1st Anniversary

Today we have been in Devon for a year, how that year has flown, not sure how I managed to move house last year and be ready for Christmas, amazing what you can do if you have to. Every year I wonder if I will be ready, this year is no different!

Last night was running group my last one before Christmas, so although I really wanted to stay home to watch the football, I didn’t I went. Imagine my joy when after a 3 mile warm up we stopped and were told it was time for some sprints. My heart sank to the bottom of my trainers. Now bare in mind I am the oldest of the group, by more than a few years and not known for my speed, unless behind a steering wheel, I was worried I would be left behind. The idea was to run at different exertion rates, with the leader calling out the percentages for those exertions. I am happy and amazed to report that I did not show myself up and managed to keep up there with the young ‘uns, even more amazed to report that I actually quite enjoyed it!

Today saw the arrival of a new family member, this is Harry.



as a fan of Highland cows I could not resist this fellow when I spotted him at the Bath Christmas market, however I did resist bringing him home of the train instead opting to having him delivered. Something to put my feet up on after a hard training session!

However Oscar was not so keen on the new interloper who is the same colour as him!

cat 4

Today being half way through the advent calendar thought I would post a pic of the large one painted on the garage door nearby, on the 1st it looked like this


and now it looks like this!

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I’m loving the animals especially the expression on the camel’s face makes you wonder what number 13 is up to!

About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!
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5 Responses to 1st Anniversary

  1. paigesato says:

    are the features painted in in the dead of night? I love this! And good job on those sprints!

  2. plustenner says:

    well done you! I was totally left behind with my running group when we did sprints 🙂

  3. abradypus says:

    That advent calendar is superb!

  4. fitflo says:

    Wow – has it been a year already? Love the little cow – I bet Oscar ends up sleeping next to him!

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