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We are all a bit bleh

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10

Hence not posting our last run, work has been awful and I’ve realised I’m just eating more and more

So on Friday we started a Garmin plan, they all start with a benchmark run and we puffed and panted our way round for 9 minutes and came home

And that’s it! Have a great weekend everyone, I am off work now for 8 days so let’s see what happens

52 Replies
59er
59erGraduate10

I know the feeling! The rain has just washed all our snow away so I must scrape my motivation together to get out there for the first time since before Christmas - I too am feeling a bit bleh and definitely eating for comfort. Things do not bode well 🤭😳

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to 59er

Aww it’s the time of year isn’t it? and i’m 65 on Monday, oh no!! I’ve just remembered, I am about to get 3 months of toy boy jokes until Willow catches me up in years again (sighs) happens every year lol We are going for a gentle run tomorrow that will perk us up, enjoy your run when you do it

Coddfish
CoddfishGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Mr C is a few days older than me. I always enjoy those days!

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Coddfish

Ha ha

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10

Garmin plan sounds good, whatever it takes! Lots of us seem to be a bit bleh. I’m still getting out there 3 times a week. I have to, it’s all I have now that we’re locked down again. Roll on the spring!

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Jools2020

You can have my job if you like 😄 it’s intense with loads of stress and every day i get to work and swab my mouth and nose which is pretty gross then i get to swab others which is even worse 😂 😂

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Sounds like a blast 😬. You’ll be enjoying your 8 days off then!

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Jools2020

I sure will, birthday, running, cooking and looking longingly at jeans i used to wear, it’s leggings for running and leggings under scrubs and now leggings for my exciting click and collect shopping 😂

Birdlady64
Birdlady64Graduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Long live leggings!Have worn those and joggers ever since I have been working from home - last March.

Well I only need to be smart from the waist up for on-line meetings 😂

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Birdlady64

Conjures up a lovely picture

Birdlady64
Birdlady64Graduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Have been known to spend all afternoon in running tights 😁

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Birdlady64

I’ve turned up for work in running gear, put scrubs over the top, taken them off at end of shift and gone for a run, home from run put the lot in washing machine really for next day, if ever we return to some sort of normality it’ll be getting to work and not changing and testing that will please me, I’m sick of changing clothes, if i leave work to go to the bank or somewhere have to change again, this week off i may even just put clothes on and leave them on until i go back to work

Nooo, don't mention the jeans! I have four identical pairs of jeans. None of which I can do up. Well I can, but only if I don't breathe. They accuse me every time I open the wardrobe door. So leggings it is! Enjoy your pamper session, what a lovely idea. 😘

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to grumpyoldgirl

I have 30 year old jeans in fact some of them may be nearer 40 now lol and up until I gave up smoking I could squeeze into most of them, now I can’t even do up the pair i never wore because they were too big 😂 ah well, that’s part of what this week is all about

Our plan for this week is to go out when we get up in the morning, either to run or walk, so far we haven’t got up 😂 but the sun is shining so we might

limberlou
limberlouAmbassador in reply to WillowandSola

I put on weight after giving up smoking 35 years ago- used to struggle to stay over 9 stone 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Then I had a bad back for 20 + years and crept up to 10 1/2..... then I got a car...

Now I’ve just gone over 12 stone!! Flipping christmas leftovers and lockdown!!🤬

But that is all going to change this year!!

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to limberlou

Oh dear it’s what seems to happen and i know the science behind it but it’s easier said than don lol 😂

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10

Oh no, poor you. Take care of yourselves and make the most of your holiday. Happy running 🤗

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Grannyhugs

Thank you, I need this break, just so much to do first, it’s nearly all done and an hour on the laptop tomorrow will complete it then i can relax

BrianUK
BrianUKGraduate10

It’s pretty grim right now but well done for getting out the door anyway 👍

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to BrianUK

Thanks, we try and miss the worst of the rain, I had my vaccine last week and been fighting a headache ever since, maybe that will fade now and tomorrow’s run will be great 😊

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

You need some time off. Just chill for a while and take a couple of nice slow runs to get you back in the groove.

