Thank you 2018!! πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈβ€οΈ - Bridge to 10K

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Thank you 2018!! πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈβ€οΈ

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
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Hi Runners

I’m sneaking quietly back in the room after a long spell lacking lustre and just not being able to find the energy to run.

The winter and darkness has been challenging, along with a lot of changes this year! Job, fitness, life in general really. It’s kind of difficult to stay on track when you’re just exhausted. Sometimes you just need to stop to start again.

But today, I woke up on a mission to have a thank you run for everything fabulous that 2018 has brought in my life, before 2019 begins. I thought about the fact that I haven’t run for about a month and a half, but a smile came soon after thinking πŸ€” πŸ’­ β€œyou haven’t run for 48 (and a bit) years before this year, so really....what’s a month?”

Kit on and time to drive to my favourite spot! My 5k tribute playlist in tow and I was back doing the Nike App β€˜Thank You Run’. I have a lot to be thankful for and I had a fantastic, enjoyable and sometimes emotional 45 minutes of non stop thanks for everything and to everyone, just being here, running!! πŸ₯° I was pumped that I ran just short of 5k by the end too. I did it!! πŸ™ŒπŸ½

I’d like to say a big thank you to all my running buddies who sent me messages that I was so very grateful for. I hope 2019 is brilliant for us all!!

The fabulous450 mission continues!! πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ€©β€οΈ

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Shakywakey
ShakywakeyGraduate10

Welcome back. Well done for getting back out there. A great way to celebrate what you have achieved in 2018 and a great way to start the New Year. Your posts have inspired many of us over the past few months

Happy New Year and Happy running πŸ˜€

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Shakywakey

Thanks so much Shakey!! Hopefully an inspiration to get back out on the run for some too! It’s only over if we let it be!! 😁😁! Happy 2019 to you too! πŸ₯°β€οΈ

Katnap
KatnapGraduate10

Hey! You were just taking a nap. I can appreciate that 😸

πŸŽ… Xmas Katnap πŸŽ…

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Katnap

🀩! That’s a great way to look at it Katnap! Thank you 😊 ❀️

helenwheels
helenwheelsGraduate10

Nice to see you back, you have been missed! Enjoy your running and please keep posting here- it will keep you focussed and I HATE it when people drop out of sight :)

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to helenwheels

Thanks Helen!! I hear ya!! πŸ˜‰β€οΈβ€οΈ

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate10

Hey Fabz ❀️ Now that you're back, the forum is complete πŸ€—πŸ¦‹πŸ€— Here's to our running in 2019 πŸ‘Š

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Flaraflarkin

Aah thanks Flar!!! A happy 2019 running ahead!! πŸ¦‹ πŸ₯°β€οΈ

Sybilw
SybilwGraduate10

Welcome back! You haven’t lost it so the Fabulous journey continues. Happy New Year. πŸŽ†

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Sybilw

Aah thanks so much Sybil! 😍 I thought I might have to stop and walk a bit and prepared myself to be just fine with that, but no stopping necessary! Just nice slow and all go!! 😁😁😁❀️

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10

Fabulous to hear you’re running again! Wishing you many more happy runs in 2019! πŸ˜ƒβ€οΈβ€οΈ

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to mountaindreamer

Thanks mountaindreamer!! It’s nice to be back! Already feeling the uplifted mojo! Thanks to you all! ❀️

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate10

Welcome back 😊

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Irish-John

Thanks John!! πŸ€—πŸ€—β€οΈ

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10

Great to see you back Fab. You were very much missed.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to lexi6

Thanks so much Lexi!! I’ve had such a warm welcome back! You are all so brilliant!! Happy New Year!! πŸ₯°πŸ₯°β€οΈ

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Lovely to see you back again Fabulous, and 2018 is definitely worth celebrating πŸ₯³

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thanks so much Dexy!! Yes, my little weighing it all up this morning was full of great running times!! So out I went!! I’ll have my last run of 2018 and ready for more in 2019!! Happy New Year to you and Stanley! πŸ₯°πŸ₯°β€οΈ

