Runniversary & hot carrots!

Runniversary & hot carrots!

Had a look back at my first posts, as thought I must have started about a year ago, and I was right!

Signed up to Healthunlocked 26th July 2015, downloaded C25K and started the next day.

So seemed like a good time to reflect on my runniversary positives ๐ŸŽ‚

* I've found running has been a good stress reliever, something else to focus on and being outside is great.

* Enjoyed the structure of following the programme, and ticking off each session.

* Started parkrun in September, and looking forward to earning my red 50 t-shirt in the next couple of months. Earnt the lovely purple volunteer one already which I proudly wear.

* Also, around the same time went to local running club with a really supportive beginners group and made that part of my running routine.

* At new year, I resolved to move from the intermediate (5K) and push myself to go on the advanced runs (around 7.5K) so I was increasing my distance.

* Signed up for a 10 mile race in October, to give me something to work towards. I'm no speedster, but I will complete the distance, even if I do need some walking breaks!

* Found a training plan to help me towards my October goal, which I'm working through and ticking off like I did on C25K.

* Discovered virtual races, and entered a few - great for motivation if you like tangible bling.

* As of last week I'm trying to drink more water every day.

* Increasing my running sessions now I have October to aim for, and going to try and make healthier food choices.

* Sharing some of my runs with my lovely dog Juno. She loves bits of raw carrot as treats - so always seem to have a piece of hot sweaty carrot clenched in my hand, or in my pocket!

Hope you all have a lovely bank holiday break, and get some happy runs in ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ

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  • What a great post & congratulations on your runniversary!

  • Thanks Noaky, I don't post much but thought as I'd reached a milestone it was a good time! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • I love hearing about people who have kept up their running. You give me inspiration.โ˜บ

  • Thanks dddd, I love to read the posts and info on here, inspires me too ๐Ÿƒ

  • It is lovely to hear peoples' longer term progress. I have often wondered how long folk stay with this programme after graduating. Thanks for a great post. Gorgeous pooch too!

  • Thanks Sueb, I love reading about people's progress, keeps me sticking at it too, always such a positive forum ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Thanks for your helpful post...I'm starting week 9 on Tuesday, and was wondering what to do post graduation. Plenty of ideas now!

    Lovely dog...mine loves carrots too, but he won't run ๐Ÿ™„

  • Glad it was useful! Good luck for week 9, shiny graduate badge just around the corner ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ˜€

  • What a lovely, cheery reflection on your journey. Sounds like running has had a great, positive impact on you. Keep on running :-)

  • Thanks, it has and this forum is always so positive and supportive - like the runners I've met in the 'real world' - so it's all good ๐Ÿ˜€ mentally and physically.

  • Happy runniversary - and here's to many more!

  • Thanks Ully, I'll drink to that! ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

  • Wow you sound like you are doing great xx

  • Thanks Sam ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Many Congratulations AbracaDeborah , What a inspiring post !

    Sounds like you've really embraced running and it is a huge part of your life .

    Really Well done to you , Happy Runniversary and a carrot for your lovely pooch. Juno :-) xxx

  • Thanks poppy, it's been great to have new healthy focus in life...and such lovely people ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Happy runniversary Debs! Only just saw your post . You've done so well, those advanced routes Jo puts us through can be really tough!! And heading for your 50th parkrun is great! Are you doing GSR in October? The nettlestone run on 18th Sept is a good one too at 5miles.....

    Lovely photo of your dog!My George has carrot sticks every morning when I am making guinea pig veggies! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜†

  • Thanks Ali ๐Ÿ˜€ might do Nettlestone, got a flyer for it at Newchurch I think. Aaaah I used to have Guinea pigs until about a year ago, I miss their squeaking when they heard me open bags of salad! Got 4 bantams, they're funny to watch round the garden, and there is often competition between them and Juno for treats like blackberries and sweetcorn! ๐Ÿ˜†

  • Nettlestone is a nice run you'd enjoy it I'm sure!๐Ÿ˜Š

    I used to have chickens years ago the are great fun . We only had 1 bantam called Sophie, the rest were a mixture of breeds๐Ÿ˜Š

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