Sunday, May 3, 2015

Introducing 3...

Wings for Life World Run Red Bull Nicole Tattersall
Tonight I'm running for those that can't in the Wings for Life World Run in Melbourne. Running generally isn't something I do a lot of, but the Wings for Life World Run is such unique format and it's raising funds for finding a cure for spinal cord injury, a cause I'm rather passionate about, I wanted to be apart of it. Whilst I could talk about about training tips and race preparation, I wanted to share three things that I think makes running in a race such as the Wings for Life World Run even more rewarding:
  1. Racing with friends.
    I'm going to running alongside friends not just in Melbourne, but due to the Wings for Life World Run being run simultaneously in 35 countries, I'm running with friends in different parts of the world at the same time. We've been inspiring each other and helping each other prepare for race day.
  2. Pushing your limits.
    I get a lot of satisfaction out of the thrill of taking on more than I can chew and seeing what I'm possible of. Every training session in the lead up to race day I've been pushing myself further, faster, and harder. Whether it be weight training, running, walking or stretching, I've noticed improvements in myself both physically and mentally. I honestly don't think I've ever run as well as I've been running lately and I find even that in it self rewarding. 
  3. Spread the word.
    I think almost everyone I've spoken to over the past few weeks I've told about the Wings for Life Run. Telling them about my target of 5-10km, which has now changed to 10-15km, due to how well I've been running. It's not just my personal target I've been sharing, I've also told people about the goals of my friends who I'm running alongside with.Whether you're running in the event, a volunteer, a supporter, a fan or are just interested in the race, it's something pretty amazing. Speaking of sharing you can watch the race live at http://win.gs/1DLMkKs.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Wings For Life World Run Volunteers Wanted

Ignacio Casale poses for a portrait during the Wings For Life World Run Press Conference in Santiago, Chile on April 21st, 2015
Ignacio Casale, Wings For Life World Run Press Conference in Santiago, Chile
In just over a week I'll be running the Red Bull Wings For Life World Run in Melbourne, Australia. I've some great friends who I'm excited to be running along side with for such an amazing foundation, some of who will be running in different countries, but we'll be all running at the same time.

Coming from an events background I know all to well that volunteers play an important role in ensuring that events such as the Wings For Life World Run being a success. I've volunteered with Red Bull in the past on many events and can say first hand that it's a great experience and one you shouldn't pass up.

If you're unable to run at this years event but still looking for a way to get involved, they're looking for volunteers to assist in the Wings for Life World Run Melbourne event. To take part or for any enquiries please contact michaela.langsdale@limelightsports.com or call +61 473 536 451.

Friday, April 24, 2015

A Moment To Pause

Pretty...almost like cotton by Carmen D Cluj
Pretty...almost like cotton by Carmen D Cluj
Photographer: Carmen D Cluj
Title: Pretty...almost like cotton
Website: www.flickr.com/photos/carmendcluj

Beat The Winter Blues

San Churro Winter Menu Crème Brulée
San Churro Winter Menu Lamington El Grande Hot Chocolate
San Churro Winter Menu Salted Caramel Tart
One of the many ways to beat the winter blues is to spend time with good company, and I'm not talking about spending time with a furry friend in front of the TV, I'm talking about catching up with friends over a hot beverage and some delicious treats.

San Churro (my personal favourite place to grab a hot chocolate) is releasing their winter menu which features six new indulgent desserts and drinks on Tuesday 28 April. I've had a sneak at the new menu and I'm already thinking about who I'd like to share (or may be not) the Crème Brulée with. It's been refereed to of the star of the new menu. Given that it's freshly scorched with a blow torch to create a crisp toffee layer on top, and has been given a Spanish twist by being served with mini churros and vanilla ice cream, who could resist.

Then again, the other new menu items are the Banana Carmel Cup, Salted Caramel Volcano, Salted Carmel Tart - which looks amazing, Tiramisu Sundae and the Lamington El Grande Hot Chocolate, so their are quite a few deliciously indulgent options to choose from.

