Its been a LONG time since I've done a running event - 2 years I think. So it was SO awesome to be able to do the GC30 a couple of weeks ago, with some great friends!
The lead up to the event was a bit stressful with my right ITB twinging and aching any time I went for even a short run, and my left hamstring had been niggling for several weeks as well... I stopped running two weeks beforehand in a bid to rest it, but they were still a bit sore the night before. I decided to tape my right ITB and hope for the best.
It was a beautiful morning on the Gold Coast - although I did have a moment, getting up at 4.30am, when I thought "What the hell am I doing this for?" Also, the queue for the toilets was a bit crazy - we waited 45 mins for a port-a-loo and thought we were going to miss the start - eeek!
In the end, the injuries held up ok, the course was amazing (a mixture of road and hard-packed trails, all along Main Beach) and not too busy or crowded, and the time spent with friends was awesome. We did the 15km event and I loved every minute of it (despite the early start!)
I purchased the event photos last week and love how I'm smiling a big gumby grin in just about every photo (sharing the not-so-gumby ones here lol) - what a blast - cant wait to do it all again!
Beautiful baby Neve was a star during her newborn session in the Tamborine studio earlier this year - mum and dad requested "Natural and neutral tones" and I have to say, they just worked perfectly with this gorgeous little one's natural complexion!
Big sister Layla was so sweet and loved giving her new sibling some gorgeous cuddles. We also managed to get a cute one of both girls in a tutu - what adorable little princesses!
Thank you so much Melanie and Jayden!
Hilary Hudson Photography. Natural Light Newborn and Families Photographer based in Tamborine, QLD. Australia.