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It’s All About The Cookies

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10

For Wimborne and Ktsok here’s my new leggings. Would have loved one of those fairgound mirrors which would elongate me and make me look 6ft tall and gazelle like but in the end had to settle for the spare room mirror and the reality that I’m 5ft 2in and the only thing likely to grow is my hair which I could tie in to a gazelle like ponytail. Went to parkrun today, first time since before Christmas, knocked 3 minutes off my previous time and got a PB which was lovely.

Its only just over a week since I ran my first 10k but parkrun today made me realise how far I’ve come in a year since starting C25k in February, mentally and physically. I have more stamina, self esteem higher, anxiety lower, glutes activation still a work in progress. 😬 I’ve just completed my first virtual challenge (first bling soon) and signed up for two more.

Parkrun’s course “rises 40 metres in two sections” (their words) they’re hills, blimmin hills I can’t do em, so thats my next challenge. I’ll hate them, but I want to get better and stronger, so thats starting next week. My sis in law arrives from Sydney tomorrow for 2 weeks and in my best Edina voice (Oh God, Oh God, Oh God) I’ve had to clear out my running drawer to make room for her stuff, first world problems I know but the running goes on. Bolly Dahlings? 🍾 Happy running to you all 😎

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Jell6
Jell6Graduate10

Lexi, well done on the PB, and I love the leggings 😊😊😊 ( jealous? no....!)

I hope you have a great time with your sister in law .

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10 in reply to Jell6

🙂 thanks Jell, pretty cute leggings eh? I love my sis in law but might need more 🍾🍾

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to lexi6

Great leggings lexi6 and well done on that PR PB! I don’t do hills either so fully understand. Enjoy the bolly 🍾🍾🍾

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy. Its 3 am in Colorado? You at an apres ski party? If you are give it plenty. 👍

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to lexi6

He he, I’m afraid those days are over lexi 🤪🥂🍷🍻🥃

Tucked up in bed before 11pm but I am waking up this time every night. Shouldn’t really be on the phone. But just check in then back to bed. Woke up to 10” of fresh snow. Beautiful- can’t wait to get out in it ❄️⛄️❄️☃️❄️⛷⛷

grumpyoldgirl
grumpyoldgirl in reply to Dexy5

Dexy, u are feeling veeeeery sleeeeeepyyyy..... 😴

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to grumpyoldgirl

😴😴😴

Thank you !!!!! 😁😁😁😁😁. 💗 💖 💕 Those leggings are just fabulous Lexi. I would be so smiley running in those. And Gazelles are overrated 😂. Who needs gazelles with legs like yours Speeding away. What a brilliant time on parkrun. 3 mins off 👏👏👏👏👏🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️. Have a wonderful time with your sister in law 🥂🥂. Will she be running with you ?

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10 in reply to Wimborne

Aaw! Thanks Wimborne. Cue the song “All by myself” I run alone 😪 and have done since starting C25k and last time sis in law was over to stay she told me off for parking too far away from the supermarket entrance and making her walk . 🚗🚗 Whatever!

grumpyoldgirl
grumpyoldgirl in reply to lexi6

Leave a pair of running leggings in the drawer maybe? Subliminal suggestion 😊 Or just drink this 🥂 (love the leggings btw)

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10 in reply to grumpyoldgirl

😂😂 what a lovely idea Grumpy we’d definitely be noticed out running! 😎

Wimborne
Wimborne in reply to lexi6

Ah Lexi. You are never alone... just think of us when you run. I must admit I think I prefer running on my own which is helpful as no one wants to come with me in my world anyway 😂. Made me laugh about you sister in law. My sister frowns at me or rather glares when I use the stairs and race her when she’s on the escalator or in a lift. She hates it. I always win 😂.

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10 in reply to Wimborne

Ha, ha ha 😂 being fit has its fun moments 😂 I agree with you too I never feel alone and would never have got this far without this forum I couldn’t wait to finish my 10k the other day, just to get back and post on here. I like running on my own, no having to try and talk and run at the same time gasp, pant. Oddly, I can sing to my music although passing runners and walkers would say not!

Wimborne
Wimborne in reply to lexi6

Yep singing and also a bit of dancing. Well my arms dance as my legs run. I must look a right sight 😂

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10 in reply to Wimborne

😂😂

Walshy3
Walshy3Graduate10

Your leggings are fabulous 👍👍

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10 in reply to Walshy3

Thanks Walshy, they’re fun aren’t they? made a few kids at parkrun smile and even a guy said cute I knew it was my leggings he was talking about and not me! 😁

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10

Hills? Bet you grow to love them in time! 😀

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10

Promise?

They are lovely leggings 😍 gazelles are over rated ... I am only an inch taller than you so you can send me the leggings when you’re done with them 🤣🤣🤣 I hope your sister in law appreciates your efforts 😊😊

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10

😁😁 I hope she does too, I’ll have to console myself with earlier, shorter runs while she’s here as her “wish list” of things to do and places to see is extensive. Running will be restful in comparison. The leggings are yours when I’ve finished 👍 🙂

Hidden
Hidden

Great post Lexi! Super running & super legs! 🏃‍♀️🍪

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10 in reply to Hidden

You’re very kind Star about my legs. My late Mum and I always moaned about our short legs and Dad used to remind us that at least they touched the ground - there’s no arguing with that! 🙂

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Super leggings.. really super! I missed this.. what make? I need some sassy comfy ones for my HM!!!

Is your sister in law still with you?

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10 in reply to Oldfloss

😂 They’re Tikiboo OF aren’t they cute. I wore Cookie Monster to parkrun and Elmo will have to wait until its a little cooler here. Perfect for your HM Yes SIL still here, she goes home On Saturday and I’m really longing for a longer run, only managing littles at the moment. 😀 xx

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to lexi6

I thought they were... I had my first pair of Tikiboo for my first Park run....Llama leggings..they are very comfy!

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I think I need to just take a look now!

Glad you are getting some short runs in too x

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10 in reply to Oldfloss

I love them! OF. My first parkrun I had to keep hitching up my knickers because my leggings kept sliding down taking my kecks with them. Not a good look. Happy shopping 😀😀 xx

Wicked! I do love a pair of stand out leggings. These are fab; did you wear them for your new PB? Cookie monsters...

I have a fab pair of Cheshire Cat leggings with an eye on each buttock and a toothy smile across the... lower butt. At my first (and only) Parkrun I found myself chatting to two ladies with equally outlandish leggings - it’s like a club!

Congrats on your bling and continuing success!

🙂

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10 in reply to ktsok

😂😂 love the sound of your leggings ktosk. The weather is cooling down over here now, so I’m really looking forward to wearing Elmo, maybe try for another PB. Sure Cookie Monster got me the last one. 😀

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