If like me you like the idea of spending time with freinds enjoying not just good company, but a great atmosphere and tasty treat why not ctach up and one of San Churro’s stores to indulge in the new winter menu items.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Life Is A Pitch!

I've headed along to a few Drawing Book Academy events as someone interested in hearing other creative people talk about their experiences. I found them to be very insightful, even as someone with a few years under my belt. I believe that you never stop learning.

This time around it's going to be a little different, well, for me anyways. I'll be standing up and talking about my experiences in relation to the theme "life is a pitch".  Alongside me will be another Nicole, Nicole Honig.

I hope to see you there and if so make sure you come say 'hi'!

Drawing Book Academy - Life Is A Pitch
Where: Front Cafe, 242 Lygon Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
When: Thursday 30 April 2015, 6pm - 8pm
Cost: $50 per person
Website: www.life-is-a-pitch.eventbrite.com.au

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Hints + Tips - DIY Luna Inspired Necklace

Lunar Inspired DIY Necklace
With all the hype surrounding lunar and space activities recently this DIY Luna Inspired Necklace is on trend as far as topics of conversation goes. I'm also one for jewellery that has a meaning. To see how you can make your own pop on over to Design Happens and check out their Lunar Inspired DIY Necklace tutorial.

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Wings For Life World Run

Wings for Life World Run
I'm generally not one to participate in fun runs. Actually, I think the last one I participated in was the Run Melbourne in 2011 where I had run 5 kilometers. I do recall finishing it and thinking that I should of tried doing the 10 kilometers.

I think that's probably why I love the format of the Wings for Life World Run. The Wings for Life World Run is a unique race, where you run ahead of a ‘Catcher Car’, instead of running towards a finish line. So even though you can set your goal to run a certain distance, whether it be 5km or 50km, once the ‘Catcher Car’ overtakes you, your race is over. Which means you may possibly end up running (or walking, or skipping, or hopping) further than what you originally set out to do. Oh, I should add you get a 30 minute head start on the ‘Catcher Car’!

The event is a global event, with the whole world running at exactly the same time. People around the globe will be taking part in 35 cities across 6 continents, all running for those who can’t. The entire entry fee for the race goes towards Red Bull's foundation Wings for Life which funds research into making spinal cord injury curable.
Nicole Tattersall after running
The Wings for Life World Run will take place in Melbourne for the very first time on 3 May 2015. I've signed up with the aim of running between 5 and 10 kilometers. If I run over 10 kilometers I'll be very proud of myself. I've been training hard and am feeling confident that I'll hit my target of 10 kilometers.

Check out my profile to make a donation to Wings for Life.

Are you in?

Monday, April 6, 2015

Trying Something New At The Powerhouse

Nicole Tattersall Powerhouse Geelong
Nicole Tattersall Powerhouse Geelong
Yesterday, on my way down to Torquay to check out the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach, go for a surf, and catch up with a good friend, I stopped by the Powerhouse in Geelong. I was prepared to paint, though not in my usual style or with my usual techniques. It was about seeing what was I'm capable of with just a few cans of spraypaint and not much else.

I could go on to say what I think of it, but I weren't, and I could ask for what you think, but I weren't. What I will say is that it was nice to push myself to do something different, even though the style is a old style, it's a way of painting I've only done every now and then and I'm certainly keen to do more, and see what's possible.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Introducing 3...

I wish everyone a wonderful Easter Sunday to celebrate here are three facts about the Easter Bunny:

1. Germans who settled in the Pennsylvania Dutch area told tales of the "Osterhas," which refers to a hare, not a rabbit.

2. Pre-Christian pagans worshipped Eostre, the goddess of Spring, whose symbol was a hare.

3. The first story of a rabbit (later named the “Easter Bunny”) hiding eggs in a garden was published in 1680.

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