Couch to 5K

Wicked woman

Who is this wicked woman I hear you ask, well let me tell you she lures you in like the spider sat at the heart of her web playing the strands and luring you in and before you know it she's got you and your an addict.

Firstly she starts with little words of advice "slow and steady is the way" or "feet kissing the ground" and of course then there's "snails pace is good"

Slowly reeling you in

Then there's the encouragement when your struggling "you can do this" with of course a "slow and steady" thrown in for good measure.

As she oh so slowly draws you further in, closer and closer!

Of course then comes the encouragement when there's a minor achievement such as r3w5, " Well done you" or " I knew you'd do it" or just a simple "congratulations", ever drawing you closer and further into the web.

Then comes graduation and she teases you along further with "time to consolidate" and the occasional you're doing so well, leaving you wanting more!!

Then one day you're in the news agents and instead of standing on tip toe taking a sneaky peak at the top shelf magazines you're on your knees thumbing through runners weekly and getting excited about the lycra specials and then when asked what you want for Christmas you respond with "new running socks wouldn't go amiss" or "I've seen some very jazzy running shorts" that would look wonderfull with that new top.

Suddenly one day "somebody" calls you a "MAMIL" (middle aged man in lycra) and you laugh along with the joke

You browse on line looking at running gear and checking what events there are taking place around you and you find yourself entered in half marathons and you find yourself wondering and thinking could I do a 50k and convincing yourself that yes you've got one of those in your legs.

Oh and of course you're out running 4 times a week and setting up weight training setions at the gym to improve your strength

And of course she's there sat at the middle of her web chuckling because she's got you and you never even realised it was happening BUT it's to late you are an addict and there's no helping you now and there's no going back

Who is this wicked woman I yet again hear you ask, how can we avoid her you plead but dear friends it's to late she's got you and you'd probably never believe me if I named her but trust me if she hasn't already she WILL get you.

Please forgive me for my naughty sense of humour Oldfloss my dear friend and I look forward to having that trot out with you at some point (see she's got me) xxx

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Haha, I knew that was coming.

Where would we be without her..?? ... oh yes, relaxing on the couch 😂

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think I might get my legs slapped lol

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Yup!

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... and what a waste of a life... ? :)

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Brilliant and oh so true 😂

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But we wouldn't have it any other way! We do love our dear Floss 💕

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Absolutely

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You are lovely x

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That means so much right now... :)x

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MAMIL? you're not going out in cyclist garb are you? *shudders*

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Heaven forbid ! x

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I wanna be a mamil. Sounds like something from the Flintstones. As for spider woman, she’s got the best pair of leggings Ive seen so far, AND she runs up hills!

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Spider woman you could do but you're just missing something somehow to be a mamil lol

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A dream 😂

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Thank you... I love my leggings and... gulp... my hills:) x

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I forgive you.. I love it... it made me smile :)

I make no apologies for my wicked wiles... :)

This journey is a fantastic one, and if I am able to support folk on their journeys then I am well content

" The journey... not the arrival."

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and you continue to support and encourage me xxx

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Brilliant!!! What a legend you are, Oldfloss

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Not sure about that...but having a great time :)

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Brilliant. Where would we be without Old Floss? Such an inspiration and so encouraging. She got me too and I’m loving it 🙋🏼💕😀

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I was ensnared similarly...and those friends hold me still :)

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Brilliantly written!! And so true ;-)

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Hooked, lined and sinkered :) Great eh ?

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and on Saturday when I'm out running my 8.5 miles in whatever weather mother nature decides to throw at me laugh about this

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Haha, you crack me up! Very funny :) I'd definitely be sat on the couch if it wasn't for Old Floss's word of wisdom and encouragement.

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