Educating Enid - Running Fights Fear - Couch to 5K

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Educating Enid - Running Fights Fear

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate

My "inner Enid" wanted to use our running techniques to go stockpile shopping because she was worried about the Covid-19 virus.

Instead, I have decided to take Enid for a lovely mindful run to clear our head. It is important to stay strong and healthy in the current climate and put our fears in their place. Take care. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

This needs posting everywhere..staying strong..staying healthy...a great message

Go you!!!

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you, Oldfloss. The scary media everywhere seems to seep into your brain and you can feel the tension ease away as you run. πŸŒΌπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸŒ»

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Nilsam

So true..staying strong and healthy has always been what C25K is about:)

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

A brilliant programme. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Hidden
Hidden

I think a lot of its scaremongering myself and I have just had an upset myself on another board after a discussion I started yesterday turned nasty so I took the post down.

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Hidden

What is brilliant, Catgirl1976, is that you now know digital techniques to protect yourself too. "Block, delete...read supportive feedback to feed your brain again". Take care. 🀝😎

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to Nilsam

There's always a lesson in these things isn't there?

It was just getting silly so I had asked for it to be shut down and then I deleted it myself and muted the ones who made the hurtful comments.

I was quite upset though when a poster said if you have that attitude leaving after 15 mins after a late interview then it's not surprising you still haven't got a job and also that I am precious and should grow up.

The one making those comments is just a spiteful bitter woman who's only source of enjoyment in life is to make people miserable in my view.

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Hidden

I am so sorry that you had to read such spiteful comments when others have no idea of what some people go through just to get the courage to walk out the door. It is our duty to be kind to each other and to yourself, Catgirl1976.

I am so pleased that you are now seeing how foolish people are when they are ignorant. Take care... we don't know what wonders may be just around the corner. πŸ€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ§˜πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to Nilsam

I know cognitively that it's the people who make the comments that have the problem but when you are upset cognition goes out of the window!

There was no need to have been like that just because I had posted about leaving an interview after being kept waiting for 15 minutes the other day.

I want to know what was it about me having done that that upset them so much and why as it doesn't affect them does it?

Perhaps they did mean well but what exactly is meant well about grow up and stop being precious and you will never get a job with your attitude and if you are like that then it's no wonder you still haven't got a job!

Where's the good intentions in those things anyway? No there weren't any just said in spitefulness in my view but I have calmed down now and I am off to the cinema later on and then its Welsh class this evening with the nice tutor who was bullied out of a job as well and has been really nice and helpful.

Next step is I will carry on with life and wait for natural justice to come round as what goes around comes around eventually!

Wenderwoo
WenderwooGraduate
in reply to Hidden

Try not to worry about what an unknown keyboard warrior posts - who cares what they think? Social media can be a hornets nest, and many people are just looking for confrontation behind their anonymous screens. You did right to walk away and delete it. The beauty of this forum is that it is very unusual, in that that doesn’t seem to happen here, which is rare indeed in the social media world. Don’t give it a second thought 😁

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Wenderwoo

Well put, Wenderwoo.

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to Wenderwoo

Just come back from town and the cinema with my mate and we have had a chat about what happened this morning and she says that I will get snapped up when the time is right for me!

I have calmed down now and perhaps it was silly to have walked out after waiting 15 minutes and we all make mistakes and do stupid things at times as no ones perfect but to say my situation was all my fault was just pure malice really.

Perhaps I do have faults but do does everyone else but at least I'm not a spiteful bitter woman who's only source of enjoyment in life is to make people miserable just to feel good about themselves!

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Hidden

Well done, Catgirl1976. Have an enjoyable time at the cinema and at Welsh class. Take care. πŸ‘

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to Nilsam

We went to see military wives which I really enjoyed and had a late breakfast beforehand and a chat about things and my friend says how we all have bad days and make mistakes but there had no need to be spiteful towards me over it!

There's worse things in life than that and we all have our faults but in no way does that make me a horrible person who doesn't deserve anything good to happen like what was implied this morning!

