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:


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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About Sam Catchpole

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18 responses to “What a difference (another) year makes…”

  1. PorterGirl says :

    Well done! I admire anyone who can run further than the fridge and back, to be honest. And the difference between your photos is outstanding – you should be very proud indeed!

    • Ice_Badger says :

      πŸ˜€ thank you!!
      Running is not a thing I find easy, but it does seem to be good for me!

      I honestly wasn’t expecting to see a difference in this years photo! I was really shocked when I saw it!!
      I made me happy!

  2. Be the Best You says :

    Great job! I hope to do one of those color runs in the future. It looks like you all had a blast! And congrats on your progress, in the past year as well as in the past two years!

    • Ice_Badger says :

      πŸ˜€ thank you!
      It is so motivating to see progress…especially when I didn’t expect any!!
      I would recomment a colour run πŸ˜€ they are run and non-pressure-y so it soesn’t matter if you run / walk / dance or whatever! much more my sort of running than other ones!

  3. freebutfun says :

    2013 to 2015: wowwww! Congrats!!!

  4. NancyTex says :

    You did great, and you look great! I think these colour runs and neon runs, etc., are the exception to my no races rule, because they are: a) fun, and b) not timed and all race-y and all that nonsense. Go you!

  5. nadaliesjourneytohealth says :

    I very much enjoyed the Run or Dye when I did it – I only walked it but it was much fun! You look great!!

    • Ice_Badger says :

      πŸ™‚ the run or dye was definitely fun! And not too much pressure!
      Thank you πŸ™‚ I really want expecting to see much of a change this year! I was surprised!

  6. jane in training says :

    Yay for you!!!

    I almost spit out my cereal when you said you were an angry runner. hahaha!!!

    Congrats! You are doing amazing things!

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