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It all started 2 years ago today .... 🏃‍♀

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon

I’ll start by apologising for the inevitable long post. I’m not good at being concise!

Two years ago on this very day I downloaded the C25K app onto my phone, picked MJ to guide me through, and shuffled my way through W1R1. A then 54 year old mum of 3 who’d never even run at school - only an ill-conceived 5k fun run - it wasn’t! - about 20 years beforehand. But my journey had begun. I remember feeling “part of the gang” shuffling my 1 minute intervals as the “real” runners on the Downs in Bristol glided by. 🏃‍♀🏃‍♂🏃‍♀🏃‍♂🏃‍♀🏃‍♂

I followed C25K to the letter and didn’t miss a beat. I loved it, graduating on August 18th proud as punch. 🏅🎉

Parkrun soon followed. Eastville Park in Bristol was my local PR of choice, although closer to my home is Ashton Court. Brilliant occasionally, but it’s home of “The Hill” (2.5k) and not to be taken lightly! My little Lab, Flossie, accompanies me on most of my runs, and she and I were awarded “Volunteers of the Year for Bar(k)code Scanning” last year! 😅🐟🐕🏃‍♀ I also helped celebrate Eastville’s first and second birthdays, wearing an elephant ONEsie and a “two-two” respectively!

PR tourism had (and will be again) a huge part of my life and I’ve met many VRBs from these forums who’ve become firm ARB’s. A few of the regulars in our growing posse are Dexy5, UpTheStanley, Sandie1961, TailChaser and Katnap - but there are many more and you know who you are. ❀ It has been an absolute pleasure to meet you, and I hope you’ll agree we’ve had a ton of fun. Last year I drove countless miles on Saturday mornings and hope we can do it again before tooooo long. 🀞I’m really missing it. 😩

Last year I ran my first ever races too. The Bristol 10k, the Bristol Race for Life 10k, the Severn Bridge 10k (27 degrees 🥵) and the 10 mile Great South Run. I also worked my way up to running HM distance in September 2019, in readiness for the Bath HM on March 15th - except it ended up being a virtual race as I chose not to attend. Instead I ran 13.1 miles through the streets of Bristol wearing my race bib and my Alzheimer’s Society Bath HM top. I’d ironed on the words “For Mum” as I’d lost her to old age and dementia in October. It was very poignant, as although it was lashing with rain, cars were honking their horns at me, and other runners doing the same all smiled and gave virtual high fives! ❀❀ We were duly awarded our medals and finishers tops by Bath which was lovely. 😀

I also ran this year’s Bristol 10k virtually and got the all important bling, as well as the London Vitality 10000 - who didn’t offer bling. Meanies!! 😅

So, here’s to another year of running “with” all you wonderful people. It’s such fun posting on here, and reading the adventures of others. I shall chip away slowly at my lowly PBs (33:15 5k, 1:16:20 10k and maybe even my HM time of 2:55:17), but speed isn’t my priority. What is, is running for fun, and I’ll continue doing so as long as my body will allow me to. It’s the bonus of leisurely paced running I guess - all I’ve suffered injury-wise is a broken toe caused by .... yoga! 😅

Sorry about the waffle! You’re all to blame as you’ve all been so supportive! ❀

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Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon

Congratulations on your 2 year runniversary cheekychipmunks. You've had quite an adventure by the sound of it. Hope you and Flossie have many more running adventures 🏃‍♀🏃‍♀🐕🐕

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Buddy34

Oh it’s been a massive life changing adventure Buddy! People who know me pre-running can’t believe how much I love it! 😀

Thanks for all your support along the way too. ❀

🎂👏👏🏃🏌‍♀💥⚡🎵🎶

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to BaddieThePirate

You’re an ARB of course Baddie! Here’s to more whenever we can. 😀🏃‍♀👍

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles

Huge congratulations to you cheekychipmunks. 2 years of fun, laughter, sweat and tears. It has been so nice getting to know you Virtually on the forum, actually at various parkruns, and also running alongside you in both the Great Bristol 10k and the Great South Run last year.

