Ee by gum bur’ah’m cowd: Finally got out there... - Couch to 5K

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Ee by gum bur’ah’m cowd

UnfitNoMore
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Finally got out there... if anyone sees the missing bits of my brass monkey please give me a shout. Only went for a little mile job to get back in the swing... I may just be defrosted in time for Sunday. I think the time has come to don the running tights 😂😱

To anyone who completed dry January last month, you’re welcome! Yes, I took several for the team and tried to keep breweries and vineyards open! Bloody well done though guys.

Now for REDFebuary... day one ✅

Happy running

PS title is in northern... and from a song by the Fivepenny Piece who were briefly famous in the late 70s, and still make me laugh today.

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ButtercupKid
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Delighted to have you back - canny good news, as my Geordie husband would say. And since when was Yorkshire northern ? There’s an awful lot of Britain between it and the Pole 😂

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in reply to ButtercupKid

Technically it’s lanky... subtle differences though. That said, Lancashire is north... Yorkshire is next to it, so that makes it also north! Of course, my bit of Derbyshire is between the two, but it’s all midlands. I used to class everything south of Sandbach as “the south” 😂

I dunno where region names come from... the west is very south too!

SeeJillRun
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in reply to ButtercupKid

Ooh please don’t do that! I’m in Sheffield, South Yorkshire n we very much consider ourselves northern. You’d get yourself in bother coming here n claiming any different 😂😂

UnfitNoMore
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in reply to SeeJillRun

😂. Can’t remember where South starts over that side

SeeJillRun
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

I’m not sure either though some say it starts at Watford Gap, which is just a bit south from *North*ampton 😂😂

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in reply to SeeJillRun

Ah... but the Middlesex must be in the midlands 😂. I think Watford gap is just passport control for entering that London.

SeeJillRun
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

😂😂😂

misswobble
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

That London. Bloody London 😁

Yer it’s cowd today but nor as cowd as yesterdy

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in reply to misswobble

😂

Manchester could have been... I tend to avoid going there too

ShadowDee
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

I'm the lone Canadian in Warrington. Lol

I was thinking of jogging tomorrow tights of course! Lol

UnfitNoMore
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in reply to ShadowDee

The only one? Yeah... get out there and love it.

Jundal
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

I'm sorry, but being from Yorkshire (god's own country) we have what is known as 'our big coats' that we put on when it's cewd. None of this preparing and panic buying of a hundred loaves of bread and a thousand gallons of milk. (This is the essence of being northern, that we don't do this, like southerners do...) We are Yorkshiremen. We are prepared for the worst, at all times. And as they say, we ARE Yorkshire. Wherever we are is Yorkshire.

Ah, Yorkshire.

misswobble
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in reply to Jundal

😁😁😁😁 I go oop t’Baaaaarnsley regler Gunna d t’Parkrjn up theer Tekkin whippet wi me 🐕

Jundal
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in reply to misswobble

😂😂😂 That's where I'm from! Good old Baaaaaarnsley! But you forgot about the ferrets in your trousers to keep your legs warm!

UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Jundal

An half my family... well Monk Breton and Wombwell.

misswobble
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

My ‘lotment buddy is from Wombwell.

Me and OH were on Mull and went into a tiny shop for directions, and the guy in there as in the same class as my pal above. Small world innit

My daily yogurt comes from cows grazing in Harley 🐄 🐄

Jundal
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in reply to misswobble

Monk bretton! I grew up not far from bretton country park, in kexborough!

Katnap
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in reply to ButtercupKid

Some (southern) folk say north of 'The River ' is north!

😸 Katnap 😸

UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Katnap

No way are we having Chelsea, Tottenham and Fulham... we have a reputation to uphold 😂

Katnap
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

Well they're all south from you... Chelski fans might get upset...

UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Katnap

Do they have any? Never struggled to get a ticket to that away game 😂. I think they should be forced to change name too as they’ve never played in Chelsea.

Katnap
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

It allows them to give the tractors a good stretch 😵

UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Katnap

Very steep car parks in the local Waitrose I believe 😂

ButtercupKid
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

You’re all Sassenachs to us 😁

Jell6
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UFN, the time for the running tights was several days ago!!! 😂, you must be made of stern stuff.

I did do dry January, thanks for helping, going to have a go at February too.

