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Festive Mantra 6

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ButtercupKidGraduate

AlMorr fancied a variation on his statistical lyrics of the other day, so here are the Twelve Runs of Christmas. Enjoy x

For the first run of Christmas

My true love sent my way

An upload of C25k.

For the second run of Christmas

My true love sent my way

Two woolly hats

And an upload of C25k.

For the third . . .

Three thermal vests,

Two woolly hats

And an upload of C25k.

For the fourth. . .

Four head torches. . .

For the fifth. . .

Five pairs of socks . . .

For the sixth. . .

Six pairs of trainers. . .

For the seventh. . .

Seven cheery playlists. . .

For the eighth. . .

Eight useful podcasts. . .

For the ninth. . .

Nine pints of water. . .

For the tenth. . .

Ten ripe bananas. . .

For the eleventh. . .

Eleven jelly babies. . .

For the twelfth run of Christmas

My true love sent my way

Twelve massage vouchers,

Eleven jelly babies,

Ten ripe bananas,

Nine pints of water,

Eight useful podcasts,

Seven cheery playlists,

Six pairs of trainers,

Five pairs of socks,

Four head torches,

Three thermal vests,

Two woolly hats

And an upload of C25k !

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Just off for a run too. Singing away .......

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ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to Wimborne

Don’t run out of breath on the last verse 😄

That made me laugh. Have you tried talking when you are running! Despite how slow I go it doesn’t quite work for me. I will sing badly in my head instead as I go along.

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ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to Wimborne

I run alone, so if I talked too I’d get even more startled and horrified stares than I do now 😁

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SettersGraduate in reply to ButtercupKid

Easily solved take dogs with you then you can pretend your talking to them 😂 works a treat for me 👍

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ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to Setters

Long term dream to have a dog - we’re both out of work just now so couldn’t sensibly afford one. Still, I could always say I’m practising for when we do get one 😄

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SettersGraduate in reply to ButtercupKid

Well done you for being sensible, and you will get your dream one day I’m sure.

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molly1973Graduate

Excellent!!

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ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to molly1973

Thank you 😊

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Shelley2310Graduate

Ha ha

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TartancatGraduate

I keep giggling at the thought of wearing 4 head torches!

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ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to Tartancat

Just because you don’t have four heads doesn’t mean none of us do 🤪

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TartancatGraduate in reply to ButtercupKid

😁😁😁😁

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ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to Tartancat

Very witty 😜

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate

Love it.

Of course to you and AlMorr I have to say that there should only be six runs of Christmas unless you’ve been running at least a year 😜

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ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

If you start tonight and finish on Twelfth Night you can legitimately do ten, but you’re right - I should have started this one earlier 😄

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to ButtercupKid

😂

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Yes that is correct UNM. Twelfth Night is the 6th of January, by then we should all be back to normal and concentrate on 🏃. running. 😊 I have not been running recently but I hope to resume it soon with a rerun of my 30 minute graduate run which I ran on the 18 June, weather permitting. 😊 🏃 🎓 I will not run in a snow storm, a force 8 gale , thick fog, heavy rain, a thunderstorm or on icy surfaces.

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ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to AlMorr

No-one could blame you for that, AlMorr !

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to ButtercupKid

I’m doing such short runs at the moment that the weather can do anything it likes... just hoping we don’t get too much of the white stuff in January and February, but I’m looking forward to the spring and getting some mileage in.

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Congratulations ButtercupKid on a excellent version of the Twelve Days of Christmas, 🎄 I especially like the 9th part regarding nine pints if water, if any runner drank all that water not long before a 5 or 10K run I would image that there would be a number of stops😉🤔😂, anyway a great post from you once again. I hope that everyone in your family is fine and that you are already to have a wonderful Christmas.

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ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to AlMorr

I was picturing it in appropriate bottles, rather than being tipped down my throat by the bucketful 😄 Yes, looking forward to having everyone here on Monday. Hope you and your family have a peaceful and joyful time x

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lexi6Graduate

Love it! BcK 👍🤶🏻

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ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to lexi6

Thanks lexi x

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OldflossAdministrator

Love it... absolutely brilliant...:)

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ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

You’re just too too kind 😊

I particularly enjoyed the prestige you have given to the

🎵five pairs of socks!🎵.... ( sung like the gold rings)....

my running socks are my favourite bit of kit, and you have given them the accolade they deserve😁... of course we all wish we had more pairs of those padded beauties...but they are quite pricey😆...

Another hit...Great job😄xxx

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ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thanks BBR. Have to admit it took me a while to decide what worked best for the crucial 5 line, but the socks won because they paired so well with line 6 (!) Besides, happy feet make a happy runner 😀🦶🏼😀🏃‍♀️😄

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