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Fabulous450

And the same to you Fabulous 😘❀️

Bridget007
Bridget007Graduate10

Yaaaaaaay welcome back! I’m so pleased you you are here again you are an inspiration! When I’m not really feeling it and want to stop after 10 minutes I think of your post where you did 10 minutes just because you could and I think it’s okay 10 minutes is better than nothing! Happy Fabulous New Year xxxx

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Bridget007

Aah thanks so much Bridget! Letting it all go was challenging too, but fun has always been the motivator and I’m feeling that again from my first run, which is so absolutely fabulous!

Happy 2019 to you too!! 🀩❀️

It’s been a great year and my biggest achievement. You are,and always will be, fabulous. Let’s keep running VRB, 2019 beckons! πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜˜

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Dralimc

Happy New Year Dralimc!! Thanks so much! Yes, I’m looking forward to the 2019 achievements!! 😁😁❀️

Hidden
HiddenGraduate10

Oh! Phiew! thank goodness for that... this place is so much more fabulous with you here fab 😁I hope you had a nice mini-break, we'll just start pestering you if you disappear again, lovely to see you back πŸ€©πŸ™Œβ€οΈ

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Hidden

Aah thank you so much!! It’s so heartwarming to be back amongst the most uplifting people! Thank you all!! πŸ€—πŸ€—β€οΈ

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10

Glad to see you back! I was wondering where you'd gone to. Well done on your return run. I found a months rest saw me coming back stronger so hope you find the same. Here's to 2019 🍸

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to BaddieThePirate

Thanks so much BTP!! It was a very enjoyable reunion yesterday. A great reminder of the amazing feeling of running outdoors. Happy New Year!! 🀩🀩❀️

Welcome back Fabulous- you were missed. What a fab come back too- no running for a month and straight back into a 5k. Go you. Happy New Year 😊

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Beanjo

Thanks Beanjo! Wasn’t the plan, but it was a very nice surprise! I planned to walk run as needed and just get to focus on my thank you’s and a little touch of magic occurred when I looked at the end!! 😲! A big helping of gratitude for the body that was able to do it!

Happy New Year!! πŸ₯°β€οΈβ€οΈ

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10

Well done Fabulous - a great return!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Thank you so much JonathanP! It’s nice to be back amongst great running friends! You’re all totally amazing for getting out of your head and into the flow! Thank you! 🀩

Happy New Year! ❀️

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Fabulous450

Happy New Year to you too!

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10

Well done for getting back out there xxx

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to FlickM3

Thanks Flick!! I think coming to the last day of the year had to be sealed with something that feels great! That certainly did the trick! Happy New Year!! ❀️

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate10

Wondered where you'd been! Glad your run went well today. So much to look forward to...! 😁

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Ang33333

Sure is!! Hello 2019!! Happy New Year to you!! πŸ₯³β€οΈ

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10

Welcome back Fabulous! I’ve missed your posts. You really kept me going in the heat of summer to get to C25k graduation. Happy New Year and happy return to running πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Aaah thank you so much Sandie! Feels fantastic to be back!! Happy New Year!! πŸ₯°β€οΈ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Don’t know how I missed your post Fab, but Happy New Year to you, and here’s to a magnificent 2019 full of wonderful runs, long and short! πŸ‘πŸ˜€

So glad you’re back, and so glad you had a lovely run that day. I’m taking a couple of days off having done the double at parkrun yesterday. Glad that only happens once a year with my 2 hilly ones! πŸ˜…

Happy happy running to you! ❀️

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Aah thanks Cheeky!! I’m back!! I even had a sneaky very short run yesterday too! A New Year and I’m here run! I was back to my usual humour, taking layers off and laughing at myself for wrapping up waaaaay to much! WTH??🀣🀣πŸ₯΄πŸ’­πŸ’­! I was actually asking for a bit of rain!! Lol

