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TooOldForThis1Graduate
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Sensible me V's couch potato me!

Me, I think I'll do my run now.

Also me, Nah, you need a wee, your socks are on the wrong feet, dry the pots first.

Me, trainers on, treadmill and fan on, I'm ready!

Also me, you'll need a drink, that fans too blowy, where's the cat?

Me, nice steady 30 mins, I'll walk first at 6km/h.

Also me, ouch! Calves are gonna hurt! Then the hip will join in and, if I can, I'll throw in shin splint too!!!๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Me, the calves will warm up soon and once I get to 10 minutes nothing will niggle ๐Ÿ™‚

Also me, If you even get to 10 minutes!๐Ÿ™„

Me, there, got to 15 minutes, half way! And before 'also me' can chip in, it's less than half way now ๐Ÿ˜›

Also me, well, if you stopped now that's still ok!

Me, I'm sure I can get to 20 minutes, it's feeling ok. ๐Ÿ™‚

Also me, really? It's ok? On what planet is this ok?๐Ÿ˜ณ

Me, 20 minutes done, 3 more songs and we're walking again ๐Ÿ™‚

Also me, we could walk now, no one would know ๐Ÿคญ

Me, less than 5 minutes to go, we are going to do it, again ๐Ÿ˜‰

Also me, honestly, you could walk now, 27 minutes is great, stop showing off ๐Ÿ™„

Me, we did it! Another 30 minutes under our belt ๐Ÿ˜

Also me, yes, we certainly did!

"Also me" is so negative until the end, I can't distract her, if I ignore her she just shouts, sometimes she's quite funny but mostly she's the reason I carry on!

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HeavyFootGraduate

Congratulations!! Very funny as well ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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TooOldForThis1Graduate in reply to HeavyFoot

Thanks, I've seen a few posts recently regarding our inner self trying to sabotage our runs, mines an absolute pain but I wouldn't be without her, I need to prove her wrong ๐Ÿ˜‚

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HeavyFootGraduate in reply to TooOldForThis1

Ah, the gremlins!! Liars, every one of them. ๐Ÿ‘ฟ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

This amused me, but well done, Iโ€™m sure my gremlins would win the battle if I used a treadmill. I have had an exercise bike for years it spends most of itโ€™s life in the cupboard brought out occasionally to use as a clothes rack.

I bought it because of the dark mornings "Also me" won the battle of not running in the dark, the treadmill made her sulk for a day or two! It's a godsend just now as my youngest has had a positive PCR and I'm not allowed to return to work until it's been passed (NHS) so I've done my walking and running on there. We have a bike and bench + weights, I never see anyone else in there except the cat ๐Ÿ˜‚

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate

Love this.

That first you is becoming a great coachโ€ฆ and also you is proud at the end!

Great job!

Lol ๐Ÿ˜

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TzushkaGraduate

Your cat must be in amazing shape!

๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘Š You smashed it! Well done on not letting other selfโ€™s voice overpower with itโ€™s volume, great self awareness and we can all empathise with this, thank you for sharing โค๏ธ

This did make me giggle! Until I got to the bit about you walking at 6kph.....because that's my RUNNING speed ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Sorry , I do one walk a week at 6k and run at 6.2k the rest I do at 5.5k and 6k. I can't keep that up, I'd have a fit ๐Ÿ˜‰

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