Archive | October 2015

Eeeek! Time for an update!

Good day good people of the world…or at least those who haven’t given up on this blog completely due to the 21 day hiatus! 21 days…3 weeks! sorry! I have many excuses (busy…blah blah) but really I have just been rubbish! sorry! So here is a summary of my last three weeks of the 100 […]

100 days to change week 3

So week three was very much the same as week two… I am not sure how much you want to read about me doing more or less the same things again, I can’t make the words too different or the meaning changes. This is part of the nature of words… so I am going to […]

What a difference (another) year makes…

on Saturday 3rd October 2015 I made myself into a liar again!

ROD-multicolor-1-CopyI said once upon a time (here)Β that I was not going to do and running races ever again. Well…I broke my rule (I do this a lot :-/) and I was persuaded to enter the Run or Dye 5k. you know, the one where they throw paint at you while you run around…

So…I didn’t hate it!

I didn’t feel like the fat one at the back trailing after everyone else, the one who got the pity claps!

I didn’t get very angry with people (only a little because it turns out I am quite an angry runner…)

All in all it can go down as one of the more successful races I have done πŸ™‚

I almost enjoyed it!

I ran much more of it than I expected to, considering I have only run 5 km twice since march! A massive part of both my enjoyment of the event and my walking less is down to the two awesome people who I did the event with! They kept me going and insisted that we all cross the line together despite them both being better than me!

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the awesome Sarah and Karen (and me…)

I might not rule out all running in future, I know it is never going to be my thing, but it is a useful cardiovascular exercise, and at least you get out in the fresh air when you are doing it. Unless you are at the Run or dye event as then it was about 75% fresh air 25% dyed powder stuff…

THe other thing that came out of this race, was an opportunity for me to update my “run or dye/colour run update photo series…

I have done one of these every year now since I started this get fit campaign and last year was amazed at the difference! I have to say this year I wasn’t expecting to see a difference…

First remember last year…I posted this:

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Well this is the obligatory dramatically posed photo from this year (same skort as the first year and same t shirt as the second…

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Ok…the difference is not as dramatic as it was from 2013 to 2014 but there is still more of a difference than I expected πŸ˜€

woohoo…running doesn’t suck as much as i first thought!

#thisgirlcan run after all

(no I am still never doing another half marathon!)

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