Looks like our trip to London on Saturday is going to be cancelled due to that virus as the lady has written to us all trying to let us down gently saying she is waiting for head office to confirm if the trip is going or not on Saturday so I am having a think about alternative things to do I fancy should it be cancelled as I assume it is myself.

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Hidden

Can I suggest a lovely stroll with someone who was going on the trip? Nothing like a little ramble. πŸ€πŸ‘

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to Nilsam

Great idea and we are spoilt for choice of where to go for our walks on Saturday should the trip be off.

Oldlady57
Oldlady57Graduate
in reply to Hidden

Key board warriors everywhere Catgirl. This forum is the only one l use. Hope your ok πŸ‘πŸ»

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to Oldlady57

I'm OK now but I was hurt this morning as there was no need for that in my view but I decided to leave that board and not go back there again.

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate

Lovely. You are doing a great job educating Enid. πŸŽ‰πŸ‘ She will be the wisest of us all soon. 😊 Out there in the fresh air, the world looks better. Tell Enid she is doing really well, and thanks for sharing the record of her lessons. πŸ‘πŸΌβ­οΈ

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Granspeed

Thank you so much, Granspeed. (I have to confess that she does occasionally loose weight then get tubby again as I am not very good at get her consistent when I draw her...her hair changes colour too. πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ¨). But it does keep me off / on the streets 😁 and I am delighted to make people smile. πŸ˜ŽπŸ€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate
in reply to Nilsam

But surely we all lose a bit and then gain? And as for hair colour, don’t get me started! I think Enid just reflects Life as It is Lived! πŸ˜„

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Granspeed

Tee hee.. I feel much better. (Pocketed that excuse if I get any comments in the future. πŸ‘)

lexi6
lexi6Graduate

I’ve taken a bit of a shine to Enid, Nilsam you are teaching her well. ⭐️πŸ₯°

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to lexi6

Thank you so much. I think it's this website actually...she won't stop reading it. πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» I really appreciate your support. πŸ€πŸ‘

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate

Good idea! Have a lovely time out there. I’m off as the sun is out and the wind has dropped. Make hay and all that πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to misswobble

Great plan, Misswobble. πŸ˜ŽπŸŒ…πŸ‘

lexi6
lexi6Graduate

Enid has excellent taste in her reading choices and friendships. πŸ‘

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to lexi6

Aaah that's good, Lexi6. πŸ€πŸ‘

Imc50
Imc50Graduate

A healthy mind is key to the healthy body, your inner Enid is wise at times πŸ‘πŸ‘

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Imc50

Indeed. It certainly is a balance. πŸ§˜πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

Running beats grocery shopping any day. We have to restock post holiday today - hope no one thinks we are stock-piling. πŸ›’πŸ›’

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Dexy5

Indeed...you could run round with your head down? 😁But then if you stroll round all refreshed and healthy from your fabulous holiday no one would think that of you. 😎 Take care settling back home. 🀝

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate

I was born in 1960.

Before I was ten, we were in a panic because nuclear bombs were going to wipe us out.

Before I was 20, the oil was going to be all used up by 1992 and we were doomed.

Before I was 30, AIDS was going to do for everyone, "You can even catch it from water fountains!'

Before I was forty - "GLOBAL WARMING - we are doomed. Y2K willscrew us too!!!

Gets a bit hazy after that - Ebola, Zika, SARS, etc etc.

And now, just a couple of months before I'm 60 - Corona is going to knacker me and everyone I know.

Actually, I'm getting fed up waiting to be annihilated so sod that for a game of soldiers - I'm going to enjoy today, 'cos really that is all we are guaranteed when it comes to what may happen tomorrow or any other future day :)

In 1984 I landed in Calcutta just in time to be in the midst of a Dysentery epidemic that killed roughly 5,000 ( yes, Five Thousand) men, women and children in the space of a few weeks. I've always appreciated ever since how priveleged we are in more prosperous nation's. I'm also disgusted at how so many see this privilege as a Self-Centered entitlement. This Virus is bad, no doubt- but I find the hoarders, price gougers, deliberately panic generators (media for starters), anti-vaxxer ignoramuses and various self appointed "health experts" to be a worse plague on society.

