1st runniversary :) 1st tumble :(

I reckon it would have been about 6pm this evening a year ago that I first stepped out for W1R1 - crickey, just how hard were each of those 8 single minute runs. But I was determined and stuck with the amazing programme, and graduated - just the best thing ever.

I haven't reached any dizzy heights, but I run 3 times every week and am fitter and healthier than ever (generally!). I am training towards 10k and am running in the Bristol event on 31 May.

And what a lovely morning for an anniversary run.. clear skies, sunshine, no wind.. just run past the smokey man with his husky dogs (joined today by his wife and a new puppy) when I somehow lost my footing and fell! I've always worried about doing that but never have until today. I was a bit shaken, but ok. I got up, gave myself a quick once over and started off again - slowly. Took a few minutes to get my breathing back, but it was fine.

A quick check of the garmin shows 5.12k in 37:08 minutes. I've been quicker but currently have a chesty cough so am taking it steady.

Have a great day everyone :). Off to shower now.. then to work..

:) xx

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  • Glad you are OK.

    I am guessing that going arse over head is some sort of right of passage so doing it on your anniversary is quite fitting.

  • I guess you're right.. Hopefully that's it now though!

  • Oh dear! Well, never mind. We all tumble but just scrape ourselves back up and press on. When we fell as kids we didn't get shaken up did we? Ironically the last fall I had was over a speed hump. What a div I am. No harm done I hope Pinky. Keep on running gal.

  • Keeping on ๐Ÿƒ miss w

  • Oh, poo. :( Happy runniversary, nevertheless.

  • Ta ;-)

  • that's a very different way to celebrate your runniversay :) glad you didn't suffer and serious injury :)

  • Thanks.. Nothing serious - oddly my arms are feeling it the most today!

  • I think the biggest damage is to the ego! Not so bad if there is no one around. :-)

  • My first ever sporting injury - I'm proud :-))

  • Hope you aren't suffering any after effects today. Take care !

  • Thanks hen.. Just aching arms.. Hope for a nice run tomorrow :-) still a gentle one due to continuing cough :-( xx

  • Wonderful that you've been doing this a year, I really hope to keep going, so posts like yours are inspiring to us newbies! Sorry to hear about the tumble, were you really trying for a cartwheel of joy for the sheer hell of it?

  • Hey Sparky :-)

    Be patient with the plan and you will. I'm no athlete but I'm now fit and have some enjoyable exercise to do - I LOVE IT!!

    So please keep on going - it's the best :-D ๐Ÿƒ

  • Happy runniversary! Sorry to hear about your tumble - don't need to do that for another year now!

  • Thanks Ully hopefully that will be the end of that! :-) xx

  • Well done that lady. Aren't we all so lucky to have found this wonderful plan, brilliant forum and of course the love of running. Many happy running returns, Pinky.

  • Cheers Ian. It's all great isn't it :-)

  • Happy Runniversary Pinky . You are a very supportive and lovely lady xxx

    Sorry about your fall , hope you're okay xxx

  • Thanks Poppy, that's kind.

    I'm fine - arms a bit sore strangely.. :-) xx

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