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Fabulous450 & Happy Days!! Thank you ALL & LEJOG4!! πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈ πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ ❀️

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
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Hi Runners!!

Well, the fun has most certainly returned with a vengeance!!....And it’s so nice to be experiencing it. I almost have to pinch myself 😊.

I have fallen in love with Sgt Garmin πŸ’‚πŸΌ (and he very secretly, loves me too!πŸ’‚πŸΌ...😳..🀫).

I have completed 4 weeks of my 15 week 10k plan yesterday and I’m out running 3 times a week, doing drills and a long run, (the long run takes about an hour, with Jeff’s run/walk plan and I love it! 😁)!

I have been quite resistant to being on a programme since I completed C25K and have bumbled along doing my own thing, as and when I please 😊. Please don’t knock it though, I’ve achieved some great stuff with just going with how I feel and fun being the only requirement. But...I have a new romance with running 😘 πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈ, curtesy of the amazing gift of my Sgt Garmin πŸ’‚πŸΌ and what I thought was a very wild thought, but joining the LEJOG virtual run/walk anyway πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ . A bit like a blind date (I imagine πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ), when you decide to turn up and just see how it goes and βœ… ...it’s a match!! 🀩

I have just entered yesterday’s mileage and I’m now over 127 miles on the LEJOG4 Tour πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ and in position 339 😱 (For now!..πŸ˜‚). I’ve been running with my back up band of Commitments 🎡 🎢 in a very sweet melody! I do 5 minutes of HIIT every morning, I’ve reached what would have seemed a crazy step goal, almost every day and after looking πŸ‘€ and realising that I’m too close not to be inspired 😲, I’ve even run around the house late in the evening for a bit to make sure that I do πŸ˜‚. I haven’t missed a day in my plan either (even though Sgt Garmin would let me reschedule πŸ’‚πŸΌ...πŸ™„...😳...🀫).

I received my 100 miles postcard this week and I now think I might be able to go all the way!! πŸ€”...😲...🀭...Did I just say that?...Yes, I’ve left LE behind now and I might just get to JOG! πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ¦ΎπŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ˜ƒ

Thank you ALL for the constant encouragement with your own amazing and inspiring running posts and the support to keep on running!!

And a P.S. I have secured the most amazing job in the world this week too!! What a week of personal wins!!πŸ† πŸ₯‡πŸ˜

So happy! πŸ₯‚ 🍾

Happy running Runners! ❀️

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Possibly the most upbeat and happy post ever Fab! What a joy to read! πŸ₯°πŸ˜πŸŽ‰

You’re on a roll! I love your enthusiam and I love how you’ve embraced (you wish!) Sgt Garmin in the process! ❀️ He’s putting you through your paces, and your paces have you well and truly on your way to JOG! And a new job? Whaaat? Life is good for you Fab! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

I’m on 141 miles, so we’re not far apart at all. Fancy a coffee at Sedgemoor Services on the M5?! β˜•οΈ

Keep having a blast and keep telling us all about it. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Ah Cheeky...thanks so much!! πŸ€—πŸ€— It does feel incredible!! 😁.

141 miles is amazing!! Massive well done to you!! 🀩🀩 I doubt I’ll be catching up πŸ˜‰, but tell the Barista, I’d love a cappuccino πŸ˜†!! I’m merrily running and on my way!! β˜•οΈ πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ˜

But...I hope to celebrate with you at JOG!! Happy running Cheeky! πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ€—β€οΈ

Well done mate and congratulations with all your achievements. Keep on going! X

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Peet999

Thanks so much Peet999!! πŸ€— It’s been wonderful getting out in the parks and the open space. It’s done wonders for mind, body and spirit too. 🀩❀️

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10

You are doing so well. I am sure you will do it. Plenty of time

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to RunaroundSue

Thanks so much RunaroundSue!! πŸ€— I’m sure I’ll have fun getting wherever there may be! The closer I get, the more it seems possible. It’s truly has been wonderful! ❀️

