Ran in shorts 😱 And the world didn't stop! - Couch to 5K

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Ran in shorts 😱 And the world didn't stop!

Flaraflarkin
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I got up, put on my shorts 😱 looked in the mirror - sensed a gremlin, didn't loook in the mirror again ~ and ran out the door.... it was already hot by 645am!! The gremlins were really having a go today, I did cave in momentarily but was back on track within the minute. Shout out to Sheryl Crow and The Lightning Seeds ~ Soaking up the sun 🌞 Pure & Simple ~ grateful for that 😊

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Keep at it Flara!! And get those pins out πŸ˜ƒ

Flaraflarkin
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in reply to Lauren-

There's more to come Lolly πŸ€—

Excellent! πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

Haha πŸ˜‚ But you did it πŸ™‚ πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

Flaraflarkin
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in reply to Irishprincess

Yay!

Jay66UK
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Well run! And well dressed!!

Soak up the sun is one of my β€œhappy place” tracks. I can have that on my headphones, shut my eyes, and I am on a Greek island on a sun lounger, all hot and relaxed, cold beer in hand. Works even in the winter.

Verdict on the shorts?

Flaraflarkin
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Verdict on the shorts: much "airier" ~ but gotta be honest, slight chafing at the end!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ TMI?? 😳

Jay66UK
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in reply to Flaraflarkin

Nope. You need to Vaseline your thighs πŸ˜‰

Flaraflarkin
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in reply to Jay66UK

πŸ™Š

Jay66UK
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in reply to Flaraflarkin

You know you want to πŸ˜‰

Flaraflarkin
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in reply to Jay66UK

😱

JoPo48
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in reply to Jay66UK

Really??!!

Jay66UK
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in reply to JoPo48
cheekychipmunks
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in reply to Flaraflarkin

I’m thinking shorts are required now too. I currently run in crop leggings which are comfy but I’m going to be doing Weeks 7 and 8 whilst on hols in Bavaria and I think I need to brave getting my scary legs out once and for all. What shorts do you have?

Flaraflarkin
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in reply to cheekychipmunks

Am I really on here talking about shorts??🀣 Little 50year old me who never bares her legs! They are running shorts with inner shorts....

JoPo48
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in reply to Flaraflarkin

I'm waiting for mine to arrive - tomorrow I hope. Shorts with inner ones. Lucky for me I don't usually meet anyone on my routes. Wouldn't want to scare them with my legs!! So vaseline is they way to go, ok, noted. Normally wear below the knee lycra things but sooooooo hot!

cheekychipmunks
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in reply to Flaraflarkin

Thanks, I think I need to get some and bare my 54 year old legs. It’s important stuff you know! πŸ˜…

Gran4z
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in reply to Flaraflarkin

Ouch😬

I know - the world kept going when I got my legs out too! πŸ€ͺ Brilliant Flara. x

Flaraflarkin
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in reply to Ripcurlrana71

I thought the sky might fall in or the birds might fall out of the trees, Ripcurl 🀣🀣

πŸ˜‚

Dizzysmum17
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Haha! Excellent - I might try my shorts next week! :)

Flaraflarkin
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in reply to Dizzysmum17

Yay!! Do it do it!! 😬

Lorijay
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Woohoo, you go girlfriend. Nobody really cares but us. The trials and tribulations of body image and women. Glad you conquered it!! :) :)

Flaraflarkin
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in reply to Lorijay

It's taken this long, feels liberating! πŸ’ͺ

Fabulous450
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Oh yes Flara! You are absolutely fabulous! Go Flara in your shorts. Out there don’t care! Gremlins were slayed today! Here’s to the next run in shorts or whatever takes your fancy! 😁😁❀️

Flaraflarkin
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Thank you for the push I needed Fabulous450 😊

Fabulous450
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in reply to Flaraflarkin

Ah....I hadn’t realised. A story shared eh? May we continue to face our fears and realise that it’s possible! And thank you for always being encouraging too. ❀️

Runningroni
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Good grief are you only just getting the shorts out. I think I might have expired if I had been running in lycra. I love the shorts with the built knickers just like men's swim shorts.

You got a reply from dizzysmum. Have you told her the tale about you being purple and him shouting bonkers at you or Do you think it is a different dizzee

😎

Flaraflarkin
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in reply to Runningroni

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ She clearly needs to put that son of hers on some kind of curfew Runningroni 🀣 Surely there can't be more than one Dizzee out there! 😎

GoGo_JoJo
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πŸ’ͺπŸ‘ good for you! Nothing can hold you back now πŸ˜‰

Saartjie
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Haha! So glad you got your legs out! Did you buy those shorts?

Flaraflarkin
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in reply to Saartjie

I bought a different pair - you know what that means!....I even went online shorts shopping!! 😱🀣

Saartjie
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in reply to Flaraflarkin

πŸ˜‚

Hi, I’ve been running in shorts since I started C25K 12 weeks ago. πŸ™‚ No-one seems to bat an eyelid, and the world hasn’t stopped for me either. 😊

Just run in whatever’s comfortable for you, and don’t worry about anyone else. πŸ˜€

Everyone else running out there will respect you for being a runner, and the rest don’t matter anyway! πŸ˜‚

Keep running, and keep posting πŸ‘

Flaraflarkin
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Thank you 😊 I know it's mostly the inner critic that is judging, Joe Public really aren't that interested in me 😊

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