I remember buying my dad a Fivepenny Piece album from Woolworths, so thanks for giving me and unexpected "dad" moment 😚

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in reply to Jell6

You think? I was shorts and t-shirt until very recently... think I’ve done 3 runs with sleeves and a t-over it... I was a bit nesh and went straight to two layers!

I remember Woolworths 😂😂

ButtercupKid
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

Even I remember Woolworths 😂

UnfitNoMore
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in reply to ButtercupKid

Little miss UNM doesn’t... which makes me feel old!

ButtercupKid
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

My elder lad does but my younger lad doesn’t. The bridge generation *sigh* 😄

UnfitNoMore
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in reply to ButtercupKid

Still going in the states and a few other places I think.

misswobble
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

Tha’s nesh! I say that to my old man He is 😁

Tartancat
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How have you still been wearing shorts - you're a hardy lot up there!

As a softy southerner I didn't even run today because of the snow. I did go walking and the snow was deeper than my wellies!

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in reply to Tartancat

Snow had gone today. Not had much here... just enough to form ice and it’s almost all gone. I remember getting very strange looks in Portsmouth with my winter attire 😂

angelbetty
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I'm too young to remember the tune or artist but I'm set to look it up now!

I must be feeble if you're only just reaching for the layers 😂 I've been out in thermals for the last week and a bit and was layering up before then!

That said though I got stuck down with a head cold on Wednesday evening after having completed W3R3 but I still donned the gear and got back out there today. I'm keeping up with the hill runs and starting to feel rather proud of myself.

I really enjoy reading your posts. Keep them coming!

UnfitNoMore
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in reply to angelbetty

You’re doing great. It was perfect running temperatures here for most of the month... then suddenly it’s winter! Must remember shorts over tights though.

angelbetty
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

Go Superhero! Take your cape and pants on the outside! ! I'd hate to be the one searching for your brass monkey if you forgot that bit! 🙈 🙊

I'm stuck in the Trent valley, we get cold and wet but rarely see the snow or see it settle x

UnfitNoMore
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in reply to angelbetty

No cape... I have a Brasil flag, but that doesn’t go down too well!

Beautiful part of the world though... good football once too... and the Trent!

angelbetty
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

Can't boast travelling to Brazil 🇧🇷 but loved Switzerland for the scenery. Now there's some hills to run! 😂 Lol x

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in reply to angelbetty

Not been to Brazil yet... 1978 World Cup... I was 6 and confused as United weren’t playing... my grandad told me to watch the guys in the yellow shirts and blue tops... supported them ever since, which was strange as 20 years later the rest of the United fans started chanting “Argentina” something I could never do!

I’d love to run the alps.... or do I mean in the alps... time will tell.

angelbetty
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

That makes sense, I can see why you would be a fan - if Grandad says they're good it must be true! Maybe it's worth a trip for the love, then you can add that stamp to your passport collection x

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in reply to angelbetty

My mate went once... he was very excited... didn’t care how far he had to travel on the weekend he was going to see a game. They play 2 leagues a year... with a very short gap between them, and his manager managed to send him there over the one weekend where there wasn’t a game 😂

To see Brazil play a home game now I just have to go to London... I have seen them away to Germany... early 98, they got off a plane to freezing conditions, walked around and beat Germany 1-0

angelbetty
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

I guess that's why they call it a walk in the park! 😂 X

UnfitNoMore
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in reply to angelbetty

😂

Runip
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Grand job, cocker! Or, in Mancunian, nice one our kid!

UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Runip

I was multilingual as a kid... all English but lived in Cheshire, family Lancashire and Yorkshire stock (mixed marriage!) with a dash of Irish, school in Manchester, and I spent a lot of time in Cumbria 😂

Runip
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

Lancs and Yorks, blummin 'eck! I'm only bilingual, Lancashire and Manchester. Accent-wise I'm like some kind of Peter Kay/Noel Gallagher hybrid 😆

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in reply to Runip

My accent got mashed as I went on tour, Cambridge, Portsmouth, Mainz, Winchester, Austin, Birmingham, San Jose (California), back to Winchester and then I escaped!

That's a blast from the past! I remember Fivepenny Piece...sort of 🤔 But they were competing with Slade and Sweet and Mungo Jerry and......

And what do you mean you're just donning tights now?!!! What have you been wearing? Shorts? 😳

UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Irishprincess

Of course... not even knee length ones... maybe I should try them first?