Fionamags
FionamagsGraduate10

What a great post - you are absolutely flying!!! Congratulations on the new job - you sound so happy I bet you did a fantastic interview. Good luck with it.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Fionamags

Thanks so much Fionamags!! πŸ€— I applied for this job in February and it was then put on hold. Started up again in early August. There has been 7 stages of interviews and assessments and...they chose me πŸ˜†! So amazingly, absolutely fabulous!! πŸ˜πŸ€—β€οΈ

Slinkymalinki
SlinkymalinkiGraduate10

Where! Brilliant running and job news, Fab! πŸŽ‰πŸΎπŸ‘πŸ’ You are just going from strength to strength and certainly following your dreams and having fun too! Best of luck when you start your new job. X

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Slinkymalinki

Thanks so much Slinkymalinki!! πŸ€—πŸ€—

I’ll be in the beautiful Kingston Upon Thames! I seem to be drawn to places near the water! Guernsey and now Kingston!!! So lucky!! πŸ€

What an amazing year this is turning out to be. I have a daily notification on my phone that says β€˜this is the best year yet’! And to be honest...it might easily have been deleted ☺️, but I could not help but think πŸ’­ ...possibly...there’s still time! And...πŸ§šπŸ½β€β™€οΈ...here we are!! I think I might just have cracked it. I hope to look at that notification on the 31st December and say, β€˜absolutely’!

And as the days pass by, I’ll be making my way North too on LEJOG!! πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ˜‰β€οΈ

Slinkymalinki
SlinkymalinkiGraduate10 in reply to Fabulous450

It's great that you will be able to look upon such a topsy turvy year as heralding positive changes. I see that the autocorrect gremlin changed my opening 'wowee' to 'where' 🀣 - sorry about that but it's nice to know you're going to such a lovely area. We'll have to try and meet for a socially distanced jog (+β˜•πŸ°) before you move! 🀩

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Slinkymalinki

Hey Slinkymalinki!! 😁 That would be great. You’re on for a social distance jog. It will be a while before I move as my son is doing his A’ Levels, so we might even get to have a normal jog πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‰!

2020 will definitely be a weird one. The year we have really had to make decisions about how we live and what is really important to us. And whilst everyone has not thought the same, running has been a great way to keep on going with only hope...regardless!

I saw on my NRC App that I had my fastest 10k in February this year and I don’t even remember doing it 😳, but I’ll have it. I hope to have more of that too! πŸ˜ƒβ€οΈ

Slinkymalinki
SlinkymalinkiGraduate10 in reply to Fabulous450

Oh that's good - time is on our side! It gives me time to get rid of this annoying plantar fasciitis. I'm only running once a week at the moment as I'm on my feet all day but doing some strength & HIIT at home to banish the lockdown pounds!🀣 Well done for your fastest 10k, my aim is to get back up to 10k again. My son is a bit behind yours - he's just turned 16 & in Yr 11 doing GCSEs this year. Let's hope that everything works out well for them both! 🀞

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Slinkymalinki

Oh that would be great Slinkymalinki!! 😁

Oh the lockdown pounds...πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„...oh my...it’s been like shifting a bag of rocks in the earlier stages and I still feel a few of those stones weighing me down a bit πŸ˜‚. I have found HIIT brilliant though! 🀩 Nothing too long and I now have a very short 5 mins routine every day. I consider it my morning wake up! Even if all else goes slightly adrift, I can say I’ve achieved something today! 😁

Yes, I’m really hoping for the best for the kids. This is my son’s final year and he’s heart is set on Uni, so I’m hoping that he is able to get to go where he would like, doing what he’s dreaming off. Though, I will miss him so much! πŸ₯΄ They’re both so supportive of my running. And they’ve been a massive inspiration too. I dare not go out with them mind. Far too athletic! βœ‹πŸ½ 🀣 But, myself and my youngest have done a charity 5k run for Prospect Hospice together. Such a great experience to have him waiting for me at the finish line! Makes me well up just thinking about it! 😊 ❀️

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate10

What a a Fab post 😁

Your enthusiasm is contagious !

