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A cheeky 5k and a first-?

grumpyoldgirl profile image

-No not that sort of first. After wimping out of doing a parkrun in yesterday's gales, I took myself out along a local bridleway that drops down to a main road, across that, along a little lane to the canal towpath. As I was running down the lane, a 4x4 came towards me. And then-gasp- the driver STOPPED NEXT TO A PASSING PLACE so I could run past! I think he must have been one of us, so if he is reading this, thank you sir, you are a scholar and a gentleman! 😁 The section along the towpath was uneventful, but I was in a considerably better mood, and I was a much more conventional colour than after my 7k 😊 Btw, autocorrect would like to turn towpath into too-ry-ay,I was tempted to leave it πŸ˜‚

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AlMorr profile image
AlMorrGraduate10

Congratulations, good run for you today, nice the driver letting you pass in the lane.

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grumpyoldgirl in reply to AlMorr

Thank you Al, 😊 I was so surprised, I'm used to flattening myself into the hedge!

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BaddieThePirateGraduate10

I love my too-ry-ay runs πŸ˜‰. I’ve been cheering on runners who’ve been passing me while I’ve been polishing the boat (2.5 days it took!) How lovely of the 4x4! Glad you had a good run πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

I passed a canal boat that was flying the Jolly Roger, anything to do with you, baddie? Can't help thinking that all my canal runs will be along the too-ry-ay in my head from now on 😁

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Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to grumpyoldgirl

The only thing missing from my running life is a canal or river to run by. I think they are magical places; the flowing water and the wildlife.

I noticed a Jolly Roger flying from a neighbour's garden this week and immediately thought of BTP...they are spreading! More pirates around than in an episode of Black Sails! ☠️

Time to practise our yo-ho-ho technique, then we can all join in!

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BaddieThePirateGraduate10 in reply to grumpyoldgirl

Aren’t you getting confused with Santa?

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Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to BaddieThePirate

I'll settle for the bottle of rum!

You'll have to fight Santa for it.

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BaddieThePirateGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

I'm having to be a t-total pirate due to meds. Can you believe it! And I love spiced rum too😐

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Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to BaddieThePirate

A pirate who can't swig rum....not sure how that works? I have been TT because of meds for over two years. I never was a heavy drinker, but partial to a nice Rioja and Hendricks G&T. Truth is I now sleep like a log and am much fitter, so blessing in heavy disguise. Not sure how it will work at our youngest' wedding coming up in May though!!🍾🍾πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚

Doesn't really go with the image does it! Age is forcing me to moderate my drinking habits. Rum gives me a headache, but giving up the Hendricks, ooh that's too tough! The wedding now, well I'll leave you to sort that one out for yourself, beachcomber!

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BaddieThePirateGraduate10 in reply to grumpyoldgirl

I love G&T too!

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BaddieThePirateGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

You'll have a good time with it without alcohol πŸ˜€

πŸ€£πŸŽ…

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BaddieThePirateGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

I love canals πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ

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BaddieThePirateGraduate10 in reply to grumpyoldgirl

A lot of us fly the flag! You can tell the boats that have pirates onboard πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ , they have planks on the roof. We make people walk the plank if they’re bad ☠️

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JonathanPGraduate10

Must be because your autocorrect is a fan of Dexy's Midnight Runners! πŸ˜€

Ah that would explain it Jonathan!😁

How fab was that driver??? Sounds a like a great run GOG.

Yes he was, he even gave me a cheery wave. You could've knocked me down with a feather. (To be fair, you could anyway 😁)

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GoGo_JoJoModerator

Too-ry-ay running is the best! πŸ€£πŸ‘πŸ˜

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