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Panthering in the rain

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
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I take great enjoyment in watching all the people drive past gloomily in their cars as I run along feeling so alive and so free.

For me the dark and the rain are like a comfort blanket and it always feels more of an adventure the wilder it is. And I love the excitement of an adventure as you don't know where it will take you...

So lucky to be able to run- we all are. Lets enjoy it :)

Happy Panthering

Ju-Ju

xxx

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misswobble
misswobbleGraduate

True! I once ran on a snowy Boxing Day with those grippers on my trainers. Along the main road there was a mile long snake of crawling cars all headed for the B&Q sale πŸ™„ All gloomily staring at the traffic queues ahead. I danced along merrily. Suckers! πŸ˜ƒ. Boxing Day! I ask you

I thought of you Juicy Ju when I was perusing run tunes This one made me imagine you panthering free through the lush undergrowth


The devil’s on the loose. Run!!!!!!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to misswobble

I LOVE it... thankyou!!!!!

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate
in reply to ju-ju-

It jogs along doesn’t it His vocal is ace.

I think I might see if I can rip the whole album Bold talk from a techno nitwit like me πŸ€“

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to misswobble

i will have to get on Spotify|!!

Before running if I was in a car and saw a runner in the rain my immediate reaction was, "what a nutcase. How bonkers is that?"

Now my reaction is,

- check out their shoes 😏

- check out their gait and how they run and think appropriate comment πŸ™‚

- check out their pace and respond accordingly (to myself of course πŸ™‚)

- check out their gear and in the event of seeng very nice leggings make the necessary "Ooohs and aahhhhs". Wonder where she got them from.

- wonder where they've run from and where they're running to and whether I could drive to said route myself and if it would be worth doing πŸ˜•

- wonder if they're a C25K'er πŸ™‚

- wonder how far they're running today

- wonder if they're training for anything

- feel incredibly jealous that they're out there running and I'm stuck in a car ☹️

poppypug
poppypugGraduate
in reply to Irishprincess

Yes I get this soo much !

Youve described it perfectly your Maj :-)

BR ( Before running :-) ) I once saw someone running on Christmas Day and I thought " Are you insane ??? Its Christmas Day !!! "

Now thats me :-D xxxx

Great post ju-ju- . I need a chest /new head torch. The head torch I have doesnt sit very well on my head , I think my head must be an odd shape :-) xxx

Martin_Rose
Martin_RoseGraduate
in reply to poppypug

I saw someone running on Christmas day last year, proper loony I thought, my local park run has a run on Christmas day this year, I can't wait for it. ❄

poppypug
poppypugGraduate
in reply to Martin_Rose

Its amazing how this addiction grabs you isnt it ? Resistance is futile ...... :-D :-D xxx

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Irishprincess

I do all of that too!!!!!

johnm12
johnm12Graduate
in reply to Irishprincess

That is very, very funny. I too have made the "handbrake turn" in attitude from "what an idiot" to "wonder what week they're on" . Brilliant, thanks a lot

katsheare
katsheareGraduate

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who thinks these things :) I also tend to sing 'Mercedes Benz' when I'm running or cycling past long queues of cars...

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to katsheare

brilliant!!

helenwheels
helenwheelsGraduate

I see myself more like a horse than a panther; trotting through the wild weather, tossing my mane and clip clopping along; I aspire to feline grace but, ho hum, at least I'm cantering (not galloping yet :) )

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to helenwheels

I love that... my daughter would approve, she is horse mad... fetlocks blowing in the wind?

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to helenwheels

I aspire to be like a goat. I love goats, they are so curious and nimble, and they look funny :)

poppypug
poppypugGraduate
in reply to roseabi

Ha ha ! :-) I love goats too !

I am a Pug, built for comfort not speed , and I like my belly tickled too :-) xxx

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to poppypug

I'd settle for a high five over having my belly tickled, at least when out on a run :D

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to roseabi

... although a headbutt would be more goat-like...

poppypug
poppypugGraduate
in reply to roseabi

:-D xxx

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to poppypug

Thats so cute :)

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to roseabi

but the smell???

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to ju-ju-

:D

Keeps the crowds at bay? ;)

Each to their own. I have always been a fairweather runner. The bluer the sky, the hotter the sun the more i enjoy the run. i never start a run in the rain unless it's a parkrun. Today i usually do a 10k run but the weather forecast was not good. However after my usual session at the gym i checked outside and the rain has stopped so i went for it. Soon it started to drizzle, this isn't too bad i thought, then it got heavier. Should i abandon the run and return to the gym ? No i decided to plod on as everyone i know enjoys running in the rain. The rain then turned to frozen rain, i considered that i must be insane to run in these conditions but i persevered then disaster, my shoe lace had come undone so i stopped to re-tie it. However my fingers and hands were frozen so this simple action took an age. The rain did become intermittently lighter but the roads and paths were littered with large pools of water with the conditions now more suitable to swimming than running. Closing in on the end to the run , time for a sprint to the finish. No chance - my thighs are so cold and drenched i just can't lift them. Back to the gym for a warm shower and a visit to the steam room. I have just returned home and all my clothes are absolutely saturated. Sorry I'm not a convert to this running in the rain, bring on the summer.

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate

Hav?e you not got a run jacket πŸ™‚

I’ve got Mercedes Benz on my playlist πŸ˜€

Ha ha Ju πŸ˜€ I’d not heard Father Ted my lovely horse for ages πŸ˜€πŸ‘

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