Hospice Waikato Walk/Run

Thursday, March 08, 2018

This past weekend I got the chance to participate in an event that was run by Hospice Waikato/Rainbow Place, to either do a 5K/10K run or walk with registration fees going to the cause. Hospice provides care and comfort to individuals who have a life-limiting illness. Rainbow Place is their child-focused support and care unit.

My wonderful friend Shannon came along with me, and the 5K walk went super quick as we were chatting the whole way, dog-watching and enjoying the scenery. After, we grabbed ourselves a smoothie at Hayes Common which was super close to where the event was held.

It was amazing to see so many families and friend groups participating in the day and even doing the run/walk in remembrance of a loved one. I saw so many people with printed t-shirts and even one guy who was carrying around a photo of his wife that had passed - tear jerker moment.

I love supporting causes like Hospice, who do such amazing and selfless work to help and benefit others




Thursday, March 01, 2018

My friend Shan and I took a road trip down to Wellington to adventure, and while she had a couple of days of training, I filled my time roaming the streets looking for good cafe spots where I could do some work. The amount of times we drove down wrong streets, got lost and even walked a bike track cause we couldn't find the right hiking track, made for some good stories.

We even went out to town our first night there and stayed most of our time at Vinyl Bar, then later headed to Danger Danger for some good quality bangers. Other activities included, walks to spot good views, Mount Vic, Gardens, Te Papa and some sorbet on the waterfront. If you're looking for a good cafe to go to, I recommend The Botanist in Lyall Bay. And for a good coffee spot, which my friend directed me to, check out The Hanger  (Flight Coffee).

All in all, these last few days have been filled with a lot of laughs, good food, great scenery and the best company.