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Runniversary Post πŸ˜ƒ

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What a year it has been for my running. Starting out on 11.11.19, I never thought I'd fall in love with running and what it brings.

We were short at work for a 4 person team to run the Hull Marathon in 2020 (subsequently cancelled) and they needed someone for a 5 mile leg so I said, 'I'll do it' and from that November afternoon I went home, looked up how to start running and saw C25k. Now I can run that Marathon on my own. I've had all the ups and downs running brings but I never use the word failure, rather what worked well and what could/can I do differently?

I'm pretty humble by nature but reaching certain milestones along the way has been heartening.

I still consider myself a novice runner and love learning from others. People on the forum make it what it is. Looking on here to support others and be genuinely interested in them is a big thing for me.

I think my biggest achievement is being consistent. I've not ever not wanted to go out there and haven't lacked motivation. It's part of me now.

There is so much advice out there but I do what works for me and run by feel and try and run relaxed. If I go out thinking 5 but do 15 it's ok, if I fancy 10 and stop at 7 it's ok too. All my runs have been invaluable in where I am now. When I lace up and go I enter my world for a while. No stress, pressure, comparisons or anxieties. I run because I want to, for me and for my soul.

I hope you all feel a similar joy to me. I run on my own, nearly always without music or sound and the mindful aspect of running draws me in. I can go fairly far or fairly fast if I like but all that matters is that I go. I don't look at any run as good or bad but rather as an experience.

Love this quote, 'I write a story everytime I run. The road is my pad, I am the pen and the running is the ink.'

Tonight after work I'll run my 5m loop around part of the Humber with a big smile.

Anyway, I appreciate you reading to the end😊

Strava stats:

2020

124 runs

826 miles

Average Weekly Activity

3 runs per week

Time: 5 hours 31m

Distance: 30 miles

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon

If there was an award for the most improved rookie runner ever, in the whole wide world, it would be you GTFC! Seriously, C2M in a year? Unbelievable! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Not only that, you’re a thoroughly wonderful forum member too. Always encouraging, always friendly, and you take time to reply to everyone!

Here’s a trophy for you πŸ†

Mahoosive well done! πŸ₯°

Hidden
Hidden in reply to cheekychipmunks

πŸ€—

Thank you! Really appreciate it. How lucky we are for this forum and the ability to run πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ πŸ˜€

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Hidden

Absolutely. πŸ™πŸ»

Happy runniversary to you, what a lovely way to describe your joy of running

Many years of mindful running to come

Hidden
Hidden in reply to WillowandSola

Thank you! This is my only goal now.

Your love of running and all that it does for you shines through in this post. Always positive. You are an inspiration to others and deserve the joy you receive each time you go out. Happy Runniversary!

Hidden
Hidden in reply to 59er

Thank you so much. I'm looking forward to 5pm already so I can get out there πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

59er
59er in reply to Hidden

I'm just glad I wasn't intending to run today - it's blowing a hoolie out there! πŸ˜„

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

Congratulations!!!

What a great post about a great journey !

An inspiration to us all πŸ‘

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Instructor57

The journey is what makes it all πŸ™‚

Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon

Happy runniversary GTFC. Its absolutely amazing what you've achieved in a short space of time . You really have taken to running ' like a duck to water' as the saying goes.

Congratulations and I hope you have a great run today to celebrate πŸ‘πŸ’ͺπŸ₯³πŸ₯³

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Buddy34

Thank you Buddy! I certainly will. I'm charging up my running light now πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

linda9389
linda9389Administrator

Congratulations! That's an outstanding year!!! Your constant positivity is amazing. Here's to the next, and the next, and ...

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Hidden in reply to linda9389

Yes, this is all I look for. To run where I'd like and when I'd like and that's magical ✨

I love this post you are an inspiration.

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Nicky2603

Thank you so much 😊

Irishprincess
IrishprincessHalf Marathon

Happy runniversary GT πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸ… you’ve done an amazing amount in your year! Your joy of running shines through and I absolutely agree with everything you say.

I’m looking forward to see what the next year brings you and reading all about it.

