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Warning ⚠️ First festive mantra

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate

I know I said December but it just sneaked up on me honest guv. In fact I was so distracted by it that I’ve just managed all the runs in week 2 without thinking about them 😄 The tune is “Winter Wonderland” Don’t forget the obligatory jazz hands on the final repeat !

Sleigh bells ring,

Are you listening ?

In the lane

Mud is glistening,

It’s murky tonight

But we’ll be all right

Jogging in a winter wonderland.

In hi-viz

And our trainers

We can leave

The complainers

Nodding off by the tree:

We’re happy and free

Jogging in a winter wonderland.

We’ll get so warm

That we won’t need a hat on

As we jog along past Parson Brown.

Then we’ll see he’s put

A little fat on -

Hey ! He could jog with us

When he’s in town !

Later on

We’ll perspire

As we re-hydrate

By the fire,

Coz C25k

Just makes you that way,

Jogging in a winter wonderland

(A winter wonder)

Jogging in a winter wonderland

(We’re way past walking)

Jogging in a winter wonderland !

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Ok... I need to run Christmas Day

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

A run is for life, not just for Christmas 😁

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to ButtercupKid

That’s a long run... I was thinking maybe 5 miles before lunch 😂

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

I did say for, not through 😆

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Do you realise that 5 miles are 8 kilometres? I suppose if you are training for a marathon in the future, 8K is fine.

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to AlMorr

I dunno... 16k runs figure on a lot of 5k plans 😂

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

It’s all right AlMorr - he’s just showing off 😁

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to ButtercupKid

Hey, BUTTERCUPKID, those poems set to music are really good, you are really a gifted poet, I am just wondering where you got your username, BCK from?

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Buttercups are my favourite flowers, born survivors, always showing a sunny face even when they’ve just been through the mower. And kid because I act like one most of the time ! I’m glad you enjoy the wee poems. They’re fun to make up and if they help people smile now and then, that’s perfect.

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to ButtercupKid

Thank you for your reply BCK, I fully agree with you about having a sunny face, as for the kid part, well it's nice to stay young at heart. I certainly enjoy the wee poems, in fact, it's now almost ten to eleven at night, I am off to bed now singing to myself that latest one about jogging in a winter wonderland, good night.

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to AlMorr

As long as it doesn’t give you restless legs or snowy dreams ! Sleep well AlMorr x

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to ButtercupKid

I had a very good sleep and just woke up at 5 am today Tuesday 27 November. Tuesday is my main shopping day, good morning, exactly 4 weeks to Xmas 🎄 day.

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Glad you slept well. Stay safe out there amongst those manic Christmas shoppers 😀

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to ButtercupKid

I have always been an early bird BCK. When I was a boy I got up early and went a bicycle ride at 7.30 am. I have avoided those manic Christmas shoppers by doing my Xmas shopping first thing in the morning on a Monday, for example, I was in a very large toy shop in Glasgow at 9.15 am and was the only customer in it, that way I asked the assistant to advise me what toys and presents were best for my two grandchildren aged 4 and 6, that would have been difficult to do if the store had been mobbed with manic Xmas shoppers.

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Forward planning - I like your style !

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to ButtercupKid

I am not thinking at the moment of running any further 5K's although there are two of those Santa 5K dash runs near to where I live both this Sunday (Cumbernauld) and the following Sunday (Glasgow) I am going to both.... 🙄to cheer the runners on, anyway I was thinking of rerunning weeks 5 and 6 over the next few weeks just to keep my legs in running mode, I hope you are well. 😊 🏃

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Sounds like a sensible plan. Wrap up well when you go spectating !

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate

Oh that’s superb. I was singing along just groovy 😁.

Yep, running at Christmas time is ace I am going up knob hill one evening nearer Christmas to see the decs of the posh houses. It’s a must-see for me 😁 🎄

I like a jog on Boxing Day when I run along a line of parked cars queueing for miles to get to the B & Q sale. Are they mad do you suppose 🤷‍♀️

😁. It’s great to be out running off the festive stodge, wearing new running duds gratefully received 🎅

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to misswobble

Running round to see all the decorations is a great idea ! I’m going to do that myself. Thanks, misswobble !

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

Congratulations for that verse to the music of Walking in a Winterwonderland🎶🎼🎵. I was singing🎙️ along to it.

Now that you have managed all the runs of week 2, well done, have two days off and go on to week 3.

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to AlMorr

I’ve only done all 6 runs today - two more times to go. Don’t rush me, AlMorr - I’m only starting to enjoy myself here in week 2 😉

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

I am so glad that you are starting to enjoy yourself BCK, yes two more times will be fine, enjoy.

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Thank you, buddy x

💚 this!

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to Karenlwarner73

Thanks 😊

Wimborne
WimborneGraduate

Love this BCK. Can you hear me singing? 😂. And fab news about the runs. It’s better !!!!!!

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to Wimborne

It certainly is ! That Welsh echo made all the difference 😄

Jell6
Jell6Graduate

Impossible not to read this in tune 🎵🎶

Brilliant! 😄😄

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to Christianne57

You’re too kind 😊

lovefabric
lovefabricGraduate

Fantastic!

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to lovefabric

Glad you liked it 😊

blackcatgib
blackcatgibGraduate

Love it 💛💛💛

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to blackcatgib

You’re too kind 😊

Hidden
HiddenGraduate

Feeling really Christmassy now buttercup, thanks for that! 🎅⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to Hidden

More than welcome ! Haven’t heard from you for ages, ThunderSloth. How’s it going ?

Hidden
HiddenGraduate in reply to ButtercupKid

Yes, very well thank you Buttercup! I joined Ju-Ju's 10K plan on a bit of a whim after graduation, very glad I did, I'm really enjoying it. So posting runs in the bridge forum but commenting in both - Getting the best of both forums 😁I've seen that you've been getting your jog on too, that's great - keep up the good work Buttercup 🎄

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to Hidden

Thanks. Delighted to hear it’s going well x

Shelley2310
Shelley2310Graduate

I love this, well done on the runs. When you repeat this week you’ll smash it and be heading towards week 3!! If I’m correct you will have done it in 5 not the 6 you were aiming for...that’s worth celebrating 🎉🎉🎉

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to Shelley2310

This is just my third repeat so I’m really excited !

Shelley2310
Shelley2310Graduate in reply to ButtercupKid

Yaayyyy well done, maths was never my strong point at school....not as bad as pe though. I think I had everything under the sun to get out of pe...including notes written by me!! Oops lol

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to Shelley2310

Forgotten kit was my standby ! I loathed PE but Maths was the only subject I ever actually cried in 😄

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Not bad..not bad at all... :) It's brilliant!!! I am going to have my work cut out this year !!!

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Bring it on 😁

Hmmm🎶 enjoyed that Buttercup..its one of my faves!

I want a Christmas playlist now...😊🎅🌲xx

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to Bluebirdrunner

The next one is buzzing about in my head . . . Just so you’re well warned !

Love it! And you've finished week 2?! I get ear worms as I run but this week picked up one from the local estate, a guy chanting, Any scrap metal?!

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to Runawaytrainer

That must be virtually unique as earworms go ! One run to go to conquer week 2.

😂😂 love it!

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to musicalpolarbear

Thanks 😀

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