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Sandie1961Graduate10
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One of my New Year resolutions for 2018 (as for pretty much every year come to thatπŸ˜‚) was to get fitter. I had a number of friends who had tried C25K and had seen such improvements I thought I’d give it a go. It then took 3 months before I downloaded the app and another 3 weeks until 23 April before I put on my battered old dog walking trainers and snuck out making sure none of the neighbours were around. Got back 30 minutes later thinking I am never going to be able to do this. So, 8 days later I did R2. Then I thought if I’m really going to do this I have to take it more seriously and from then on I stuck to the programme religiously and graduated on 4 July. So, as I’m working tomorrow, I decided to do my Runniversary run today. I went back to W1R1 but jog/ran instead of walk/jog. Boy, did that feel hard, but a year ago I covered 2.7k and today I did 4.7k. What a difference a year makes. This forum and all you truly lovely virtual, and in some cases no longer virtual, running buddies have really supported, motivated and amused me over that year. Thank you and happy Easter Monday running on this beautiful sunny day πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™‚οΈβ˜€οΈ

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Coddfish profile image
CoddfishGraduate10

Here’s to another year of progress for you. Well done

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Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Coddfish

Thanks Coddfish! One year done and who knows where the next one will take me πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜ƒ

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Dexy5Graduate10

Well done Sandie, what a difference a year can make! You are now an accomplished runner, and it’s great that you are getting lots of support from hubby too. It was lovely meeting you in Southampton for parkrun and I hope we can do it again somewhere, sometime. Celebrate 🎊 πŸŽ‰ πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ•πŸ’«πŸΎπŸ₯‚πŸ₯🐣

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Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy. It was really lovely to meet you too. Cheeky has hinted at Stratford in July? Home run for Katnap and Tailchaser instead of them doing the travelling! x

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Yes I suggested that they stay at home for a change. I’ve got Stratford-upon-Avon pencilled it but cannot fully commit yet.

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Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

I’ve just seen that it’s Camperjam that weekend in Shropshire, so have suggested to Chris that we book in and escape to Stratford on Saturday, as it’s only an hour away.

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Brilliant. Have campervan, will travel. πŸšπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ½β€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ½β€β™‚οΈ

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Would be lovely to see you if you can make it Dexy. 🀞🀞

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WizziewoodGraduate10

Happy Runniversary!

Well done for sticking with it ...you’re brilliant!

Keep up the good work and good luck for the next year.

Happy running x

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Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Wizziewood

Thank you Wizziewood. I still have to pinch myself that I managed to keep this running malarkey going for a whole year. Unknown for me, but I have well and truly got the bug!

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Fantastic Sandie, and happy runniversary! You are an amazing runner and have taken to it like a πŸ¦† to πŸ’¦ Also fabulous to meet you in person at Southampton PR. When’s the next one - are you able to make it to Stratford in July or will you be in πŸ‡«πŸ‡· ?

I’m thinking of doing the same run for my runniversary in June. Having done intervals this morning, I can imagine how hard W1R1 will be! πŸ˜©πŸ˜…πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Enjoy the rest of your Easter! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thank you dear Cheeky πŸ˜ƒ Your enthusiasm is one of the things that has kept me going, as we started closely together. You are such a positive runner, it’s infectious. Ooh Stratford in July sounds good as we’re back for the month. My friend’s arriving fromGermany on 20th but I could probably do any other Saturday. Just let me know which one and we’ll roll out the van (or even scrounge a bed with one of my oldest friends who now lives in Stratford) xx

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Ooo fantastic Sandie! πŸ˜€ There was talk of July 6th. TailChaser was going to confirm. Pencil it in for Stratford and let’s keep our fingers crossed! 🀞

I sometimes wonder if I’m a bit too enthusiastic! But I’m glad I’ve motivated people. πŸ˜€ I’m just paying back the encouragement I got from friendly runners on the forum when I started! πŸ‘πŸ˜€

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Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Brilliant! I’ll make a note πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‰ πŸ™Œ πŸ‘πŸ˜€

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

I love your enthusiasm cheeky, it’s wonderful! Yes, Stratford 6th July. The only caveat is that it’s the River Festival weekend so it will be totally heaving (even more than this weekend which is pretty scary!). There’s caravan parking at the racecourse but it may be booked up by now x

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Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to TailChaser

We could do the following weekend as well if it’s easier for everyone!

