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The next batch of Tikiboos:

The next batch of Tikiboos:

I thought I would save you from the sight of me wearing them again. Can't wait to go out in them and run. Just the peacock leggings to arrive now, then I'm set up. Honestly, i know I'm being extravagant, but someone posted the contents of their lycra drawer on Run Mummy Run today, and I have a way to go to catch up. Anyway, why not, we seldom go out or go away - the Iceland holiday in the autumn was the first foreign holiday I'd had since 1979. And it's making me happy and inspiring me to run :)

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Good for you, young Flick! :)

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Hello lovely Mike. do you think 8 pairs of running leggings is excessive?

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One pair for each day of the week plus a spare. How is that excessive?? ;)

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You are right 😊 I hadn't looked at it that way

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As long as there not made out of recycled dolphin snouts, I see no reason not to buy as many as you like hehe. Do you not find the weather is too hot now for running tights, I know i'm down to shorts with a second layer on top if it's breezy/colder at night but generally i'm in a t-shirt now.

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Gods no, it's freezing here and pouring with rain. 8 degrees feels like 5 according to my phone. Even my half German ginger man is wearing a jumper, and he gets hot easily anyway, I have vests and capris for when it gets above 20 degrees

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It's miserable here today, but last night it was 12c but a bit blowy so had shorts on, but still had my karrimor long sleeve jacket hoody thing(same one as you have) on but with the sleeves rolled up after a bit. But most runs even that is getting a bit much. I do miss the sub zero winter running.. but I reckon I'd feel like my blood was freezing if it switched back to that lol.

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Im so much a summer person. I had to force myself out when it was really cold. Of course, I warmed up quickly once I started running, but anticipating that freezing walk beforehand was like bracing yourself to get into the cold water at the swimming pool.

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Lovely jubbly!

I don’t go on hols very often either, usually the odd weekend here and there. Don’t drink or smoke either so my only vice is running gear. It’s more addictive than crack! 😁

Can I Say That? We’ll soon find out 😎

I hope you get out for a run soon. It’s tipping it down today. Been out with the dog and dog thoroughly drenched. Not the best day for a test run 🤨

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I dont smoke or drink either (except for my Beltane prosecco experiment lol). sun has actually come out. Im debating whether to do another short run this evening, even though that’s two consecutive days, or wait till tomorrow and try a longer one.

Mic took the dogs out in the rain this morning. Dennis is collie/arctic and is oblivious to rain, snow and sleet. Isha is a lurcher and a total primadonna about getting cold or wet, hence she has a waxed coat. They all three came back soaked.

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I walk my neighbour's fauve Basset. He has a double coat and just loves vile weather. It makes him go daft. It’s like wrangling a steer 🙄. He’s a handful though 🤨. It’s stopped raining momentarily but all my gear is dripping wet. He’ll want be off out again soon 🙄

Keeps me moving though bless I’m 💪

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Dennis has that double coat too. He sheds eveywhere all year. Im allergic to him, hence the inhaler for running. Mic has clipped him and he’s still shedding. Still, as yuu say, they keep us fit and on the move!

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Oh my! I did not know you walked a fauve [typing in a whisper so G doesn't hear] If I had had my choice of breed it would have been a fauve...

G is not a rain dog but she is a bog dog.

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He is kept on a lead all the time as he’d just vanish. Their instinct is just to get their nose to the ground and go. Very difficult to walk which is why I learned to run so I could keep up with him. He is very strong. he wears me out 🙄. He is dead clever🙂. He loves atrocious weather. I think because whips up up scents.

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I had heard suggestions that they might be a bit full-on bassett-y in that way. Some owners say yes, some say theirs can go off lead. Google certainly has her moments anyway (and I had a whole phase of us going for a run in the same wood certainly but not seeing her other than beginning and end. Had to do some recall work and carry warm sausage wrapped in foil for a while!)

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He’s not my dog so I have To keep him on a lead, so constantly having to keep up with him. My arms are longer than they used to be 🙂

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Yes, it's a very different business walking someone else's dog!

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The dawg should be hand- stripped twice a year but the owners have him sheared instead as it’s such an ordeal at the salon. He’s not very co-operative shall we say. He reminds me of Animal on the Muppets 🙂

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Ive never had a dog with a coat problem before - having had only hounds before - and I dont intend to repeat the experience!

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Yeah this boy is a hound dawg. Hair ruddy everywhere. He needs cutting again now as he’s getting woolly

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Those butterflies look great! I might have a look at the Tikiboo's site again but looking for summer stuff: today's run was tough (5k) because of the sun AND the wind... It's that time of the year when I just don't know what to wear: whatever I choose, I'm either too hot after 10 mns or too cold when running against the wind. So need to invest in a pair of shorts or capri. I would like to get shorts with butterflies on!

Anyway, have a lovely run in the butterflies outfit: I'm sure you look fab in it!

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They do the shorts I think. Meanwhile compression top means compression, and I got stuck trying to put the top on! It kind of rolled up on itself. Fine once it was on though. Raining a monsoon at the moment☹️

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Oh, just looked and they dont seem to do the butterfly shorts. Lots of other lovely designs though.

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I'm going to have a look :-) Thank you! That compression top seems quite a work out in itself!

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I strongly suspect it was due to little bit of weight Ive put on in the wrong places due to all that pasta and donuts!