You have provided such great support on here too.

We will meet again at parkrun one day. 🏃‍♀🏃‍♀

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy, yes we’ve had some serious fun haven’t we? I can’t help wonder how well we’d have run in London if the Vitality had gone ahead - I have a feeling we’d all have had a little too much fun the evening before! 🥂 🍻 🎉😅

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles in reply to cheekychipmunks

Ha ha, Yes I’d have been alright as I was on the IC so wouldn’t have to do 10k with a hangover!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Dexy5

And I couldn’t possibly have let you drink alone ....... could I?! 😅😅

Amazing Cheeky!! 👏🏜👏🏜👏🏜 You’ve been a constant inspiration and such a wonderful VRB! Your achievements are phenomenal, just like you!! Happy Runniversary!!May there be many more fun adventures!! ❀❀❀

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Fabulous450

Aww thanks Fab. You’re one of the first VRBs I made and I was in awe of your first PR! I’m so happy to have “met” you, and I hope we can do a PR meetup one day. 😘

Right back at you Cheeky!! It’s been a pleasure!! 🀗🀗 ❀

AlMorr
AlMorr10 Miles

Well done cheekychipmunks on your two year anniversary, or should that be runiversary, great photo's, I especially like the the photo of you and Flossie and with Dexy5 and UTS, next Thursday will be my second runiversary, not from starting C25K but graduating, it's amazing how we remember all those dates of milestone runs, once again congratulations.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to AlMorr

Thanks so much Al. Embarrassingly I can remember more running stats than I can baby milestones - as I keep on discovering when my daughter asks me about what to expect from our grandson! 😅

Hope you have a great runniversary next week too! 🎉🎉🎉

AlMorr
AlMorr10 Miles in reply to cheekychipmunks

I intend to run my 9th 10K to celebrate two years since I graduated from C25K

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to AlMorr

Enjoy, and don’t forget to tell us all about it. 😀🏃‍♂

AlMorr
AlMorr10 Miles in reply to cheekychipmunks

I will 🏃🏟😊👍

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

Well done, Cheeky! And thank you for your wonderful posts - keep them coming!! xxx

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to roseabi

Thanks so much roseabi! I’ll never reach your dizzy heights of amazingness, but I enjoy what I do! ❀

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon

Three cheers for the cheekiest chipmunk on the planet! (Good job I spell checked...that came out as cheesiest....I could have been at least one VRB fewer!! ). You have been a real gift to all of us CC, steady, stable and supportive, while some idiots (me!) get themselves into all sorts of trouble by trying to push the boundaries too much. Your support and encouragement to us all have been amazing. The best living advert for the diesel engine ! Wishing you many happy years of running and mischief!! 🥂🀗

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Beachcomber66

You’re no idiot BC! You’re a proper runner, trying to better yourself whilst I’m content bimbling along! My diesel engine gets me to distances I wouldn’t imagine possible when starting out my running journey, and I often think of you when I’m chugging away! 😅

London Vitality next year? 🀞🀞

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

I hope so cheeky. I was really looking forward to meeting up with everyone. Bit concerned about being the only sober one on the night !! I think that I do need to slow down for now while this knee sorts itself, then we will see. Hope you have a celebration today !!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Beachcomber66

I’m sure we’d have behaved really BC - maybe just a little bit jolly and over excited (as per usual in my case!)

I think you’ve hit the nail on the head as regards taking care of your knee. Here - borrow a few of my 🐌 🐌. I still have a herd of them to help me along on occasion!

Lovely post Cheeky and congrats from me too. 👍

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to lexi6

Ahhh thanks so much Lexi! To imagine you were a mere 13 miles away from me in Bath on your trip to the UK! 😩 Promise to come back? ❀

Oh I know Cheeky I’ll know for next time😊 and will definitely be researching where to run and stay (near parkruns of course) Fluked accommodation within walking distance of two of them last year and still get a giggle at being caught up in the 2 tunnel series in Bath when I was running off my jet lag! Oh yeah! Definitely will be back. 🇬🇧 ❀🏃‍♀

Aaah, happy Runniversary Cheeky, a lovely cheery post. 😊Super running acheivements as well as having so much fun just getting out there!

