Newsflash: Fluffy bed socks improve your run (warning: this could be complete rubbish)

Can’t find socks without waking everyone up so resort to fluffy bed socks instead? Check. Earphones falling out of ear after 5 steps? Check. Arm band slipping down to elbow after 2 minutes? Check. Knickers hatching an escape mission into the Grand Canyon? Check (little do they know it’s a trap :) ). Nose running after 5 minutes, tissues left at home? Check. Great, then ready to go!! :)

So off I went taking my new found courage out on the streets for a bit, as I am getting a bit bored with just the rec. and 30 mins now feels like 3 hours. Usually, the novelty of a new route makes the time fly by, but I could quite easily have conked out at 15 minutes today…. huffing and s*dding puffing so much I thought the 3 little pigs were going to zoom by, flicking the V. Anyway I managed to stumble on for a couple of laps around the rec to finish. Miserable Fag Lady often sits on a bench puffing away as I go round. Today she was joined by her crony - Even More Miserable Fag Lady 2, so I had a double cloud of B&H and misery to stagger through. I think the misery was thicker than the fag smoke today. So po-faced they almost choked on their own toxic fug. Both got a cheery hello from me and I’m pretty sure they were flicking the V as well as their fags at me :) . I don't mind them, for some reason they make me smile, even though I think they may be secretly plotting my downfall.

At 28 minutes 39 seconds I suddenly found my go-go-gadget-robot-legged-happy pace…. it felt bl**dy wonderful!! And was I even still breathing? Something I usually worry about, but for different reasons! It turns out I can run with my mouth shut, never would have thought that even possible at the end of week 9! It’s the most exciting thing! So I carried on for another 10 minutes just for the wonder, I couldn't pass this by. I was late for work…. but you know, the traffic was really terrible today, just awful..... then I couldn't get a parking space, driving round for ages....

And fluffy bed socks are a revelation! So cosy, comfy and not at all sweaty, who knew! :)

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Class post! So would fluffy bed socks help with the knicker/Grand Canyon problem? just asking as my leggings kept falling down giving me a whistling wind in the Canyon zone recently, and any helpful advice would be greatly appreciated

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Nothing worse than a whistling wind in the Canyon zone!! Braces I believe would be the answer, Cannon and Ball style. Or perhaps a double layer of big girls pants inside and outside. Obviously completely classy answers :) :) :)

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You know, I just can't get this vision out of my head now. Ever....

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Braces of course, stupid me - I wonder if Sweaty Betty or the even posher Lululemon sell them? I am thinking a complete new runner's range of accessories here - Canyon Cuddlers anyone? Or Trossacks trusses...

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Sounds perfect! Now, if we can just get Stella McCartney to design them, they'll be all the rage and we'll be quids in :)

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😂😂😂

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We should be wearing superman style knickers on top of the leggings. We were doing it all wrong from the beginning! I bet all those knickers-on-leggings superheroes don't have a problem with whistling in the Canyon zone!

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Fab idea! :)

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Flipping hilarious 😂

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Don’t wear undies when running so no whistling for me ! 😂

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😳😲😮

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Whaaaat?!!! My mind is boggling and it's not in a good way!!! *and unclench*

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Unclench... the tears are falling down my face

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Please, I'm reading it in the morning, being late to work. How I will explain myself from crying from laughter?

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Ha Ha, a bit like a Scotsman doing a 5k in a kilt but.....?

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OOH noooo.

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My mind is completely boggled now! :)

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😱🙈🙊

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Oh my goodness. Do not* make me snort with laughter on a packed train again!

*do. Please keep writing! That was brilliant. As was your run!

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Sorry to make you snort in public... hopefully that's cleared a seat for you sit down and put your feet up! :)

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Oh boy, how not to love you all? As you're giving me additional abs workout :')

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It's all part of the programme! :)

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Ah, miserable fag lady — friend if mrs spaniels, right?

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Possibly her mother :)

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You are hilarious! I’m going to wake the kids laughing.

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I’m the only one then haha !

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I don't think anyone else is (a) brave enough to admit it or (b) awake - just us mad ones, giggling...

Mr JCR is a cyclist and has those awful nappy pants - one in the family going commando is bad enough... :)

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What can I say Eileen (that won't get me kicked off here) you are a very lucky woman if you can run commando... I can't even think about it without wincing!! I've bitten through my bottom lip! Ouch - to everything!

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I've just recovered enough from the hilarity of the post to respond to this ... O_O !! I can't imagine running without a layer between the, um, "area", and my leggings, comfy though my new ones are. I mean ... there's seams... and .. stuff!! But if you're comfy, go for it!

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Exactly icklegui, thank you for pointing that out in a very diplomatic way :) I don't even want to imagine the consequences of going commando!! EW!

