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CatMo13
CatMo13Graduate

One year ago today I started my running journey with Couch to 5k! I’ve not had the easiest of journeys and while many at this stage are already onto park runs and 10kms... I’m not. But you know what, that doesn’t stop me loving this place, all of you on here and simply being able to get out there and run when I can! Thanks forum friends and here’s to another year of running. 🏃‍♀️🌷😊

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Fabulous450
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Happy Runniversary CatMo!! You should be so proud of this day!! I hope to follow in your footsteps and make my Runniversary too!! It really doesn’t matter how often or how far you run, you’re running and it’s now been a year! How amazing you are!! Fantastic!! Big hugs! 🥰❤️

CatMo13
CatMo13Graduate
in reply to Fabulous450

Arh thanks so much Fabulous- that’s a lovely reply! I have a feeling you will make the runniversary very soon 😁🙌

Tartancat
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Happy Runniversary! A whole year of running is an achievement in itself. It doesn't matter how far you go or how fast - it's all about getting out there and enjoying it, and it sounds like you do.

Here's to the next year of running! 🏃‍♀️

CatMo13
CatMo13Graduate
in reply to Tartancat

Thanks Tartancat! I’d like to set some goals but every time I do I get an injury 🤪. But still I have the goals in my head for now 😬

IgaT
IgaTGraduate

Cheers CatMo13! You are brilliant and your approach is great! Keep running! Keep smiling!

CatMo13
CatMo13Graduate
in reply to IgaT

Arh thank you IgaT! Hope all is good with you and that the rest of your holiday went well😊🌷

Elfe5
Elfe5Graduate

Happy, happy runniversary Catmo13!😀

You are not alone with not having the easiest of journeys /not getting to Parkrun & longer distances- that’s me too. - But I’ve decided that “run as you can” is so much better than not running at all. 😄

I hope you enjoy many happy runs in 2019.😃

CatMo13
CatMo13Graduate
in reply to Elfe5

Yes Elfe5! We have both done the programme twice if I remember your story rightly 🙃 glad I’m not alone and one day we may achieve our goals. 😊 Also in this forum we never run alone as always report back to each other 👍 thank you

Mcdon
McdonGraduate

Good luck this year. Have you changed your name 😝

CatMo13
CatMo13Graduate
in reply to Mcdon

Thank you Mcdon! Oh , no I’ve not changed my name ...🤔

Mcdon
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in reply to CatMo13

Thought you were someone else I stated c25k last jan too x

Happy Runniversary CatMo🎉😊

I agree with the others...you are still running and therefore still winning!

Happy running in 2019😊xxx

CatMo13
CatMo13Graduate
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thank you Bluebird.. and for all the support you have given me 🤗I do get embarrassed by my short runs on Strava but I guess as everyone says it’s just getting out there that matters 😁

Bluebirdrunner
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in reply to CatMo13

Please don't worry about that...I took ages to get to 5k, and had been running for about two years when I reached 10k with Ju Ju's plan. It really doesn't matter, everyone supports each other without comparison. You are keeping going, building strength despite your setbacks and doing brilliantly! 😊xxx

CatMo13
CatMo13Graduate
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Oh wow I didn’t realise that Jan. Thank you, makes me feel better about it 😊⭐️

thisfishcan
thisfishcanGraduate

I started a year ago too. I did my first Park Run yesterday. We are still getting out there, and we haven't given up. Here's to another year of runs...however long or short they may be.

CatMo13
CatMo13Graduate
in reply to thisfishcan

Hey congratulations to you too! Great that you’ve done your first park run now. So we must have started the C25k the same week ! 🎉

Wimborne
WimborneGraduate

Catmo13 what a star. 🌟🌟🌟🌟Happy Happy Runnivrersary. What a fabulous achievement. A whole year of a running you. Simply awesome in my book and huge well done. it’s not about pace, time or distances it’s just about being a healthier happier you and doing something just for you. Wishing you Many Happy running days ahead 🏃🏼‍♀️😃🌟

CatMo13
CatMo13Graduate
in reply to Wimborne

Thank you Wimborne! Yes that’s true it is a nice time just for me and helps clear the mind 😀😁

lexi6
lexi6Graduate

Hi CatMo, well done you, still running after a year, bet ya didn’t think that would happen a year ago. In the scheme of things parkruns and 10kms don’t really matter, running for pleasure and wow! cos we can and being able to share the runs with our forum friends because they get us. Isn’t it great? 👍

CatMo13
CatMo13Graduate
in reply to lexi6

Thanks Lexi! And ironically I know Ive read some on here who can run more but they are not enjoying it. That’s just life, maybe they could swap legs with me for a week and their minds may change too 😂

helenwheels
helenwheelsGraduate

well done for running for a whole year. Don't compare yourself with others but with yourself a year ago. I bet if you add all those runs together you will find yourself a long way away :)

Keep at it!

CatMo13
CatMo13Graduate
in reply to helenwheels

Thanks Helen, that’s a great way to look at it !

Katnap
KatnapGraduate

Nice to hear from you again CatMo13!

Congratulations on making it to your runniversary. 😸

CatMo13
CatMo13Graduate
in reply to Katnap

Thank you Katnap, and I see congratulations are in order for you too making your 10km! Amazing ! 🙌

Katnap
KatnapGraduate
in reply to CatMo13

Aye! But suffering for it now with aching knees and ankles!

CatMo13
CatMo13Graduate
in reply to Katnap

Tell me about aching knees! At least you’ve done a valid distance to earn that 😁 I did 2.5km and I’ve got aching knees 🙄.

Katnap
KatnapGraduate
in reply to CatMo13

I've jogged with someone who runs half marathons (loves them) and marathons. He said he always has aches and pains but they tend to go after 10-15 minutes running.

I think he could run every day.

CatMo13
CatMo13Graduate
in reply to Katnap

I can relate to that yes, but then I find later in the day I have the aches. So now I’ve had four days off to recover my knee. So am thinking will try out a short run this morning. 🤞

Katnap
KatnapGraduate
in reply to CatMo13

I've just claimed today as my 2 month runniversary since graduating C25k. We had Kelly Holmes join us at our local parkrun!

Check out my post! 😸

CatMo13
CatMo13Graduate
in reply to Katnap

Oh wow how exciting! I just heard her on the radio and she was talking about running and park runs! I’ll check out your post ⭐️

Katnap
KatnapGraduate
in reply to CatMo13

Awesome! Thanks CatMo13 😸

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