Many congratulations to you πŸƒπŸ’ͺ

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Irishprincess

Thank you IP. As long as I'm able to run then that'll be enough for me πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

Over62
Over62Half Marathon

What a wonderful post, you really are an encourager to inspire all every time you are on this fabulous forum. Fantastic attitude to where you want to be on your runs long or short. Congratulations on your running journey. Celebrate in style

Happy runniversary to you πŸŽ‰πŸ€©πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ…πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Over62

Thank you so much. Nothing I do with my running will bring me greater joy than 'just' being able to run πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ πŸ˜ƒ

Forest_Run_Beginner
Forest_Run_BeginnerHalf Marathon

Happy first Runniversary GTFC and what a year you have had, you are smashing it. πŸ₯³πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸ…πŸ†πŸƒπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

And thank you for sharing your post but also for always being so positive about running, not only your own but everyone else's too, it really is infectious. Thank you too for being so encouraging and supportive, you have certainly helped me get out of the door on days when I just don't feel it and I'm sure I'm not the only one.

Congratulations on a truly phenomenal year and here's to many more. I certainly think you should have a glass (or 2) of red tonight when you return from your runniversary run πŸ·πŸ·πŸ‘πŸ’ͺπŸŽ‰πŸ₯³πŸŽŠ

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Hidden in reply to Forest_Run_Beginner

I really will!! It's my downfall!! πŸ·πŸ‘€. Thank you very much. Really appreciate this. I'd rather go than not go and wonder. The peace of mind it affords is wonderful.

BrianUK
BrianUKHalf Marathon

well done on a truly fabulous journey GTFC πŸ‘

Hidden
Hidden in reply to BrianUK

Thank you! Let's both keep running this magical path πŸ™‚

Decker
DeckerModerator

Love this post. Happy runniversary! You’ve been a constant positive inspiration to so many people here. Love that quote too!

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Decker

Thank you! I feel that there's always a positive and always hope somewhere πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

David_G
David_GHalf Marathon

Well done GTFC, that’s an amazing year you’ve had! πŸ‘πŸ‘

Hopefully we can start running organised events again in 2021. That’s a whole new experience and one I really miss, particularly my Parkrun β€˜fix’ every Saturday morningπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Hidden
Hidden in reply to David_G

That's so interesting and definitely something to look forward to for you. I've never ran a Parkrun or event before. Just on my own really. Still...never say never!

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles in reply to Hidden

You are just going to love parkrun GTFC, I promise.

Imc50
Imc50Half Marathon in reply to Hidden

Be careful GTFC ok I've only attended two or three with working silly shifts, from running in my own space to being thrown into a 314 strong crowd, it's a little hectic πŸ™„

AlMorr
AlMorr10 Miles

Congratulations on your first anniversary of running, amazing what you have achieved in your first runniversary year, onwards and upwards to year 2. 😊 πŸƒπŸΎ

Hidden
Hidden in reply to AlMorr

Yes Al! We'll keep going with a wink πŸ˜‰ and a smile πŸ˜ƒ

AlMorr
AlMorr10 Miles in reply to Hidden

With a wink and a smile, well said GTFC, today is the 11th of the 11th, so this morning I decided that I would run a 11K, which I did, during the run a walker shouted at me "you are doing well" I thanked him and continued my run, that comment made my run even better. 😊 πŸƒπŸΎ

Hidden
Hidden in reply to AlMorr

How lovely!! πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

Happy Runniversary to you GTFC πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸŽ‰

Your love of running has taken you to amazing acheivements, I wish you many more happy adventures on that running pad!

Love your approach to your running, you are so supportive of everyone and your positivity is infectious.

I certainly have remembered your words of encouragement when I was tiring on a run!

Enjoy your run this evening...we know you will!πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘ŒπŸ˜Žxxx

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thank you so much. You know, I felt just the same finishing a marathon as I do a 5 mile run. My enjoyment comes from the whole experience. Getting dressed for running, all the kit on and then that turn of the door handle because what's on the other side is for me to discover and I just love it. The run itself is my gift to myself πŸ˜ƒ

Roxdog
Roxdog10 Miles

You needn't be humble, you are brilliant! This is such a wonderful post, especially the obvious joy it gives you and the quote.

