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A new version of ๐ŸŽถYMCA ๐ŸŽถ, Helped me beat my target today!

Razouski
Razouski
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What a run this morning! My Shrek playlist turned up trumps again, and surprisingly it was YMCA rebranded as C25K that kept me going. Feel free to sing along - I did and included a new set of actions too.

๐ŸŽถ

Runner, thereโ€™s no need to feel down.

I said runner, pick your feet off the ground.

I said runner, you can run out of town,

It will make you feel so happy.

๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜€

Runner, keep your pace fairly slow,

I said, runner through the park you can go

Passed the cornfield with the sun in your eyes

Mapmyrun says itโ€™s a good time.

๐Ÿ˜Ž

I started running with C25K

My friends all told me that Iโ€™m doing ok.

But a twinge in my foot and my knee will annoy,

Now this run I can not enjoy.

๐Ÿ™

I thought about Oldfloss in C25K,

Keep running slow is what she would say.

Keep on running youโ€™re keen, passed those gremlins, theyโ€™re mean,

And donโ€™t worry about that hill.

โ›ฐ

Runner you donโ€™t need to look down.

She said runner, make your feet kiss the ground.

So I tried it and then amazingly

All my aches and pains retreated.

๐Ÿ˜

I started running with C25K

But now I feel I could run on all day.

Now my legs feel just fine and they donโ€™t seem to mind.

And I know I can keep going.

๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

I started running with C25K

And now Iโ€™ve run over twenty two k.

Now my legs feel like lead, I may just need my bed,

But I feel good and feel happy

๐Ÿค—

(and have achieved my first ever half marathon. )

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ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

brill!!

Razouski
Razouski in reply to ju-ju-

Thanks ju-ju- but I'm knackered now. Finding it hard to walk upstairs. ;-)

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate10

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

Well sung Raz ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Sarakc
SarakcGraduate10

Ha ha!! That made me laugh!!! Which isnโ€™t good for my poor bruised nose after my fall today!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Maddee_6333
Maddee_6333Graduate10 in reply to Sarakc

Oh no! Poor nose ๐Ÿ˜•

Razouski
Razouski in reply to Sarakc

Oh my, I didnโ€™t know you had a fall. Hope you havenโ€™t injured yourself too badly . ๐Ÿค•

Sarakc
SarakcGraduate10 in reply to Razouski

I tripped over a rock on my run this morning!! Landed on my nose! Not sure where my hands were! Happened so quickly but thankfully apart from a few facial grazes and red nose of course Iโ€™m fine!! Must remember feet must kiss ground not nose!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Sarakc
SarakcGraduate10 in reply to Sarakc

Just noticed what a lengthy run that was you did!!!๐Ÿ˜€

Razouski
Razouski in reply to Sarakc

Yes it was rather a long one. Iโ€™ve never run that far before. Itโ€™s just over a half marathon so I was pretty chuffed. But we donโ€™t get a graduation badge for this distance. ๐Ÿ˜‰

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10 in reply to Razouski

Ah, but you do! Go to the marathon and race support forum and request your much deserved badge!

Razouski
Razouski in reply to Sarakc

At least you didnโ€™t fall in nettles like I did 2 weeks ago. Iโ€™m still in a splint for my wrist, and now have an absolute phobia of nettles.

I hope your face feels better soon. Grazes are so nasty. ๐Ÿค—

Sarakc
SarakcGraduate10 in reply to Razouski

Thank you!! I got off extremely lightly!!

Hope your wrist gets better soon and you can get rid of splint! ๐Ÿ˜€

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10

Great run with great lyrics!

Thanks SaskAlliecat. Itโ€™s the furthest Iโ€™ve ever run.

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10 in reply to Razouski

Nothing like heading out for a greater than HM jaunt ๐Ÿ˜. That is boding well for the playlist! I can't wait to use it this weekend on my runs.

Iโ€™ve never run a HM before. So I was really pleased.

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10 in reply to Razouski

You should be! Thatโ€™s a cracking good pace too!

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10

hahaha, i can just see you running in a huge cowboy hat to Village People!

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10

Crumbs, I was so caught up in chortling at your lyrics that I missed the distance. That's amazing! x

Razouski
Razouski in reply to FlickM3

Thanks FlickM3 , it was my first ever half marathon.

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to Razouski

I have serious half marathon envy. Hey, you just motivated me! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

Razouski
Razouski in reply to FlickM3

Glad to have helped. Will you be running tomorrow then?

