broke my duck in early morning "style"

Hadn't been out in 8 days, each day having the argument:

"go for a run!"

"too much work/housework" / "too down"

"it'll make you more productive later, you know it'll clear your head" / "it's an antidepressant"

"nope" <sulk>

Hmmm. So this morning after a very bad night's sleep I decided the impasse had to be passed. Got on leggings, sports bra, legwarmers (there's that style I allude to in the title), went to loo ... argh, no wonder I've been in a mood, b***dy hormones ... right, just get on with it ...

2 minutes to 6 I was out the door, running. Immediately felt better - how could I not when the first song on my chosen radio show was the Hollies. Even though it was bracing out, my hoodie and legwarmers were sufficient addition to the rest of my clothes that I felt fine after not too long. I took advantage of the early hour to run along normally busy roads - the only thing open was McDs, but there was a smell of baking in the air so the small supermarkets must have been busy behind closed doors. 20 minutes of "Heeeeeeeeyyyyy, heyy baby" (Bruce Chanel), "Tell him" (I always forget who did the original) and Tony Blackburn's corny jokes and I was amazed at my achievement so early in the day. I don't think I've ever got up and run this early, and certainly I'm rarely up for any other reason (impending deadlines or transport to catch aside).

Now to tackle my mountain of work, laundry, cat feeding, etc...

Happy running everyone, especially those finding it tough to get out at the moment. It's not always as simple as "just go", eh.

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Well done getting back out there!! I recognise all these gremlins😂. Bet you are feeling great & will zoom.... through that housework now singing away to yourself!! I was same last night came home after a horrendous day at work fuming mad & thought i just haven’t the energy for a run!!! Then like you remembered its a good pick me up il run off steam!! So after run & bath felt a lot better!! RUNNING works in more ways than 1😊😊😊

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I've zoomed off to work leaving the housework to the boyfriend! I fed the cats, though. Also I can't stop singing Heeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyy heey baby...

Really glad you went out then last night - fuming mad doesn't always work but if you can run off the anger that's great! Thinking I'll wish I could go out again tonight!

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Funny I thought same thing😊then I thought better have rest day & be sensible have been lucky so far nothing more than a few normal aches😂

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Yey!!! Well done! I am in aww!

That's so great to hear it!

I just manage to through in some 30-90 sec jogs during walking my dog while not wearing all nice equipment like running shoes or a bra :P

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Ah! Well done! I bet that felt good, despite the lack of equipment!

You reminded me that I also got in a few seconds worth of running in boots, holding my chest, etc - went out for a quick dinner on Sunday and forgot my medication so ran back to my flat! The things we can do now we are runners (and we ARE) :D

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It reminded me also Saturday's run to catch a bus that previously I would probably let go and wait for the next one, as it was a bit more than 100 yards.

I'm not afraid anymore of running after bus, I know how to approximately pace myself without almost dying and desperately catching breath for the next 5-10min.

Jogs with my dog was nice, she was sooo happy :) my front wasn't happy without bra :/ I was dressed way to hot for running. In total I was really happy for those jogs, as I felt my stamina / legs / lungs suffered from the break.

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I should clarify that *those* hormones are probably only responsible for a couple of hours' worth of bad mood! Plenty of other bad mood chemicals / lack of good mood chemicals around!

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Ack! Bl**dy hormones indeed. I think the bl**dy hormones were partly responsible for the meh run I had on Sunday, and the ensuing black mood of yesterday. Wanted to run today but just too drained and grumpy - must get out tomorrow if only for a quickie, as I know it will help!

So pleased you got out, icklegui - and that it was a good 'un. <Hugs>

Sadie-runs 😘

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aw thankyou! Quickie tomorrow sounds good, oooh err missus! Hope you get out there and feel better, innuendo or no innuendo :D

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A good 25 min jogette will sort me right out. 😄 Thanks dear ickle. Helps to know we are not alone in our struggles, right? x

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Well done you, whilst I love my running when I'm doing it (well nearly always I suppose) I do have a love/hate thing about getting ready to go out.

But you make a great point, as does Iga, you actually do the unexpected running from time to time too.

I am biased and think morning running is best, but I accept if you do shifts, have a crappy commute, big family to manage etc etc that's not always doable.

But before 6am - cripes that's heroic..., great stuff, heeeey hey baby

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I wanna knooo--ooo--oww ... if you'll be my girl ARGH it won't leave my head <harmonica solo>

Believe me it wasn't heroic - it might have been partly to get away from the cats who were begging for food at ridiculous o'clock...! Also getting ready is more of a faff when it's cold, let's face it.

The unexpected running - and general faster walking - is such a bonus :)

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Well done, enjoy all those benefits 😃

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Mmmm I am! Just gotta keep remembering how good it is and cut that argument about going out, short :)

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