Complaint: I have a bone to pick with everyone... - Couch to 5K

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I have a bone to pick with everyone on here, and also this running malarkey.

Last night, I didn’t get to bed until about 11:30. And it’s YOUR fault, because I was on here, reading about you lot. THEN, I couldn’t get to sleep, despite having done a 25 minute run earlier in the evening.

You see, all I can think about now, is bloody running and things connected with running! What have you lot done to me??? I was tired when I went to bed, but I was thinking about all the posts I’d read on here, running shoes, jackets and socks, plus remembering my own run.

Nobody told me before I started, that this thing could become an obsession. It’s no use telling people it’s addictive AFTER they’ve started! It’s too late then!

I think C25K should offer counselling to victims of running obsession. Free. After all, it’s their fault. And yours. Rant over.

Never change, peeps! 🤣🤣🤣

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My apologies :)

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🤣🤣🤣

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Hehe, sorry not sorry 😂😂😂😂. I understand 😀. Rfc x

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Just read your profile. You are AMAZING! 🙌🙌🙌

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Awww shucks, thank you Rfc x

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💖💖💖

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Ha haa... well at least I am not posting rambles currently.... that would have kept you awake for even longer...!

Well done you... hooked, lined and well and truly sinkered... our plan has worked:)

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🤣🤣🤣 Should that have been “cunning plan”? 😁

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Well... I tried to appear a nicer person than I am :) But yes... our cunning plan... :)

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😂😂😂

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I know what you mean. I am finding I not getting on with things I should be doing in the morning as enjoy reading all your posts.

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It’s a real time waster, isn’t it?

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I've just come on here to get to my exercise video in the pinned posts, but of course just checked out a few posts first instead! 😅😉...

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😂😂😂

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Have you done the exercise in the end? 🤔🤣🤹Lol.

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Ha, yes I did, thank you😊...45 mins. Can feel my abs worked!

Hope to run tomorrow!😊x

(Back on here you notice😉)

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Well done! I did Strength and Flex and ironing combo two days ago, and little abs, arms yesterday. Run w6r2 today. Hm, bragging. 🤭

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yep we have defo been possessed, I should be ironing and sorting stuff out before grandsons come in the morning but thought I wud av a quik check of the posts n see what folks are up to😂🙈

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I have a good method for ironing. It may help you, too.

I am listening to the Strength and Flex podcast and doing the exercises while ironing. Most of them can be done while actively ironing.

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I will have to have a look at the podcast when one of the sons call next, not good with tech but sounds good👍

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nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/s...

No high tech! Hence, I could manage it, too, without the private tech help team (=my sons).

The exercises are slow mo, I can do chores in between.

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Sent you the link.

Click on it. If it redirects you, click again. 🙋

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aww thanks Elizabeth3, will try it cheers

yes I have a similar private tech team x3 sons who fortunately for me live locally😊👍

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I used to call my tech team (also of three) one by one until one of them is willing to solve my tech issue. It usually takes them 2 seconds, 1 click. 😂

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🤣🤣same here

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👍🤓managed thanks for that😊

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Good! We are getting academic here! You and me, tech-wise. 😃

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saved me the consultancy fee and the sighs and eye rolling 🤣😉

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Haha. 🤣🤣🤣

Those eye rollings, head shakings and sighs! It may be easier to pay the fee! 😂

You can know tell them how advanced you are. 🖐️

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If you're not running, you're thinking about running, or reading about other people's running! Yep you're hooked😂😂😊xx

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Dagnabbit! 🤣

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Haha...to add to your complaint, running and you all spoiled my lunch !

I had someone take me out for lunch, I dressed up nice, skirt, stillettos, etc. 10 minutes walk and all I could think about was if these shoes were going to make my legs ache for running tomorrow morning and then I refused alcohol cos I was running tomorrow morning. And I talked a lot about the benefits of running lol.

My name is BackInTime and I need Runners Anonymous

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Bahahaha! We should start a self-help group! 🤣

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🤣🤣🤣RA is a good idea.

Hiiiii backintime!

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🤣🤣🤣 RA, free to join, life membership!

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🤣lol

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listen carefully "I will say this only once"...….you are obsessed with running, we are all obsessed with running long may it continue :-)

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All is lost. What has happened to us? 😱

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So sorry about that MuddledGardener, you have caught the running bug 🐛 and I regret to say there is NO cure 😂. But some advice, go running but DO. NOT take your Smartphone into the bedroom, that way at least you will be able to get a decent night's sleep. 😊 Read all those running posts BEFORE you go to bed. Set a time limit, say 10.30 pm, then bed.

