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Shakespeare Hospice Santa Scramble! Yippee! Bling!

TailChaser
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Nothing good in life never happens easily does it? A simple Santa Scramble becomes such a big effort because body decides earlier on in the week it was going to give me grief. A week nursing a back that didn’t want to hold me up, I was beginning to despair, I’d almost come to terms with having to walk this and walk around the obstacles.

Well, I’m an obstinate b...person and wasn’t having any of that. So last night, I spent it sleeping on the floor as my bed was making it worse. I had the best night’s sleep in days and this morning my back was just sore and stiff, no inflamed muscles! I was careful around them all, I only missed one (long, thin tubes for crawling through) and even did the one at the end (see eldest kitten running towards the finish), and I ran most of it, very slowly and carefully but I ran it. 💪💪💪🎅🏼🤶🏻🎅🏼🎅🏼

As you can see, we were very, very lucky with the weather - it doesn’t look like that now, it’s very much back to rainy, windy normal now. So we all have our bling, and we’ve had an absolute ball for a very, very good cause. And we’ve all got bling 😁🏅🏅🏅🏅

Thank you to everyone who has helped keep my chin up this week, it’s really helped 🤗🏅🦆🤶🏻🎅🏼

...now where is that ice block...🤔

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Dexy5
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Yay. Well Done TailChaser, Katnap and kittens, what brilliant fun you had and those obstacles look quite challenging. Love the bling too. Your family Christmas letter this year is going to be filled with running achievements and it was all started by you and your c25k. Congratulations to you all. 🤶🎅🏻🎅🏻🎅🏻

TailChaser
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in reply to Dexy5

Thank you Dexy, it was great! Looking forward to doing another one when I can throw myself at the obstacles like youngest kitten (well, maybe a bit like him...). I have had so much trouble keeping the Round Robin down to it’s normal one page I have to say, the paragraph on running is quite large 😂😂

Good luck to you and UTS tomorrow, and hope you have lots of fun tonight too 🤗

SaskAlliecat
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Whoohoo! Looks like a blast! Great job TailChaser, Katnap and kittens!!!! You guys rocked it. I'm glad your back held up. Take some extra rest days and enjoy your bling.

TailChaser
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in reply to SaskAlliecat

Thank you SaskAlliecat, I’m so happy it survived! And it was soooo much fun 😁 There is an obstacle course run in Coventry next year, so I might sign us up for that 😁 Very creaky now but very happy! I’ve come to terms with the fact that I have to take it easy for a few days and maybe focus on the next Parkrun rather than push myself too much next week. Bling still round neck 😂😂

SaskAlliecat
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in reply to TailChaser

Sounds like a very reasonable, responsible plan. You'll have to find a prominent place to display your (and the whole cat family's) bling for all to see!

TailChaser
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in reply to SaskAlliecat

Yes! Just saying to Dexy5 about Irishprincess and her medal rack. That is such a good idea!

Irishprincess
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in reply to TailChaser

My Christmas present to myself last year! I love showing it off 🙂

Well done on the run, fab bling 👏👏

TailChaser
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in reply to Irishprincess

I bet! It looks very impressive 👍😀. Thank you 🤗

Katnap
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Well done TailChaser! You deserve a rest after that 😸

TailChaser
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in reply to Katnap

Thank you, so do you but then so should you also go and do a 5.3 mile run before dinner because you’re bonkers! 😂

Katnap
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in reply to TailChaser

There's some nutters out there isn't there?

cheekychipmunks
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Woohoo TC and family! Especially with your dicky back. 👏👏 I’m so glad it behaved for you. Looks like tons of fun! 😀👍🏃‍♀️🏃

TailChaser
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in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks cheeky, it was great 😁🏅😁🦆

Tartancat
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You did it! And it looks like great fun 🎅🎅

TailChaser
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in reply to Tartancat

It was fab TC 😁🏅😁🦆

Flaraflarkin
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Aww cool pics! Haha I can't believe you ran it TC ~ you runner, you!! 🤣🏃‍♀️🦆 Well done, glad the hard floor helped your back out and got you sorted in time 🤗🦋🦆

TailChaser
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in reply to Flaraflarkin

Thanks Flara, so am I. Floor again tonight too 😊 Hope you’re hubby is on the mend? 🤗🦆🦋

Hidden
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Well done TailChaser! Amazing work getting through that one running, I wasn’t sure you’d be up to it after reading your last post ...that’s absolutely fantastic 😃 A big well done to the rest of the family too and send Kat a fitsbump for a quality beard 👊 ...from one beardy man to another 😁 🎅🏻 ⚡️

TailChaser
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in reply to Hidden

I had the same feeling up until yesterday TS, and it did feel more like speed walking, especially to begin with, but once we’d warmed up it wasn’t so bad. Still the slowest run I’ve done but I did it! I’m just so pleased they all enjoyed it; now we have to do another one at a proper speed 😂. Katnap fist pumps back 👊😺🤶🏻🎅🏼🎅🏼

Katnap
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in reply to Hidden

The bling is great but the run felt like a disappointment because we were expecting 5k, so like the idiot I am, I did a 1 hour jog in the dark.

So more than 10k running today! 😵🐈😸

TailChaser
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in reply to Katnap

Nutter.

Katnap
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in reply to TailChaser

Your nuts m'lady...

TailChaser
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in reply to Katnap

Your crackers m’lord...

Katnap
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in reply to TailChaser

Cream crackered? Yes.

Deals1
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Yeah well done!!

Looks fabulous 🎅🎅

TailChaser
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in reply to Deals1

Thanks Deals, it was 😁

Deals1
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in reply to TailChaser

Hope the back isn't grumpling top much x

TailChaser
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in reply to Deals1

Yeah, just can’t sit down for too long (not much chance of that 😂). Good luck with your last B10K week Deals, looking forward to seeing your new bling soon 👍👍👍

Blingtastic! And very well deserved, what a lovely bunch of Santas you are 🎅. Time to look after that back now.

TailChaser
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in reply to grumpyoldgirl

Yes, you’re right grumpy, it gave me a right telling off yesterday. Just had a lovely soothing visit to the osteopath. Thank you 🤗

JonathanP
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Well done for completing TC given your recent injury issues 😀

TailChaser
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in reply to JonathanP

Thanks JP, a week off now is needed unfortunately but I’ll be back to it in no time 🤞🤞🤞

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