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My sweet running, I've missed you!

Curlygurly2
Curlygurly2Graduate

Had a great run this morning, first for a week, what with an ear problem and travelling back to UK, very happy to be home! The sun was shining, a lovely day for a run along the river Cam. Nearly came a cropper when my jacket which was tied around my waist suddenly slipped down to my knees, would have thought my hips were big enough to stop that happening!

A first! I overtook another runner today! Silly girl was running next to me on the path and veered across in front of me. I was so cross I put my foot down and burned her off!

I turned a corner and found a herd of curious cows, they all came over to have a look at me, didn't expect to find that just outside Cambridge centre!

EDIT - I should have added these are on common land, there are no fields or farms in central Cambridge

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poppypug
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Aw fab ! I have cows in a field near me , love 'em. Theyre always dead nosy aren't they ?

I just shout " Morning Ladies " to them ha ha :-)

Hey get you Curly, leaving another runner for dust !

Lovely happy post ! :-) xxx

Tomas
TomasGraduate
in reply to poppypug

You and me both (re the shouting hello to farm animals). When I pass the field with sheep and lamb I shout "morning ladies and babies"; I'm convinced they like that.

poppypug
poppypugGraduate
in reply to Tomas

Aw that's so nice Tomas xxx

Curlygurly2
Curlygurly2Graduate
in reply to poppypug

There are goats near where I run in France I always say baaahhh!

poppypug
poppypugGraduate
in reply to Curlygurly2

Ha ha , I like goats too , Baaaahh ! :-) xxx

Curlygurly2
Curlygurly2Graduate
in reply to poppypug

These are massive, at least 6 feet long, and stand about 3 feet high...mutants I tell you...

poppypug
poppypugGraduate
in reply to Curlygurly2

Ah, but think of all the lovely cheese ! :-) xxx

ViaM
ViaMGraduate
in reply to Curlygurly2

They can't understand you then! French goats say bêêê :-)

Curlygurly2
Curlygurly2Graduate
in reply to ViaM

Do they now? I'll try that when I get back, thank you!

ViaM
ViaMGraduate
in reply to Curlygurly2

Only try that if you have time to waste, French goats can be very talkative ;-)

millwalki8
millwalki8Graduate

Did you run past the Travelodge on Newmarket Rd this morning around 07:30? If so I might have seen you :) I was stuck at the start of a endless road of traffic lights :(

I like the Cam, we do the Dragon Boat there every September.

Curlygurly2
Curlygurly2Graduate
in reply to millwalki8

It was a bit later, but yes I ran down Newmarket Road!

Dunder2004
Dunder2004Graduate

Sounds good Curly.

Those cows are in a definite defensive formation. The probably though you were coming to steal their lovely grass.

Curlygurly2
Curlygurly2Graduate
in reply to Dunder2004

Oh yes, I always chew a bit of grass if I see some...

Tomas
TomasGraduate

Aww, gotta love a bit of wildlife on the run. Makes it all a bit magic, I think.

tsk, what a dope that girl. Good that you taught her a lesson! Talking about which, did you see the post a little further down the forum about someone running around on the outskirts of Cambridge being overtaken by a "swishy ponytail" with her nose in the air? A coincidence, I'm sure.

AncientMum
AncientMumGraduate

Welcome back to Blighty, Curly. Overtaking is a wonderful feeling isn't it (not that I've experienced it that often!) Think I'd have broken the 4minute Mile if I'd come face to face with a herd of cows, I'm terrified of 'em. Scary incident in childhood. Don't ask. Oh no, now I'm thinking about it. *Deep breaths! Don't think about the cows!!!* ;)

no-excuse
no-excuseGraduate

Nice post Curly and a lovely pic too! The hips don't lie you know. Well done getting a sprint on like that, sometimes people need to be shown what we're made of x :-)

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

Nice one curly, and I love the new profile piccy :)

Oooh, could have been a case of run rage Curly, still better to show a clean pair of heels than some undignified hand gestures.

Lovely to see you back CG. I missed your posts. Well done on overtaking that little hussy. She deserved it taking on a C25K'er like that! Honestly!

Your piccie reminds me of a joke:

Two cows are in a field chewing grass. One says to the other,"are you worried about this foot and mouth disease?". The other cow says, "no why should I? I'm a duck".

Sorry.

Irishprincess
IrishprincessGraduate
in reply to Irishprincess

I told this joke wrong!!! The first cow says "are you worried about this mad cow disease? I'm better telling them than typing them!

Curlygurly2
Curlygurly2Graduate
in reply to Irishprincess

Ah, la vache fol Anglaise...

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