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I DID read them downstairs! But it just sets my mind whirring with thoughts and ideas! I think people should stop posting after 9 o’clock, then I’d stand a better chance of getting to sleep! 😁

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We have posts from all over the world but the majority here on C25K are from the UK, if it was just the UK there wouldn't be many posts after 11 BST., I admit there are not many posts sent from 0000 to 0700 BST.

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Hmmm, I hadn’t thought about the rest of the world! 🙄

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Not many but there are some, mainly from Canada and New Zealand, the USA has it's own version.

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And France !!

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Oui, Francanglaise hasn't posted anything from France recently after graduating. I hope she is OK.

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I also live in France. I disn't realise she did, I will look out for her

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Whereabouts in France? I love France. 😍

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Small village to the west of Paris

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Nice countryside?

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Yes, plus it's just commutable to Paris (1 hour)

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Is that where you work? Cool!

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Sometimes, I am freelance so I don't have a fixed workplace. At the moment I work tomthe south of Paris suburbs

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How wonderful to be fluent in French.

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haha you need to get out more...…..maybe for a run :-)

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🤣🤣🤣

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I have been running this week "nif100 " last week I ran the final 35 minute run of the Stepping stones podcasts with Laura, C25K +Stamina podcast, on Saturday it was a 5K in 52 minutes, improved that time to 38 minutes on Wednesday morning and hopefully next Sunday to around 35/34 minutes, I have got the running bug as well but it's under control in my case, I switch off at 10.30 pm😊

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You’re obviously more grown up than me. 😉

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👍 😂 😊lol

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Then you must be off now. It's 22:38. 😴

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😂😂😂

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I’ve just hobbled in after the 2nd run of week5 ..I think stubbornness is needed for this one 🤪 the best thing was I thought there was another 5 min run to do but nooo just a 5 min warm down walk so that helped ! Well done muddledgardner ..it does become addictive so be warned 😳

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Well I am not going to take that lying down!!!

When you signed up to the forum you were sent a link to the guide to the plan. When you first posted on the forum I sent you a link to the guide to the plan.

The penultimate paragraph in that guide is headed in capital letters THE ADDICTION WARNING AND DISCLAIMER

...........you were warned, but recklessly continued............ don't blame us!!!

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He's got you there MuddledGardener , damn fine print

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Bahahaha!

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Bollocks! 🙄

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You just made diet coke come out my nose 😂🙊

That's so very English, I miss that livung abroad

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GUFFAW!

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I joined the forum after my first run! I was just an innocent, trying to get healthier. 🥺

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Well you should have stopped immediately you read the warning!!!

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But it’s so addictive, you can’t!

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Seems there was a demand in your life for something like running. Great if it gives you energy and enthusiasm.

As for me, running is not 'innocent'. It fills the void. Not the case of everybody, though.

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This is spot-on. I can’t seem to think about anything else these days. Enjoy the obsession!

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I will!

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You can always read the forum posts on your phone WHILE running to save time...

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I think I MAY have a collision if I do that! Just a suspicion, mind you.

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Dangerous, not advisable.

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Don't think there is runner's anonymous 😂😂

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I shall start it!

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Not yet??? backintime and MuddledGardener are banging the door! 🤩🙆

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Oh I love it - that has made me laugh! I agree though - spend far too much time looking at this forum! What run are you on btw? Think you're similar to me - I'm starting week 8 tomorrow x

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I do w7r3 tomorrow. You’re one ahead of me. Make sure you have a G&T waiting for me at the finish line! 😉

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Oh I will! Any particular flavour gin? I really like rhubarb and ginger! 😂

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I love Warner and Edwards Rhubarb Gin with Fevertree Tonic with Elderflower. Lots of ice, please!

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Ginger Fevertree?

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I don’t know if they do one, but the elderflower one is delicious and really complements the rhubarb gin.

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Rhubarb gin ? What is this sorcery ? I need the rhubarb for my crumble. (although I may have to try that when in the UK)

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😂😂😂

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OMG! You have to try it! It’s delicious! 😋

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As long as I don't have to run the next day 😇

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I told you, it’s a dark art and we loves it! X

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He he he! 😁

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Your post is excellent. I’m addicted too. Very miserable if unable to run on a run day. Focussed on running on non-run days. Talk a lot about running. Even left mess on my desk at work today just to get home to run! Will prob endure the wrath of the cleaner tomorrow!! But hey, I’ve had a run!!

