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Just when you thought it was safe

ButtercupKid
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Yes, I’m back ! I’ve had a hopeless 6 months and I miss fitter me. I have a significant birthday coming up in 2020 and I’ve devised 24 challenges for the year. One is to get rid of Ethel (the extra person in fat I’m carrying) and another is to run the local 10k hillclimb at the end of August. So coming here first is a no brainer ! Delighted to be back with you all 😀

65 Replies
oldestnewest

Yey! Welcome back!

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Runawaytrainer

Thank you 😊

AlMorr
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You are welcomed back here BCK, good luck on getting rid of Ethel and that 10K hill climb in August, if you have been off running for 6 months it would be advisable to repeat C25K before beginning those 24 challenges for the year, I assume that 10K is one of them.

ButtercupKid
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in reply to AlMorr

Yes, it’s one of the fitness ones (I have subheadings 😀) I went out and did 1:1 this morning. Good to be back on the AlMorr Loop again !

AlMorr
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in reply to ButtercupKid

I have ran 4/10Ks on all or part of your ButtercupKid 5K trail, part of it is around a loch, I have to run round that loch 4 times to make up the 10K, so glad to know that you ran run 1 of week 1 of C25K this morning on part of the AlMorr Loop. 😊 🏃🏾

ButtercupKid
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in reply to AlMorr

That’s quite a challenge, four times round a loch ! Well done you ⭐️

Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back. 👍

AlMorr
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in reply to SpanishShuffle

If I remember correctly you SpanishSuffle and ButtercupKid graduated from C25K on the same day, of course you will know what day that was.

SpanishShuffle
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in reply to AlMorr

Yes it was just before my 60th birthday in Feb 😊 Best present ever.

AlMorr
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in reply to SpanishShuffle

Yes, best👍🏃🏾 birthday 🎂 present ever.

ButtercupKid
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in reply to SpanishShuffle

Remember it well. So proud of us both 🏅🏅

ButtercupKid
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in reply to SpanishShuffle

Thanks twin ! xx

Buddy34
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So great to see you back. You did it before , you can sure do it again and you know you'll get endless encouragement and support on here . Good luck 😊😊

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Buddy34

Thanks Buddy 😊 Did my first run this morning. So unfit again 😟

AlMorr
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in reply to ButtercupKid

Just to let you know BCK that the only person I have met on this forum in person is Buddy34, she and I have met twice at her home parkrun at Drumpelliier.

ButtercupKid
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in reply to AlMorr

That’s lovely ! I don’t think I’ve met anyone from here in person, but you never know. Maybe we should all wear membership badges 😄

SpanishShuffle
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in reply to ButtercupKid

I think we should all wear buttercup yellow 😉

ButtercupKid
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in reply to SpanishShuffle

That would certainly make a cheerful entry to 2020 ! Remember your sunglasses, everyone - bring it on, new year 😂

Good luck with that one! 😘

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Jansey

Thank you !

Jogunlikely
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24 challenges is quite something x have a great time achieving them all 😊

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Jogunlikely

Looking forward to it 😄

You can and will do it. Small steps x

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Stubborn1

Thank you 😊Love your username there. Stubborn is one of my superpowers too, but I usually call it determination or perseverance 😄

SeeJillRun
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Great to have you back! 😄

ButtercupKid
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in reply to SeeJillRun

Thank you 😊

Papillon17
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Great to see you back. Happy running.

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Papillon17

Thank you 😊

Get rid of Ethel! Love it! 🤣 Slay Ethel!

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Winterfox

Eviction will do for me 😂. Winterfox is a great username - sounds like a 70s folk rock band !

🤣 yeah, bit less violent probably..

Thanks! I like the 70s folky association ☮️💜

ButtercupKid fab name too.

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Winterfox

Thanks - I like it 😄

Welcome back!

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Pink_Lemonade

Thank you 😊

Pianism
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Welcome back and good luck getting back into the swing of things!

