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Undignified end to week 8!

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EiralasGraduate
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Well that was a somewhat undignified end to week 8 run 3! I'd just completed the 28 mins running with my shiny new birthday present strapped to my wrist (still figuring out how it works though) and was feeling very excited and happy. Then as I was half way through the warm down walk - a bird pooed on my nose!

Of course I didn't have any tissues with me, and then I inhaled a small fly which got stuck and triggered a massive sneezing fit. So I ended up walking the last bit to my house through the grounds of the student hall of residence I live opposite, bright pink, sweaty, nose streaming, sneezing incessantly, scrubbing at my nose with a convenient leaf I'd managed to find, convinced I still had a dollop of bird poo on the end of it. And to cap it all off, the students were having some kind of art class- there was a bunch of them arranged outside one building with their easels, and I ended up having to walk and sneeze right through the scene they were painting. They probably think I'm some kind of nutter. Oh well!

Next time- bring tissues....

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Tasha99 profile image
Tasha99Graduate

😂 well done though!

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EiralasGraduate in reply to Tasha99

Cheers!

_SimonT_ profile image
_SimonT_Graduate

Oh no! Poor you! Sounds like an episode of Miranda! 😂

Well done for fronting it out and for doing the run!

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EiralasGraduate in reply to _SimonT_

Cheers! After that experience simply running through the grounds like a normal person will be a piece of cake :-)

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OldflossAdministrator

You are a nutter.. a glorious running nutter.. well done you...I have been laughing so much at this:)

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EiralasGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Ha ha, thank you! Glad to have provided some entertainment. I must have seemed like some doom-laden Cassandra, shuffling through their midst, crying 'beware, beware! Take care of your lithe young bodies lest one day you too suffer this fate!'

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to Eiralas

Truly wonderful!

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GoGo_JoJoGraduate

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 oh! Great post! I needed that, thank you. What an image.

You poor thing. What a 💩 end to a run...

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EiralasGraduate in reply to GoGo_JoJo

I wonder if any of them painted me into their pictures...

😂😂. Well done for the run.

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EiralasGraduate in reply to

Thanks :-)

sallenson profile image
sallensonGraduate

No-one said running was easy did they? :-) You are truly a legend in your own lifetime!!

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EiralasGraduate in reply to sallenson

Who knew the hazards would be so varied? Am a little nervous as to what week 9 will have in store... Maybe I should buy a hat for protection

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sallensonGraduate in reply to Eiralas

Or that you would would run with such enthusiam into the one involved birdsh*t?

It was probably jealous. These things happen.

And it's supposed to be good luck when birds crap on you. Fingers crossed that you avoid another Extreme Performance Art moment for a few days tho :-)

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EiralasGraduate in reply to sallenson

some good luck would be very welcome, so I'll look on that as a positive. Maybe I should sneak out the back door tomorrow, wearing shades.

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das_vikasGraduate

😀 well done though!

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EiralasGraduate in reply to das_vikas

Cheers!

😂😂 well done!! loving the shiny present.

Haven't laughed so much in a long time x

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EiralasGraduate in reply to

Glad to have provided some entertainment ;-) I was convinced my nose had tuned fluorescent green from the leaf too... turned out it was just bright pink once I'd got home

Debsy2008 profile image
Debsy2008Graduate

Oh the joys 😂🙈

Running59 profile image
Running59

O the joys of running lol

Myrar profile image
MyrarGraduate

Awe you had me laughing there sorry ..But well done on your run ...Got a big smile on my face ..Thats luck tho 😊😊

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EiralasGraduate in reply to Myrar

haha thanks! And so I have heard - maybe I'll be lucky enough for it not to happen again ;-)

Spacegirl-1 profile image
Spacegirl-1

🤣🤣🤣 sorry but can’t stop laughing at this post..... keep on running 😊🏃‍♀️

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EiralasGraduate in reply to Spacegirl-1

It was pretty ridiculous! And I will - hopefully with some more dignity ;-)

Marvo69 profile image
Marvo69Graduate

Ha ha - brilliant! :-)

Reminds me of when I saw a commuter hit in the face by a pigeon!

well done!

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EiralasGraduate in reply to Marvo69

Poor commuter! I don't think this was that bad in comparison ;-)

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