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Toothache = new PB!


Hi all. Not posted for a bit - busy whilst back in the U.K. for a few weeks. Woke up with a toothache. This is something I never get, so a bit of a surprise. I can either phone the dentist and go and wait to be seen, or go for a run. No contest! Endorphins are nature’s painkiller, right?

Garmin wasn’t helping, asking whether it could do a software update just after I started my warm-up. No you can’t. Shut up and do your job. I hit the red button and go. First split was 6.11 which is pretty nippy for me, so I started pushing a bit. Buzz, 6.04. Wow, might be on for a good time here. I lost a few seconds dodging pedestrians and crossing roads whilst running down the high street, but eventually managed to run my first sub-31 minute 5k. 25 seconds faster than my previous best which was set on a very fast mountain trail last month.

Happy bunny. Oh, and my toothache disappeared somewhere along the route 😀

* Regarding the map. My run doesn’t begin or end anywhere near my home 🤪

14 Replies

Nice one Mike! Who needs dentists when there are 5ks to be smashed? 👏👏👏

telford_mikeGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Exactly - life’s too short!


Great time! However a better result with the toothache!!

telford_mikeGraduate10 in reply to Sybilw

Trying to get away from the dentist as fast as I could 😀


Much better than the dentist! 😁😁

telford_mikeGraduate10 in reply to Ang33333

And cheaper!


I’d rather run than go to the dentist too!

p.s. - no need to explain about the map and the start / end not being near your home - we are not stalking you 😁

telford_mikeGraduate10 in reply to Goforitmama

Have seen it pointed out as a possible risk in the past, but it was half tongue in cheek 😀


Brilliant run Mike!! Glad to see you’re keeping that Garmin in check too!! 🤣🤣!

Well those endorphins sure has worked today!! Fantastic!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽😁😍! I hope you get the tooth sorted too. Well done for your sub 31!! 🤩❤️

telford_mikeGraduate10 in reply to Fabulous450

Thanks Fab, tooth has been fine ever since! I think my Garmin hates me 🤪

Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to telford_mike

Wow that’s great! Running is a good healer!! 😉 As for the just keep kicking it into touch with your fantastic runs!! 😁😁❤️


Great 5k time! Just a thought but I get 'toothache' sometimes when a cold sets in my sinuses. I've been to the dentist on 2 occasions in the past convinced I'd need a filling, only to be sent home via Boots for some Sudafed!!

telford_mikeGraduate10 in reply to Slinkymalinki

Pretty sure this must have been something like that. Anything’s better than a filling!


Well done Mike, great time! Far more satisfying than a trip to the dentist😀

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