Keep calm, wash hands, no touch face, no coughing into airspace, avoid where sensible crowds, keepyour head high, and carry on running - you know it makes sense, and the heck with those who make none :)

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to Irish-John

There's always something isn't there that they try to frighten you with!

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate
in reply to Hidden

Media has to sell advertising, and simple-minded fill have to have their drama. It gets old watching it. Thank goodness for being able to go out and just run :)

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to Irish-John

I'm off to the cinema today with my friend and feel it is well deserved after I had an upset earlier on and got told some really nasty and spiteful things and my friend said to me when I told her what had been said that it was all my fault I was unemployed and to grow up all because I left an interview after I had been waiting 15 minutes for it to start.

She said how that's a nasty thing to say to somebody and it's not as black and white as things solely being someone's fault!

Perhaps it wasn't the best of moves that I did and we all make mistakes and do stupid things but there was no need to say those nasty things to me though.

Why so angry though is what I want to know?

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Irish-John

Oh wow, Irish-John, what a post. We are the same era. And yes, maybe prior to fast media communication one just didn't know what was happening in the next town and didn't worry about it But we have it now and have to learn not how to deal with it and not to panic.

There is a lot of terrible sadness in the world with this virus and many other issues. These people suffering have my greatest sympathy.

Great summary in the last paragraph, Irish-John. Take care and happy running. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ€πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to Nilsam

I remember the old days when the news was only on a couple of times a day myself.

I'm sorry for those suffering of course I am but the hysteria has gone too far in my view and I'm all for taking sensible precautions but the hysteria has just got silly in my view!

I have taken a break from some of the boards as the talk about this virus was getting me upset and I may go back when I am feeling better.

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Hidden

Do take care. 🀝

Jell6
Jell6Graduate
in reply to Irish-John

So succinct!

I told my sister that I was in Costco yesterday, somewhat snidely she asked if I was panic buying. Well yes I said, if 1 loaf, 1 jar of Skippy crunchy peanut butter and a jar of jam counts, then yes I am, because I cannot do without the Skippy!.

Hope you are keeping well 😘

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Jell6

Oooh I am now hooked on Marmite Peanut butter. I didn't really like Marmite before but yum yum it is a great combination (and gives me B12). 😏 Got to help. πŸ§˜πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

mom24uk
mom24ukGraduate
in reply to Nilsam

Marmite peanut butter is a thing?! I need to try it! I bet no one's panic bought all of that πŸ‘πŸ˜

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to mom24uk

It is indeed...it is by Marmite but stocked by the peanut butter. Hope you like it. 😎

mom24uk
mom24ukGraduate
in reply to Nilsam

I've searched (online) in our local supermarkets and it's out of stock. :( I'll keep looking though.

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to mom24uk

πŸ‘

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate
in reply to Jell6

Reminds me of the two guys sharing a Flat.

One of them came home and saw 20 bottles of vodka, two loaves of bread, ten crates of beer and five flagons of cider on the table.

"Are we having a party" he asked.

"No" replied his Flatmate

"Then why did you buy two loaves of bread?"

😁

Jell6
Jell6Graduate
in reply to Irish-John

🀣🀣

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Irish-John

Love it, Irish-John β˜†

MartinKH
MartinKHGraduate
in reply to Nilsam

🀣🀣

jorgeRuns
jorgeRunsGraduate
in reply to Irish-John

Thank you, this really made me smile...’fed up waiting to be annihilated’ πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ this has been our life, ...and just as I was heading towards retirement someone stole our pensions telling me I had to wait for that too because we were all living longer! πŸ€”πŸ™„.

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to jorgeRuns

Hmmm so we better stay fit then I guess...πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ. Happy days. πŸ’ƒπŸ§˜πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate
in reply to jorgeRuns

My trouble is, I never figured I'd last this long and most people back in the day thought the same.

