Thursday, November 29, 2012

Warrior Dash 2012 Baby

4.75 kilometers of mud hills broken up by 10 obstacles that challenged your strength and worked every muscle in your body - this was the Warrior Dash!

We left home at 6 in the morning and took on the 2 hour drive to Mount Kilcoy, home of the Warrior Dash 2012. I was a complete mixture of emotions, scared, excited, nervous, pumped. 

Our Team! 

I literally had no idea what to expect! My biggest fear were the obstacles. I have never done anything like that in my life. I "trained" for the obstacles, and by trained I mean I took a pump class twice a week to try and increase my strength. The 5K I knew I could just wing on the day! Ha ha ha oh my goodness how wrong was I! When I say mud hill I mean total mud walls. Massive hills that where complete mud slides. It was a mission. I was so not prepared. There was no down time. The entire course was mud hill after mud hill with no break of flat. It was 10 times worse than a cross country event. The hills were muddy and completely uneven. Thank goodness I strapped both ankles before the race. I thought the obstacles would be the would be the challenge of the day but the actual 'running' course was the real test. But you know what? I did it! We did it! We didn't 'race' as a team, we all went at our own pace and this was all good. I was so proud of them all! I don't think any of us had any idea of what we had gotten ourselves intombutnwe took it it head on and had a ball!

I always look back at this! Just to remind myself that I can do it!
I am strong and I can do anything!

and now...well now I am totally addicted and I want to do more! Well I AM doing more! There are 5 races next year before my main goal...TOUGH MUDDER! The biggest thing that WD taught me was that my mind is ridiculously powerful. I already knew this. Over the last 2 years I have been learning that I need to trust my soul and listen to my mind. No matter what I want to do, if I believe I can, then I will. WD was the biggest test and I passed with flying colours. It was seriously one of the most exciting and challenging things I have ever done and yes I know I have said it before but man I'm proud!
x S.K.K x

Friday, November 9, 2012

Warrior Excitement!

See these crazy kids! Tomorrow we are taking on our first mud run! Pumped can not even begin to explain the excitement right now! I have never done anything like this in my life! Basically it is a 5K obstacle course through mud! A.W.E.S.O.M.E! At first I thought to myself that I was crazy and that I really really needed to be a hard core athlete to do it, but after reading into it, and talking to people about it, I realised that it's not a race and the aim of the game is to have fun! The reason why I love it so much is because its not about speed, it's about having fun, pushing yourself and working as a team! We have a team of 8 but I'm sure the boys will fly through! The boys are fast, fit and crazy! Boys you better cheer for us as we cross that finish line! There's my course team up there! Amie and Sarah! Amie and I will be pushing our bodies to the limit and taking on a challenge of a lifetime! I was worried because I can not run a long distance but it's only 5K and its completely broken up by the obstacles! Thousands of people from around Queensland are joining together to have fun! We will be waiting in line watching people from all walks of life taking on crazy challenges! The obstacles will be my ultimate test. But I'm ready to take it on. Rob is dying! He is frothing at the mouth excited! This is his scene! This is what he craves! This pumps me up! I love that we are doing this together! E.X.C.I.T.E.D! I seriously can't even write because I can't find the words to say how excited I am! If I do this and conquer this I will truly truly be able to call myself a Kirkpatrick Wife. BOOM! I'm excited for the trip up there. I'm excited to see the course. I'm excited to run with thousands of strangers as we all help each other through crazy obstacles. I'm excited to get dirty. I'm excited to party hard afterwards knowing that I set myself a goal, believed in myself and succeeded. Most of all I'm excited to do it with the most amazing girl I know! Its all going to come down to our will power and our powerful minds. I have not trained! How the hell I'm going to pull myself up a rope and over a wall is beyond me but I'll do it and it will be bloody awesome! We will be bloody awesome! 

We are going to SMASH IT!
Wish us luck! 

x S.K.K x

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

A Special Addition

On the 29th of October 2012 we welcomed another beautiful little princess into our family. Rob's brother Nathan and his fiance Cass gave us our 4th niece. Rob and I are very lucky as we have 6 niece and nephews to love and adore. 3 boys...3 girls. Complete perfection.

 I would like to introduce you all to our beautiufl little niece "Isabelle Sue" 

Daddy, Oli and Isabelle! I adore this photo!

My heart hurts when I look at this photo! I long to hold her and cuddle her! 
Nathan and his family live down south so I am desperate for Aunty cuddles!

Look at this special moment! I will treasure these 2 forever!

How amazingly beautiful is my nephew! So proud of his new baby sister! 

x S.K.K x

Thursday, November 1, 2012


It's funny how life works. I feel I have done a lot of growing over the past 2 years! It's been a huge ride and the ups and downs have really shown me who I am, how I want to live my life and who I want to surround myself with. A lot of my friends have been through a lot of challenges over the past few years and I feel that I have been there the best I possibly can! I've tried to be their strength, their support and give them all the love I have to give.

 Now as I face the biggest challenge of my life I realise that I need to give this support, this strength and most of all , this love, to the person who needs it the most! I need to give myself a hug and tell myself that it's going to be ok! 

Today I wrote on my mirror to remind myself to be kind to myself. I deserve it!

x S.K.K x