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My name's Flick and I'm a running gearaholic

There is no hope. The cupboards are bare, the bills are mounting, my overdraft is reaching epic proportions, and still I can't stop. In fact I'm having to keep running to justify my extravagance. I have a drawer full of strange socks and improbably coloured lycra, which I caress dreamily while admiring my running shoes. I didn't realise I needed so many things. i need more!

Help!

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Haha...have you seen these?i have 2 pairs 😍

tikiboo.co.uk/

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Why, why have you done this to me, why??? Now I really really need unicorn leggings 😍🌈🏃🏼‍♀️🦄🦄🦄

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And the rainbow ones 😍😍😍 and I could have butterfly bosoms 🤪

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Oh dear I really wish I hadn’t seen that!!! They are fab!!

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They are fab arent they?really good quality too 😊

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Oh man! I really need the Mr men ones, and the skulls, and the unicorn ones

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They are lush!!!

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Mr Men ones? i didn't see those. We will look like a bunch of 10 year olds going for a sleepover. Bring it on!

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I have the ones with rainbows,unicorns,donuts & ice creams...one leg is pink & one leg is black.i also have a pair of Mr Men ones 😍

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Stoppit shrup! 😳

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Enough!!! My will power is low tonight!!! 🤣🤣

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Mine is always low 😳

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Enough!!! My will power is low tonight!!! 🤣🤣

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I share your pain. I have been doing the gym 4 times a week also, so double the purchasing needs. I'm moving house in a couple of weeks, largely so I can have a room specifically for gym and running gear. I had to stop myself the other day when I actually thought, ooh I could just wear some of that today for going down to the shops, I gave myself a good slap up side the head though.. can't be having that now eh :)

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Sigh...I just ordered some trail shoes, after my fiasco sliding around in ankle deep mud last week in my road shoes. Where does it end. And what’s wrong with wearing running gear to the shops I’d like to know!? If lycra was good enough for Freddie Mercury it’s good enough for me 🤪🤪🤪

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specialised gym gear... hmm

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I love That! I have to keep running to justify the extravagance 😁😁😁

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😄

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Would it be utter madness to actually buy a set of drawers dedicated to running gear? I now have three drawers... and nowhere to put my normal clothes, but then define 'normal'. Yesterday I wore my running tights with knee high boots - I really looked like a down at heel Dick Whittington, but I thought it was a great look (would never have happened pre-running)

All hope is lost

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Omigods THREE drawers??? Iv e only got one what am I missing? And I think running tights and boots is a very cool look. i shall try it out tomorrow 😍😍😍

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So there's seasonal variations... shorts, above the knees tights, capris, long ones and fleece lined ones, so I have no excuse. Three run jackets - lightweight, medium and heavy. With removable sleeves, then there's base layers, vests, short tees, long sleeved tees, fleece lined tees.

Running specific undies, socks, hats, gloves, running buffs, hair/headbands....

Collected over time as I was a lapsed runner... it's horrendous... and I still look like Catweazel (very old cultural reference) despite hoping one day I look like a molto chic runner...

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Enough, woman! Vile temptress! Mind you, I have NO desire to look like Catweasel...

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Hahah that made me chuckle!! I’m about to take over the absent sons chest of drawers...already using his room to get ready in before early work...I can actually have the light on!! Might as well put the drawers to good use..:can buy more running stuff then! 😜

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The worse bit is the kit envy - very time I see new kit I imagine myself to be Beyonce/Cheryl Cole and think I'd look good in it. Then muffin top appears and I realise that I am more Beyond Help than Beyonce and George Cole not Cheryl. It's tragic!

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I love the look of the stuff.....then the illusion is shattered when it’s stretched over my lumps and bumps!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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Know that feeling well - stretched lycra over panettone and mince pies... I need industrial strength liposuction, truthfully the world is lucky it is Winter and no one can see my yuck!

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You are a divine being with heavenly raiment 👟👟👟🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️

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Rubbish. You are a goddess, a lycra goddess!

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Thanks Flick I will channel my inner lycra goddess tomorrow - now exactly which clothing? ;)

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i aspire to unicorns ( I blame Hidden )

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I think tomorrow is fleece lined! That way I have to run, cos I will be toasty. But unicorns oh they can't come soon enough!

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#sorrynotsorry 😂🤣

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Oh I know the feeling. I went ‘food shopping’ last night and came back with two pairs of snazzy reflective leggings from Primark. Hubby was NOT amused!

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That would have been meeeeeee....

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Ach, we weren’t hungry anyway 😉

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Hahahahah what are we like!! I need a warmer t shirt if am gonna be doing evening runs as I was bloody freezing by the time I got home last night!! Felt great though!!

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May I recommend thermal wicking material. I have one top in that. I need more...yes, I do....

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Ooh guess what I’m researching tonight ?!?? Thanks will check it out!!

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I've only just found out what a Mamil is! Courtesy of teenage daughter...But I don't care!

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Haha, what is the female version?

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Wilma I think.

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Women In Lycra, Middle Aged.

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Doesnt have the same ring. How about mawil, sound quite exotic dont you think? 😂

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tikiboo

Who knew that 'Pole Shorts' were a thing???

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Well, perhaps not for running lol

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Welcome to the , 'Who said running was cheap sport', club :)

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You could have warned me ☹️

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Just to be controversial (moi?), I have been actively getting rid of activewear. I took a whole bin liner full of running tops to the charity shop last week and have the next 3 drawers of related sports clutter, I mean garb, in my sights for next week.

Peak active wear has long since been summited and I am now on the downward slopes on the other side, in the sunny glow of the pastures of sartorial elegance.

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But that just clears the way for you to get a whole new batch ;)

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I’m beginning to think my running wardrobe is rather drab! (Apart from my hi vis sleeveless jacket or my car parking attendant coat my daughter callls it!) I’m getting more and more tempted by these bright colours! I look like someone out of Star Trek in my outfit!!! 😀

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Thats the way. Youre getting the hang of this 😂

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meanwhile despite having eleventy hundred sports bras, I can't find a clean one for yoga today ... trying not to make this into a "well you must need to buy more then" excuse...!

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Did you see the ones with butterflies on the tiki oo we site? I so need one of those...

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🙈!

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