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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.

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

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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.

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Keeping on 🏃 miss w

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Oh, poo. :( Happy runniversary, nevertheless.

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Ta ;-)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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?

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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 🏃

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

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

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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.

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

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

Sorry about your fall , hope you're okay xxx

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Thanks Poppy, that's kind.

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

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