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I’ve got runfection

Ping.....that was my eyes about 6am this morning...obviously Christmas is on my mind... it’s the last thing I think of when I close my eyes & the first thing I think of when I open them....but not this morning, oh no....it was, yes, you guessed it...running...can I fit a run in, including shower & ablutions before the school run?? Not if I lay here for much longer...so, before anymore minutes ticked by & before daylight began its journey through the blinds I crept out of bed, pulled on my Lycra, snook out of the door & locked it....I stood there for a moment before I turned everything on & wondered where I had got this strange behaviour from.....& wondered if I’d left Daddycav in bed thinking the same thing???!!!!!!! So, at 6:26 (a time I used to think there was only one of per day!!) I walked down my steps, turned left, walked for 7 minutes & then ran....I haven’t run on the main road for a while but there was absolutely no way I was going to venture into the deep dark park, where humans are not welcome, unless they’re hiding from the police!! It was good to remember my C25k journey along the main road....the greasy spoon must’ve just started up their frying pans as the smell of bacon & eggs disappeared up my nostrils as my lungs began their battle against me....next up, MacDonalds....how BUSY is it at that time in the morning???!!!! And why???!!! Still, I felt good to be running past, especially at that time but I did chuckle to myself at the confused looks I got...were they confused looks or were they wondering why a woman in pink is out running at this time?? Or, seeing as I hadn’t looked at myself before I set off, did I look like Alice Cooper as I forgot to take my makeup off before bed...!!! Well, whatever it was, I was only thinking good things...what a way to start the day...a run, shower & ablutions ✅ and all before the chaos of the morning!!! Happy running my lovely family...it’s nearly here now so whatever you’re doing & however busy you think you are, there is always a part of the day that sets itself aside just for you xxx

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Yay! Good on you for getting out so early and seeing the beauty of an early morning run. Have a very Merry Christmas 🎄!!!

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Same to you sask...loved it this morning 😉

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Fabulous, a great run indeed 😎

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Wow, go you..!! Definitely sounds like an acute case of runfection 🤪

As much as I love running, I don’t think it could inspire me to get my rump out of bed at that time of the morning (ANY time of the morning if I’m honest)..!!

Hope you all have a fabulous Christmas 🎄🎅🏼🎁 xx

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Steady on girl, running in lycra before 7 o’clock in the morning! 😉

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😂😂😂 I nearly put some battery powered Christmas lights on like rolysmate so I’d be seen!!!

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That would have been perfect with the pink lycra 😳

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And Merry Christmas x

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Merry Christmas to you too x

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So deeply ingrained in such a short time..........no escape now.

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I know...I like it though...it’s like nothing I’ve ever done before! I’ve tried lots of different types of exercise but nothing has ever got me so hooked!!?! The sense of freedom...both in body & mind is incomparable to anything else!!! 😊

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Beautiful.. and yes.. that smell of early morning breakfasts..:) Wonderful!

What a run and what a start to your day :) Go you!

PS

Your schools finish late for Christmas don't they..?

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Yes...some schools finished last week...my youngest finished yesterday, the other two today x

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I used to worry about you when you first graduated (and may have ticked you off a couple of times- sorry) because you were a bit driven and I felt that this would lead to burn out. NO MORE; what a lovely, entertaining run. That's the point- you were out there moving, wearing pink and inspiring the McD's customers, Mr Cav and all the little Cavs. Now I know that there are people here who will achieve really great things (including you btw) but it's important to ENJOY your running....Otherwise, what is the point????

Have a really lovely, chilled Christmas, with lots of steady, comfortable runs HO HO HO

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I remember that too helenwheels ..I felt a bit at a loss after graduation...like I had no direction & was just trying too hard..being too hard on myself..& yes, you did have words but only for my own benefit..& they were words of advice & experience that obviously worked! Losing my friend has made a difference too, I run because I can...& for the sheer enjoyment...try not to put too much pressure on myself, after all, life has enough pressures without adding to them...it’s the sense of freedom & life that get me out there now xx

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And have a wonderful Christmas too xxx

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You have defiantly got the running bug MummyCav😎...

sneeking out for early morning runs...having a great time....just brilliant

Have a Happy fun-filled Christmas lovely lady😊xxx

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Thank you Bluebirdrunner...best bug in the world!!!! Happy Christmas to you too my lovely friend x

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That all sounds right up my street, I am well jell!! :) There is something wonderful about being out before anyone is up, a sense of peace and calm before the day begins. Just wait until the spring comes on a clear sunny morning.

Happy Christmas, hope you have a fabulous time with your family xxx

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You too Fishypieface ...it would be fab to run with you, lights and everything! X

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You too my lovely. One day who knows, we might all get together! Wouldn't that be wonderful! xx

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Absolutely...a mass C25k run...what a blast that would be!!! X

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Sounds wonderful and the lights would have been a great addition

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I know...I would’ve got some strange looks then!!! 😂

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It's the Christmas runfexmas run Bev 🤣🤣 you had it in your thoughts and had to out it into action, good for you kiddo. Bet Mc D were thinking, now that's a runaholic running past us here, she's a woman on a mission 😂😂 xx

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Ha ha xxx 🤣🤣

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Well done! Good on you for getting out there because you can. Have a lovely Christmas with your family 🎄 🌟

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Thank you Decker ....you have a good one too x

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Hats of to you! I'm in awe of anyone who can do early mornings! So glad you're enjoying running & it's helping with the loss of your dear friend. Keep going Alice in pink Lycra!

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Thanks Slinkymalinki Id never have behaved in this strange way at one time!! x

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Oh how I love an early morning run, Mummycav! And this one sounds joyful. Good work lovely lady, and a very merry Christmas to you and yours. xxx

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Awww, thank you Sadie-runs...it certainly was! Have a wonderful Christmas, we’ll have to see if we can do a run at the same time over the festive season!! X 😉🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️

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