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1 year on......and still running

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It was after I'd got out the door today that I realised that it was a year ago that I quietly stepped out my front door to start my running journey. I cried that day as I couldn't even manage a minute and having had a heart attack two months earlier, at the age of 42, I knew I had to do something to get me in shape and help strengthen my heart.

One year on and after a week off running due to illness (temperature of 40 on Monday last week) I thought I'd just do a short run this morning, but the day was so beautiful I ended up going off road (oh how I love my Brooks hybrids), enjoying the views and running a 9k instead.

Life can be a funny old place sometimes but I can't imagine mine without my running now. For whatever reason you run enjoy it and good luck.

Oh and I had a little cry today realising how much I've achieved in that year......and then a punch in the air because I'm damn proud of all of it.

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πŸ‘πŸ‘ fantastic story! You are so right to be proud - happy anniversary πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ₯‚

in reply to Crittermad

Thank you.


Great story. And you absolutely should be proud. πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

in reply to tony_a

Thank you. I never thought I'd enjoy running quite so much which is an added bonus.

Oh wow. Happy runnaversary and what a top journey you have had. Well done - here's to more years!

in reply to icklegui

This year has moved so fast it really caught me by surprise that a year had gone by. Definitely looking forward to more years running.


Massive congratulations. Running 9km on your 1st anniversary is a huge achievement. You are right to be so proud of yourself. πŸŽ‰

in reply to O505k

Thank you.


What a lovely inspiring story! Good for you - long may you enjoy happy runs. 9k is an amazing comeback after being unwell. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Happy Runnyversary !


Lovely post ... thank you for sharing that with us.

Well done for your achievements and all the best for your future runs.

Keep up the good work ... happy running!


What a journey! Well done xx

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