Mar 7, 2019

Lovin' Life 7/3/2019: Scenes From The Everyday.

It's all about The Every Day in this week's Top Five.  With intentional capitals to add a bit more excitement than strictly necessary.

I've been faithfully doing my exercises with my new foam roller from Aldi.  It's nearly time for me to start serious preparation for the City To Surf and I'm hoping to make it to race day without having to get taped and needled beforehand.

The mornings are cooler now and the sun is rising later so I'm making the most of my morning quiet time by snuggling on the sofa with my Kindle.  Apologies for the morbid text, I'm in the middle of the latest Dr Ruth novel.

In a roundabout way, I am using less plastic in my life.  Promise.  I have my collection of water bottles that I take everywhere with me, even overseas.  Ditto my reusable shopping bags.  But the one area that I've struggled with is in the kitchen.  As always, mum came to the rescue.  She's a big fan of using plates and bowls as covers for things in the kitchen.  She also gets through way fewer rolls of foil and cling wrap per year than I do.  I channelled mum this week and started using the lids from my Chobani yoghurt to cover bowls instead of cling wrap.  It's just so much easier than getting my roll of wrap out as well as being kinder to the environment.

Of course I've got a running-related photo for you.  This time, it's one that celebrates a different route I took this week on my hills challenge.  I took a right turn off the main shopping strip in one of the suburbs I run through and was rewarded with a cool and winding kilometre or two of well-kept footpaths, manicured hedges and ornate front gate fence structures for my viewing and running pleasure.  Except everyone else was strolling along at a leisurely pace.  So I had to respect my surroundings and follow suit.  Which is my official excuse because in reality I was just getting a bit tired at the halfway point of my run.  I'm so glad I found this road.  It's a keeper.

I've discovered a new series of podcasts for my drive to work.  I'm a long time reader of Refinery 29's Money Diaries and now there's a podcast series.  It's a mix of interviews with diarists as well as soundbites filled with practical measures for making the most of what you earn.  It's also incredibly non-preachy and entertaining even.

Have you discovered a new podcast series recently?


  1. I love your idea of the lids instead of cling wrap. That's brilliant. Def stealing! #Lovinglifelinky

  2. That street with manicured lawns, hedges and fancy gates looks fantastic for your runs! Good tip of your Mum's too to use lids off contains as covers for bowls! Enjoy the rest of the week! #TeamLovinLife

  3. Love that idea about using bowls etc for food - we use and reuse those Chinese containers you buy but that's still, at the end of the day, plastic that eventually gets thrown out. Re podcasts I've just started listening to The Australian's Who The Hell Is Hamish?

  4. Hi SSG, those rollers are killers! LOL:) I remember my PT used to be on my case to use a roller in between sessions. I actually started to enjoy the pain which I suppose I shouldn't be sharing :) Seriously though they are a must especially for runners. Have a great week. x

  5. I've been listening to the David Tennant podcasts on my drive to work and enjoying them.

    And I really need to do something about exercise now it's (hopefully) finally starting to get cooler.

  6. Very nice. I am a big bowl person in my house. #lovinlifelinky

  7. snap! We got all new massage and foam thingos recently from KMart. Some from me and some for our soccer boy. All different shapes and sizes


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