You give a lot if support to us on the forums which makes a big difference and is dearly appreciated!

Think I need to do an anniversary post but I think I started a year and 2 weeks ago! Older, slower and more creaky than you, but who would have thought I would still be progressing slowly a year on and have built running in as an essential part of my entire being!

Take care

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Hidden in reply to Roxdog

Love this...'who would have thought I would still be progressing slowly a year on and have built running in as an essential part of my entire being!'...If I'm where you are in a year from now then I'll be made up. Love the use of the word 'essential' here. It's such a wonderful thing to be able to do πŸ™‚

SmilingTortoise1
SmilingTortoise1Half Marathon

Happy runniversary GTFC πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

You have made such amazing progress over the last year. I agree that the beauty of solo running is being able to do what works for you and allowing you to experience the mindfulness that can come with running.

Here's to many more years of happy running 🍷😊

Hidden
Hidden in reply to SmilingTortoise1

Thank you! Happy running sounds idyllic to me πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatHalf Marathon

Happy Runniversary GTFC! What a year you've had, filled with so many milestones and a great attitude about it all. I like how it's not about always trying to be faster but just enjoying the run for what it is, however far it may be. I wonder if that is part of what brought your successes. Using HR training for myself now, I'm hoping to stop worrying so much about pace and see what comes of it.

Thanks for sharing your journey.

Hidden
Hidden in reply to SaskAlliecat

Thank you. I've learned so much and always feel there's more out there to discover. Yes for me, mainly I enjoy starting my watch then running a bit to check it's working and I don't look at it until the end of the run. The HRR post from you and Delly Dot has been so beneficial!

Congratulations 🎊 πŸŽ‰

How wonderful look back, knowing it started with a bit of running in a marathon and now you can do the whole distance 😊

I really appreciate that you respond to posts with encouragement and share your experience and knowledge.

Thankyou and enjoy your runniversary

Hidden
Hidden in reply to dijep

You really are welcome πŸ™‚

Thank you very much.

Fantastic post GTFC!! You’ve are so amazing!! I absolutely agree with the run for yourself. I definitely enjoy all the inspiration and advice, it’s wonderful and motivating. And equally, I’m not that fussy about how the run goes, as long as I go. I just enjoy it and all it’s variety πŸ˜‚!

You’ve had so many amazing achievements. Massive well done to you!! Happy runniversary! πŸ€©πŸ€—β€οΈ

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Fabulous450

Thank you πŸ™‚ 'As long as we go!' So crucial to it all. Keep going and more importantly, keep enjoying πŸ˜ƒ

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon

Congratulations GTFC; all of that progress in 12 months is nothing short of amazing; and you still find time to say”well done β€œ to the rest of us. Fantastic; πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ₯‚

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Beachcomber66

Thank you. It's one of my highlights, coming on to see how people are doing πŸ™‚

Kevin41
Kevin41Half Marathon

I think cheekychipmunks puts it perfectly in reply. What an absolutely awesome runner you are and one of the best and most supportive forum members too. Here have another trophy πŸ† you deserve them both!!

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Kevin41

Thank you. I very much appreciate it ☺

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

Happy anniversary πŸ₯³πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘

You’ve certainly had an action-packed year πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘ŠβœŠ

Well done πŸ‘. Here’s to next year 🍻

Hidden
Hidden in reply to misswobble

Thank you...Hula Hoops πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Half Marathon

Happy runniversary GTFC! You are an absolute inspiration and so supportive of everybody on the forum. I just love reading your posts; they are always so positive. Now, if only you supported a decent footy team πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Sandie1961

πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ

That really made me laugh!! Thank you so much ⚫βšͺ

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Half Marathon in reply to Hidden

You’re welcome πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles in reply to Sandie1961

🀣🀣

An amazing year, such an inspirational post. May you have many, many years of happy running πŸƒπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

Hidden
Hidden in reply to MoliJ

I hope so too. Thank you very much 😊

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles

Happy Runniversary. I can’t believe that you have only been running a year GTFC! You have done absolutely brilliantly in that time and you have also been a great support to many people on all the forums (or should I say fora?). Congratulations

πŸ₯³ πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Dexy5

Ooooooh! Like that!!

