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If you're thinking about trying running, do it, it's awesome

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I'm still here, 2 years later and I'm still running ... Well not so much at the moment, mostly I am still on the sofa wondering when I can run again.

My last run was MoRun 10k (Nottingham) dressed as superwoman and well look a picture of me, I'm smiling, that's because of running. I would never before have had the confidence to wear fancy dress let alone be photographed, stand in front of a crowd as the winner of the fancy dress was decided (sadly not me) and well run around high fiving kids as I past and all post migraine (by the way don't recommend running post migraine) oh and I wasn't fully recovered from my half marathon.

I love getting out there and enjoying the feeling of being free, no contrainsts, I run, I walk, I listen to Zombies Run and well I have fun, just Ferd and me.

My greatest achievement (so far) surviving a half marathon, who would have ever thought I'd get there and I did it all without falling apart. Illness gives me breaks and then I dust myself off and get back out there.

I had to stop running for a bit as I was so tired and run down then a couple of weeks ago I had a laparoscopy (operation to look inside, thankfully all ok) so have been resting and healing and resting some more, now I'm just starting to get restless and want to get out there again.

C25K really does give you the foundation to carry on discover your inner greatness, there is no stopping once you've started and well why would you? So if you are thinking about it, do it. If you've been ill and worried about getting back out there, don't worry, you won't have forgotten how, just run, be guided by your body.

My next mission to get my trainers back on and work my way back up to 5k and then back to 10k.

Happy running everyone.

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JoolieB1 profile image

Love the photo, u look radiant and proud! Hope u manage to get your trainers on again soon, would love to read more posts about your adventures! Hope you had a good Christmas and hope we hear more soon. Julie 😀

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spoonierunningGraduate in reply to JoolieB1

Thank you.

davelinks profile image

Well done! Look great! Was wonder woman there as well?

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spoonierunningGraduate in reply to davelinks

I think there was a wonder woman, there were a few iron mans, captain America, a jack sparrow, an RAF pilot complete with plane .... I need to start working on my costume for next year :)

The second I saw your photo on my news feed I recognised it as MoRun Nottingham. I was just walking into the 'village' as they'd done the fancy dress prizes! You look amazing ☺ Such an uplifting post. Well done and happy running

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spoonierunningGraduate in reply to goonkeepgoing

Thank you. It was all a little mad, but so much fun

You look lovely in your photo spoonie, so happy to be there!😊you've achieved so much already I've no doubt you'll be out there again very soon having adventures with ferd and reporting his water exploits!nice to see you back here and see how you're doing! Brilliant! 😊

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spoonierunningGraduate in reply to aliboo70

Ferd still dives into the canal at any opportunity, I am well practiced at fishing him out.

Ullyrunner profile image

Great to hear from you Spoonie - looking fab in your fancy dress! Glad to hear you are still enjoying the running - as one of my contemporaries you've done so well tackling a HM. I've just stuck around the 5k mark but get out there regularly and love it.

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spoonierunningGraduate in reply to Ullyrunner

Thank you. The half was much harder work than it should have been as I injured myself first week of training, but throughout my training I had physio, ironically on the day all the areas I'd been struggling with were fine and my ankle decided it would play up. I want to do it again, it took a lot out of me but was worth it.

Oh wow you are an inspiration!

I think you should have won the fancy dress cos you look awesome!

What is zombies run?? (Sounds scary)

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spoonierunningGraduate in reply to Bananabanana3

Thank you.

Zombies run is a running app, you get the story of a zombie apocalypse while you run and you can have zombie chases set up for a sort of Fartlek it's very immersive and you can't wait for your next run to get the next instalment of the story.

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Bananabanana3Graduate in reply to spoonierunning

Sounds terrifying!!😫

ju-ju- profile image

That is a fantastic pic, I love it...and that's so very true about running... I hope you make a speedy recovery and get back out there soon X

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spoonierunningGraduate in reply to ju-ju-

Thank you

AncientMum profile image

Hey Spoonie, looking good!! Sorry to hear you've been confined to the IC for a while but, knowing you, you'll be back out there strutting your stuff as soon as you possibly can. Good to hear from you again :£

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spoonierunningGraduate in reply to AncientMum

Not so sure about strutting, maybe swearing and puffing :D

poppypug profile image

Hey Spoonie ! Great to hear from you again and youre looking amazing !

Lovely to read youre still running , you are doing brilliantly , Well done .

I do miss your posts, they were very entertaining , and I miss the tales of what Ferd has been up to , the little rascal ! :-D

Take care and Happy New Year to you ! :-) xxx

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spoonierunningGraduate in reply to poppypug

Thank you.

A Ferd tale polaroidblipfoto.com/entry/...

Bazza1234 profile image

Hey Spoonie -- you don't need a costume to be a super hero!!! - you are already one!!! :)

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spoonierunningGraduate in reply to Bazza1234

Awww fanks *blushes*

folkieboater profile image

Yay. Good to hear from you Spoonie. Miss the stories of you and Ferds runs.

Well done on all your races. Hope you get back up to speed soon.

Tell us how you get on.


I know this post is three years old now but wow such an inspiring post! And I really want that costume now too! 😁

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