Couch to 5K
52,623 members84,713 posts

Week 4 Run 2 - Games to play whilst running

Thought I'd offer my take on things to do whilst doing a run, you need to tick off all objects

- Chrismas Lights still up (tick)

- Discarded Matress (Tick Tick)

- Convertable Car with roof down (Tick)

- Puddles that are deeper than they look (Tick)

- Over agressive lappy little dogs/cats (Tick)

- Car parked on pavement (Tick, extra points for a BMW - extra points)

- Person with extra wide shopping bags

Had a very interesting but rewarding run today - flagging at the end - but at least it was sunny.

Good luvk everyone.

15 Replies

Dodge the lunging German Shepherd & jump the puddle are my two suggestions! :)


After the 2nd 5 minute run I was jumping nothing !!

1 like

I'd just like to add to your list

- avoiding wide umbrellas

- wet leaves

- wobbly paving slabs

- wet drain covers

Good luck :)


Loving the suggestions .....


My game include how many nods, smiles and ignores I get.

I live in a REALLY small town.


Add being run down by a mobility scooter


I'd like to add being overtaken by a mobility scooter! How embarrassing!


Hahaha oh that really made me laugh! I am starting the couch to 5k on Monday and was worried I would get bored not now I have this game to play! Thank you for making me laugh. Love the bit about the mattress, I will score myself 500 points if I see one of those.


Good luck on starting out, let the games begin.


Plus childminder with double buggy and 2 toddlers

Woman with dog on ridiculously long extendable lead

Man walking down road not wearing trousers or shorts - I kid you not, I saw him - worth 2000 points if I ever see him again!


I'm a little disappointed now, that I didn't see a man with no trousers or shorts on!

Redditch Mark, when I say jump the puddle it would be more realistic to say a cross between stumble & jump! :)


I would also add seeing a fox or rabbit, or postman or pizza delivery, think I will play this on my run today.....thank you for the motivation


Well thank you RedditchMark. I played along today as I was aiming for 4 miles and needed some form of distraction. I can tick the decorations and puddles but that's all. It's amazing what you see discarded by the roadside when you look. Like 1 shoe! Anyway the upshot of it all was that I ran the 4 miles at my fastest pace yet. Maybe because I wasn't thinking about running. Thank you!


How about 5 points for adult cyclist in full gear riding along at full speed on pavement and 3 points for walking group of 10 or more seniors who will not budge an inch to let you pass without having to step off the pavement.


Nice idea for passing the time RM. My running bingo card from today's run included:

Four horses (with riders)

Two moto cross bike riders

Several flocks of sheep

No other runners but lots of walkers, all of whom said hello

I guess you can tell I run in the countryside.


You may also like...