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UnfitNoMore
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So, I thought I’d post this here as it’s useful information for all runners at all levels.

This evening I hit the treadmill for my run as parkrun was cancelled this morning. Drove to the gym and was already in running gear so just needed to swap my shoes in the car park and go.

The run was great early on, but my feet started to feel a little different the longer I ran... I slowed down and my left foot felt strange, speeded up and my right foot felt strange... got to the end of my run and was so pleased that it was over.

On a treadmill I can run comfortably in my road shoes, and also in my trail shoes... but it turns out that having one of each on is not good! Next time I might put the light on in the back of the car while I change 🤣🤣

Happy running everyone!

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Buddy34
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😂😂😂 are your 2 pairs of shoes a similar colour

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Buddy34

Road ones all black, trails navy so from the top they’re similar... soles would be a dead giveaway as one is white and the other black.

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AlMorr
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

I was in a hurry one day and put on two pairs of shoes, one for the right foot was black, the one for the left foot was white, not running shoes, I keep them in a separate box from my ordinary trainers, I only noticed after 10 minutes of walking,🤣

That day I was doing my weekly shopping, not many people there as it was only 8am, it only happened once, won't happen again. 😊

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to AlMorr

🤣. I’ve now put trail shoes under the passenger seat and road under my seat... that should prevent a repeat.

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AlMorr
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

👍

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Oldgirlruns
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in reply to AlMorr

Very stylish AM! I rather think that mix of colours would have looked better out on the dance floor than in the supermarket! But, worn with confidence, you could get away with it anywhere!

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AlMorr
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in reply to Oldgirlruns

A ONE OFF, I was in a hurry that morning, never again 🤣

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Tbae
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in reply to AlMorr

🤣🤣👍

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AlMorr
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in reply to Tbae

O dear me, ha ha, I feel like going out and running a 5K now, but I better not, I hope you are keeping well Tbae. 😊 🏃🏾 😀

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Tbae
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in reply to AlMorr

Well thanks Alan.

Wk 8.3 tomorrow.

Trying to figure out how to get from 3:42 to target of 2:59 for the 209m dash.

🏃‍♂️⭐️👏👏💥

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AlMorr
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in reply to Tbae

I used to be a sprinter at running when I was at Primary School, I remember one day when I was at Secondary School the gym teacher asked us boys to strip to the waist and run around the 400 metre track just outside the school once, the quicker we got round it the quicker we would get out of the cold, the temperature was around - 2C/28F.

I think I was first back, strangely enough that run in 1961 was the last long run I ran until last year when I ran 20 minutes of W5R3 of C25K.

Good luck for your 209 metres dash.

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Tbae
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in reply to AlMorr

Interesting Alan.

I am trying to stay calm and not think about times, but to be honest that’s not easy.You spend a lot of time warming up and your hoping for an improvement.

Take care Alan.💥🏃‍♂️⭐️👏👏

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AlMorr
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in reply to Tbae

👍 🏃🏾

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purplewalker
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🤣🤣

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roseabi
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Lol!

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Jogonton
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😂😂😂 I ran on a treadmill for the first time this evening and didnt much like it, but at least I had matching shoes on!

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Jogonton

I’m just surprised that nobody at the gym questioned me.

It took me a fair few attempts to get past 5 minutes on the treadmill... I even hit stop and ran home once. Now I can do 90 minutes so Kong as there’s a decent soundtrack in my ears... or the football is on.

Great choice of shoes!!!

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Oldgirlruns
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

Well if anyone mentions it you could always just say it was a comfort thing - there’s no law that says you have to wear matching shoes! Go random!!

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Oldgirlruns

👍

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davelinks
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😂

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WillowandSola

Oh that’s sooo funny really made me giggle and reminded me that i turned up once to work in odd trainers, nearly the same but not quite

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to WillowandSola

🤣

Thank goodness for laughter and running... though I try to keep them separate

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WillowandSola
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

We grin a lot while running but laugh a lot the rest of the time

As to my trainers for work my best friend who never notices if i cut and color my hair noticed that one was white and pink and one was white and mauve not even a lot of difference

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to WillowandSola

Strange what people miss and what they notice... last year I had 3 feet of hair and a beard... shaved it all off midweek and at parkrun my mate eventually notices something is different and says “oh! You shaved your beard off!” Which was the least obvious of the two.

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WillowandSola
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

Yes very funny, i had a disaster in the shower room at work one morning clothes got soaked, ran downstairs grabbed some joggers and a teeshirt out the lost property and thought no one would notice, absolutely everyone commented that i looked like a clown as they were short and wide and i didn’t think anyone noticed what i wore

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to WillowandSola

The things we will do to raise office morale 🤣

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WillowandSola
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

now i’m very careful and have spare clothes as well as never putting them on the shower room floor

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to WillowandSola

I remember turning up to fix a customers computer in a three piece suit and their system admin looked at me strangely... I went to the loo and got changed into jeans and a t-shirt and when he saw me he said “thank god, I thought they’d sent us someone to make us feel supported, but now I see that you’re here to actually fix it”

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WillowandSola
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

Ha ha that figures,

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WillowandSola
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

3feet of hair to nothing is a huge change and very brave

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to WillowandSola

It’s been a bit of a cycle all my life, one day I get up and can’t be bothered with it so off it comes... then I miss it like crazy.

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WillowandSola
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

Mines falling out fast from the psoriasis drugs so no more pretty colors and people just keep saying lucky you had such a lot to start with, roll on January when i can hopefully start reducing drugs and growing hair back,

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GoGo_JoJo
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🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🙈

What are you like!? 🤣

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Here’s the thing... my tracker asked which shoes I was wearing but would only take one answer... you think I need to wear the opposite shoes and redo the run? 🤣

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GoGo_JoJo
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

Yes! 👍🏻🤣😁 otherwise your mileage is screwed for both pairs 🤣

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Luckily it was only a relatively short one... next time I’m in either pair I could hop round 🤣

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linda9389
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😍😍😍 hopefully no long term effects!

