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

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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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Jancanrun

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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Fishypieface
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in reply to Jancanrun

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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JaySeeSkinny
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in reply to Fishypieface

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

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Jancanrun

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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Fishypieface
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in reply to Jancanrun

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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Snodi
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in reply to Jancanrun

😂😂😂

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IgaT
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in reply to Jancanrun

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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Fishypieface
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in reply to IgaT

Fab idea! :)

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Branners12
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Flipping hilarious 😂

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Eileen1987
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Don’t wear undies when running so no whistling for me ! 😂

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ejvcruns
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in reply to Eileen1987

😳😲😮

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Fishypieface
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in reply to Eileen1987

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

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Jancanrun

Unclench... the tears are falling down my face

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IgaT
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in reply to Jancanrun

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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AlMorr
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in reply to Fishypieface

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

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Jancanrun
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in reply to AlMorr

OOH noooo.

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Fishypieface
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in reply to AlMorr

My mind is completely boggled now! :)

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HeadInTheClouds
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in reply to Eileen1987

😱🙈🙊

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icklegui
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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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Fishypieface
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in reply to icklegui

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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IgaT
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in reply to Fishypieface

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

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Fishypieface
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in reply to IgaT

It's all part of the programme! :)

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

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Fishypieface
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in reply to ejvcruns

Possibly her mother :)

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ejvcruns
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in reply to Fishypieface

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

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Eileen1987
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I’m the only one then haha !

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Jancanrun

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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Fishypieface
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in reply to Eileen1987

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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icklegui
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in reply to Eileen1987

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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Fishypieface
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in reply to icklegui

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

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Fishypieface
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in reply to rolysmate

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

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Jancanrun

OMG you are on form today! ;)

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Fishypieface
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in reply to Jancanrun

It won't last!

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HeadInTheClouds
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in reply to rolysmate

😂🤣😂🤣

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HeadInTheClouds

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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Fishypieface
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in reply to HeadInTheClouds

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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HeadInTheClouds
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in reply to Fishypieface

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

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Sadie-runs
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in reply to HeadInTheClouds

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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Fishypieface
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in reply to Sadie-runs

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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IgaT
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in reply to Fishypieface

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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Fishypieface
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in reply to IgaT

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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IgaT
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in reply to Fishypieface

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

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Cornet-Carolyn

Hubby just asked what's so funny 😂

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Fishypieface
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in reply to Cornet-Carolyn

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

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Jancanrun

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

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Oldfloss
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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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Fishypieface
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in reply to Oldfloss

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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Bluebirdrunner
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in reply to Oldfloss

I remember Runderwear being posted about way back...

Must check it out😉xxx

Thanks Floss.xx

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misswobble
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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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Fishypieface
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in reply to misswobble

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

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Oldfloss
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in reply to Fishypieface

Loved them :)

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Elfe5
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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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Fishypieface
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in reply to Elfe5

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

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Mummycav
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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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Fishypieface
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in reply to Mummycav

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

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Theziggy
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Great post, very image making. 8-)

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misswobble
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Listen to this 😁

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Fishypieface
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in reply to misswobble

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

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Mummycav
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in reply to misswobble

😂😂😂😂😂😂...hilarious!!

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Irishprincess

Hilarious 😂😂😂

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Bluebirdrunner

You are Priceless Fishypieface😊...

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

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Fishypieface
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in reply to Bluebirdrunner

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

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Bluebirdrunner
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in reply to Fishypieface

Ioi😄😄x

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Pianos

😂

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