Those other bands were just before my time.

Irishprincess
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

Miaow 😼 Of course I should have realised you're still in short trousers 😂😂😉

UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Irishprincess

Only just before my time... I think. The memories blur with the maturity (of the wine)

Irishprincess
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

Cheers 🍷🍷

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in reply to Irishprincess

🍻

Oldfloss
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Go you...on all levels...!

UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks... soon be warm again... I think!

Oldfloss
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

Sending you a virtual warm huggle...!x

UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Oldfloss

🤗

Amerynthe
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I believe Men In Tights is totally legitimate given the danger to the danglies of the cold weather, but you didn't mention sleeves. I've been in long leggings from day 1 but am still going sleeveless (after the first 5 minutes). Where do you stand on arms, so to speak?

UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Amerynthe

I’m currently wearing hockey tops (long sleeves under my running shirt. Gets a bit warm though, may need something thinner 😂

Tights are fine... bought some but never felt the need 😂

Oldlady57
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Ha way canny lad (Geordie accent) it’s way too cold to be running in this weather (tights or no tights 😂😂) you must be a runner!! Take care out there especially underfoot 👍🏻

UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Oldlady57

I finally made the grade 😂

Oldlady57
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

100 denier in this weather 😂😂

UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Oldlady57

I have no clue! I may be multilingual but you’ve lost me now 😂

Oldlady57
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

😂😂

Beanjo
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Should think your brass monkey’s long gone in this weather but good on you for running ❄️😊

Off to warmer climes tomorrow but decided against packing the running gear- decided to have a week off and hopefully come back refreshed and raring to go!

You wrap up warm now and run safe 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️❄️

UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Beanjo

Sounds like a plan... enjoy the break and come back all refreshed!

Katnap
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You could always try long football / compression type socks with long shorts.... Only your knees would be exposed 😸 Katnap 😸

UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Katnap

I used to get told off in football for wearing my socks down. Don’t think I’d cope... I’m just gonna have to get in touch with my feminine side 😂😂

Katnap
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

If you stopped shaving your legs and let the hair grow... 😸😸😸😸😸😸

UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Katnap

Ryan Giggs has nothing on me when it comes to hairy legs!

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Katnap

If he did that he’d have to wear his tights more often 😄

Katnap
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in reply to ButtercupKid

😸😸😸😸😸😸

Katnap
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

Actually I find I feel the cold more when wearing tights! Hairy legs are much better than tights. But the thicker fabric of leggings works.

UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Katnap

Leggings may be a bridge too far 😂

Katnap
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

Only if you wear them over your head 😁

UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Katnap

😂😂😂

Wimborne
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Is it ok to say I have no idea what the title says 🤔.

UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Wimborne

I am very cold!!!

Wimborne
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

Ah. I tried saying it out loud too .... still couldn’t get it 😀. Hope you are very toasty now. I have wimped out all week. Can’t face the cold. Can’t face the treadmill.

UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Wimborne

I try that with welsh... never goes well 😂. Mrs UNM is welsh and when we visit family I’m very careful which pub I go to, as it’s hard to get a taxi from somewhere you can’t pronounce! Of course next time we go I shall run there!

I sat most of the week out... I’m not treadmill friendly either.

Wimborne
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

Ah the beautiful welsh language 💗. You just have to love it even when you can’t say it.

UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Wimborne

It is very beautiful to listen to... apart from when my wife speaks welsh in front of me it means one of two things. I’m either in trouble, or whatever she’s planning is going to be very expensive.

Wimborne
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

Ha I do that too 😁.

Fabulous450
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🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽! Go you UNM!! Getting out there in this weather is just brilliant!! 👍🏽👍🏽❤️

UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Fabulous450

It was great. Gonna be 25F tonight apparently so maybe those tights get trialled at junior parkrun

Woohoo, well done! Clearly a ‘real’ runner 😉

UnfitNoMore
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in reply to ktsok

Oh dear... this means that I’ll spend a fortune on kit... and save bigger fortune in petrol.

ktsok
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

Sounds like a good outcome to me! 👟👟

UnfitNoMore
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in reply to ktsok

I dunno... I have shares in a couple of oil companies 😂😂😂

ktsok
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

As long as everyone else keeps driving, it’s all good 🚘 🚛

UnfitNoMore
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in reply to ktsok

I’m ready to sell if everyone signs up!

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