You have inspired many yogis amongst us along the way too! Thank you for that.🌻

Happy running to you! 🏃‍♀🐕xxx

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thanks BBR. I need to thank you too. Always friendly and inspirational, and I’m so glad you’re enjoying Adriene! 🧘‍♀😀

Irishprincess
IrishprincessHalf Marathon

Happy Runniversary and many congratulations to you Munks 🎉e🎈🎊🏃‍♀💪🙂 You’ve achieved so much in two years and you should be very proud.

Such a shame we didn’t get to meet up at Bath, but I’m confident that we’ll arrange something one of these days....

Here’s to the next year of running joy and happiness, hope you’ve celebrated today with a nice run 🥰🀗

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Irishprincess

We were literally a couple of days from meeting up weren’t we IP? So unfair. 😩 But yes, we will - maybe in Bristol in September? Who knows. 🀞

No run for me today as I wimped out and ran a “special” 10k yesterday to get the better weather. Half W1R1 MJ intervals, half bimble! Plus we went to the Arboretum yesterday for a lovely walk too. I thought of you of course! 😘

Irishprincess
IrishprincessHalf Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

Hope you had a lovely time in the arboretum. Was it busy?

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Irishprincess

There was a shortish queue to get into the car park and plenty of families walking around, but it was easy to stay socially distanced. Missed the cafe by 2 minutes as we didn’t realise it closed at 4pm. Lesson learned!

Ooh glad you got to the arboretum! I had a beautiful walk on Weds pm on my own - like you I was wandering along in my own world till I came to the café & it had just shut! It was a real tonic to be there. I saw a great spotted woodpecker & a hare which was a bonus! 🙂

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Slinkymalinki

It’s a fabulous place isn’t it Slinkyminky? I went with my daughter, dog and grandson and had a lovely stroll just admiring the beautiful trees and their shades of green. Can’t wait to go back - and we’ll both know about the cafe next time won’t we?! 😅

Windoze
WindozeHalf Marathon

Awesome 🀩🥰👍🏃‍♂🏃‍♂

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Windoze

Thanks Windoze! Here’s to more PR meetups! 🀞🏃‍♀🏃‍♂🐕🐟😀

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

Congratulations! Happy Runniversary! All those miles, blisters, the heat, the dust, the rain, the snow, the ice, the highs and lows, the chafing, the tumbles, it's all forgotten when we turn out for the next run.

Great fun! Who knew! Certainly not us when we took our first tentative steps of Couch to 5k. We could have never know what adventures lay ahead

Long may you continue to have fun out there. Here's to the next run! xxx

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to misswobble

Haha yes, have experienced all those things MW, but even the less pleasant ones don’t bother me as they all add up to make a wonderful varied running experience. Yes, here’s to many more years of running! 🏃‍♀👍

linda9389
linda9389Moderator

Lovely post! Congratulations, you've achieved so much and staying injury free is mean achievement either! Here's to many more happy years running 😊

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to linda9389

Thanks so much linda9389! Nothing could have surprised me more than how much I took to running. And all the support on here has been the cherry on the cake! 🍰😀

Decker
DeckerModerator

Well done cheeky! You’ve come such a long way on your running and fitness journey!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Decker

Thanks Decker, I’m thrilled how far C25K has taken me. Here’s to many more happy years of running. ❀🏃‍♀🏃‍♂❀

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Half Marathon

Happy runniversary Cheeky! I became quite emotional there. You are such a ray of sunshine and I am so glad that our love of running has brought so many new real friendships. I’m sure we can gather up a few more over the next year xx

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Sandie1961

Aww Sandie, you soppy thing! ❀ It’s been wonderful meeting you, Mr Sandie and Ben, and I can’t wait for the time we can all do it again. 😘

limberlou
limberlouHalf Marathon

Happy runversary CC. And many more of them. These last 2 years have flown haven’t they.? 🎉🏃‍♀🥂

