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2016 in all it’s muddy and sweaty glory

So I sat on my lunch hour yesterday and wrote this whole post detailing all the different things that happened in 2016. Fair enough I was at work, half eating my lentil soup, half concentrating, but it’s the first time I’ve written something that didn’t feel quite right.

I read it over a couple of times. Then a few more. And yup, it had happened. I had written something really boring.

2016 has been such a full-on year and writing a list of events and races just didn’t do it justice.  After mulling it over (whilst obviously paying attention at work) I realised how I felt towards 2016.

Grateful. Really bloody grateful.

Yes, there have been small bumps along the way, but in general I have been incredibly happy in 2016. Sometimes it can be very easy to get caught up in the stress of day to day life. How am I going to fit in all my training this week? Am I shit at my job? How the hell have we ran out of food so quickly again? (FYI I think there is a nut thief in my house, my suspicion is that he is 5ft 10 and answers to the name Jamie)

So what I really want to say, is thank you 2016. Here’s some of the things I am most grateful for.

Completing the Edinburgh Marathon. Such a sense of accomplishment!

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Jamie jetting off to Belize for his desert island survival experience. 

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Getting engaged and booking a wedding in Fiji for 2017- SAY WHAT!

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Volunteering in Sri Lanka. These girls made my heart sing.

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Being Project Awesomed in the face – multiple times!

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Placing in the top 5 Females at Trailtroopers Castle Dangerous

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Escaping to our cosy hut in the Highlands. All the marshmallow hot chocolates!

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So here is to 2016 in all it’s muddy and sweaty glory. I’m not sure how 2017 can top it, but with a wedding in Fiji, Dirty Weekend and other adventures up my sleeve, there’s a big chance 2017 is going to kick butt!

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