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26 and on top of the world


I thought I’d share with you the highlights from my birthday yesterday because I bet you are all dying to know how wild my birthday celebrations were 😉

I wanted to start my day with a run because that’s the perfect way to start any day. Unfortunately my knee isn’t cooperating with me so I only managed 13 minutes (precisely) of pain-free running. 13 minutes is better than nothing.


As I’ve mentioned my love for breakfast before, me and JP then went out for breakfast. I’d heard Bill’s is amazing but had never been so decided to try that out. There were loads of things on the menu that I could’ve had but I opted for pancakes. Is there a better day to have pancakes for breakfast than on your birthday?

They were AMAZING.


I then went to participate in a sport psych session in one of the schools in Cardiff for an hour before making it back home.

I opened most of my presents in the morning apart from JP’s. When I got home he had cake waiting for me and tickets to see IMAGINE DRAGONS next week!! :))) Soooo excited! I love that band!


And I also got this mug as I’ve been on about wanting a big mug of my own (I keep using JP’s big mug and he clearly didn’t like that :D)


Rest of the day was very lazy.. It’s impossible to have a bad day when you have chocolate from Estonia, Finland, and the UK. Have I mentioned I love chocolate?


JP really wanted to take me out for dinner and also to watch the fireworks. For those outside UK, It’s Bonfire night here on the 5th of November, and there’s basically big fireworks because of Guy Fawkes, a guy who tried to blow up the parliament house back in the days. I’ve seen some great fireworks on my birthdays in the last few years in the UK so because yesterday was one of the most miserable days weatherwise ( it rained allll day) I didn’t want to leave the house at all. We stayed in and JP had to cook for me instead which worked out well for me and I still saw some fireworks from the window anyway.

To top off the night I chose to watch Mrs. Doubtfire, such a feel good-film that I haven’t seen since I was a child.

So overall, an amazing birthday. Thank you again for everyone’s birthday wishes, cards, and presents. And special thank you to JP for spoiling me all day. Can’t wait to continue celebrations next week listening to Imagine Dragons. Definitely on top of the world: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5tWYmIOWGk

P.S. How great is this t-shirt??


Have a nice weekend!


It’s my birthday!!

Hello all,

It’s my 26th birthday. If I was devastated last year about turning 25 you can only imagine how I’m feeling now.. (Hint: old)

But jokes aside, I’ve made a big deal in the recent years about getting older and stressed about it way too much. Only because it makes me think that by now I should be married, have kids, and have my life all figured out.. Or at least I’m closer to the time that it should all happen.. But then, who says I should? Exactly. There is no rules and who cares If I still don’t know what I want to do with my life.

Two days ago I saw this quote on instagram and it couldn’t have been a better timing:

“Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.”

It really made me think and realise how stupid it is to worry about age, even if it is jokingly. What’s the point? I’m happy, healthy and alive, what more do I need? Well a good long run is what I would have needed but you can’t have it all right.

My decision for the new year as a 26-year old is to stop worrying and stressing out about things, especially things that I can’t control. I will live in the moment enjoying the little things. I will be thankful that I could have another birthday and I will consider myself lucky to get the chance  to become older (and wiser ;)).

But then, to the SPLIT challenge…

About 3,5 weeks ago I started my own split challenge, read about it here. I was meant to be able to do the split by my birthday (which is today btw). Things started off well and I noticed improvement during the first week but after about 2 weeks my right hamstring became really painful. Not just normal tightness but actual painful tightness only in one spot so I’ve had to ease back on that leg. I’ve still stretched the other side fair bit but I was a bit ambitious and would’ve needed more time.

Here’s the picture of me today attempting the split:


And here’s the one from 3,5 weeks ago (10th of October)


As you might notice, I was silly enough to only take a starting photo with right leg at the front and as my hamstring has not been very cooperative I could do after picture with only my left. But you can kind of tell I’ve improved… At least I’d like to think so.

The conclusion is that the split challenge will continue until foreseeable future. I will post a picture when I can actually get into one (with both legs hopefully).

Anyway, remember to enjoy your birthdays, they are to be cherished and not condemned!