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A Happy New Year run!

Anniemurph profile image

My NY resolution was of course to get back into running properly. What with a bad chest cold, hip problems and odd shifts at work, I hadn't run regularly since the end of October, and all of a sudden I couldn't even run for 20 minutes. This really depressed me - we spend all this time and effort getting up to the 30 minutes, and then to lose it all (as it felt) was upsetting.

This morning was a beautiful crisp, sunny day, so off I went to the heights. I drove for 30 minutes to run for 20, but never mind - it was fantastic. No one else in sight, sun, frost, sheep and the Iron Age fort all to myself. It would have been quite easy to tell myself I could start tomorrow instead, but I'm really glad I went out there.

I hope you all have a good next run, wherever and whenever that is, and for those of you recovering from injury, all the best for a speedy recovery. This programme is amazing, but even better is all the support and help and humour you all bring to it - thank you all, and may you have a happy and healthy 2013.

Annie x

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Beads profile image

I agree, it was nice running this morning, although suburban streets don't come close to your lovely views and there were lots of cars and people so I didn't get the quiet solitude you did; but it was sunny and daylight and not raining and not a howling gale so altogether a great run!

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AnniemurphGraduate in reply to Beads

We ran, Beads, that's the thing! Yay for sunny and daylight - may there be lots more runs like these :)

Happy new year! Sounds like a great run to start the new year!

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Thank you - let's hope we all have good runs in the New Year!

sfb350 profile image

Gorgeous picture Annie, whereabouts are you ?

I'm ever so slightly envious, I would have loved to run today but woke up with a painful sore throat and chesty cough so really wasn't up to it - it was a lovely day for it to. Still, I've got the rest of the year....... ;-)

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AnniemurphGraduate in reply to sfb350

Aaaarrrggghhhh! FOR THE THIRD TIME!!! (problems posting a reply)

What I have said, twice before, is that I am sorry to hear about your sore throat and bad chest, sfb, and that I hope they get better soon. The roads will still be out there, and yes, you have the rest of the year!

It's Minninglow, on the High Peak Trail in Derbyshire. I'm very lucky - mostly I just run round the local pavements, but every so often I treat myself to a run with a view :)

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AnniemurphGraduate in reply to Anniemurph

Yay - shouting worked :D

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sfb350Graduate in reply to Anniemurph

Sorry to make you shout !

It looks lovely, reminded me of Dorset for some reason.

Really, I think we're all luckier than we realize in the UK - if you know where to look there are some beautiful places to explore. I've found more of them since I started running and it's at the top of the list of reasons why I love it. :-)

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AnniemurphGraduate in reply to sfb350

Heee - not shouting at you, obviously! I agree, we are very lucky. The only problem with beautiful Derbyshire is that not much of it is flat!

SBG356 profile image

A brilliant start to 2013 Annie! Well done for getting out there. I'm like Beads and run the urban streets rather than your beautiful surroundings but wherever we run we are doing something fantastic and worthwhile and are an encouragement to others here too.

Best wishes for the New Year! Sue x

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AnniemurphGraduate in reply to SBG356

Thanks, Sue - I'm pleased I did actually get out there today! Nprmally I just run out from my front door and round the same boring route, but every so often I head for the heights - it's worth it, on days like today! All the best for the new year x

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