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No such thing as a normal run πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ

So today I completed Week 8..... 😳😳

Hubby told me last night that at the start of this he feared for my life πŸ™„πŸš‘πŸ’€ (he was right 2)

I was feeling as bouncy as a ball as I left the house ( you know those little ones that you get from those machines πŸ™„ anyway)

Was delighted to start running this morning as I was freezing and knew once I started I’d be grand!!

So did my first steep hill!! One step at a time

Then just getting my breathe in the flat when I saw a weird sight ahead of me πŸ€”

I kept on going praying my eyes would improve and I could see what was about to join me.

First thought was perhaps a herd of cattle had escaped and was heading for me. No

Second perhaps a herd of wild stallions have broken free from the Lloyds bank advert (other banks are also available πŸ˜‰) and found themselves on my bit of track. No

At this point I realised it was actually a pack of fox hounds about 30-40 (love them. Have no idea how I didn’t roll around on the floor and play with them)

But being the runner πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ I one day will be I kept on going so there I am running singing (really badly) then realised lost mouse πŸΆπŸ™ˆ

So I whistled and yelled 😳😳 nothing πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Started to wonder if he got a better offer.

It was this point that I was told I had ran for 10 minutes. So paused Sarah and had to walk back 😑😑 eventually he rocked up. No apologies nothing 🀭

We carried on our run. However didn’t feel like I got my stride back

Starting to think last track is definitely haunted πŸ‘»

Anyway we finished and Mouse didn’t get murdered by me or the πŸ‘» win win

Bring it on Week 9!!! You are NOT the boss of me πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

How are you all ? My favourite running peeps

Yes mouse is looking sheepish

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Yay well done week 8 done wowser, your thrashing me now! Aww Mouse look at that face πŸ’“πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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He was still feeling guilty πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

How are you? Don’t worry I can’t run now till Thursday. Then back at it Tuesday πŸ˜”

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Ha ha ! Hoping to run again Thursday all being well 😊

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Oh me to!! Something to look forward to πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Ahhh Mouse! he was just being excited and friendly! Pretty sure I would have had to succumb to a pack of puppies too, I don't blame him at all. You're doing so well chick! :)

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Mate !! We both are 😘😘

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Nah today's run was the worst since week 1 - I was slow and despite that I was violently sick afterwards. no idea what that was about but it was reminiscent of my first run. I guess it just wasn't my day - at least it's just one of the practice ones while Duck catches up. he had a rubbish run too - culminated in a temper tantrum with Laura - I can remember ever seeing him so angry. He was frothing at the gills because she didn't tell him when he only had a minute left - apparently he was swearing at her the whole way through. so it's wasn't his day either really. I'm blaming weekend carbs :D :D :D worst part is we have unavoidable carbs for the next couple of days too. Ahh well - Wednesday will be back to Keto so hopefully Friday will be our day in time to start week 9.

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Oh god that sounds πŸ’©

You totally have to come run with me. I’ll introduce you to the 🐢 and πŸ‘»

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OMG! I "lost" my dog once for about 10 (maybe 15) minutes. The worst minutes of my life! But when she showed up we were both so so so happy that we found ourselves back, that no apologies or nothing was even noticed. We then continued our run, but I clipped her on leash, as I "heart attack" was enough for me :P

I am very happy that Mouse didn't get a better offer and he is still running with you :)

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I know !! He could be swanning it up with a pack of Foxhounds!! Would be so cool!! I’d then have to get a new dog 😳😳

But don’t worry I’ve some picked out 😝😝

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I thought you would also join Foxhounds and happily run with them every day :P

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I would totally love to do that!!

I can howl with the best of them πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸŒ

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I have no trouble with seeing you there :)

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Good run... maybe one day you’ll have a boring one! Thanks for entertaining us all!

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I thought I waffled today! The problem is in my head I have a million and one things going on πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

How are you doing ?

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I’m not too bad... but having to work! Cruel and unusual punishment I say.

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I totally agree!! Just remember it can always get worse 😜

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Sometimes is hard to believe that... then I play this...

itunes.apple.com/gb/album/s...

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I’m just collecting kids so will have a look when I get home!!

To make you feel better I’m working nights all weekend!! So Friday to Monday morning 😭😭😭

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Little miss UNM has cookery club after school πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

I used to quite like nights... although I did have an embarrassing parents evening once because my eldest started playing up and I was asked if I thought it had anything to do with my drink problem. I said β€œexcuse me” and the teacher said that my having beer for breakfast wasn’t a good example. Kids... gotta love em.

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You did nights? Nurse? Cop? Exorcist?

My kids say I’m an alcoholic vegetarian 😳😳 I’m neither πŸ˜‚

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Techie πŸ˜‚

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Of what

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I used to be a product engineer working on storage subsystems.

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Wow that sounds amazing!!

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It wasn’t πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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And that’s why it’s past tense πŸ˜‚

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Halloween persists...

You didn't find any spooky leaves did you?

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No not this time !! However I had a weird energy when I went under a bridge πŸ‘»πŸ‘»

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I broke my wand... I have to rely on my witches brew instead 😸

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I’d love a wand! How cool would that be!!!

Although I am a sensitive which is not always fun 😳😳

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Have this brew and you will feel better afterwards β˜•

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Is it laced with something fun 😜

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Well it's special. But not 'Special Brew'.

But with some similarities πŸ˜ΈπŸΊπŸ»β˜•πŸ˜΅

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πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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(Go mouse! ✊) I am absolutely shocked that mouse didn’t have to write this post to say he’d lost Ibot in a pack of fox hounds! It’s a miracle you made it back from that adventure... and I’m pretty sure at the beginning you thought it would be a miracle if you ever made it to week 9... well done Ibot I’m as excited as a boucey for ya 😁 🎾 πŸ‘ πŸ€ͺ that week 9 is not going to know what’s hit it πŸ‘ŠπŸ”₯

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Omg do you think 😳😳 it’s just going to be a struggle to do it with time

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Mouse looks lovely! And good on you, you sound like a runner to me πŸ˜‰ πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈ

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😬😬 really? I feel like I’m just playing at it at the moment 🀭🀭

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Well done on completing week 8! Aw Mouse looks such a sweetie 😍 I used to look after a staffy/spaniel cross called Benny who looked very similar - eyes that would melt your soul ❀

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Well Mouse is a cross meerkat crossed with jack Russel crossed with pointer πŸ€” I think

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