So, I really never planned for much - and now, apart from Running, I'm never really sure what to do next! πŸ˜‚

Nice thing is though - when you don't expect much, everything is a bonus :)

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Irish-John

Indeed, Irish-John. πŸ‘

Speedy60
Speedy60Graduate
in reply to Irish-John

Same age as me. I'm 60 in June. πŸ‘

I'm not particularly worried for myself, but my mum is 90 and in a care home. Also, my son is due to get married next month. His gorgeous partner is worrying herself silly when she should be happy. πŸ˜”

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Speedy60

Oh I agree...digital hug because we can't do a proper one. Take care. 🀝

Speedy60
Speedy60Graduate
in reply to Nilsam

Thanks. We all have our worries. 🧑

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate
in reply to Speedy60

My Mam passed at 92, my Gran at 95. I only ever wished I'd live long enough to see the last of my kiddos hit 18 and start their own life.

Wish granted - and I can now be as footloose, fancy free and TOTALLY irresponsible and reckless as as I wish to again 😁

It's going to be a FAB "old age" πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Speedy60
Speedy60Graduate
in reply to Irish-John

I had a lecture from one of my sons last week (I have three to choose from) telling me to slow down. No chance πŸ’ƒ

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate
in reply to Speedy60

My brood know a bit about what dear old Dad used to do.

A bit.

Boy are they going to be surprised when they open my Safe Deposit box after I'm planted πŸ™‚

Actually "Gobsmacked" might be a better term πŸ˜‚

Speedy60
Speedy60Graduate
in reply to Irish-John

My kids still think I was born yesterday, despite their existence being evidence to the contrary. ☺️

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate
in reply to Speedy60

Lord love 'em, the kids today would be hard put to survive what our generation did :)

One of my lot really struggled with the concept of nib pens, inkwells and ink powder mix being the essay implements in my school days πŸ˜‚

Speedy60
Speedy60Graduate
in reply to Irish-John

Oh goodness, ink wells! My childhood sounds positively Victorian to my kids - tin baths on a Sunday evening!

Stop now, we sound like Monty Python πŸ˜‚

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate
in reply to Speedy60

I think we should stop lol.

Anyway - I have to get back to work in the salt mine that is ten miles away, uphill, in the snow and populated with ravenous were-alligators :)

Speedy60
Speedy60Graduate
in reply to Irish-John

My dad worked down a treacle mine, apparently. πŸ€₯

God bless him.

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate
in reply to Speedy60

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Well said Irish JohnπŸ‘

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

Fabulous!!!

Also, I haven't said it yet but I love these little paintings!!!!! ❀️

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to roseabi

Thank you so much, roseabi. It was just started as a bit of fun but people have been so kind...I have had great fun doing them and don't always post them. Happy running. πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ¨πŸ‘

Roxdog
RoxdogGraduate
in reply to Nilsam

Your pictures could certainly be a regular feature in the health/lifestyle section of newspapers!

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Roxdog

That's a nice idea. Thank you. πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate

Great mindfulness ☺️ shown by you both. As they also say.....

Keep Calm and Carry On πŸ˜‰.

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Delly-dot

Love it, Delly-dot, absolutely. If we get "locked down" we may be running on the spot be we can still do it. Oops that was a little bit of Enid sneaking in. πŸ˜πŸ‘

Wenderwoo
WenderwooGraduate

Well done, and I hope Enid enjoyed her run. The world’s gone weird at the mo, but at least when we run we can leave all that behind for a while. Take care yourself, and take care of our dear Enid 😁

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Wenderwoo

Thank you, Wenderwoo. It has indeed. It is fantastic the way one half of you head can empty when we get into that running zone...although some may say I am often that way. (Got to a certain age group!)

Take care too. Hope all is well with you. πŸ€πŸ‘

Wenderwoo
WenderwooGraduate
in reply to Nilsam

Yes thanks, I’m currently sporting a shiny black eyelid and some stiches, but.......I can still run so all is well πŸ‘πŸ˜

Alast
Alast
in reply to Wenderwoo

Have I missed something here? How's that happened? (I hope you've not been copying my wheelie bin moving technique?)

Wenderwoo
WenderwooGraduate
in reply to Alast

Ha! No, I haven’t been wrestling with the wheelie bin πŸ˜… I had a dodgy mole removed from my eyelid, and a couple of other skin lesions dealt with on each leg. I look like Deontay Wilder after his bout with Fury!

