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WK 8 run3 (practice!!! Lol)

The first run I haven't completed first time, but not too downhearted. I was going really well got to about 8 mins in, and was getting breathing and pace sorted, when suddenly Spotify decided to stop, tried to carry on without but didn't like it, so tried to sort it while I was running!! I've just bought a thing to hold my phone on my arm, it wouldn't work through the plastic,so was trying to get it out of pouch while still running! Then while still struggling with phone, my nose started running (a lot faster than me too!!!) Like a tap, tried to find tissue all while still running and at this point decided I'd had enough!!! On a plus point tho' I had a personal best over 1km, ha, ha!! Any ideas how I can hold my phone, I hate the arm thing, I was using my pocket in my waterproof but now its too hot to wear it. Xx

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Glad you are not upset with your run & can see the funny side...I had a similar crazy run at Easter (a right April Fool!) & had to cut a run short too..but it helps to laugh it off! I have same issues, I've always worn a fleece bodywarmer that has zippy pockets to hold my phone etc..I couldn't run without Radiohead helping me on my way! yesterday i bought a wee running bumbag..i'm hoping that may do the job over summer!

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Lol, it's good to see I'm not the only one with this problem, I thought everybody was having great runs and would be fully organised by wk 8!!! Thought it was just me and felt a bit dumb posting it to be honest!! I'm not worried about the run, there's another day tomorrow, it's supposed to be for fun, not a major issue if it takes me another 4 weeks to finish, I'm in no hurry.....By September would be good though cos I'm planning to go to a 5k run then!! Lol.

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oh what a nightmare! I have a armband which thankfully my phone works through the plastic but would not like my chances whilst running at the same time!

My friend has a bumbag - it is tiny and just stretches to hold whatever you need to put in it...think i may be getting one of those instead as my keys drive me crazy!

Happy shopping :-)

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Lol, I was lucky it was a straight pavement and nobody around!! I think I'm going to go bumbag or belt, can't cope with anything tight around my arm anyway, but don't bum bags bounce around with keys and phone in? That's why I got an armband in the first place Lol.

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This sounds just like me (blooming plastic screen and having to twist it round or take it off my arm!)🤣. So I got a bum bag from eBay. It holds my phone (I’ve got an iPhone 5 and might be a tight squeeze for a bigger phone), it’s got a pocket for my key and a pocket for that all important tissue!!

rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?...

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Lol, I wonder how many arm band holder things are chucked in the corner of everybody's spare room!!!! Good idea, will take a look at bum bags!! Thanks ClarriePan. Xx

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I bought one of these...

amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B01JG2...

It’s so good my boyfriend always steals it!

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Wow, that looks good, and really good for holidays and dog walkies too, thanks Magickal.

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