then it rained … my bed looked good so I lay down ”for a bit” which ended up being 2 or 3 hours of proper sleep.

Again – I must have needed it.

I’m not one for napping in the day – I wanna wake up and live(!) but sometimes you need to have a serious re-fuel.

SUNDAY

Sunday: I ran the same route again in the morning (including the steps X 3). It was BEAUT – a perfect, perfect day.

I stopped to chat to a German girl who was walking the coast path and she said ”Remember; you live in paradise”.

As we stood chatting about where she’d been (East Coast) and where she was heading next (Tasmania) – I looked out over the cliffs towards Bondi and couldn’t agree with her more.

The afternoon saw me catching up with Dave – one of my friends from my days living in Thailand (this time two years ago).

Dave has travelled extensively over the last 7 years and he has some mega stories. He’s one of ‘those people’ – a born traveller who everyone instantly warms to. I love him!.

Dave was really happy today, to see him happy made me happy. He said something which hit home; for him ”it’s all about now”.

He has a HUGE respect for time and doesn’t want a moment of his life to be wasted with the wrong people or not following what he wants to do.

We can all learn something from those few words.

Because everything really is all about right now, the moment, the immediate future – we never, ever know what’s around the corner.

This weekend couldn’t have been a more perfect start to Sydney Summer.

Great weather, great people and great words to live by.

Thank you for reading

@LaraLain

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