Fora could be the future 😊

Wow, what a post. Being a newbie to running I had no idea you have been doing it for just a year. I presumed from your amazing achievements you were a seasoned pro!!! Huge congratulations on your 1st runniversary and thank you for your support to us all on these wonderful forums, you are an inspiration.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘β­οΈβ­οΈ

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Hareshaw-Granny

Thank you so much. Still learning everyday. Consistency is the key to it all for me πŸ™‚

Imc50
Imc50Half Marathon

Good job there GTFC πŸ‘, inkpen, pad and a pot of ink, there's some fluent running poetry in them there legs....... An excellent journey through where you began, to where you've got to, BRAVO πŸ†

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Imc50

Thank you my man. Here's to another year hopefully!!

Couchphoenix
Couchphoenix10 Miles

Great post, and what a journey you’ve had, it sounds like you’re a born natural when it comes to running, certainly an ambassador and an inspiration to what can be achieved when you put your mind to it. I’m grateful for your help and support and if you consider yourself a novice...I must be a newborn πŸ‘Ά πŸ˜‚ ....keep running and keep posting πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Couchphoenix

Thank you. The journey is the best bit. Little signposts along the way (your medal etc) are flags along the way. Keep enjoying it my friend. 😊

MrsRDj
MrsRDjHalf Marathon

Wow what a fantastic post, congratulations on a whole year of running. Thank you for all of your support on this forum, you have motivated me a lot too throughout this past year. Congratulations, you are a real runner!

Hidden
Hidden in reply to MrsRDj

😊😊😊

Thank you!

Congratulations - that's an awesome achievement! I agree with you about the consistency - often the biggest hurdle is just getting out there & running, even though you may not feel like it (at least to start with), but it's part of my life now & I love being able to do it. Here's to lots more happy runs for you πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸΎπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Hidden
Hidden in reply to PandaCory

For us both! When I can no longer run I'll always know that I did what I could when I could 😊

PandaCory
PandaCory in reply to Hidden

Amen! πŸ˜„

Julietfred
JulietfredHalf Marathon

Belated Happy Runniversary GTFC! What a great post and what a journey. The number of replies is a testament to your positive and encouraging contributions to us all on the forum πŸ™‚

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Julietfred

Thank you πŸ™‚ the support on here is terrific for everyone.

Happy belated Running anniversary!! πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…β­οΈβ­οΈβ­οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Wow what an great, inspiring, post to read. Amazing all you have achieved in a year, I see you have your Marathon badge, congratulations, your weekly stats are fantastic, wow 30 miles a week!!

Running really does bring such joy.

Hidden
Hidden in reply to 9weeks2Run

It really does and my main happiness is that I can run when I feel like. Not worried about time or distance but go by feel 😊

9weeks2Run
9weeks2Run in reply to Hidden

That is so fantastic your love of running shines through

Wow, brilliant. What an incredible achievement and to hear your love of running is inspirational. I love to run without music as well and I seem to get lost in my own head.

I never thought I would ever say this but I love running too!!!

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Yogamaz

πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

I know what you mean and on here, it's ok to say it!! 😊😊

A-M-A-ZING AWESOME INSPIRATIONAL what a great runner you are. Belated happy runniversary GTFC I too didnt realise that you had only been running for such a short length of time. Thank you for all your support over the past year I’m sure I would have floundered had you not been so enthusiastic And helpful. May you enjoy Many more years of happy running πŸ€ΈπŸ»πŸ€ΈπŸ»πŸ€ΈπŸ»πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸŒˆπŸŒˆπŸŒˆπŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚and enjoy your glass of red 🍷

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Scruff55

Thank you so much. Remember 'we're in this together' so we'll keep out there and keep smiling because running is something never to be taken for granted 😊😊😊

Outdoorsy19
Outdoorsy19Half Marathon

Well done you! Great post! I completely identify with your sentiments. Happily our β€˜run art’ is now evident on our tracking apps so we have something to look at later!

