Happy Runniversary To Me!

Happy Runniversary To Me!

Today is my first runniversary. It was a year ago today that I did Week One Run One of the Couch to 5k program. I thought I was dying but clearly wasn't as I'm still here one year on. I am SO thankful for this past year and I'm loving being fitter, and part of a wonderful and encouraging community of runners!

I'm even thinking of popping out later to look at celebratory trainers at Run4It... :)

I've registered for a 10k in April (which a year ago was well beyond my wildest dreams) but will in fact be the second official 10k I've participated in. A few weeks ago they sent an email offering the chance to go along tomorrow (25th Feb) and try the course. I thought I would sign up to do that. And then yesterday there was another email saying - quite nonchalantly I thought - that there has been 8 inches of snow but not to worry. The practice tomorrow is going ahead. Yikes!

I was worried about being last in the group tomorrow as I'm still a slowcoach and 10k is still a big challenge for me. But folk in another forum have encouraged me to go ahead. And actually now I'm seeing a possible advantage to being last. All the speedy ones in front of me will tramp down a nice flat path for me to follow in...


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  • 8 inches of snow! Well that is dedication! Ha, ha - Good idea about those in front making a nice flat path for you. Congratulations on your runniversary.

  • Dedication or madness. It's a fine line...


    Eight. Inches. Of. Snow 😲 That's dedication!😊

  • Well I've been online and the temperature is above zero so hopefully it will be somewhat melted.

    It will be an Old Trainers Day though!

  • Well, may those old trainers caress your feet all the way to the finish line!πŸ‘£πŸ‘£πŸ‘£

  • Happy anniversary, go get those celebratory trainers πŸ‘

  • Thank you. I might just!

  • Happy Runniversary Anne. I can't believe it's been a year! That's a brilliant idea to try out the course first. I've never seen that before but I wish all race organisers would offer it. But maybe wellies rather than your running shoes are more in order 😊

    Enjoy your next running year and I hope you're celebrating tonight 🍸🍷🍾

  • Thanks your highness. I love the idea of running in wellies!

  • That was autocorrected to willies but I recorrected it just in time!

  • Happy Runniversary...you have acheived so much in that year Anne very well done to you.😊xxx

    That sounds like a fun outing tomorrow.. not tempted to take a sledge... do wrap up you might get quite wet..πŸ˜„xxx

  • I wondered about a sledge too! Might be cheating. But if you fall on your bum and just slide down a slope without the aid of a sledge I guess that wouldn't be...? :)

  • You will have so much fun! Take skis too just incase!

    You have had a brilliant year Anne, enjoy both runs

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  • Ski yoghurt would be the closest I would ever get to skis. :)

  • I'm with you AnneDroidπŸ‘

  • Congratulations!!! You made it this far. Well done. I think that to mark the occasion it's only fair you should treat yourself to new shoes. You earned them. Have a lovely time. Show us what you get!

  • Thank you.

    If I get shoes I will be sure to show everyone. I know the law.

  • Congratulations - what a fab post. In a year you have come along leaps and bounds and miles and miles and kilometres too :) well done.

    You don't really want them to flatten the snow too much as it will make it more difficult to make snowballs :))

  • I hate snowballs! Especially snowballs down the back of my neck...

    Actually, I once said, "I'm allergic to snowballs" to my kids (to stop them throwing them at me). A lady I knew was standing nearby and said - and I kid you not - "Hello Anne. May I introduce you to my friend, Mrs Snowball". Yes, that was her friend's actual name. #awkwardmoment

  • I was an evil child - used to put snowballs down the back of my Sister's neck. There - I've confessed - my burden is lifted :))

    Snowball is a brilliant surname - I suspect she was used to a few awkward moments :)

  • Happy Runaversary Anne and wishing you many more happy miles :)

  • Thank you sir.

  • Please - you can call me Mr. sir Anne ;)

  • You want to be called Sir Anne?

  • Lol :) "Call me anything you want but don't call me early in the morning" :)

  • Mr. Anythingyouwant, it is then :)

  • Congratulations to our lovely Annie ! Blimey, a whole year ! That has gone sooo fast :-)

    Thanks for sharing your journey with us, you've given us some right laughs along the way :-)

    Oh , I think that pic is from " The Shining " isn't it ? That film just freaked me out, very scary .

    Heres to the next running year, Cheers ! * clinks teacup* xxx

  • Thank you Poppy. By the way, Tesco have very cute pug socks just now. Did you know? Not socks for pugs. Socks with pictures of pugs on them, for human ladies. :)

  • Ah yes ! I've seen them :-) I have lots of Pug socks , a onesie , shorts and vest top pyjama set, cushions , mugs , purse , slippers and 2 real live pugs ! :-) xxx

  • oooohhh - Tesco workers out on strike right now in Ireland.... :O

  • Happy Runniversary and wow thats alot of snow, I doubt anybody will be going particularly fast!!!! :)

  • Happy Runniversary dear Annie.. Happy Runniversary to you!!!

    Good Luck tomorrow! x

  • PS... Snow.. you'll just dig it!!! :)

  • Happy Runniverary. Long may you run. And yes, back of the pack is the way to go in deep snow. Too much effort at the front.

  • Happy runniversary Anne! 😊congratulations! !

    Enjoy your run in the snow,sounds like it'll be quite an experience but I know you'll be fine!πŸ˜†

  • Running in snow is hard work! It will be beautiful though. And don't worry about cold feet or anything, we had snow for the first 6 weeks of the year and being cold was never a problem once I got moving. Good luck, have fun. And what a great way to celebrate a runniversary!

  • Congratulations Anne on your runniversary and good luck with your 10k - the snowy practice run and the actual event. I hope to be back out there soon. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

  • Congratulations Anne! Enjoy your run x

  • Happy runniversary, and may there be many more of them! Erm... enjoy your run...? In the snow? :D

  • Happy Runniversary!!!

  • Happy runniversary Anne! Our snow has all cleared now. Can't say I miss it but I am sure you'll enjoy the race

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