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01/012022 the big bright socks 5k

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Okies so let's get this shiny new year started as we mean to go on ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ช.

The decision to go teetotal on New year's Eve was a good plan, hubby taxi for the lovely wife to the NHS Factory, and it meant feeling fresh for a run this morning.

So Weetabix fuel eaten and caffeine levels topped up, I was ready.

Definitely shorts weather as it's so mild, and the chance to show the world ( probably spotted from space) the big green socks ๐Ÿ˜Ž.

There's not a lot of passing traffic for the footpath section leading to the towpath, the world's still nursing sore heads I reckon ๐Ÿ™„.

The towpath even quieter, just one boat moored up, it's engine chugging melodically.

Had to adjust a loose lace at the halfway mark think the socks are perhaps a bit thinner than I'm used to๐Ÿค”.

All good quick pic and off heart rate rested and it's nice to rid the cobwebs off the limbs.

The last KLM was a bit start-stop as I met a few villagers I'd not seen in a while and one keen runner whose fell race was cancelled due to Welsh Ruling!

But overall twas a nice leg stretch nothing fell off ๐Ÿ˜‚ so it's home for stretches and to wake up the teen-agers.....

Happy 2022 running you lot stay safe please

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Jools2020 profile image

Oooh, fantastic socks! ๐Ÿ˜Ž Keep up the good work Imc. Teetotal for NYE, great plan! I actually donโ€™t drink, but even I had a little snifter of Port to bring in what I hope will be a better year for us all! Cheers ๐Ÿท๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘

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Imc50Moderator in reply to Jools2020

Cheers Julia, they're my road safety running socks ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘, a lil snifter of port mmmmm definitely a warming New year drink ๐Ÿฅณ, 2022 has got a nice feeling about it, let's hope it lasts

nowster profile image

They're almost as fluorescent as my yellow top!

Well done in getting on the wagon and also back into running. Is it a dry January or something more permanent?

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Imc50Moderator in reply to nowster

Nooo I'll not need a reason not to drink, I'm driving too often to even contemplate having a shandy!I've seen the results of it up close and personal when I was knocked down but a school teacher 3.5 times over the limit, he could according to the police " hardly stand and was slurring"

In my opinion, the level for driving should be zero alcohol in your body, no ifs no buts it cuts out all the risk! As a rule I try to only have a drink ( rarely) if not driving the next day!

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nowsterGraduate in reply to Imc50

As a light drinker myself (one bottle of ale with a weekend evening meal and nothing at other times) I totally agree with your sentiment.

There was a crash just across the road from us this summer, with a van being rolled multiple times before landing in a bus stop. The van driver was very shaken but not obviously injured beyond a few scrapes. The police took away the other driver involved who had very obviously been drinking. It could have been so much worse.

Instructor57 profile image

WOW ! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ˜ŽThe ARE bright ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ‘

Well done on a teetotal NYE .

Mine was also but unfortunately due to antibiotics ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Good start to the year with a nice 5K ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘

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Imc50Moderator in reply to Instructor57

Yikes , get mended soon Ian๐Ÿ‘,

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to Imc50

Thanks , certainly hoping so ๐Ÿคž

Oldbadknees profile image

Nice socks! What a great start to what we all hope will be a better year than the last two!!

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Imc50Moderator in reply to Oldbadknees

Thanks, 2022 has a good feeling about it!

As for NASA I reckon there's a satellite that's fine kaput if they've tried to zoom in too closely ๐Ÿค“

Cmoi profile image

His paved paradise is by the canal and locks,

So he puts on his shorts, top, his shoes and his big bright socks.

Satellites can see him - yo!

In a fluo flash he's already gone,

His paved paradise is by the canal and locks.

(Sorry Joni.)

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Imc50Moderator in reply to Cmoi

Awwwwwwwwwwww ๐ŸŒŸ elegant

I just went tee total after my stents last January by choice. My wife joined me. Surprising how much money we have saved as a result.

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Imc50Moderator in reply to Cruise1

That's brilliant, your wife's definitely in your corner ๐Ÿ‘happy healthy 2022

Birdlady64 profile image

OMG!!!๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜ŽSeriously โค those socks!!!

Great start to 2022 Ian - it does have a good vibe. Hopefully we will all be saying the same thing come 31st December ๐Ÿคž

All this talk of teetotalism is making me feel guilty for my glass or three of wine and the odd ฤข&T. But agree totally about drink driving

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Imc50Moderator in reply to Birdlady64

They're definitely visible Diane, remember the quote though..."Be safe be seen" ๐Ÿ™‚, there's nothing wrong I reckon with a nice glass of wine, I'm not a G&T person having never tried one lol

Love the socks, Happy New Year and wishing you strong legs for 2022

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Imc50Moderator in reply to WillowandSola

Thanks WillowandSola hopefully yep the legs will have a good year, no pressure, no goals, maybe the odd parkrun work allowing, simply running to enjoy the fact I can ๐Ÿ‘

I may even take the socks out now and again ๐Ÿ˜‚

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WillowandSolaGraduate in reply to Imc50

Donโ€™t lose them ๐Ÿ˜€

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Imc50Moderator in reply to WillowandSola

I think some one from the village would pop them through the door if ever that happened..... I mean who else would want to wear them ๐Ÿคฉ

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WillowandSolaGraduate in reply to Imc50

I think they match my new running jacket ๐Ÿ˜€ so if they go missing ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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Imc50Moderator in reply to WillowandSola

I hope you've got big feet ๐Ÿ˜‚

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