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WillowandSolaGraduate10

Good old ebay! 2 years ago I bid on several pairs of reeboks! and won 4 pairs all under £20 each, I was a bit surprised.

Move on a year or so and enter more regular running, a gait analysis, shoes that were never as comfy as my old reeboks, I’m down to 2 pairs, one for work in navy and one to run in dirty white. Both wearing out, I’ve been alternating between my lovely expensive shoes and scruffy old reeboks. A pattern is emerging, I run faster and ache less in reeboks. So of course I bought some Asics because that’s what my sister ran in and I’ve had them before (no logic to that at all)

Browsing ebay I bid on a pair and got home from work yesterday to find them here. They look hardly used and today is run day 😀

We woke at 6.30 and faffed around a while playing with the kitten and drinking tea.

8.30 sees us at the park, fresh and green with plenty of shadow and not many people. Today we agreed to do anything we wanted, so we set off easy and a glance at my watch showed we were faster than expected,

Willow ran a couple of kilometres, I carried on for 3k and so enjoyed running around the park, I could feel i was putting more effort in but could still just about sing along to The greatest showman songs that came through my ear buds.

Splits, 7.42, 8.36 and 8.40. and it felt great, time for home, a glass of water cup of tea and stretch.

A tip! Don’t put sun cream on your face if you are going to run and sweat, oh that stings 😂

Happy run day or happy rest day

48 Replies
Sparkey5000 profile image
Sparkey500060minGraduate

Nice shoes! Love your reports…They never fail to make me smile…..yes made the cream + face + run mistake…..it’s not nice at all. Enjoy the rest of your day 😀

WillowandSola profile image
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Sparkey5000

Thanks, I knew about the sun cream but my face and shoulders are several shades darker than the rest of me

Grannyhugs profile image
GrannyhugsAmbassador

You seem to do well on eBay bids, well done, I’m not brave enough to do anything than buy new😂. I definitely understand that sunscreen in eye problem - oh how much we wish for summer then are surprised when it throws up issues . Happy running 🤗

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WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Grannyhugs

Thank you, i’ve bought trainers on ebay for years it goes back to when I couldn’t afford new

BlackScorpion profile image
BlackScorpionGraduate10

Sweat + sunscreen can indeed cause a stingy situation. I have to smear though, sun allergy here. But I also wear a cap then (hat, cap, a thing on your head with a sticking out flappy bit?) and that keeps most of the moisture from my eyes.

So how is the little one doing?

WillowandSola profile image
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to BlackScorpion

We went in the wrong car hay’s in my car. Little one is adorable

kitten
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BlackScorpionGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

🥰

Beatlesforever profile image
BeatlesforeverGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

How can you stand all that cuteness, my heart is melting just looking at the pic 🥰

Sandraj39 profile image
Sandraj39Graduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Beautiful kitten - I ❤️black cats!🐈‍⬛ (Well, any cat really but especially black ones!😀)

Knittingrunner profile image
KnittingrunnerGraduate10

Your brave bidding on eBay! But they look lovely. Just a suggestion. I discovered sport sunscreen last year. It stays put when you sweat plus I’ve just invested in a visor which I tried at the weekend doing a half marathon. It worked to both keep the sweat out of my eyes, screened me from the sun and allowed my head to feel the benefit of the odd little bit of breeze. I’ve been resisting getting one despite my husband’s insistence because my head gets so hot in hats. I should have listened to him 😉😂

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WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Knittingrunner

Visor sounds perfect

Frenc profile image
FrencGraduate10

Oooh I like the look of those! Plus the sunscreen, you’re all set. 😊😊😊

WillowandSola profile image
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Frenc

And now on the beach yup all set

Beatlesforever profile image
BeatlesforeverGraduate10

Great run for you today despite the sting of sun cream 🤣

WillowandSola profile image
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Beatlesforever

It was brilliant thanks, even though not fast that’s pretty speedy for us

Curlygurly2 profile image
Curlygurly2Graduate10

What a result re the shoes! Super run too, gotta love a do-what- you-want run.

WillowandSola profile image
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Curlygurly2

Shoes no longer so new looking I forgot my crocs so wore them in the sea, they will dry

Instructor57 profile image
Instructor57Ambassador

Glad your eBay runners are ok and you got to run in them 😁👍Quite a bargain !