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Outdoorsy19

Yes!! I just keep making the letter 'A' on mine β˜Ίβ˜Ίβ˜ΊπŸ˜†

Great post, and it's just amazing how far you have progressed with your running in 1 year. Like others I just assumed you had been running forever lol. 🀣

Your posts / replies are always very supportive and I enjoy reading them. πŸ‘

Hidden
Hidden in reply to colinla

Thank you so much 😊 once I started to go further and ran more comfortably then it all seemed to click.

Run46
Run46Half Marathon

Great post GTFC, and huge congrats on an amazing and life changing year...long may your love and enthusiasm for running last πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Run46

Thank you πŸ™‚

Great post and just delightful to read. C2M - really is amazing! You’re such an inspiration and such a warm encourager. Great progress, great achievement, Dean of the Road πŸ•ΊπŸ•ΊπŸƒπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ!

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Leosmit

☺☺☺☺ Thank you

That’s a great post GTFC. It’s brilliant how much you love running- it must seem weird to think that just over a year ago this big part of your life didn’t even exist!! Ultra next?!! πŸ˜€

Hidden
Hidden in reply to AlysP

Thank you, I think so one day. I know it's in me for sure. Yes, looking back it is really good to see how I've come on πŸ™‚

Tasha99
Tasha99Marathon

Happy runniversary 😍

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Tasha99

Thank you boss πŸ˜ƒ

Tasha99
Tasha99Marathon in reply to Hidden

No boss here. No control of heart rate whatsoever anymore. I have no idea what is going on πŸ˜•

Run46
Run46Half Marathon in reply to Tasha99

Could you be coming down with something? I've only been zone 3 training for 8 weeks so there's still plenty of little walks taking place as needed but around 2 weeks ago I felt great heading out but my HR was all over the place, really high within minutes and I gave up after 2.5K coz I was spending most of my time walking. Around 36 hours later I started with a heavy cold and think it was that...things are only now starting to settle so I can now run the majority again without my heart being dramatic!

If not, maybe your heart is telling you to have a few days rest πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

Good luck getting things back to where they were 🀞

Tasha99
Tasha99Marathon in reply to Run46

I’ve been doing it since March. I had massive success with it until I went back to work in September and I’ve never been anywhere near since.

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Tasha99

Did you put in your resting heart rate and then max and change the settings to HRR?

Tasha99
Tasha99Marathon in reply to Hidden

Yeah 😢 It just sky rockets after a mile. I’m running dead slow at 7 min ks, much slower than before, yet I’m in zone 4 and sometimes 5 and that’s with HRR! I can’t understand it. I’m hoping I’ve had coronavirus without knowing and I’ve got lingering after effects, but I don’t think that’s likely 😢

Edit - actually when I look back, it’s mid October when it all started going wrong.

Run46
Run46Half Marathon in reply to Tasha99

That must be so blummin frustrating, I can only imagine!

I can sometimes run most of the time and others I feel I have to walk around a third, it's certainly challenging for me but as I said, I'm only 8 weeks in and I've read for some it can take up to 6 months to feel the full benefit.

I'll be really disappointed if it doesn't fully work for me as it takes such a lot of time and patience...I was back to HM before I started and now much more than 5-6K has me walking every 30 seconds. But as long as it works I know I can build up the stamina and distance again 🀞

I hope it sorts itself out for you, maybe being back in work is more of a change for your body that you realise...there's got to be some reason your hearts misbehaving when you were doing so amazingly?!

Good luck Tasha x

Tasha99
Tasha99Marathon in reply to Run46

Thank you. I’m a teacher so it could well be that. I’m not sure. There’s got to be some explanation. It has taught my body to use fat for fuel though. I used to have 2-3 gels on a half marathon. Now I could do one without fuel, although I have one for the last 5-6 k. It’s weird. It β€˜did’ work. I’ll see what happens 😢 Good luck to you too 😊

Run46
Run46Half Marathon in reply to Tasha99

Thanks...fingers crossed for us both 🀞🀞🀞

PurpleFish59
PurpleFish59Half Marathon

Congratulations on all you’ve achieved and thank you for your constant support on here! Here’s to many more years of great running 🍻πŸ₯‚πŸƒπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

Hidden
Hidden in reply to PurpleFish59

I'll 'cheers' to that. Thank you so much πŸ˜ƒ

Deals1
Deals1Half Marathon

Wowsers GTFC!! Happy belated one year runniversary.