Yes, it’s brilliant to be back and so grateful for the warm welcome back from everyone!! Thank you!! Happy running in 2019! πŸ₯°β€οΈ

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate10

I don't visit this forum as much as I used to, but glad I popped in and saw this post. You were one of my great influencers in 2018, teaching me the joy of running, something I will always be grateful for. Great to see you have your mojo back, hope it stays with you, you truly are fabulous Fabulous450 😍

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Berksrover

Thank you so much Berksrover!! I’m so glad to be able to motivate others as much as you all motivate me!! I have a few calamities that’s for sure 🀣, but I love that I can see that as just being human! It’s good to share the warts and all, as sometimes we think we’re the only ones! But my buddies on this forum have opened up a whole new way to share and realise actually, it’s pretty β€˜normal’ and life goes on!!

I’m looking forward to seeing you some more then Berksrover! Don’t forget you’re inspiring me too!! Thank you!! πŸ€—πŸ€—β€οΈ

Hi Fab, so pleased you got out there and did it again. It was certainly a shock when the weather started getting cooler and the days shorter😳

I’ve been lucky enough to be able to carry on my running journey and I’m now looking forward to longer days and warmth. In the meantime my head torch will have to provide the light!

Hope you have a great 2019 and carry on running when you can.πŸƒβ€β™€οΈAs many of us have found, it’s great for mental as well as physical healthπŸ™‚πŸ‘

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to David_G

Hey David!! πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—! Thank you so much! Travelling for work and fitting everything in has been such a challenge, when the days are so short! Just couldn’t find that flow! But one thing this has taught me is that it is important to be reasonable with yourself and your limits. Running is the thing I was doing for myself that has so many benefits. I feel so great! I don’t have to lose a pound and I have so much energy!! πŸ‘ŒπŸ½ So, there are other things I’ll be rearranging to care for myself a little bit more! The me that does that feels absolutely fabulous too! So, here’s to a great 2019 for us all!! πŸ₯°β€οΈ

Well done on getting back out there!!! I too am struggling to get back on proper schedule so i enjoyed your inspirational post! Happy running!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Mayanow

Ah thank you Mayanow!! I had to give my body what it needed, but there was the thing about letting go of one of the only things I was truly doing just for me! Not for the kids, not for the home, not even for the future, but for the me, right now! Going out there means I matter too and it feels fantastic to kind of make that statement. The world can wait, I’m on my run!!

Go on Mayanow! Make your statement!! We can do this!! πŸ’ͺ🏽πŸ₯°β€οΈ

I know what you mean... life gets in the way and makes lovely excuses! But it feels good doing "the me"!! I like the statement. You're on!!!!!!

Ah you’re back!!! I also wondered where you’d gone and whether you were still running. What a comeback run! I bet you were buzzing afterwards.

Life does get in the way sometimes I guess the key thing is not to give yourself a hard time for not being able to run as often as you’d like. Just get out there when you can and it seems as though you’ve been able to pick up where you left off!

Lovey to see you back! 😘

Mummycav
MummycavModerator

Glad to hear from you Fabulous450...I wondered where you’d got to...your mojo must’ve been out partying with mine coz I’ve been the same....I’ve still been running but not enjoying it half as much as I did. Until Monday....I ran on New Year’s Eve...the anniversary of losing my Mum...and it was such a special run. It reminded how much I benefit from a good run. Well done on your 2018 journey and here’s to our 2019 chapter xxx

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Mummycav

πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½! Mummycav! I’m so glad to hear about your inspirational run! I too had thoughts about the people I love and lost and that inspired me to get out there and enjoy everything about being alive! The fact is, we can just be swept along non stop and it doesn’t feel that great or we can pump the brakes and tell the world, whatever it is, it will have to be later, because I’m doing me! The latter feels pretty fantastic too! When we take the time, we are so much better for everyone else too! πŸ₯°

Let’s keep that going Mummycav! 2019! πŸ’ͺπŸ½πŸ€—πŸ€—β€οΈ

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