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No sir, I can't boogie, but I'll go along anyway

It could be said that in the thinnest sense of the words the day dawned, which always sounds as if it should be sunny. This morning was not and, despite Mr PSycho showing a considerable amount of bravery in going for a brisk walk in the sheeting rain and cold, I was somewhat more skeptical as I headed off for work (got damp on the way there due to aforementioned rain) and despite feeling that I could've happily gone into a sleep coma and not surfaced for the next few months, I made it through work and chatted to Dhiny via Messenger on the way home - she was considering not going for a run as even though it'd stopped raining, it was still cold and the road where she lives is not well lit. Not feeling into it but determined to go for a run anyway (misery love company), I said: "why don't you come and run around where I live? It's pretty well lit"

Thus, a little while later, we both set off from my house and our respective runs went well, though I got a cramp in my foot, a stitch and could not get going the way I have done the last few weeks (probably from not sleeping very well. I go through bouts of bad sleep now and then) my legs felt like lead too, it's very hard to obey RuPaul and put the 'Bass in your Walk' when you feel that way.

But I made it to 30 minutes, which is the important bit and Dhiny (aka Mum) thanked me for getting her out the door to do her run.

Then Mr Psycho came home and all was right with the world for me. We enjoyed a lovely WeightWatchers supper (chicken and potatoes that I baked in the oven with rosemary and black pepper, so tasty, I'm going to have to make it again soon.)

Hey-ho, onwards and upwards.

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Well done on getting out there. it's never easy at this time of year. A run is a good run when you've done it, and it is always a horrid run before you go!

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Good work MrsPsycho, I am impressed. I avoided my run this morning because of wind/rain/poor nights sleep, now on train to work wishing I HAD gone out - harrumph. I am my own worst enemy some days.

Love the Rupaul reference by the way. 😀 I have Glamazon on one of my running playlists.

Sadie-runs x

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I ran in the wind and found it quite fun, though luckily it wasnt raining (it’s making up for it now). Ive also discovered a curious fact. My last two runs have been early morning after inadequate sleep (in the case of Monday’s run, less than 3 hours) and I ve felt fine, even if I have conked out later in the day. Weird or what. hope you get a run in today. Post on here and share it, dearest Sadie-runs 😊xx

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I would happily go for a run after little sleep if I knew I could conk out later in the day! But sadly, I have to be awake at work (apparently). I could sleep right now this second, with my head on my desk, but that too is frowned upon for some reason. Yaaaaawn.

I will definitely run tomorrow morning. Cannot run in the evenings as I am not home from work until 7pm, and by the time I have run and prepared dinner, it will be 9pm at the earliest. Which is my bedtime. :-) Plan for this week is Thurs / Sat / Mon!. I am so enjoying being back out there (though truth be told frustrated at having to work at stamina again.) Ho hum. xxx

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Ah, well, you see, being ancient does have its advantages. I no longer go out to work. AND I get 10% off my Co-op shopping with my members card on Tuesdays! Though, to balance that out, I have Mr I dont snore Im not even asleep to keep me on my toes ☹️ I bet the delicious sounding Michael Johnson doesnt snore...

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I cannot wait to retire and am jealous of everyone who already has!

I originally completed C25K with Jo Wiley, but am now treating myself to Michael Johnson as I repeat a run from each week. I LOVE HIM.

Sadie-runs xxx

PS I hear he snores like a fog horn though

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He is crtainly Mr Sexy Voice! Dont shatter my illusions about the snoring 😥

I meant to say that it’s just not on, your work not letting sleep at your desk. I think they expect far too much of emloyees nowadays!

I hope your repeats go well. Are you repeating in between other runs, or what?

Xxx

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One run (roughly) from each week, so will take me around 3-4 weeks to do C25K again (am trying to do three runs a week) - does that make sense? 😀

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Sounds a good plan!

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it's a shame we don't live in Japan, apparently if you fall asleep at your desk, it's viewed as you'v been working hard, which is smiled upon

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Ooh, a psychotic post. I love them, look out for them. So, did the two of you run together or just set out at the same time from your house? Wonderfful post as always. Keep em coming xx

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we did run together from my house at the same time.

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