What a difference a year makes!!

What a difference a year makes!!

If someone had told me on my birthday last year that this year half my little bits and bobs presents would be running related I'd have laughed in their face! Now not only are they the most exciting presents but people who never believed I was running are actually buying me running related things! Never thought I'd be this person and it's amazing how much can change in a year. Got my first few buffs, recommended by Oldfloss and Ullyrunner which should help with the rest of the winter runs. All looking a bit black which I noticed when I took the photo so perhaps I should have a goal to branch out colour wise this year!

Due to a busy schedule, unfortunately no birthday run today. Took myself out for my last run of being 28 yesterday - a tough 5k in appalling seafront wind and rain (possibly the worst conditions I've run in so far) but still somehow enjoyable and a nice way to end, remembering how different my mind and body is from this time last year. My goal is to keep with the My Asics Plan and make that 10k by 30. :)


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  • πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽˆπŸŽ‚πŸŒŸπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽŠπŸŽ‰Happy Birthday Melly!

    That looks like a good haul!πŸ˜‰

    As one of my original 'inspirers' I hope that I can be as dedicated as you are a year on. You were the one who told me about the circle of inspiration and how it just keeps on. It couldn't be more true!

    Have a fab birthday and I have no doubt at all that you'll hit those goals before the big three O


  • Thank you very much, my wonderful McFitty! I think you were the first person who told me I had inspired you which gave me a warm fuzzy feeling which has been there ever since! You inspire me just as much - that circle really does never end. :) xxx

  • Happy Birthday to our lovely Melly !

    You are always so supportive and encouraging to others , I hope you have a fab day , the gear looks great ! :-) xxx

  • Thank you Pops! Learnt from the best :) xxx

  • Happy birthday Melly! Nice pressies! 10k long before you are 30 i shouldn't wonder. Enjoy your birthday whatever you are doing πŸ˜€πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

  • Thanks Jacs! Fingers crossed for an injury free year to build up those distances. :)

  • Happy happy Birthday :) Wishing you every good thing on it and in your future ☺

  • Thanks, John! It's been a super happy one so far and hoping for a good year (full of many miles) to follow :)

  • Delighted to hear it :)

  • Happy birthday, bet you cannt wait to get out and 'test' the new gear :D Have a fab day x

  • Thank you! Hopefully will get out with the new gear Sunday or Monday (hangover dependent! :p ).

  • Happy birthday Melly.😊

    Great stash there..and you ran yesterday so today you deserve your πŸŽ‚

    Hope your 29th year is full of running.xxx

  • Thank you, Jan! I'm hoping for many happy miles too! :) xxx

  • Happy birthday! πŸ˜ƒ

  • Thank you!! :)

  • I don't know how I missed this post! I am so sorry!

    Massive belated birthday greetings... :) You presents look great and I expect they are getting well run in.. ( see what I did there)!

    29! Gosh, a mere babe..quite literally I am old enough to be your Mum!!!

    Many more Happy Running Birthdays Melly!!!

  • Thank you Floss!! :) More appeared with my birthday money too! I am glad and feel lucky that I found running early - more years to enjoy it! Also feel inspired every day by those a little older who show me that I will be able to enjoy running for many years yet! :)

  • Many more years... wonderful!

    Yes...you have got into the game earlier than I.

    I was a runner in my youth..but a sprinter..although I did some longer events when i was slightly older.... and never imagined that i would become totally hooked on it at this later stage in my life. I have my son in law and daughter to thank for that who inspired me to just do it!

    My birthday is in April and I have a short list already planned... mostly running related ! :)

  • I will look forward to (virtually) celebrating with you in April! :)

  • x

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