You've done fantastic in a year. Amazing. Marathons. Totally awesome and great post. Wishing u lots more Happy running πŸƒ

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Deals1

Thank you. Freedom is the very best buzz that running gives me πŸ™‚

Irish-John
Irish-JohnMarathon

Happy Runaversary G :)

Danged impressive!!! Took me five years to work up to a marathon!!

Well done Pal!! :)

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Irish-John

Hey, we both did it! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Irish-John
Irish-JohnMarathon in reply to Hidden

And with great style and elan - well, I'm betting at least you did anyway πŸ˜‚

Belated happy anniversary to you GTFC I hope it was everything you wished for. Many thanks for all the support you give and you so deserve the rewards that running is bringing to you. Run happy πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜πŸ€—

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Littleoyellow

Thank you. Just came home from a 6.5m run and it was so peaceful and I felt so relaxed 😌 running is wonderful.

It SO is... and it's free! You just have to decide to do it πŸ˜πŸ‘

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Littleoyellow

Yes!! And if you do and are consistent it becomes ever more enjoyable πŸ™‚

PhoenixRise
PhoenixRise10 Miles

Such an inspiration GTFC πŸ˜‡

Hidden
Hidden in reply to PhoenixRise

Thank you 😊😊😊

Happy belated runniversay GTFC, and thanks for the continued support and inspiration! I’m adopting your tactics, tracking my run but not focus on stats until Ive finished. I’m learning to enjoy running in the moment and have a rough distance goal. Your support is greatly appreciated, and your passion for running is infectiousπŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ…πŸŽ‰ thank you

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Catho78

Thank you so much. I like this way to run as I'm not really motivated by speed or pb's. Going by feel helps me in the moment on that run 😁

PS when do you count your runniversary? Is it from

The day you started C25K or graduated? Or first 5K or other lol. I’m noting all my dates but not sure when I started β€œrunning” if you know what I mean πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Catho78

The day you start the C25k programme 😊😊 I did it from week 1 run 1.

Catho78
Catho78 in reply to Hidden

Thanks, makes sense lol

I've only been looking on here very recently and only just stumbled across your wonderful post. Happy belated runniversary Hidden !

I didn't realise you were so new to running - I'm in awe of how far you have come on this journey in such a short time.

Your love of running shines through in everything you say. and your advice, unconditional support and encouragement of others is much appreciated by all.

It was you who taught me the importance of consistency - and this is what I have tried to achieve above all else. I've also more recently started to run by feel, letting my run evolve organically. Often now I only check my watch towards the end of a run, or sometimes not at all until afterwards. I think I've learned a lot about how to pace myself by doing this and I think I know now what my "comfy" pace is. Thank you for this!

I hope you had a good Christmas, wherever you were and whoever you managed to be with, and I wish you a very Happy New Year and many wonderful miles in 2021.

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Birdlady64

Thank you so much. I've just managed a really good end to the year. I set a 10k PB (51.55) last week and have gone over 1000 running miles for the year. My runs and routines don't change and I've kept it the same over Christmas. Just recently I've felt really comfy with my running and in fact with all my runs. The reason I'm saying this is that all those runs, all those 1%'s add up. Keep going, keep running, don't ever be disheartened by a run or performance because each one is as important. Just pop it in the cooking pot and keep simmering. Next year is your year for running with so many new memories to make. Keep on keeping on πŸ™‚

Birdlady64
Birdlady64 in reply to Hidden

Thanks for that. You are so right of course - in a way I think it's the bad runs that make us grow more as runners.I was just looking in my Garmin account and I've run a total of 393km since 7th August (when I got my watch) - that's ~245 miles. Not quite in your league, but I'm reasonably chuffed with that.

Congratulations on your 10k PB - that's a pretty impressive time πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Happy runniversary! πŸ₯³ you are truly inspirational for your achievements and many kind words πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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