Happy to hear about your developing relationship with Sgt Garmin πŸ’•

Sound like a perfect match and im sure you will be good with each other .

Wow 127 miles πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ that's great.

I'm sure you will get to JOG !

And congratulations on getting the best job in the world πŸ˜¬πŸ‘

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Instructor57

Thanks so much Instructor57!! πŸ€— Sgt Garmin is melting...πŸ’‚πŸ½β€β™‚οΈ...🀨...slowly πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚!

I know that winter will be my true test, but I’m feeling ready. 😊❀️

Over62
Over62Graduate10

Fabulous fun post so glad you’re enjoying it all, you’re now just a head of me I’m at 125miles so we’re clearly we are running buddies at the momentπŸ˜ƒπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈlots of virtual tea and cakes are along this LEJOG04 route taking place.

Happy runningπŸ‘

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Over62

Thanks so much Over62!! πŸ€— Aah yes!! We are very close. I love our virtual tea’s β˜•οΈ & cakes! You’re amazing company!! 🀩

Onwards we go!! 🀝🦾❀️

WillowandSola
WillowandSola60minGraduate

That’s so lovely to read, enjoy your plan and so good you have found the joy in this Lejog thing too

Fantastic about the job

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Thanks so much WillowandSola!! πŸ€— And thanks for your posts too! They always inspire me. I absolutely love the photos of where you run!! ❀️

Sybilw
SybilwGraduate10

What a happy report to read first thing in the morning!! Congratulations on ALL your achievements this week. I think I need a sgt Garmin!! I should see what is available on my device but I think it’s more basic - although I often see posts here (about VO2 for example) and realise I’ve had that all the time! πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ You can soon move up the leaderboard too as I’ve done 159 miles and I’m 221! You don’t feel far behind and I’ve a busy childcare week ahead.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Sybilw

Oh, thank you so much Sybilw! πŸ€— 159 miles is brilliant!! 🀩🀩 221...Well done you!!

Sgt Garmin and the daily step goals has made a big difference. You just can’t hide from him πŸ’‚πŸ½β€β™‚οΈ...🀨...! He’s quick to tell you to move and he adds more steps required quickly too!! Too quick...πŸ˜‚, but I definitely feel an improvement in my fitness.

Happy running...enjoy!! ❀️

CBDB
CBDB60minGraduate

Wooohooooo!!!!! 100 !!!πŸ’― πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸΎβœ”οΈ 🎊 πŸŽ‰ 🎈 πŸ₯³

Well done!!!!! And a new job as well! Yes, everyone should I have a job they find amazing!

πŸ₯°πŸ˜ŠπŸ€£πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸ₯³πŸŽˆ

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to CBDB

Thanks so much CBDB!! πŸ€— I’m certainly spoilt with so much to look forward to!!

On we go to JOG!! 😁 🀝...πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

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Woohoo! Way to go Fab450! A great week for you that’s for sure - congratulations on the postcard and new job. Lots of celebrating I hope!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

Thanks so much Oldgirlruns!! πŸ€— It has been so good...I’m putting my feet up today to let it all sink in!! 😁😁😁❀️

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10

You sound in good form - brilliant. Everything is good with your world and long may it last. Happy running πŸ€—

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Grannyhugs

Thank you so much Grannyhugs!! πŸ€— I shall certainly be aiming for more happy running!! πŸ˜ƒβ€οΈ

EThomas
EThomasGraduate10

What a great post, Congratulations on your new job. I wish you luck with it.

Congratulations on your LEJOG progress. You are doing really well with it. I'm currently at 173 miles, although it is much more walking than running.

We will all get to JOG. I have every faith in you.