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Excellent! 😂👏👍

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😂 😁 😅 Sorry, MG!

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He he he! 😁

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Yeah, think I'm addicted to this forum as well. So this morning I decided to stay off it for a couple of days... Wait a minute.... I'M ON IT AGAIN!

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😂 Willpower of STEEL!

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Bahahaha! 🤣🤣🤣

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It seems to be the only place across the entirety of the internet where people are unfailingly nice to each other!!

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It is usn't it. I was pleasantly surprised when I joined. I expected something a lot less inclusive.. So very happy to have found this forum.

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I wonder if we’d all get on if we met in real life? 🤔

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Probably would be different but as long as we were talking about running it would probably be a noisier version of the forum

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😁

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‘Tis true! 😁

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<chuckle out loud>

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When I've met people from here we've all gotten on famously. All from such different backgrounds with different interests and skills and hobbies. And all united by a love of running (and cake!). :)

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Cake... 😋😋😋 There should be an emoji for drooling like Homer Simpson!

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With you there. The absolute best bit of parkrun is the post run coffee and cake in the venue cafe

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LOL - know how you feel!

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Love it! Plenty of worse addictions to have. Now I'm off to fill in my running spreadsheet, read the latest copy of Runners' World and prep my gear for parkrun tourism!

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True, all of it true. But it’s well known that the British don’t complain. And your name suggests a very British gardening obsession.... So: tough luck, MuddledGardener. You’ll have to live with it like the rest of us. 😄 Welcome to the Addicted Group! 💕

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🤣🤣🤣

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😂😂😂

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I am exactly the same! It's taken over my life, my social diary is arranged around my runs! I really love it though, I feel like I have a purpose, I like feeling this busy xx Prior to this I felt like I needed to fill my free time up with something, now I have found it.

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Tee hee!

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Yes. It is called CRAPAS and you’ve got it bad. C25K Running and Posting Addiction Syndrome. The only cure is to graduate from C25K, transfer to the Bridge to 10k sister site (where you get BADASS) but we’ll tell you about that later...

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Hahaha! I like the sound of BADASS! 🤣🤣🤣

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🤣🤣🤣👏🏼👏🏼

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🤣🤣🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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Glad your enjoying our ramblings. 😂

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I’m starting to ramble myself! 😱

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Hahaha!

This is me too 🤣

Its gone ten thirty and i need to be up early for work tomorrow but still thought it was a good idea to peep on here first! I have just read every single comment on this post and lost another ten minutes 🙈

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Hahaha! 😂

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You wait til you start parkrun, your Saturdays will never be the same again. 😂😂

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My hubby will hate me! 😱

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Luckily my OH does parkrun too 😂😂

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Hmmm, my hubby is extremely out of shape, so that’s not going to happen. 😔

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There's always marshalling!

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Im with you ! As you go on you’ll want to claim against Parkrun for the same reason! It has interrupted my Sat lie in for weeks now. When i started C25k in Jan i did not expect this !!

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Oh blimey!

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I know what you mean, last thing at night, first thing in the morning, it just goes on.... my amazon account tells the story, loving lycra, and lots of running gadgets on the wish list, HELP ME! 😲🤣🏃‍♀️

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Lawks! I’ve only just started to do this!

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Looking at the bedside clock 🤭 what more can I say 😵

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Ha ha, I know just what you mean. Here I am just checking out the posts before going to bed. In late after helping my adult daughter with her studies and just couldn’t resist. It’s nearly 1am 😂😂😂😂😂😂

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I’m not as bad as that!!! 😱😂

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Yet,... trust me it's coming 🤣

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AARRGGHH! 😱🤣🤣🤣

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You have started one of the biggest discussions here for a long time, 123 replies is quite an achievement.

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I know! I can’t believe it! 😱

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I’ve been on here for a year, and I’ve never heard of a treatment programme... I think we are all chronically addicted. If course there should be a seal on the box of running shoes. “Warning: Lacing these can be addictive and may seriously improve your health”

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Ha ha ha! 🤣

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That is my life EXACTLY! 🤣🤣🤣

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This is brilliant! And I feel your pain, I love reading all the posts and comments!! I'm sitting here now, "working at home" waiting for a report to run... That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it! I'm either on here, looking at running posts on Instagram or looking at buying running leggings... Running leggings!!! Ha! I've changed...

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