Well today was the day!

Well today was the day!

Started running Sept 2013 just so I could do 1 ml childrens cancer run with 3 yr old grandson Brody. Didn't get off to best start as my tummy started playing silly bu**ers yesterday and Brody is in middle of course of Grumpy medicine (steroids) Anyway sun was shining and got to start still not sure if the wee man was going to do it or not They started the countdown -he started to smile and we were off Yea!! His 5yr old sister Jessie super speedy so didn't see her after about 30 secs. I found the pace really hard as I take wee while to get going but 1/2way round got couple of mins breather as Brody suddenly stopped and said his legs couldn't work But his dad showed him how to jump in huge puddles and soak his grandma Rona . He thought that was funniest thing and off we went again via every muddy puddle he could find When we saw the finish he let go of us and SPRINTED to end . Really emotional but just fabulous. Then went off by myself and did the family 5mile run I have never ever seen mud like it but absolutely LOVED it Got my first ever medal and training tips from Brody so I can run as fast as him next time Me and the grandchildren jumped in really deep puddles all way back to the car - well you are only young once!

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  • Oh, I am so pleased you enjoyed the day. What a wonderful achievement and you got to jump in puddles as well. You must be so proud, not just of your grandson but the other family members who went with your and, of course, yourself - really well done. Enjoy the wonderful afterglow you must be feeling at the moment. My very best wishes to you and your lovely running buddies. Beautiful picture by the way.

  • Ah well done Fitfer!!!!! Sounds like a great day all round. Medals for having fun! What could be finer. Glad the little un enjoyed it and your tummy behaved itself

  • Medal t shirt and Gregg's picnic Miss wobble

  • Thanks fitmo Great day Tried to post pic of both Jessie and Brody but couldn't find out how to delete this one Need to have wee practise

  • I've heard pics are difficult to edit once posted. Why not put up another one on a new post - sure we wouldn't mind. Cheers.

  • So glad you did it and enjoyed it as I know you were fretting earlier in the week. Broody looks a cutie - bet he's proud of his grandma!

  • Thanks ullyrunner Says he loves his grandma but thinks I still could go faster so going to take me to running track near his house next time down !

  • Congratulations what an amazing thing to be able to finally see how far you have come in less than a year......your grandson is a cutie

  • Plan was just to be able to run a mile never ever expected to get hooked Can't imagine life without running mummys

  • Yay - good for you! I saw the mud on the local news last night and have to say it was the worst I have ever seen it (we ran it 4 times when son was little), must have been tough going but I'm glad you all had fun. :-)

  • Good fun not bad Not sure how it would have been if actually raining Really liked course and think its prob going to be an anual event now Lovely to see so many children walking / running

  • Well done to you all for completing such a wonderful event. You should be all really proud of yourselves. My Best Wishes to you and your lovely grandson! :)

  • It's def an event I would recommend to others running mummy All about fun with family and no time pressure

  • What a wonderful post! Congratulations on your first ever medal and I hope you take notice of Brody as your trainer! Sounds like he's got his priorities right - jumping in all the puddles! There'll be many more happy runs with them! Tell him we are all proud of him!

  • It will be most treasured run and medal no matter what I do in future Beek

    The conversations I have with him about running are just so funny

  • Glad to hear you all had such a lovely day FF! You are such an inspiration not just to your beautiful grandchildren but to all of us here on HU! What's your next running goal?

  • Well Hennith I just happened to have signed up to edinburgh marathon festival in 2 weeks !

    I love saying that just to see peoples faces Don't panic I am only doing the 5k although first part that is straight up Arthur Seat - a volcano in middle of Edinburgh . Good thing is once you get up there is flat bit and then all downhill. Quite excited as have got number with chip for time. so guessing I will be nervous as so many people and serious runners

  • Oh wow! That sounds brilliant. Good luck!

  • What a lovely post to read, really uplifting. So glad you all enjoyed your day. Sounds like you may have a slave driver there.

  • It's almost surreal having serious running conversations with a 3yr old waletta . He keeps telling me I have to practise more if I want to get faster -- out of the mouths of babes!

  • I love the idea that 3 yr olds have no concept of age. You are just the same age as him & a very good playmate to boot. The little boy living next door to my uncle (in his 80s at the time) used to knock & ask my Aunty Kath if Cliff was coming out to play. They are so special aren't they & never cease to be so!

  • So true

  • Thanks kitty kat He's just amazing

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