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to limberlou

Thanks LL, oh yes, time has flown by so quickly. Isn’t running the absolute best? 😘

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Half Marathon

Congrats on your runniversary cheekychipmunks! A lovely collage of photos and many happy memories by the sound of it (apart from the toe, of course. Yoga??!😂). Here's to the miles ahead! 🥂🍟🏃🏜‍♀😀x

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Sandraj39

Thanks Sandra, it’s been a wonderful 2 years. 😀🏃‍♀

Yes, really, yoga was the culprit. Downward dog up into a lunge via the heavy arm of a chair. Thwack! My toe stood no chance! 🀊‍♀ 😅

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Half Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

Ah yes, I have done that rather inelegantly myself actually!😂😂

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Sandraj39

It’s not an elegant move at the best of times! I’m better at it now though - once bitten, twice shy! 😅

Happy runniversary cheeky! 🎉🙌😘

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to grumpyoldgirl

Thanks so much GOG. I have no idea where time has gone, it’s absolutely flown by! 🏃‍♀🏃‍♀🏃‍♀

JonathanP
JonathanP10 Miles

Fantastic Cheeky - what an amazing list of achievements over those 2 years! It was great to meet up with you at 50th parkrun celebrations ( mine and Dexy5 's) - I'm always impressed at how far you're prepared to drive on a Saturday morning !

Congratulations and here's to many more years of happy running !👍😀

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to JonathanP

I wouldn’t have missed those celebrations Jonathan, I’d have had massive FOMO! 😅

Luckily I love driving so no PR meet-up is too far for me. Had to draw the line at going up to Lyme Park and back in one day, so I drove up on the Friday evening. That would have been too bonkers even for this bonkers running lady! 🀣

JonathanP
JonathanP10 Miles in reply to cheekychipmunks

Hopefully those days will be back before too long !🀞

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to JonathanP

Oh I hope so. 🀞🀞🀞

David_G
David_GHalf Marathon

Congratulations cheekychipmunks, what a journey it’s been for all of us!🏃‍♀🏃‍♂

I had MJ as my coach too, and I never wanted to let him down.

I’ve done umpteen events, and got my 50 Parkrun red t-shirt just before COVID-19 sent us all scurrying for cover😊

I’m so looking forward to Parkrun starting up again, whenever that is. In the meantime we’ve got lots of virtual runs to do so we should be grateful for that👍

Here’s to the next year’s running for us all. Take care and enjoy yourself!😊

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to David_G

I loved MJ David. I even used to thank him out loud after my runs and agree out loud about “having a snack, such as a banana”! 😅

I too just got my 50th PR done and dusted before lockdown. Can you imagine being stuck on 49 at the moment? 😮

Thanks for all your support. This is such a great community! 😀

SkiMonday
SkiMondayHalf Marathon

Hi Cheeky! Congratulations on your runniversary! Wishing you many more.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to SkiMonday

Hi SM, thanks so much! It was lovely to meet you at Eastville and “almost” in Bath too! 😀

SkiMonday
SkiMondayHalf Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

Be good to meet up again. By the time Bath's back, I should be able to take part instead of just heading for the cafe!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to SkiMonday

You’re doing soooo well! Yes, that would be great! 🀞🀞🀞🀞

Katnap
KatnapHalf Marathon

Ooh! Happy runniversary cheeky! 👏👏

🐱 Katnap 🐱

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Katnap

Thanks Katnap. Hope to see you whenever normal service resumes. 🀞🀞🀞

Katnap
KatnapHalf Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

👌😁😁😁

Happy runniversary Cheeky! 🎉🏃‍♀ What a truly amazing list of achievements in such a short time. I'm glad for you that running has become such an important part of your life. I always enjoy your posts and the fact that even if things haven't gone so well, you always see the positive and share some optimism for better days. Wishing you many more fabulous runs with faithful Flossie 🐟X

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Slinkymalinki

Awww thank you Slinky. 🙏🏻 It’s definitely been a life changer, that’s for sure. And of course I wish I’d started 30 years earlier! 😅

I do like to find the positive in all situations, especially at the moment, but thank you for your kind words. I think running is helping us all at the moment. 😘

Wish I'd started 30 years ago too but hockey was about the most running I ever did then (unless it was for a bus at Exeter Uni - big hills! 😂).

