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Excuses excuses, new shoes, and week 9

Excuses excuses, new shoes, and week 9

* I can’t do this

* I'm tired

* It’s six days since I last ran

* I’m hungry

* I don’t wanna!

* It looks like rain and I don’t want my new shoes to get wet!

I think that was most of them... but I repeated my new mantra ‘at the end of the day it’s just a run’ (thanks @davelinks ) got changed, put on my new shoes (noooooo shoooooooes!!!) and went out. And of course it was the perfect evening for it. Cloudy, mild, a very gentle sprinkle of rain for a few minutes, and not very busy at all.

There were some gazelles out for their evening run at the start, but they soon left me behind so I could plod round at my own pace ;)

Other than my new shoes being laced slightly too tightly on my left foot, it was pretty much ideal. Not easy, but such a good achievement for that! :)

And that’s my third week 9 run - albeit somewhat late! But whoop, I’m kinda done! 😊

Oh, and the really important bit: Mizuno Wave Inspire 14s :D

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Congratulations Rainbow. I love your new mantra and might just adopt that.

Nice shoes!!

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Brilliant,well done!

Ha yeah there are always gazelles out running effortlessly (one day I want to be a gazelle)! Well I can dream! :P

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Oh my.... well done you and new shoosssss... sassy!!! Yeayayayayyaya!

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They’re so nice! If the one hadn’t been laced too tight it would have been almost as if they weren’t there! I liked the other ones I tried on, then got these in this size - and when you know, you know! :D

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The picture doesn’t actually show the colour properly due to our odd lighting! They’re a lovely dark grey with mint green trim - and coordinate *perfectly* with my super-cheap running clothes from Lidl/Aldi a year or two ago! :D

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Snazzy new shoes for your graduation run...woo hoo!!! Congratulations 🎉

Happy running graduate 🎓

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Yay! Well done! X x

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Hahahah gazelles! I love that; that will make me smile as they trot past me!

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Congratulations, what a sneakily quiet “ I’ve done it”

Hiding under the bushel of your new shoes 👟🏃‍♂️

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Lol! I think this is the third time I’ve graduated over the past five years or so, which might explain it a bit - and in some ways I don’t quite feel I’ve done it properly since I haven’t done the run three times in a week. I know that’s daft, since I can clearly do the 30 minutes, but I’ve usually been so strict about doing each week ‘properly’ before I move on.

But the shoes - yay! ;)

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Yeah - well done!

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Well done you

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Hi RainbowC...I think this is...a REGRADUATION POST 🎉🎉🎉🎉

Did you think it would slip by unnoticed 😉...

Whoop whoop..Congratulations on completing the program again..and in New Shoes!

They are going to need some running in, so plenty of consolidation runs and lots more Happy running adventures!

Well done 😊xxx

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The Colour Obstacle Rush is coming up in a few weeks, so that's the incentive to keep going for now - last time, DD2 had to encourage me to keep going, and to run more than I would have if left to my own devices, as I was too out of practice. This time I want to be able to run the full bits between obstacles, although I know it'll be unsettling with keeping on stopping and starting. It'll be fun, though, which is the main thing! :) I think the new shoes will get a pass on that one though, and I'll wear my pretty-much-retired-from-active-service trainers, since the foam and colour last time had a rather significant impact! :D

After that, I haven't any particular plans, but need to find something else to sign up for to keep me going! I know that the summer is my danger time, when I usually get out of the habit, so want to get a couple of things lined up to make sure I don't give up in the hot weather (if we get any more after this week!)...

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Hooray! Congratulations, very well done - again 👍😊 you did well to ignore those 'excuses' 😉. Sounds a lovely evening for a run.

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Gotta keep running now because you have noooooooo shooooooooes!!!! Fantastic achievement well done!

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👏👏👏 woohoo very swish👌👊

Excellent. Well done on ignoring those gremlins!! Keep it up 👍😁

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