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Ooh those look fab! It's been proven that when we look the part then our performance is better too. So, really you're doing everything you can to keep your performance on an even keel. Not extravagant at all 😏

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Lol, Im glad you said that 😂😂😂

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Eight pairs of running tights? My word, I am doing something wrong. I have 1 pair and do frequent washing! I could learn a lot from you.

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Be careful, be very careful. I am not a good example to follow. I'm an addict! 😂

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Or someone who doesn't like doing laundry. Or doesn't like doing less than full loads of laundry. That's my excuse anyway.

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I never thought of that either - I'm learning. i already have the won't need to buy any more for years excuse to explain the three pairs of road and one pair of trail shoes!

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Wow they are amazing 😉 may just have to have a spending spree myself 😂

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Tiptoe round the website with your eyes shut. Too many temptations 😍😍😍

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Ok will do 😵

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Lush but unfortunately have to wait for sale time 😂 I have highlighted some ready though 😂😂😂

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Ooh, which ones did you choose?

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I like the stars and the dog paws 😂 the peacock ones are lush too x

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I like the stars, especially after seeing Fishypieface's trim legs in hers x

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Must be the angle of the camera!! :) They've got 25% off today too Flick!

Heart Beatz capris arrived in the post yesterday and had their first outing today, my grumpy 14 year old didn't react at all to them, which means they pass the test!! Plus I had a £10 off voucher from my reward points so an even sweeter purchase! :)

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I saw the 25% off deal, in fact they emailed me (me being such a valued customer lol). Im very tempted, but Im after capris now, and theirs are too short. Ive ordered some from sturdy by design, but they are out of medium in all their capris now- I got the last pair of Wild Africa- so im a frustrated buyer☹️

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Ok, after eating beans, chips and avocados for lunch, I thought I had better buy the black signature, flowing vest top, guaranteed to hide that chip butty tum. Bit worried though, now Ive ordered it, as one of the reviews says it’s cotton, which is not brilliant for wicking sweat.

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They'll be delivering your orders via golden carriage on a bed of rose petals soon! :) I think it will be fine, because it's loose and not tight fitting it won't have to do much / any wicking and cotton is nice and cool. Just had a look at your leggings on order - Wow, they might be able to see you from space next time you are out on a run! :) You will definitely be the coolest run in town :)

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Oh, the wild africa ones? Yes, a bit bright! I wanted the aurora ones, but medium was sold out. Regarding the vest, I do already have the lycra vest that goes with the nebula leggings, and that is non cotton but tight. I dont know, to much Lycra, too little time (and money).not bad for an old girl on a state pension!

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The Government should give you a keep fit allowance :)

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I shall look i to it. After all, you can have a gardener if youre disabled 😊😊😊

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I think you should get a commission... my run spending excesses are sports bras, multiple, and buffs, multiple but thanks to you I now know that jellyfish print leggings exist and one of my screen names is Auntie Jellyfish....

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Ah, well, i have only one sports bra and one buff (she said virtuously). However, the sports bra is Bravissimo and cost nearly as much as the current leggings and top Tikiboo offer. I thought the jellyfish ones were cool - but so many choices ...

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Lovely strides. Your last set made me quite jealous and I went on to the Tikiboo web site, then nearly choked... I love their stuff but my purse wasn't up to it. Fortunately they didn't seem to have any Capri length leggings so I had a genuine reason for not buying (rather than just being skint 😂). But I managed to got a nice set from Next of all places, and then picked up a bargain at Sainsbury yesterday, just by chance.

I will do my best to keep my green envious colour at bay. :-)

Enjoy your running in your beautiful Tikiboos.

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They do have capris in almost all their styles (sorry ;) I know, they are really expensive, though not as much as Sweaty Betty, which i dare not look at. I seldom buy clothes or go out or away, so I'm (rather shakily!) justifying my extravagance ;) x

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No need to justify at all. Well deserved. :-)

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A woman after my own heart! ;)

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Oh good for you, why on earth not?! They are fabulous and you will cut a great figure on the ups and downs of Chipping Norton in that ensemble! Not extravagant at all. :)

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Thank you xxx

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Very nice! I couldn't wear them though!😂

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Go on Dave, release your inner butterfly ;) x

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I will when I go for a run a bit later, maybe a tad warm for me in leggings though!😁

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Only 11 degrees here. I feel the cold!

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Soon warm-up on the run.. midday here for me will be good temp, still a bit below average,though looking good for Bank holiday weekend, should be nice at Parkrun on Saturday..😊

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I do warm up, but not that much if it's cold. the worst bit is the walk beforehand, freezing my butt off. It puts me off the idea of running sometimes. I have a high tolerance for heat but not for cold.

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When cold do some dynamic excercises indoors before you go out to start getting hr up and warming up then go out and instead of walking do a very light jog to warmup for 5 then gradually speed up..

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erm ... no ... ;)

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Why's that then? Not keen or don't want the neighbours to see your great leggings runnng?😊

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However, it was 15 degrees when i ran just now, I had long sleeves and was too hot. Ha!

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You blow hot n cold flick, Was 13 deg when I was out at mid-day in shorts n short sleeves very nice to...😊

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I feel he cold, but even i had to admit i was hot running in long sleeves today 😂

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A lot of ladies do feel the cold, I'm not going to say it's an age thing, especially a young slip of a girl like you!😊

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It isnt an age thing, though im old enough for it to be. Anyway, that’s old ducks who ait around all day. Im actually better with cold than i uaed to be. But I lived. In Iraq and cyprus when I was a child, and have felt the cold in the UK ever since.

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