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Wenderwoo

Now there is the basis for the story...πŸ˜πŸ‘

Alast
Alast
in reply to Wenderwoo

Aha! OK, thanks for explaining that. Wishing you a speedy recovery...

Wenderwoo
WenderwooGraduate
in reply to Alast

Thanks, I’m fine 😁

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Wenderwoo

So pleased it is all done and you are out the other side. Do make up some suitable story re black eye and stitches ...taking up boxing etc πŸ€Όβ€β™€οΈ More seriously, pleased you are ok. Happy running. πŸ€πŸ‘

Wenderwoo
WenderwooGraduate
in reply to Nilsam

Ha, you read my mind.....see my reply to Alast above πŸ˜†

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Wenderwoo

Great minds think alike...πŸ‘πŸ€πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»

Roxdog
RoxdogGraduate
in reply to Wenderwoo

Ooo I bet you're glad that's over Wenderwoo! Happy running- glad it went well.

We all need to carry on running through all of this weirdness - it will keep any fears at bay.

Jell6
Jell6Graduate

I really love these illustrated posts. I showed my mum your worm moon post. She was delighted by itπŸ™‚

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Jell6

Oh thank you, Jell6. You are very kind. Funny enough it was my mum (88 years) that asked "Do the worms dance?" When I was telling her about the Super Worm moon, that made me draw it that way. Take care. πŸ‘πŸ€

Annieapple
AnnieappleGraduate

β™₯️Oh how we love Enid because she puts our feelings into words sometimes, & like her, we need encouraging to think differently, or more positively!

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Annieapple

Thank you, Annieapple. It is my inner fears spilling onto the page and allows me to process them...can I say mindfully or is that too yuck? πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ¨

This is such a beautiful supportive forum and a fabulous media to encourage each other. Take care. πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»

Annieapple
AnnieappleGraduate
in reply to Nilsam

πŸ’•

dieOR5k
dieOR5kGraduate

I hope you will compile Enid into a book and publish. She brings sunshine, and smiles to us. Maybe she could shine on a wider world.

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to dieOR5k

You are very kind, dieOR5k (Love the name). I feel I have quite a way to go before that. However, it is a dream of an idea for the future. 🌈 And it is definitely a never say never. After all many of us didnt think we could run 5k and now look at us? Until then I will continue to practice with this lovely supportive forum. πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ¨πŸ€πŸ‘

Roxdog
RoxdogGraduate
in reply to Nilsam

Publish! Soon! Your posts are such an inspiration in such a gentle way!

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Roxdog

Thank you, Roxdog. You are all the inspiration. πŸ€—πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»πŸ‘

Roxdog
RoxdogGraduate
in reply to Nilsam

Awww thanks

apatsyf
apatsyfGraduate

Wish I could escape and go for a run - I'm on an unavoidable journey using tube and train and you wouldn't believe how many people are coughing without covering their mouths or using a tissue. πŸ™„πŸ˜₯..... My own inner Enid is screaming at them......

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to apatsyf

Oooh you poor thing, apatsyf. Our little Enid's would be running up and down the train together...bonking people on the head with tissue boxes. Sorry...not helpful.😁 Take care. πŸ€πŸ‘

Roxdog
RoxdogGraduate
in reply to apatsyf

🀨 mmm. Yes I agree

apatsyf
apatsyfGraduate

You are so right! That's cheered me up, at least. Can go for run when I get there, to clear lungs and mind... πŸ€—πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to apatsyf

Safe journey. Happy running. πŸ‘

MartinKH
MartinKHGraduate

Very well said, and beautifully drawn.

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to MartinKH

Thank you so much, MartinKH. πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ¨ You are very kind. πŸ€πŸ‘

Oldlady57
Oldlady57Graduate

Well put Nilsam πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Oldlady57

Thank you so much, Oldlady57. Happy running πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

jorgeRuns
jorgeRunsGraduate

Thank you again Nilsam. Your lovely posts and drawings are so beautiful and hopefully one day Enid will be unleashed on the world πŸ₯°

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to jorgeRuns

Thank you so much for you support, jorge3. I will set it as my over the rainbow goal. πŸŒˆπŸ‘

Absolutely right! Stay as positive healthy as we can!

