@aimeemackenzie2 Aimee Mackenzie

20, Running 🏃 5000m & 1500m, Photography, Friends 🍁🧡🍂 Somewhere chasing my dreams ✨Queer 🏳️‍🌈🌈 Photography business: aim2capture_photography 📷

@aimeemackenzie2 photos and videos

4 weeks ago

Feeling really grateful to be the Auckland Senior Women 5000m Champion. Still processing last week’s race, It’s weird to come away from a race having such a mixture of emotions from feeling like I didn’t deserve to win to the disappointment of how I approached the race etc... I let nerves get the better of me, didn’t fully commit to the race, and didn’t let myself fully enjoy it. But hey, you’ve got to learn somehow, so despite the time being way off what I believe I am hopefully capable of, the experience was definitely worth it. Still feeling beyond grateful to be able to race and choosing to focus on the process, one stepping stone at a time. Trusting the process. Excited to switch gears for the 1500m this week, with the one goal of letting myself enjoy it more ☺️🏃‍♀️ Here’s to hoping the legs remember how to run quick haha

last month

One week til track season officially kicks off for me 🏃‍♀️ Excited for another 12.5 laps of the track 💛 Here’s to trying to leave it all out there and finish on empty ✨

last month

HAPPY NEW YEAR 🍻✨ So excited to see what this year brings 💛 2019 was one of the best years yet despite its downs, like being injured most of the year. Although I race minimally last year, I’m so grateful for every starting line I stepped on and feel happy that each time I was at the line I was able to improve even in small ways. Never felt myself progress more than in this past year ✨😊 But it’s the amazing people that made this past year so darn good 💛☺️ Grateful for those who shared their amazing energy with me, Thanks for the memories 2019, excited for the future ☺️🎉

Dec 2019

I’m so happy to have made it to another starting line this year. Night of 5s was amazing, and a great way to kick off the season. First 5km track debut, and hopefully one of many more 5km’s on track to come. Managed to come away with a PB of 19:59.82, which just slipped under the 20min mark (almost 50s PB ). Super happy with this time, but I know I didn’t leave the tank on empty. It’s weird being so happy, but not really satisfied. Lots to learn for the next few races. Still kind of feel like it’s unreal. After 5 years of inconsistency, this year things have finally clicked. I’m so excited to head into the summer track season with fresh motivation. Appreciative of everyone who’s been so supportive whilst dealing with me through all the rough patches over the years ❤️❤️ Super grateful to @sportslabnz for helping me work towards resolving my injury issues and improving my biomechanics. Wouldn’t have been as consistent without them. The season is only just beginning - excited for more racing to come! 📷: @sportslabnz #madeinthelab #nightof5s

Oct 2019

Feeling 20 🥂🍻 💃

Oct 2019

So grateful for this amazing team of women. Road Relays in Feilding was so much fun with all of you. These people helped through all the rough patches of the run, thanks to them I couldn’t ask for a better third consecutive year of Road Relays for ACA. Feeling so lucky to have shared this weekend with them. Proud of an amazing team, and excited for next year. It might not have been my best run, I might have gotten flustered, but the hard times makes the great ones worth it. Feeling so lucky for all the amazing memories with everyone down in Palmy ✨ Now to focus on making it to the starting line for the track summer 🏹💙💛❤️ #madeinthelab

Aug 2019

Miss seeing these amazing people every weekday 💛💚

Jun 2019

‘Cause shade never made anybody less gay Halfway through my degree at AUT couldn’t feel more welcome there 💛☺️ #pridemonth #pansexual #lgbtq 🌈

Jun 2019

That quiet dream you are too shy to tell yourself? That is the voice you must follow.” ~ Dakato Adan Past couple of months there has had huge ups and downs with running. Hopefully finally getting back on track, after 9 weeks of healing a stress fracture in a moon boot (see the video towards the end ), 10 weeks of build into semi-regular running. Only two more weeks til more full on training and I’m beyond excited. Build back is going to be long and tough, but so ready to challenge myself again. Determined more than ever ✨ 🏃‍♀️

May 2019

Waiting for love, waiting for love ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜💗✨

Apr 2019

It’s crazy how you can work towards working on your passions with a few aspirations in mind. 4-3 years ago I was covering the NZ fitness expo for the first time and saw @anjuli_fitforlife there. I don’t know what it was, but that year I felt inspired to write down a list of people I would love to one day work with or collaborate with through photography. Three - four years down the track and I have been so lucky enough to work with someone who was on this original list. This photoshoot with @anjuli_mack , has created some of my favourite photographs yet. Was amazing to shoot with her, and the bubbly positive energy she brings to a photoshoot is infectious despite her being so busy with her comp prep, helping so many people progress towards their fitness dreams and still doing everything else in her life. Thanks again to this awesome gal! Can’t wait to maybe collaborate again later on in the year ☺️ Here are some of the results of our shoot together 💚🌿 Feeling so grateful 💚🌿

