Out with a pffff 2017

I would write one of them round up recap 2017 blogs but seeing as I struggle to remember what I did this past month, recalling beyond that is always going to be a stretch!

Suffice to say it was I think it was a year full of running highs and lows and I’m not just talking about the elevation profile. Running as ever has taught me many things this year…….

  • I can achieve beyond what I thought was possible for this plodder of advancing years
  • Running five Ultras in six months was over doing it! (Stop and think Shaz)
  • When the body weakens the mind takes over
  • When the mind crumbles somewhere the drive to complete a task overrides everything
  • Sometimes it is detrimental to keep going and takes the joy out of running
  • Before attempting any further challenge I need to sort out the fueling
  • My feet can get uglier, loosing 7 toe nails does this!

On a personal level, 2017 was tricky, being made redundant has been more of a blow than I anticipated but 2018 will I’m sure hold new challenges and adventures. Having been struck down with the lurgy on Boxing Day my first challenge will be to get to New Years Day parkrun at Killerton, complete the 5k and not die in the process!

Happy New Year everyone x

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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7 Responses to Out with a pffff 2017

  1. CJ says:

    ❤️LOVE❤️ you my friend! You are BADASS and you are SO motivational, did EPIC shit this year… etc. etc. etc… I know you don like to be told that… but there it is… you are a STAR!
    Wishing you and the family ALL THE VERY BEST for 2018… and lets meet up again soon!
    *mwah* *mwah* mwah*

  2. runtezza says:

    Haha best of luck on all fronts for 2018 indomitable Shaz! Your blog and photos are a constant joy. Keep up the good work.

  3. mawil1 says:

    Happy new year Shaz! I hope that it brings you a fantastic new job, (maybe one that involves getting paid loadsamoney for running and blogging – why not? If you’re gonna wish, wish big!), new toenails and a renewed love of running😘 health, wealth and happiness are included as part of the basic New Years greeting Package ! .😆😆 love juliexx

  4. Happy New Year Shaz 🙂 here’s to finding the perfect job and for more ups than downs in 2018 x

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