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Comfortnotspeed

Agreed, Comfortnotspeed. Couch to 5kTeam spirit.πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ€πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Speedy60
Speedy60Graduate

Thank goodness we can all rely on Enid for some common sense and perspective 🧑

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Speedy60

Thank you, Speedy60. Happy running πŸ€πŸ‘

Roxdog
RoxdogGraduate

Oh what a great post!

This pandemic can make us feel a bit powerless, but running makes us fearless! I also ran today and it got me away from all the inner chattering (in my lunch breakπŸ˜‚)

Hope your run reassured Enid

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Roxdog

It did indeed and I made sure I said a cheery hello to all I saw...just to go against all the anxious faces. Act until you mean it.

Glad you got out there, too. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈWell done for running in your lunch break. Excellent motivation. πŸ‘ (I tried the Nike Run Club app but may have to play to understand the different elements of it. )

Joanney69
Joanney69Graduate

Good job, Nilsam ☺

Getting Enid out for a run πŸƒ was a much better idea than stockpiling round the supermarket πŸ›’ 😁 the fresh air and exercise helps a lot to 'keep calm' & put things in perspective ☺ πŸƒ

And Enid always looks lovely - whether she's gained a few brush strokes or not 😁

Happy running πŸƒ ☺️

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Joanney69

Tee hee. Thank you, Joanney69. I like that...gained a few brush strokes. She may need a new frock soon too. It was a beautiful day today so it certainly helped. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜ŽπŸ‘

Joanney69
Joanney69Graduate
in reply to Nilsam

Hopefully it will be good enough weather β˜€οΈπŸŒ€οΈfor Enid to have a lovely new frock πŸ‘— soon 🀞 😊

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Joanney69

Oooh what an idea...πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ¨πŸ’ƒπŸ‘€πŸ‘—πŸ›πŸ‘

Well done foe beating the inner panic shopper πŸ˜€ love your posts

Stay strong and healthy

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to WillowandSola

Thank you so much, Willowandsola. I really appreciate all the support. 🀝

If people have nothing good to say they should say nothing at all, unfortunately there are some who are not feeling good within themselves and want to bring others down with them, but we should have a responsibility to ourselves to ignore such behaviour, not take offence and stay happy 😊

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Tittywinkles

Hear hear, Tittywinkles.πŸ‘

Timotea
TimoteaGraduate

Just seen this! How wonderful to see Enid spreading calm. Thank you Nilsam.πŸ₯°

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Timotea

Thank you so much, Timotea. πŸ‘

Thank you for being so kind to me on Thursday when I was upset.

I'm OK now and I feel you are right saying to put things down to ignorance.

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to catgirl1976

Catgirl1976, so pleased to hear that you are feeling better (I was worried about you). Do take care. You do have a lot of supportive colleagues on this network. 🀝

catgirl1976
catgirl1976
in reply to Nilsam

I had a think about what was said to me on Thursday to ascertain what was just pure maliciousness and what had a grain of truth in it and when I had time to think it over most of it was just pure maliciousness rather than bringing to my attention things I need to improve on.

We all have our faults though and no one is perfect.

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to catgirl1976

Indeed but let's support each other through the tough times. X πŸ€πŸ‘

mom24uk
mom24ukGraduate

Another lovely post Nilsam with a great message. Like everyone else, we're trying to be sensible amid the extremes of complete panickers or head in the sand folk (reminds me of Michael Mcintyre's bees sketch...). I hope Enid managed to find a little calm. Take care.

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to mom24uk

Thank you so much, mom24uk. We had a nice day in the garden planting garlic...happy days. :-)

mom24uk
mom24ukGraduate
in reply to Nilsam

Snap! I've been planting the garlic today too. I re-arranged my afternoon to get it done. The ground is still soggy though.

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to mom24uk

Oh that is brilliant. Gardening is so relaxing. 🌻

mom24uk
mom24ukGraduate
in reply to Nilsam

Usually it is but we have 1 and 1/2 allotments and this year we've got a lot of catching up to do :) Hope you have a lovely day 😘

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to mom24uk

Thank you and you. πŸ‘

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