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Wk 9 - Here Comes The Hotstepper!

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Foxyblue
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I’m the lyrical gangster ...

No we don’t die

Yes we multiply

Anyone test will hear the fat lady sing 🎢

Trust me, I was definitely singing 😁

This week is the first week since starting that I haven’t ran on a Monday. Not sure why but I made lots of excuses yesterday, legs tired from long walks at the weekend, upset tummy from too much food on Sunday, tired as not slept well. The truth is I think I was nervous. I couldn’t sleep last night either and had that feeling in my stomach like I was going for a job interview. I’m big on reflective thinking so I spent a lot of the run today thinking about why I was nervous. I was worried that the 30min run would catch me out and prove that I’d been kidding myself all along that this week would be the week that I’d fail and my feelings of accomplishment would all come to a crashing end.

When my alarm went off this morning I didn’t hesitate I jumped out of bed, got ready and headed out knowing I needed to face this head on.

That tiny voice whispering and willing me on telling me I’d feel better once I was out running.

Five minutes in and Ini Kamoze comes blaring in my ears and that tiny voice gets louder, shouting in my head, β€˜you go girl! I told you we could do it!’ so I started singing na na na na nah na na na nah nana nah nana nah here come the hotstepper (yes out loud πŸ™ˆ the little old lady walking her dog smiled awkwardly as I jogged past) Steady pace that felt comfortable yet less shuffling than before somehow and like actual running. Smashed 30mins and now feel awesome 😎

Graduation is within reach...

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Tinytears60 profile image
Tinytears60Graduate

Love it!!!

Whoopee! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘.

I ask myself am I cheering more at your completed run πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈ or your music choices 🎡 🎡

I read the title and broke into song... β€œ Nah Na Na Na nah... excuse me mister officer, still love you like that... here come the hotstepperrrrrrr”

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Jane!!!! Get to the post itself!.... I reluctantly leave Ini and read on...

Seriously- you did it in style! πŸ™Œ So chuffed for you! This week 9 gang is unstoppable!

Reading your post and can’t stop shouting at the screen .. love it!.. love it ... YES! LOVE IT!! πŸ™Œ

Run 2 baby!...... bring it on! And to pinch another song title - tho perhaps a little before your time...

this.... 🎡 Fox on the run (the Sweet) 🎡

Boom πŸ’₯ smashed it!

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Foxyblue in reply to Tinytears60

I don’t know that one but I’ll look it up!!

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Tinytears60Graduate in reply to Foxyblue

Yes.. but before your time like I said but I think some of the lyrics are

.... you don’t look the same... as you did before... at which point I thought... how appropriate... because you are now changing into a runner! πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘

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GreenkGraduate

Brilliant, well done you! Glad to hear someone else gets nervous - I get a horrible nervous stomach whenever I'm off out for a run - have to spend most of the morning on the loo beforehand (sorry, this seems like oversharing...)

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Foxyblue in reply to Greenk

Better than needing to go while your out πŸ˜‰

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GreenkGraduate in reply to Foxyblue

True....very, very true... πŸ˜‚

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TipeeGraduate

Awesome well done πŸ˜€

Congratulations! πŸ₯³ That’s an amazing achievement!

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CouchphoenixGraduate

Brilliant! Great post well done Foxyblue......have a look at the You Tube vid I use to get me motivated on my Bed to 5k post.....always does the trick πŸ‘ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Just watched it! Thanks for sharing that, it was brill. Destiny waits for no man (or woman πŸ˜‰) loves it

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CouchphoenixGraduate in reply to Foxyblue

I’m glad you like it, watch it when you need a push.......rise and shine πŸ‘Š πŸ‘

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GrannyasboGraduate

Great post. And I don’t think having an extra day off of you don’t feel great is slaking at all. Just sensible. I took a day off a few weeks back for a hangover. Not sure I was sensible though πŸ€”

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Speedy60Graduate

Good for you! Never be afraid of the F word. If you hadn't made it round today, it's just a practice run. We all have them.

You only fail if you go back to the couch.

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Foxyblue in reply to Speedy60

You are so right and that’s what I kept telling myself as I laced up my trainers. What’s the worst that could happen πŸ™‚

Brilliant post! Well done! πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

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