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Slinkymalinki

I played netball and lacrosse at school and disliked them both. I also played tennis, but mostly doubles so not much running. Basically horse riding was my thing - zero running there except for trying to catch him when he didn’t fancy it! 😅 🐎

Runsome
RunsomeHalf Marathon

What a fantastic couple of years 👏👍💪🍟

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Runsome

Why thank you Runsome, I’ve really enjoyed it! 😀🏃‍♀

GTFC
GTFCHalf Marathon

Golly. This was a beautiful read. The empowerment and richness running brings. You have come so far with races, distances and memories that can always be a part of you! I think you have the right idea totally, leisurely steady running with the occasional PB attempt. Here are to many more runs and memories for you to make x

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to GTFC

Oh wow, thanks GTFC. It’s hard not to take it all for granted, but it’s really a big deal - especially running HM distance twice. 🏃‍♀🏃‍♀

I do love it, and I love it when others do too.

Happy running to you. 😀

GTFC
GTFCHalf Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

Totally agree. To run HM is an incredible achievement and one which required so much behind those runs. You are right in not taking it for granted too as every run, however good or bad it feels at the time is still a run. Keep on keeping on 😊

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to GTFC

Oh I shall - and you must too GTFC! It’s a firm part of my life now. 🏃‍♀🏃‍♀🏃‍♀🏃‍♀

UpTheStanley
UpTheStanleyHalf Marathon

Great report on a great two years CC. I do seem to recognise a few faces in that collage :-) . Which do you reckon has clocked up the most miles as a result - your car or your shoes?

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to UpTheStanley

Yes, I’m sure those faces are pretty familiar UTS. 😀 As for miles, well I don’t know, it’s a tough call! Plenty more miles to be had in the car and shoes fortunately! 👍🏃‍♀😅

Run46
Run46Half Marathon

What a great post Cheeky, and an amazing 2 years you've had...here's to many more 😘

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Run46

Thanks so much Run46. Yes, here’s to many more for us all. 😀👍🙏🏻

TailChaser
TailChaserHalf Marathon

It’s been a pleasure to meet and run with you cheeky! Here’s to many more runniversarys and running with again soon (please!!) 🥳🥳🥳

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to TailChaser

Ohhhhh I can’t wait TC! We have so many meet-ups to catch up on don’t we? 😩😩😩

TailChaser
TailChaserHalf Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

Don’t we just! We will make up for that lost time and just think how fit we’ll be 🀗

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to TailChaser

We’ll have a blast! 🏃‍♀ 🏃‍♂ 🏃‍♂ 🏃‍♀😍

Stephen_UK
Stephen_UKHalf Marathon

Congratulations, CC, on two glorious years of running. You have always been a great inspiration on this forum, so thank you again for that. Wishing you many more happy runs.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Stephen_UK

Thanks so much Stephen. I’ve had a wonderful couple of years of running and I’m simply happy to repay all the inspiration I’ve received from you and the other wonderful members. ❀ Without all the encouragement on here, who knows, I might not have gone beyond 5k. 👍😀

Stephen_UK
Stephen_UKHalf Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

Ah, thanks, but I’m sure you would have. You make it look easy so you’re obviously a natural!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Stephen_UK

Awww shucks, thanks so much! Natural maybe, but fast and competitive? Neither! 😅

Tjcp
TjcpHalf Marathon

Lovely to read all about your adventures with running!!! I find lots of similarities to my own story (even running a race to raise funds for dementia and losing my mum too on January 1st). We have been able to run again since May 2nd and I have only missed 2 days since then finally achieving one of my goals yesterday (5k in 30 mins. :) :) ) Can't imagine not being able to run now. It has become an Enormous part of my life. :)