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy, we are going on a pamper retreat (at home of course) I told my daughter and she said what a great idea she would do that for her birthday and tell the kids to bring her chocolate then faff off 😂 she has a graft great sense of humour

Birdlady64
Birdlady64Graduate10

Everything is a bit bleh! right now isn't it.Have a nice relaxing 8 days off. Run when you fancy it and just chillax 😌

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Birdlady64

Thank you, we plan to do a lot of pampering and nothing

HeavyFoot
HeavyFootGraduate10

Enjoy the time off. De-bleh yourself slowly. Enjoy your birthday and start counting down the days (till you’re 66 if you’re like me) when we can look forward to Bermudan holidays on our state pensions! Running on the sand at daybreak...

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to HeavyFoot

Sounds perfect and yes, I’m sure there will be planes that we can afford to travel on by then lol

Sparkey5000
Sparkey500060minGraduate

Enjoy your break from work. I’m with you on the bleh! Can’t seem to find my running mojo

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Sparkey5000

It’s winter that does it every year

Fionamags
FionamagsGraduate10

Your time off will be brilliant - trust me - it was just what I needed to break a period of sloth (running-wise that is). Hope you have a well deserved rest, pampering and gentle runs.

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Fionamags

Thank you and yes I’m not planning on running anywhere fast

Lifluf
LiflufGraduate10

Well it sounds like you need some time for yourself. Hope the weather is kind and that you get a few good runs in.😊

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Lifluf

The sun has come out thank you

Lifluf
LiflufGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

That's a good start😊

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10

Sending you both a big hug WillowandSola! 🤗 I know the feeling well. Have a fantastic 8 days off, enjoying doing only what you want to do and everything that pleases you! ❤️

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Fabulous450

We will thanks

Roxdog
RoxdogGraduate10

Enjoy your well earned leave. This week has been tough for lots of people I think, so just keep being kind to yourself. 🤗

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Roxdog

It’s now been tough for almost a year and it’s getting to us

Roxdog
RoxdogGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Ditto!🤗

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Roxdog

🤗 back

LottieMW
LottieMW60minGraduate

Life has been pretty bleh recently...never mind. ❤️

I’m lucky that I got my NHS pension at 65...I really feel for everyone working through this second wave.

So well done for getting some focus and having a plan...is it just running? (I don’t have a Garmin)

Enjoy your 8 days off...I think that pampering sounds like a fab idea to do for yourself. Be kind to yourself. Happy anniversary on your not smoking too!

🥰🥰🥰

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to LottieMW

Thanks Lottie, yea the Garmin plan is just running, I doubt we will stick with it it’s a bit short the runs for me we shall see, I want to do Zombies run but I’d have to carry my phone and I bought a Garmin so i didn’t have to carry my phone last year when ai dropped and smashed the phone, so many decisions, I might try Zombies run this weeek and see how it goes

LottieMW
LottieMW60minGraduate in reply to WillowandSola

Zombies sound interesting!

I wear my 3/4 capri shorts...they have pockets. On a wet day, when I’m wearing proper leggings, I use a money pouch for my phone...picked up cheap in Lidl a while ago.

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to LottieMW

I carried my phone in my hand and dropped it last year when wearing gloves which was the decision maker in buying the garmin but it means i don’t take so many photos

LottieMW
LottieMW60minGraduate in reply to WillowandSola

Defo sounds like you need a a waist pouch or an arm band type thingy!

Happy birthday 🥳

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to LottieMW

Or just stick with music on my Garmin thanks

LottieMW
LottieMW60minGraduate in reply to WillowandSola

👍

Peter44
Peter44Graduate10

Happy birthday 🥳🎊🎉 sounds like your 8 days leave, has come at the right time, and well done on your 1 year, no smoking, i'm now 16 months, so far, so good! Enjoy your runs/walks, this week. 😊

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Peter44

Thank you, oh it did come at the right time, we’ve had so few breaks this year, we keep putting leave off in case we have to isolate and we have all been exhausted so it’s great just not getting out early for work

9weeks2Run
9weeks2RunGraduate10

Oh bless you, well done for getting out there. Sorry work has been awful, glad you have some time of now. Enjoy and take care x

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to 9weeks2Run

Thank you, Saturday was particularly difficult but I will be well rested by the time i go back

9weeks2Run
9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

I am sorry. That is good Sola. Enjoy your well deserved time off

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to 9weeks2Run

Ah well work happens and we are all tired x

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