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Pianism

Thanks Pianism ! Hope it’s going well for you ? x

Pianism
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in reply to ButtercupKid

One foot in front of the other... that's the only thing we can do. :)

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Pianism

You can get up Everest like that 😀

Oldgirlruns
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And delighted to have you back BCK! I look forward to reading your posts again! I’m sure you’re going to smash those challenges (an impressive number I must say!) - happy running!

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Oldgirlruns

Thanks OGR ! Great to hear from you. How are things going ?

Oldgirlruns
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in reply to ButtercupKid

Well I got to the end of the plan and run 2 or 3 times a week if I can - though my max is 5km so far and that still takes me 50 minutes! But hey, at 66 I’m quite happy to be doing anything! I’ll look forward to hearing about your progress!

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Oldgirlruns

Hey, that’s brilliant ! I never got beyond 3k and never really enjoyed it, which is why I fell by the wayside temporarily. Better this time I hope 😄

Oldgirlruns
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in reply to ButtercupKid

It will be, I’m sure!

SaskAlliecat
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Yay! Welcome back ButtercupKid! I can't wait to read all about your 24 challenges.

ButtercupKid
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in reply to SaskAlliecat

Howdy SACat ! Long time no see ! Only some of my challenges are fitness related but knowing me, some of the others will end up on here too 😂 Hope 2020 is both kind and fun for you xx

Aspire24
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Welcome back BCK, lovely to see you posting. Are you teasing us with your 24 or will you share a few? 🤔

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Aspire24

The two that fit here are evicting Ethel and running a hill climb, but I dare say some of the others will leach in 😂

Sp81
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Welcome back x

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Sp81

Thank you 😊

Granspeed
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🎉👍👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼💕

Oldfloss
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I missed this!!!! Great to see you...and so lovely to know you are back with us and running again....

I have missed you..

SO

Its good to have you here again,

It's great to have you back.

To know you're back amongst us,

And getting back on track..

We've missed your motivational posts.

We've missed all of the rhyme.

You're back again, hip,hip hooray..

It is absolutely, about time !!!

Love Floss x

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Oldfloss

I’ve been missing you too 💕😄

TailChaser
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Welcome back BCK, it’s great to see you on here again! All the best for the new you and evicting Ethel in 2020! 👏👏👏

ButtercupKid
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in reply to TailChaser

Thanks TC ! I’ve got my fighting socks on this time 😄

TailChaser
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in reply to ButtercupKid

😂😂😂

Hi ButtercupKid....so nice to see you, 🎶the only way is up...🎶

Onwards and upwards again!

Good luck 😊xxx

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thanks BBR ! A very happy and healthy new year to you x

molly1973
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Welcome back xx

ButtercupKid
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in reply to molly1973

Thank you ! How have you been ?

molly1973
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in reply to ButtercupKid

Not too bad, thanks. I still have my version of Ethel who hasn’t shifted at all, but I have largely run all year. Nov and Dec weren’t too good, a combination of losing my mojo a bit and a new job with long hours, but things are settling down a bit now.

I had a holiday in North Wales in the summer and had the absolute joy of running with OldFloss one day and seeing Tailchaser, KatNap and the kittens along with Floss at Pwllheli park run (on the beach!), and even unwittingly bumped into UnfitNoMore without realising it was him until later. I’ve missed this lovely family on here and I’m glad to be back posting again.

How are things with you and yours? Hope the dog and the moth have been behaving themselves xx

ButtercupKid
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in reply to molly1973

Oooh ! Oldfloss and UnfitNoMore in the same holiday ! Massively envious - they’ve always been two of my best supports on here. So impressed that you’ve more or less kept going right through the year. We hit a bad patch with a lot of family problems and I was seriously depressed for a while - worst bout of the Dog since my early 20s. Doing much better now though, and hoping to sustain it better this time around 😀

molly1973
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in reply to ButtercupKid

Glad things are feeling better: I’m sorry that you had this battle x

ButtercupKid
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in reply to molly1973

Thanks Molly. The rough bits are what you climb on, as they say 😄

Welcome back from us,

ButtercupKid
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in reply to WillowandSola

Thank you 😊

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