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to linda9389

Well... pride heals, and then I figured I’m the sharing type, why should I be the only one laughing at me? Yeah, legs are feeling great... may not have done if I’d made this mistake for my HM.

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IAmCharliemouse

Didn't you try one of those new circular treadmills? 🤣

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to IAmCharliemouse

🤣🤣. That could have helped... would have been ok on a track as I could have had one foot on the grass!

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Rainbow66

😂😂

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2flatfeet

🤣🤣🤣

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Jogunlikely
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😂😂😂

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Oldgirlruns
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An oops moment there UNM!

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Oldgirlruns

Having that kind of week 🤣

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Katnap
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Doh! Kitten #2 has done that before!

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Katnap

Good that I’m not alone 🤣🤣

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Sallysensibleshoes

That cheered me up! Made me laugh out loud, thank you!

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Sallysensibleshoes

No worries... have to share when I laugh at myself!

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grumpyoldgirl

Oh oops! :D

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Realfoodieclub

Hehe, oops 😂😂😂😂, at least you got a run. Rfc x

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Realfoodieclub

Good practice of pacing on a treadmill too... don’t think I ran more than a quarter mile at any given pace in the second half!

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BaddieThePirate

😂🤣😅

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Irish-John
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"I cried because I had no shoes - then I laughed because I saw UNM...." 😅

Seriously, I think we've all done something like that :) One morning I was so out of it I put on my regular shoes instead - and didn't realise it for quite a few yards :)

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Irish-John

Hopefully we’re talking trainers there or ouch!

There goes my theory that I always prepare well for my run.

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Irish-John
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

While they were of the trainers look, they were FAR heavier and highsided :) I was in such a mental fog that morning that even though I had put the rest of my kit onni automatically put on my "usual" shoes.

The embarrassing bit - Running shoes were Gray with green stripes, regular shoes all black! To mix them up... 😂

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Irish-John

🤣. Autopilot is a wonderful thing, sometimes! Takes a while to work out what’s wrong too... for me the whole run.

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Fabulous450
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🤣🤣🤣! Now that’s someone mesmerised by a mission to run! You didn’t even notice the odd shoes! 😲 Brilliant!! Run complete ✅ Go you! 🤩 ❤️

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Fabulous450

Totally dark when I put them on... but I have to admit that I did look down at my feet a few times and didn’t notice. Should have gone to specsavers?!

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Fabulous450
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

You were no doubt in the zone! 🤩❤️

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Fabulous450

I’ll take that

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CandyCool
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I did have two pairs of court shoes one navy and one black. I day at work I realised I had one of each on! Luckily no one but me noticed!!! 🤪

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to CandyCool

I’m wondering how many people noticed... they already see me as strange as I run on the treadmill throughout some of their entire visits while they use the treadmill for a few minutes as part of their circuits.

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Chef22

🤣

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Dexy5

🤣🤣 love it - I’ve been there with work shoes too back in the day. One navy , one black.

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Dexy5

🤣. I need to start wearing the running shoes that need sunglasses to be able to lace up I think!

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Dexy5
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

😎

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Tasha99
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🤣

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SuzieMac

Love it 🤣🤣🤣👍sounds like something I would do!!

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to SuzieMac

I found a new definition hybrid pair I guess! Hopefully I won’t find a way to repeat this... may have to tie shoes together

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Murielbez
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Haha!!

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Harri600411

😂

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Run46
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Oh UNM, that's just hilarious 😂, I hope your feet have forgiven you 😅

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Run46

Yeah, there fine... as soon as I put them into matching shoes they felt good... could almost hear them give out a sigh of relief 🤣

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Run46
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

I'll bet 😆

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snailface
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😂😂

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sTrongFuse
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I actually have a pair of odd shoes for work. They are very similar only one has 4 eye holes and the other 5. Only noticed after a couple of years when I had to put new laces in. Obviously the assistant in the shop hadn't noticed they'd put together an odd pair from the one out front on display and the one in the box. I didn't notice either. 8+ years on, I still have them.

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to sTrongFuse

How strange, and pretty cool that it took 2 years to notice... wonder if the guy still works there 🤣

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Parky88
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😂😂😂

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smeeagain
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made me LARF!!!!!

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5dogs
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I've done the same except I didn't have the lack of light as an excuse as I put then on in daylight at home.

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to 5dogs

Now that makes me feel better 🤣🤣

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Pianism
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Haha - well that's a new one! :)

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Pianism

First time for me... probably not the last.

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Nannyto2
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🤣🤣, great post to bring a smile on Monday morning 👍

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Nannyto2

Pleased to help 🤣

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JaoJao
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Brilliant ahhhhh bless you 😍😍😍

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Cantstopmenow

😂😂 . I've only got one pair so I'm fairly safe!

I think I will have to follow your example and start to use the treadmill, or maybe invest in warmer clothes. My legs felt cold and stiff when I was out running yesterday. Fortunately it didn't affect my 5k time! 🏃‍♀️

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Cantstopmenow

I use a treadmill once a week at the moment, which I’ll probably continue over the winter, but I do love a run outdoors in the cold.

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Getfitok
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😂

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sparkyjohn
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At least you had a shoe for each foot! Holidaying in Turkey I found I'd packed two left sandals and no right one. Spent a fortnight in flip flops.

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to sparkyjohn

Oh my! Now I don’t feel so bad about my mistake!

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