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thankfully my budgie smugglers are quite snug so little room for winds whistling through death canyon

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It's just the winds coming out of there to be wary of!! :) :) :)

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OMG you are on form today! ;)

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It won't last!

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😂🤣😂🤣

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OMG Fishypieface, you kill me every time..!! 🤣🤣

I've has been my life long ambition to visit The Grand Canyon... today, not so much 😱

So the miserable fag lady now has an ally..?? Sneaky..!! There'll be a pack of them before you know it (a pack of smokes 😂) I have a Karrimor water bottle (squirty type), maybe you need one to rapidly extinguish them as you race by. That'd give them something to mither about 😉 Perhaps you could give Mrs Spaniels a quick squirt in the eye too 🤗

Now, I'm willing to believe that fluffy bed socks improve your run - but running with your mouth shut is a load of b*ll*cks..!! 🙄

So, so pleased that you found go-go gadget robot legs (for heaven's sake, don't tell Sadie-runs)...!!! 🙊

Well done lovely, you're awesome..!! X

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EMMFL2 normally shuffles round with a fag on the go...squirty bottle I like that, a secret weapon!! It's true running with your mouth shut will happen for you too!! Bloody hell, if I can do it even EMMFL2 can do it too, with fag!! :) :)

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Haha, maybe I should try it for my graduation run (not with a fag on the go) - double celebration..!! 😂

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Sh*t, HITC! No wonder the Hermes guy never showed up with me GGGRL (Go Go Gadget Robot Legs. Patent Pending). You sent them to FPF instead! Tsk! But you are forgiven. Sounds like Fishy needed them, what with her Grand Canyon issue and fag ash Lils to deal with...

Lovely post, Fishypieface. If you can't laugh in the face of a challenging run, what can ya do, eh? x

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Sorry about that - I didn't even know that I'd got them until they kicked in.... they are great though aren't they? I'm pretty sure actually they've gone again now... you won't find them here if you came looking ... sticking out from under the sofa or anything like that.... no siree... uh uh.

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I think 2 days ago I have a trial version of GGGRL :) They are awesome!!!

Now, I'm looking to purchase them. Allmight Amazon & Ebay don't sell them O_O

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Sorry I've got 'em ...er.... I mean, I HAD them and they've ... er.... run off somewhere.... couldn't say where......no.... :)

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I'll wait. I know they can appear as they please unexpectedly ;)

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Hubby just asked what's so funny 😂

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So's mine! Then rolled his eyes when I told him!

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You really can't tell him, what goes on C25K tour stays on C25K tour! It's the rule...

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Brilliant.... well done you.... great run..great post.

Comments... ?

Knickers? Runderwear.. great pants, great grip... no chafing and smooth running :)

Fag ladies? .... Shout out that the Third witch has decided to take up running:)

No parking space? That was an omen from the two witches.. you should have headed home... and gone back to bed ..in the bed socks :)

Go you!!!

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i thought you were joking about Runderwear! Then I googled it - great I will have a look, I think it could be that my derriere has perhaps decreased in size slightly since starting all this running malarkey!! Thanks :)

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I remember Runderwear being posted about way back...

Must check it out😉xxx

Thanks Floss.xx

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Pattie and Selma! That’s who your fag ladies remind me of. They were said to suck the life out of everything 😁

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Yes!! haha! Crossed with Hinge and Bracket and you've got it! :)

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Loved them :)

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I have loved fluffy bed socks for about 50 years- but for running??? Must get them back from the thieving daughters!😁

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Give it a go I was gratefully surprised! I know about thieving daughters! :)

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Lol....so funny, them two on the bench like Marg Simpson’s sisters puffing away, choking on their toxic fug?!! While their lungs are battling with that, you’re prancing past them with your own battles upstairs & down....good for you doing those extra 10 minutes, work will wait!! I can only run with my mouth shut when I run past a dog poo bin or into a cloud of midges....I stop breathing completely

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I know what you mean about the dog poo bins, always overflowing!! Ew! It's funny the folk you see out and about. I think they like to slip out for a invisible fag early in the morning, neither of them look like they should be doing it!! You can't deny a good run when you get one eh? :)

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😂😂😂 you guys are absolutely nuts ❣️❣️❣️LOVE IT, keep it up 🤣🤣🤣

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Great post, very image making. 8-)

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Listen to this 😁

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That's spot on!!!! Perfect :) :) :)

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😂😂😂😂😂😂...hilarious!!

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Hilarious 😂😂😂

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You are Priceless Fishypieface😊...

Love this post..I would love to join you at your Rec😄xxx

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I would love that Jan! :) It's worth it just for the 'scenery'! xx

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Ioi😄😄x

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😂

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