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to Razouski

I really hope so. I want to. Iโ€™m going to go up and fondle my lycra right now ๐Ÿ˜

Razouski
Razouski in reply to FlickM3

๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10

Sheer brilliance!! Oh and what a distance, can only dream about that at this stage but so inspiring. Thanks Razouski. :)

Razouski
Razouski in reply to Lorijay

I had never intended to run so far when I did C25K and it is still a source of amazement that I can actually run 10k quite regularly. So although Iโ€™d been gradually increasing my distance this was a bit of a surprise. ๐Ÿ˜€

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador

Another winning tune! Well done, again!โ˜บ

Razouski
Razouski in reply to Sandraj39

Thanks, I think the whole process of making up new words while I run helps to distract me from the process of running itself and somehow makes it easier. ๐Ÿ˜€

I just don't know how you remember the lyrics after the run ๐Ÿ™ˆ They're good though!

Razouski
Razouski in reply to Nictwit

They buzz around my head even when a different track is playing, like an ear worm. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Guesty26
Guesty26Graduate10

Amazing Razouski you are inspiring me to go on, i can only dream of that distance, congrats

Razouski
Razouski in reply to Guesty26

Thanks Guesty26 I really enjoyed it, but I was pretty useless for the rest of the day.

Guesty26
Guesty26Graduate10 in reply to Razouski

Ive just completed my first 10k and that was thanks to your post this morning, you made me want to get out, this is a great forum

Razouski
Razouski in reply to Guesty26

That's fantastic - congratulations on a wonderful achievement.

Jancanrun
JancanrunGraduate10

Superb thatโ€™s bubbles at lunch next week!

Razouski
Razouski in reply to Jancanrun

Thanks Jancanrun it was a bit weird as when I first got back I didn't think that much of it, but then as I got my breath back it dawned on me that I'd actually achieved another milestone. Looking forward to lunch next week. Cheers.

Jancanrun
JancanrunGraduate10 in reply to Razouski

Hopefully Iโ€™ll have done my 50% of distance by Tuesday, so we can do double celebrations!

Razouski
Razouski in reply to Jancanrun

Yeah!

Well thatโ€™s the most amazing thing Iโ€™ve read today...

Also HOLY COW thatโ€™s a long run!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Razouski
Razouski in reply to RunGirlyRun

Who you calling "Holy Cow"???? ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚

To be honest I was quite surprised too. ;-)

RunGirlyRun
RunGirlyRun in reply to Razouski

๐Ÿ˜‚ I think myself to be honest but Iโ€™m taking it out on you I think ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿคฃ ๐Ÿ˜‚

Jolly well done!!! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

EB43
EB43Graduate10

Wow! That's a fab run. Was feeling a bit indifferent about my long run tomorrow but feeling motivated now. ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ those legs must be tired.

Razouski
Razouski in reply to EB43

They've recovered today, but last night they were really achey and I had to have a hot water bottle on my calves despite the heat. It was either that or Tiger Balm, but Mr Razouski dislikes the smell. ๐Ÿ‘ƒ๐Ÿ˜ท

EB43
EB43Graduate10

Ah the panacea that is Tiger Balm ๐Ÿ˜. Does stink though so can see Mr Razouski point. Even more impressed to know that legs are ok today.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Unbelievable.. absolutely wonderful...:)

I am only a few weeks into HM my plan... and you go out and just do this :)

Brilliant...!!!

Razouski
Razouski in reply to Oldfloss

I didn't just do it, honest, I have been gradually increasing my distance. I had taken a look at an Asics HM plan but realised I was pretty much on the way. I'm sure you'll be there soon too Oldfloss , and I certainly couldn't have done it without you being my virtual running buddy while I ran it. :-)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Razouski

Sorry, I really didn't mean to sound a meanie... :) I know you have been building up.... :)

I was just really really impressed and a tad blown away:)

I think I felt a bit the same...as you... took a look at my runs and though, maybe, just maybe.. running regular 10/11 Ks and feeling able to move up..I am working to my own plan..but it is slow going...

You have done brilliantly... and hopefully I will get there too :) xx

Razouski
Razouski in reply to Oldfloss

You could never sound mean! Youโ€™re an inspiration to us all. X

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Razouski

You are lovely :)

I think the way I am, does give some folk, some support... I just wish sometimes I could convince myself of things :) xxx

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