Happy running everyone

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to EThomas

Ah thank you so much ET!! πŸ€— You’ve done amazing!! 😁😁 173 miles!! 🀩🀩....whoooo hooo! That’s brilliant! βœ…

I definitely hope to meet you at JOG’s!! And I’ll still be enjoying celebrating my VRBs getting there from my own spot on the map too! 😁❀️

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate10

Fantastic Fabulous! Congratulations on your new job - what a long process from February! It sounds like all in your world is good and rosy with your runs going brilliantly too, enjoy πŸ˜ƒπŸ€—!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Delly-dot

Oh Delly-dot...thanks so much! πŸ€—πŸ€—

Yes, I was meant to have the first stage interview on the 6th April, but everything was put on hold due to lockdown. It then restarted at the beginning of August, which I was pleased about, as I was never really sure that they were going to proceed. So it’s all pretty fantastic really!! 😁❀️

What a lovely post Fab450, so pleased to hear things are going well for you on LEJOG and elsewhere!πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ‘

LEJOG has been brilliant motivation for me, keeping me going and giving me some focusπŸ™‚πŸ‘

I’ll see you in virtual JOG!😊

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to David_G

Ah thanks so much David_G! πŸ€—πŸ€— Not just Lands End to John O Groats πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§, but it really feels like it has opened up a very new running world for me 🌍 πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈ!

See you there! Enjoy!! 😁❀️

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10

Great running. Happy new job! Such good news πŸ₯‚πŸ…

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to BaddieThePirate

Oh thanks so much BTP!! πŸ€— It has been an amazing week! 😊❀️

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

See you at JOG... I’m gonna be setting off on the 28th. You got this!

Many congratulations on your amazing week and good luck in the new job.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to UnfitNoMore

Ooh...UNM! Are you in LEJOG5? 😁! That’s great news!! πŸ€©πŸ‘ŒπŸ½ Thanks so much! πŸ€—β€οΈ

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to Fabulous450

Err... 6 I think! Will have to see if I can catch any of you guys up.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to UnfitNoMore

😱.... πŸ‘€....I think I’m definitely gonna get lapped!! 🀣🀣🀣! But I don’t mind and I’ll wave as you pass by! πŸ‘‹πŸ½ πŸ’¨ πŸ’¨πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

Seriously though...it’s been great fun!! I’m sure you’ll love it! 😁❀️

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to Fabulous450

I’m looking forward to it... and if I like it I’ll have to pester them to set up a return run!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to UnfitNoMore

That’s great 🀩 You’re only allowed to lap me once though!! ✍🏽 πŸ“....πŸ™πŸ½πŸ€£πŸ€£!❀️

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to Fabulous450

I could just run behind you to help Sgt Garmin with the shouting... I mean motivating 🀣

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to UnfitNoMore

😱😱...second thoughts...Sgt Garmin doesn’t need any help! πŸ’‚πŸ½β€β™‚οΈπŸ—£πŸ—£πŸ—£...πŸ˜…!.....

Just lap away! 🀣🀣! ❀️

How absolutely brilliant! Wow, you know...I like to think good things happen to good people and what a time you are having. Massive congratulations with the job too. Keep smiling, keep going and keep being you 😊

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to GTFC

Thank you so much GTFC!! πŸ€— I’m really excited about the job too!! 🀩, but I have a month to go before I start. It’s soooo tempting to carry on with research and preparations, but I’ve been doing that for a couple of months and it feels a little odd not having to do that now. I’ll get more facts when I start.

So, I’ve decided to just rest, relax, run & read (maybe just a little DIY), but basically have this time freely just enjoying every day, knowing there’s lots of amazing things to look forward to too! πŸ‘ŒπŸ½

I shall certainly be having some fun as I keep on going!! πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈ πŸ’‚πŸ½β€β™‚οΈπŸ“šπŸ§–πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ...πŸ§šπŸ½β€β™€οΈ

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