Luckily I didn't need suncream at 05:45 😁

WillowandSola profile image
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Instructor57

My face and shoulders are really tanned, i’d like the rest of me to catch up, hence factor 50 on my face

Instructor57 profile image
Instructor57Ambassador in reply to WillowandSola

😁👍Unfortunately, I don't tan, I just burn 😢

WillowandSola profile image
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Instructor57

I burn but if I’m careful it goes tanned, all the running has weathered me lol… we won’t talk about Willow he only has to look out the window and has a lovely tan

Comfortnotspeed profile image
ComfortnotspeedGraduate10

Loving the shoes and the report.

WillowandSola profile image
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Comfortnotspeed

Thanks, I’m loving the shoes too

tmbtrain profile image
tmbtrain60minGraduate

Oops on the suncream! Nice one on the Reeboks 👍

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WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to tmbtrain

I really don’t know why I buy anything else

Good run for both of you today. I couldn’t bid on eBay not brave enough in case I had to return with dodgy feet. Good bargains.Lovely weather your way , lucky you , don’t need the sun cream here back to the cardigan or jumpers a bit chillier. Enjoy the rest of your day😊

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WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Doris8

We have rain forecast for next 10 days so wanted to make the most of it today, the thing with reebok’s I know they work for me, I need trainers high enough at sides and back for orthotic insoles and heel lift in one and a lot of trainers just don’t have enough room for all that before even putting my feet in them, so i should never buy anything else really

Irishprincess profile image
IrishprincessAmbassador

What beautiful shoes! Love the colours 😍

WillowandSola profile image
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Irishprincess

Thank you 😊

Sandraj39 profile image
Sandraj39Graduate10

Well done on your run!🙂

The right shoes are everything! I run in Hoka Arahi 4s and really don’t like the look of the newer Arahi 5’s, so am hunting high and low to buy the worlds surplus stock of the older version! Might have a look on eBay.👍🙂

WillowandSola profile image
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Sandraj39

I still can’t believe I run faster in reeboks and slower in shoes that cost over a hundred pounds, don’t get me wrong, they are comfy enough just don’t have the bounce

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10

Well done for your run WillowandSola. I wear sports sun factor on my face as it stays on a bit better and always wear a buff round my wrist which I can dab the sweat with. A running peak cap does help keep you cooler too.

😅

WillowandSola profile image
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

That’s a good idea for the buff, I wear a cap sometimes but it was in my car and we took Willows car this morning

nowster profile image
nowsterGraduate10

Talking about sun cream, I'm going to have to remember to put some on the back of my neck. The cap I wear only protects the top and front of the noggin from the UV rays.

WillowandSola profile image
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to nowster

Ha! burnt neck isn’t fun and round the tops of your ears, mine have been sore and crispy on many an occasion

DylanTheRabbit profile image
DylanTheRabbit60minGraduate

Got to love a bargain!

As I have vitiligo, I HAVE to wear sunscreen. After a lot of trial and error I've found that ultrasun family formula is pleasant to use on my face and never stings, expensive but invaluable.

WillowandSola profile image
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to DylanTheRabbit

Thank you a good recommendation

LottieMW profile image
LottieMWAmbassador

Good bargain on the shoes! I use Olay moisturiser which is factor 30 😎🌞

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WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to LottieMW

Hi, I used to use Olay but it changed and started to make my eyes water, I am very careful with creams because of psoriasis but was trying not to let arms and face tan any more until I could help the rest catch up

LottieMW profile image
LottieMWAmbassador in reply to WillowandSola

Oh what a shame about Olay, I’ve never used anything else but their “Total Effects”. Though I think they did produce a self tanning version, which did make my eyes water.

My arms are brown…and I have a white Fitbit line around my wrist, visible in work when I wear it around my ankle 😂

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WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to LottieMW

It was a shame because I remember buying my first ever face cream it was Ulay in those days and I was 28 I bought it because my mum wore it, but when things got more scientific all round something was added that didn’t do my eyes any good. I love tan lines, every year waiting for the watch line to appear lol

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LottieMWAmbassador in reply to WillowandSola

Wow….my mum used it too I remember it being Ulay ☺️

WillowandSola profile image
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to LottieMW

I think my grandma did too, i remember the smell it was lovely,

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LottieMWAmbassador in reply to WillowandSola

💕💕💕

Maddee_6333 profile image
Maddee_6333Graduate10

Hooray for comfortable running shoes! I gree with you about the sunscreen- though actually my sweat stings my eyes anyway 🙁

WillowandSola profile image
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Maddee_6333

Mine does too but sunscreeny sweet stings worse

Maddee_6333 profile image
Maddee_6333Graduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

It does!

Frenc profile image
FrencGraduate10

Ooooh well done on the new shoes 👟, and a good run . Ha ha I think we’ve all done that with sunscreen! It hurts 😁.

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