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

I can’t do the 13th unfortunately. We have our summer choir concert. I’ll be happy to battle the crowds on the 6th if that’s ok with everyone else?

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

I’ll leave home even earlier, no problem! I’m that keen!! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

I’m happy to park the van on Nikki’s drive and walk on 6th πŸ˜ƒ

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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damienairAdministrator

Congratulations and well done on the run. And a huge well done too on keeping your running going. I’m delighted for you.

Damien

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Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to damienair

Thank you Damien! After the blood, sweat and tears (well, mostly sweat! Sorry!) of the last 12 months, I’m definitely carrying on πŸ˜ƒ

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GoGo_JoJoGraduate10

Happy runniversary! Well done, that year has gone fast as have you! πŸ’ͺπŸ˜‰ happy easter! 🐣🐣🐣

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Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thank you JoJo. The sub 30 5k still eludes me though - maybe in year 2!

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GoGo_JoJoGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Personally I put more stock in distance and endurance but if you want it, you'll get there πŸ‘πŸ˜‰

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Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to GoGo_JoJo

I decided to go to 10k when I got frustrated that I didn’t seem to be getting faster! Don’t want to go beyond 10k currently so maybe some intervals and perhaps tackling the dreaded hills might be the next things to aim for.

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GoGo_JoJoGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

10k is perfectly respectable! πŸ‘πŸ’ͺ😁

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SaskAlliecatGraduate10

Happy Runniversary! What a great way to commemorate it - to use the programme as an interval run. Congrats on a great year. Here's to another one.

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Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to SaskAlliecat

Thank you Sask! It has been a year I would never have imagined. I don’t think I will ever be up to the amazing things you do, in your weather as well, but I am happy 😊

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SaskAlliecatGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Well, I don’t know about that 😊. Everybody’s journey is so unique and satisfying in their own ways.

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GranspeedGraduate10

Inspiring post. Lovely running. Thanks. πŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸΌπŸŽ‰πŸ˜„πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

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Deals1Graduate10

Happy runiversary!! πŸŽ‰πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ°

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Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Deals1

Thank you πŸ˜ƒ

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Wimborne

That’s fabulous Sandie. A whole year of a runny you πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ₯³πŸ₯³. Imagine all the smiles and miles you’ve done. What a fantastic achievement and I hope we get to meet again. 😊

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JonathanPGraduate10

Many congratulations on your runniversary Sandie! Amazing how things can change in a year - all the best for many more. πŸ‘πŸ˜€

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Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Thank you Jonathan. It is, isn’t it? πŸ˜ƒ

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AnniemurphGraduate10

Woohoo! Happy runniversary - may there be many more of them :)

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helenwheels

Happy run adversary SandieπŸ‘πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

May there be many more

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CrawlhomeGraduate10

Happy anniversary Sandie and what a fantastic journey you've had. We must all be so much fitter than a year ago. πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

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Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Crawlhome

Yes definitely Crawlhome πŸ˜ƒ

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OldflossAdministrator

I am so sorry I missed this yesterday.. Happy Easter and happy runniversary.

Wow.. you have done amazingly and your running is really taking off... with your race successes!!! :)

it was a delight to meet you in person and as you know, it meant so much to me at my first Half Marathon.. I cannot wait to return the favour:)

Wishing you, many, many , many more happy runs...

Floss xxx

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Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you dear Floss. You’ll wait a long time for my first HM! I still remember last summer reading your post about running around Le Bugue and the sheer joy of running that came from you really helped me keep going. Hopefully see you soon xxx

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to Sandie1961

I really hope we can meet up again soon... a run together would be wonderful! I am looking forward to running in Le Bugue again at some point... I love it there :) Although Cricceth gave the temperatures in France, a run for their money this last weekend!

Take care my friend:)

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Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Oldfloss

I think we are kind of thinking Katnap and Tailchaser’s home parkrun in Stratford on 6th July? Is that doable for you?

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alisonxGraduate10

happy runniversary Sandie :-) what a difference a year makes!

here's to many more happy running adventures x

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IrishprincessAmbassador

I missed this on your big day, but belated Happy Runniversary Sandie, you've come a long way in a year and here's to another year of joyful injury-free running πŸ™‚

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Sandie1961Graduate10

Thank you IP. Fingers crossed 🀞🏻

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