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First pair of running shoes

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I was told I need to upload a pic of my new running shoes πŸ€” These are now 6 Kilometres old. They cost me a staggering 50 euros which is about 43 quid in real money.

I needed a pair of trainers with tractor grip to help me up and down the muddy hills, and to be honest I am over the moon with them. I also bought some better shoes for when the rain finally departs, hopefully next week.

In the picture you can see Mishmash, she is my fitness coach. She is not impressed with my running, my new trainers or the dog next door. The dog is terrified of Mishmash πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Ok so back to my run, I have just completed Week 3 Run 2 and I feel fab.. My only regret is I should have started this program a couple of years ago.

I miscalculated when to turn back and head for home so after I had finished the cooling down bit, I started running again and ran a further 1/4 kilometre and then walked around the garden for 5 mins to cool down

Hmmm, one little thing, I have always had a fast heart rate, I don’t know why. At rest it is ticking away at 82/85 running up the hill it peaked at 178 😱

I hope it is just a high revving motor, like my little Mini.

Ok, Bye for now from

Pecora Nera (Black Sheep) and Mishmash

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Great pic! I think your cat is jealous of your trainers 😬

Pecora_NeraGraduate in reply to Catbee

Mishmash is slightly psychotic, she hates the other cats who live here and when the dog from next door foolishly decided to chase her, she waited until he was about 3 foot away and then snarling she ran towards the dog.

The dog turned tail and went yelping down my garden, I told the dogs owner, if Mishmash catches your dog, she will kill it.

So he also set off down the garden in hot pursuit ..

It’s fun around here


CatbeeGraduate in reply to Pecora_Nera

Money on your cat winning. They are the master race after all 😼

IrishprincessGraduate in reply to Catbee

Aren't they just πŸ™‚

Pecora_NeraGraduate in reply to Irishprincess

She is intelligent, the other cats range from clever to very dim.

When she hears the words, right I’m off to bed. She immediately runs off and hides somewhere, sometimes on one of our bookshelves squashed between two books maybe under or on top of a wardrobe.

The other cats just meow as I pick them up and throw them out.

A couple of times I couldn’t find her

IrishprincessGraduate in reply to Pecora_Nera

Haha! Love it. Does she hide as soon as you mention the word "vet"?

Ours always did that and then use to hide somewhere.

Pecora_NeraGraduate in reply to Irishprincess

Ha ha, I couldn’t get her in the travel box! Her legs and claws were everywhere.

She didn’t try to scratch me, but her claws where gripping the box stopping me from pushing her in.

I stood the box on its end with the door open, and then dropped her into it from a great height and closed the door before she had time to recover.

Handsome trainers, even more handsome cat though!

Well done on your run!

Pecora_NeraGraduate in reply to lagatachocolate

Thanks, today the sun was out, I really enjoyed the run


Super trainers, lovely cat. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Pecora_NeraGraduate in reply to 18Windmill

I found Mishmash under the garage when she was a kitten, she is beautiful but a little strange


Poor muddy new shoes, but I understand we are swimming in the stuff, including the tractor! Mishmash is a proper cutie :)

Pecora_NeraGraduate in reply to Jullaly

They were cheap, I though if they last until the rain goes (another week or so) I can then use the other pair I bought..

But I love them so when the rain goes I will clean them and put them away ready for November

Love the shoes but I like Mishmash more 😏 The look on her face is one of "come on you can't sit down, we have mice to catch and dogs to scare and food to eat and I've got to lick myself for at least an hour and then cough up the fur balls and..... and......."

I love cats 😘

Pecora_NeraGraduate in reply to Irishprincess


Mishmash the strange cat


Sassy shoes.. cute cat... well done:)

Pecora_NeraGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Cute but malignant. I love the shoes


LIKE. Mishmash doesn't seem to approve of the new contenders for your attention. Maybe you should put her in a backpack and take her running with you.

Pecora_NeraGraduate in reply to mfamilias

She followed me down the track last week and then gave up when she realised I wasn’t doing anything interesting.

Snazzy shoes and a cat with attitude. . . . . Got to love both!

Pecora_NeraGraduate in reply to Christianne57

Oh the cat has lots of attitude.

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