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First evening run of the year


This morning was miserable, wet and cold. Had on my running stuff as I walked the dogs but could not muster up the desire to run. I vowed I would run tonight instead.

Got home in daylight and off I went. I was rubbish. Slower than I have been in an age

Wishing it was over at 3k. I made myself do 5k. Sweaty mess and I had forgotten my flannel.

Forgot to take my makeup off. Me and Alice Cooper only our mother could tell us apart. Eyeliner and mascara running down my face. Not attractive.

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😂😂😂 that last paragraph!!😂😂😂 ** feeling your pain of course😳 Well done for getting out there 👊

RunningroniGraduate10 in reply to Flaraflarkin

I like morning runs best. Wish I had more time then but always somewhere I need to be. I did c25k at night though. Now the light nights are here I shall mix it up a bit.

I will try and remember to take off the slap off first.


Oops! Out of practice... You live and learn 😁

😸 Katnap 😸

RunningroniGraduate10 in reply to Katnap

What removing make up or night running. I will try a bit more running at night. I did c25k at nights. Just out of practise I think.


Alice Cooper is the one with the headless bat? There you go, I bet you didn’t have one of those 😁 and a headless bat is much, much less attractive 😁

Good on you for getting out there again, I bet it will get easier 🤗x

RunningroniGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

No headless bats just looking rough.

Thank goodness no one saw me. Apart from a greyhound of a fellow runner who was going at a fair old lick, last bit of sun in his eyes so not overly concerned.

TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Runningroni

I’m sure you didn’t look as bad as you thought you did x

RunningroniGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Oh yes I did.


I love evening runs. I seem to have the most energy then!!

RunningroniGraduate10 in reply to Ang33333

I think I am more of a morning runner but I shall give night runs a go once in awhile. As it gets lighter more time to run. I might be slower but release of daily brain scramble is v good


Oh my goodness!!! I have this unbelievable image!!!!

Slap off.. shoes on.. or at least take photographs... Loving this..xxxx Go you!


Blue snail loved the HM... on the back of my cap, snail got a view of everyone behind me!!! Hahhhahhah !

TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Oldfloss

Now there’s an idea. Katnap and I are in a 10k race on Sunday. We shall wear our snail and pirate badges - they can hold our numbers on 😀👍 Thanks Floss 😀x

OldflossAdministrator in reply to TailChaser


Have a great run xxx


There weren't many for snail to look at🙃

TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Oldfloss

It doesn’t matter, you did it and you got a lovely trophy! x

RunningroniGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

I love that the badges are getting an outing. Have a good run.

TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Runningroni

Thanks Roni, they will make it extra special 👍

RunningroniGraduate10 in reply to Oldfloss

I need to learn how to attach photos and add emoji, I am a bit of a techno dinasaur

Not sure I would want to share the Alice Cooper look.

Glad our snail got a dead good outing.

OldflossAdministrator in reply to Runningroni

Oh yes!!!

We could start a band!!! The wind and cold literally had me crying tonight. Nose running quicker than my legs too. But we were out there and we ran which means we are fabulous. 🏃🏼‍♀️👏🏃🏼‍♀️


I can just imagine the Alice Cooper look RunningRoni, and agree there are some pictures you don’t want everyone to see.

I am totally red faced after Parkrun and cringe when I see the photos on the Parkrun Facebook page. He never gets me at the beginning of the run while I’m looking cool 😂😂

RunningroniGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

You have seen the photos of me at the park run invitation events. I was a bit shocked wondered who that old woman at the end was until I realised it was me.

I never go anywhere without makeup except running, which is probably when I need it most.

Ahh bless! Been there! I go bright red after about 15 mins but always forget- I get concerned looks from people I pass! Panda eyes would finish it off nicely! Well done for going out, it’s harder after a full day!!

Good for you for getting out there in the evening, it's so difficult fitting these runs in sometimes, I know only too well. You did it and that's the main thing, don't worry how you look, I'm usually a red blob haha, but definately minimal or no makeup, lol. Good you went, keep it going. Any help with attaching pics, just fire away your questions, I'm sure we can all offer you help etc x 😊👍


Bless. You went out and did it though! :)


I’m impressed that you can even run in the evening! No way could I restrict my food intake enough to make running later in the day comfortable. So good for you getting out no matter how it went! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️😀

I also get the Alice Cooper look when it rains. I don’t wear much makeup, but it looks like I do when it’s streaked down my face. I do a good panda impression too. 🐼

RunningroniGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

I don't usually wear makeup when running, the last few months it has been dark for my morning runs and no one is about then anyway. I was wearing the work warpaint.

Won't make that mistake again, well I probably might.


Bless you for doing it, you didn’t back out. Well done 👍

I’m usually a morning runner ( fall out of bed and start running before I wake properly and realise what I’m doing)but I can’t motivate myself again lately since the mornings have been a bit nippy. Going to try tonight to get out there again.

I’ve even bought a treadmill a week or so ago but it’s colder in my garage than it is outside!!!

RunningroniGraduate10 in reply to limberlou

I have got into the routine of morning runs. Walk dogs, husband takes them home and set off running. On the whole whatever the weather or how dark I just ran.

Light nights have brought choice. I might get used to evening runs again, just a tad physically and mentally exhausted at the end of a working day.

I’m retired so don’t have that excuse and strangely I run better on empty in the mornings. If I’ve eaten it seems to shake it around and that’s not comfortable at all

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