Apr 2019

Hands down one of the best nights of my life! @weareopenside ’s concert was absolutely amazing!!!! They put so much energy and soul into their performance. They’ve evolved so much since 2015!! But their music is so timeless, and has helped me through so much, especially making me feel accepted and comfortable in my own skin ❤️❤️🏳️‍🌈🌈 So grateful to meet and make so many new friends last night ✨ Been inspired by them and looking up to them for so long, thank you for everything ❤️❤️❤️ Also huge thank you to @possumplows and @rosemaryhalloween for letting me talk to you and take photos with you, but more importantly being so genuinely kind and caring and giving your time so generously 💚 Thank you so much! It was amazing to meet you both even if it was brief and I didn’t really talk much because I’m pretty awkwardly shy, but thanks again 💚💜 Thanks for the best moment I’ve had all year 💚💜💚 Still a bit speechless

Mar 2019

Missing this so much at the moment, but reminding myself recovery is a process, you have to build a strong foundation. Determined to get back there better than ever ❤️❤️

Mar 2019

It’s time to stop pretending we live in this perfect world, and to start trying to change it for the better. Starting with us, let’s work everyday to be just that little bit kinder, more open minded, more self aware, and be more supportive of others beliefs and values. We cannot change what happened last Friday, but we can change what happens tomorrow & we can and should call out and stop others if they are not being accepting or discriminating to anyone. Let’s unite together ❤️❤️❤️ Thoughts are with my hometown with a heavy heart 💔💔💔 #theyareus

Mar 2019


Feb 2019

Feeling good about still having a last few days of freedom from uni, but excited to get back into the hard work 💛💛👍 Me trying & failing to model for pictures vs my kitten Tayla who is a just an adorable photogenic kind being 😂💛💛

Feb 2019

Little life running update: Was super happy with a 20 second PB for 1500m back in early Feb for Auckland Champs. It was a really enjoyable race!! For once everything seemed to come together. Was hoping to finish my track season on a high, but after a couple of weeks of less training I came up short. Feeling disappointed with tonights effort, but I suppose it’s all a big learning curve. Going to miss running for a couple of weeks, but hoping to continue to build fitness by swimming. Fourth photo accurately describes how I feel about all the swimming coming up 😂✨ Gotta keep on growing 🏃‍♀️🌱 “Don’t run with your legs, run with your heart.” ~ Dean Karnazes 💚🌱 #onwardsandupwards #keepstriving #running

Feb 2019


Feb 2019

A series of photographs that I would never have had the courage to post til now 😂🙈🤷‍♀️ ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜💖🖤 The last photo featuring a girl that is over the moon to be on a rainbow pathway.🌈🏳️‍🌈 #pride #pansexual #lgbt

Feb 2019

Happily queer and here 🌈🏳️‍🌈 Big Gay Out was so much fun!!!!! Great time spent with an awesome friend and got to listen to @weareopenside have an incredible set, and absolute killed it!!! (Crazy to think I have been listening to their music since way back in 2015 ) year Happy pride everyone!!! 🏳️‍🌈❤️🧡💛💚💙💜💖💜🖤 #biggayout2019 #pride #pansexual #queer #biggayout

Jan 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2019, I AM SO HAPPY YOU’RE HERE! Had the best time out for New Year’s Eve, you know it’s gonna be a great one when the sky tower is lit up like a rainbow for the display 🌈😍😍😍 Hope this year is good to everyone! Will have a lil sum up of 2018 coming soon, but for now, I hope you all have a better year than the last, leave toxic people in the past, and let yourself be you ❤️💚

Dec 2018

Gonna miss my HYC family so much next year 💚✨ But I’m sure they will go beyond anyone’s expectations next year!! Keep climbing, inspiring, and empowering others you amazing people!! Have made some amazing friends, and cannot thank the council enough for making such a special impact on me this year. Has truly been a life changing year with this lot, but excited for the future, excited to focus more energy on other passions. Eager to start a new chapter! ❤️✨🏹

Nov 2018

New Plymouth was incredible!!! So happy that I got to attend the @nztattoofestival down there! I had such an amazing time, and absolutely love these tattoos as well as met some great people!! Would highly recommend @dannii_ltp13 and @jaclynrehe to anyone looking for brilliant traditional tattoos!!! Thank you so much @dannii_ltp13 for taking the concept of the tattoo and making it better than I could have imagined!!!! ✨ Feeling so grateful!! Excited to heal these pieces! #nztattoofestival2018

Nov 2018

How I feel when I have 20 blog posts to write, 30+ things on my to do list, and uni results coming out in a couple of days. I will be completely honest to say I’m slightly overwhelmed, but so grateful for the opportunities life is bringing ❤️ *Side note was reflecting and going through this year’s photo shoots and figured I might post a few of them, because it reminds me how much I love photography ☺️📷