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Tjcp

I’m sad to hear about your mum Tjcp. Didn’t you find running with her in your mind really empowering? I bet she would have been proud of you! ❀

Wow, great to hear you achieved the elusive 5k in 30 minutes. I have no idea if I’ll ever reach that goal, but a goal it is and I’ll keep chipping away for as long as it takes. Might be quite some time! 😅

Tjcp
TjcpHalf Marathon

Yes, I do!!! Empowering is the exact word!! Thanks.

Good luck with chipping away the seconds to achieve your goals. My first 5k 3 years ago was about 38 minutes, I think, and I was so proud of myself!! :) My best 10k is 1 hour 5 mins. so trying for 1 hour might be my next objective. At least, it's something I can do on my own and won't get cancelled! Faster half marathons are not really on my wish list though. Just enjoying them and finishing 10 mins. or so before the time limit of 2.5 hours is good enough for me.

Just had a thought. Why don't some of us organise our own virtual run where we live? Not a race, just a run we could share together and send a photo of where we did it..... :)

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Tjcp

That would be fantastic Tjcp! I love that idea. 😀 The group of us that had entered the London Vitality 10000 all ran our 10ks locally and sent run reports and photos on the day (25th May to be exact!) It was wonderful running knowing that VRBs on here were doing the same. So yes, let’s do that! 👏👏

I am a lot slower than you, but happy with my times which every so often I can better! Running is so very individual and inclusive all at once! ❀

skysue16
skysue1610 Miles

Lovely post. Many congratulations for all your many achievements Cheeky and Flossie too 😊🐟🐟

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to skysue16

Thanks SS. I’m so grateful for being able to run and also for these wonderful forums. ❀

So glad to have seen even if a month late. Many congratulations on a really brilliant 2 years! 🎉🍟🥂🏅👏🏻😊👍☀ 💥⚡ 🏃‍♀🀞‍♀🏃‍♀🀞‍♀🏃‍♀🀞‍♀🐟🐕 🎉

I'm in awe of all you have achieved. Fun, fit and fantastic. 🏃‍♀😊🌞

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to over61andstilltrying

Aww over61, thanks so much. Please don’t apologise about replying now, it’s lovely to hear from you! 🏃‍♀🏃‍♀

It’s been a crazy couple of years, and I’ve loved every minute (mostly!) of my running journey. Hope you’re well? 😘

Yes very well thank you. 😊 Running took a two month break so I could make some inroads into bringing some sort of control into our garden. Re-started C25k at week 4 and ran my first 25mins run this morning. On line tutoring has taken a lot of time, but I have a 4Âœweek break now. My husband is in the extremely clinically vulnerable category which obviously changed the way we lived. How have things been with you in these strange times?

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to over61andstilltrying

You’ve had a busy time of it by the sounds of things over61andstilltrying! Good move restarting where you did in C25K. Hope you’re enjoying it! 🏃‍♀🏃‍♀🏃‍♀ It might help bring some normality to these very bizarre times for you. Hope your husband is staying chipper.

All good with me thanks. We’ve been so fortunate having all the kids back living at home, including our older daughter, her partner and our little grandson! Lots of running too. 😀It could have been a lot worse and I feel very lucky. 🙏🏻

Ah! How lovely having an extended period with extra family members. Yes, I am really pleased to have re-started my running. I see it as an investment in my health and have so appreciated the extra stamina that I am sure it has given me. I have always maintained some exercise but never running until I began C25k. In the past when I gardened I needed to take breaks, now I just don't need to. 😊🌞 I don't seem to have the bucket loads of enthusiasm that you display! Sometimes I have. But I hope that reading your posts I shall catch a bit more. Many times running has been a discipline. I seem such a long way from my distance PB of 13km and still have such a back log of tasks both inside and outside that PB may stay for a long time.

Happy running to you. 😊🏃‍♀🐕🌞

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