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Pushing the distance with a shiny new playlist!

Jundal
Jundal
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I've been feeling a little (lot) 'meh' over the last few days. I last went for a run on Sunday, ground out five k and hated every step and generally felt a little deflated. I had an awful night's sleep on Sunday night, (ever been woken up from lucid dreaming? Honestly, it's like reality unravelling around you. Horrid.) And so, I felt drained all day. I blamed this on hormones (horrid little blighters) and thought I'd be on for a nice 5-6 k run on Tuesday. Not so! Got up feeling like I was running on fumes, and feeling a little cold/fluey so I dosed up and got on with my day, and just drifted through Tuesday and Wednesday, hoping to go out today. So, got up, did the school run, took the missus out and when we got back, I swear it was like a motivational advert. Shorts - ON! Headphones and associated gubbins? - FOUND! Shoelaces - TIED! And off I went out I to the drabness. I changed up my route, heading once again into the woods, (I also did my first run on Zombies, run! Was quite surreal, my surroundings strangely echoed what the podcast kept saying) down to the local ruins and back, before swinging back through the village and down my usual longer route past the local primary. I even managed to push on to 6k, (last time I thought I'd done six, was more like 5.4 or so) and felt great! And the playlist...

Well apparently, I now know how to 'get up my bad self', that it's hip to be square, (I'm round. Meh, close enough) I have the eye of the tiger, I have listened to the final countdown, (nothing happens at the end, sorry to spoil the suspense) *mumble mumble* something about the boys of summer *mumble mumble*. I also know that you shouldn't stop me now (or at all. I find it difficult to get started again), I am in fact as hungry as a lupus (thats a wolf, by the way. They sound REALLY hungry) that I had a hand in building a city, specifically THIS one, and that my run route is, in fact, the highway to the danger zone. Didn't look too dangerous to me, although I do understand I could trip, and perhaps graze my knees. Or my hands. Or get videoed and it end up on YouTube.

All in all a great run but I'm cream crackered now! Oh, and my right knee hurts. It's not popped, fallen off or in fact made a strange noise and ended up with bones sticking out of it, so I'm not worried.

Happy running everyone. πŸ˜„

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

Ha ha - love it! 😊😊😊

Well done for getting out there despite feeling grotty, I should take a leaf out of your book...

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate10 in reply to roseabi

My ear is dicky yet again ☹️ Not heard owt from ENT. It’s kept me awake the last two nights 😀

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to misswobble

Ohhh that's no good :(

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate10 in reply to roseabi

I keep it covered with my Buff and have stopped wearing the earphone in that ear, so can’t do much else

Had a nice surprise just now. Thought I had a 20k run today but it’s not, it’s only 5k πŸ˜ƒ. Foul day though. Really wet and windy. just made a strong coffee before heading out 🀨

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to misswobble

Awesome.

Jundal
Jundal in reply to roseabi

Buy some cans ok instead of in ear headphones? More hygienic! Wouldn't cat h me with them though... πŸ˜‚

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate10

Ha ha, well done. It IS hip to be square 😁

I keep myself musically entertained too and I re-wrote the lyrics to When the Levee Breaks the other day,for my own amusement ☺️ The hours just fly by πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Jundal
Jundal in reply to misswobble

I'm pretty convinced it's shoulder or elbow to be round!

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10

Ha, nice run Jundal, hope your knee really is ok though! πŸ˜†

Great playlist by the sound of it, I have some of those on mine. I like a ZombiesRun! too, something different..

Even once your mission is over and it goes into radio mode, the guys carry on chatting and being DJ's to your playlist which is funny.😁

Happy Autumn running 😊x

I heard some of the banter, twas awesome! I think I'll have to tell it I'm doing one kilometre sink can listen to the charter for half hour or so!

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10 in reply to Jundal

I just listen to the story missions which are free and about half an hour, then once the mission finishes the radio mode takes over til I switch off. I've used it for my 10ks...😊x

Give it time, I've not got the stamina for 10k yet! Want to do the wolf run next June or so though, so got some long term goals to look forward to!

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