Ooh Aah I Forgot My Bra!: Using the micro habit... - Couch to 5K

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Ooh Aah I Forgot My Bra!

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NilsamGraduate

Using the micro habit of putting my gym gear out the night before is usually a good motivation technique. I creep out of bed, so as not to disturb my husband, grab the outfit and go straight to the bathroom. After all, once you are dressed in your gym gear, you might as well do some excersise even if it is just a few stretches.

However, yesterday evening, I had forgotten to put out my gym bra. Hmmm.

Now my alter ego, Enid, insisted we really shouldn't run without one. Creeping back to get one would disrupt my husband's sleep again and would not be popular. Enid thought we should just sit this one out!

But being fairly flat chested, and only doing a week 2 run, I did it anyway. Not recommended for anything more that a 90 second run and it will certainly remind me to check each evening.

Enid sat on the treadmill being awkward and tutted continually. She will probably give me grief about sagging boobs but hey ho...week 2 run 3 accomplished!

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Congratulations on completing your run! I can’t imagine running without a sports bra. It would have been a walk for me.

I’ve occasionally forgotten to take underwear when I’ve been swimming wearing my costume under my clothes. That’s made for a nervous drive home crossing fingers I don’t break down or need to stop for anything!

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NilsamGraduate in reply to MissUnderstanding

Your response made me giggle...I am not sure my speed was that much faster than a fast walk to be honest. I just really wanted to do the scheduled run...shouldn't have really. 🤔🤣

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MissUnderstandingGraduate in reply to Nilsam

I’m just envious it’s even an option to run in a regular bra! It’s heavy duty, strap ‘em down, cost-a-fortune monsters here. I keep looking at pretty little crop top sets and realising they’re just not made for me. 😂

It sounds like you’re really enjoying the programme since you’re so keen to do the runs. Keep hold of that enthusiasm!

Looking forward to reading your updates.

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NilsamGraduate in reply to MissUnderstanding

Thank you...right with you.

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happyinlove in reply to Nilsam

Well done for completing the run !

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NilsamGraduate in reply to happyinlove

Thank you, Happyinlove. Great name. Happy running 🏃‍♀️

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RoxdogGraduate

Hello again Enid! Oh, the shame she must have felt! 🤣 Werk 2 done - whoppee!

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NilsamGraduate in reply to Roxdog

Tee hee...got to keep myself occupied. After all there is always house work calling. 😜

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M0useGraduate

Well done on completing the run but OMG even a brisk walk without a heavy-duty sports bra is unthinkable for me, the thought had me wincing 😧

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NilsamGraduate in reply to M0use

I really shouldn't have ...but just a treadmill jiggle. 😂

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FrencGraduate

Well done! I too put all my clobber out the night before, during the week anyway, and thankfully my sports bra has always made the clobber pile! I would have to run with my arms crossed if I forgot it. Best of luck with the next hopefully bra wearing run! Is that picture by you? It’s very good. 😊😊😊

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NilsamGraduate in reply to Frenc

Yes, I won't forget it tomorrow. Double checked already. The doodle is of my ego, Enid. The whispering voice that appears in my head..."sit down and have another biscuit". I am sure you know the one. 😉👍

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FrencGraduate in reply to Nilsam

I think we all have an Enid! 😁

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to Frenc

Ha ha... we had an awesome runner on here; mfamilias I haven't seen her for quite a while She lived in France... this is her. Enid' his name was Gary.I created him for her:)

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FrencGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Oooh Oldfloss! Gary is quite scary 🤣. Great picture 😊.

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to Frenc

He was,the bete noir of mfamilias !

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NilsamGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Wow Oldfloss he is fantastic...well done 👩🏼‍🎨👍🏻👏❤

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NilsamGraduate in reply to Frenc

Indeed we seem to. 👍🏻👏😘

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OldflossAdministrator

Good to see Enid again...even tutting!Huge well done you...out there and flaunting it!!!

(Well...almost! )

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NilsamGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

👩🏼‍🎨👍Thank you, your support is appreciated. Very slowly does it. The wrist recovered then I fell again and broke my elbow. So banned from running on pavements and through woods. Treadmill only. Still fun though.

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to Nilsam

Oh my goodness...that is horrid. What a time you have had..the TM is so useful. I used mine for ages after breaking my ribs.Just take it gently x

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NilsamGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you, Oldfloss. Onwards and upwards. I feel I learnt a few lessons on the way. Best wishes.

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Dexy5Graduate

Well done for getting the run done. You are lucky not be need the sports bra even for 90 seconds. I doubt if you’ll forget it again. 🤣

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NilsamGraduate in reply to Dexy5

I certainly won't. Double checked again...👍

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FionamagsGraduate

Whoop whoop - Enid is back with you and doing her gremlin impersonation! Good on you for running 'unsupported ' .... 🥴

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NilsamGraduate in reply to Fionamags

The voice of Enid came back big and strong as soon I thought of re doing the programme. My half hearted jogs in recent months hadn't been the same. The "support" and strength of this community is what was missing. So thank you. I really appreciate it.🏃‍♀️

No bra!! whatever next?? love that you are back and Enid is with you to cheer our day

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NilsamGraduate in reply to WillowandSola

Indoor treadmill the world is my oyster if it gets too warm. 😜😱Only joking that was very much on one off.

👍

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skysue16Graduate

When I first started Couch 2 5k I didn’t have a proper sports bra, looking back I don’t know how I managed… but I was slow! Well done for completing your run. Wonderful illustration 😊

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NilsamGraduate in reply to skysue16

Exactly...you are spot on. A very slow jiggle. But the right gear very does make a difference. You feel more confident too.Thank you for your kindness. Really appreciated.

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CBDBGraduate

So lovely to see Enid and you again, out/in and about on your running journey!

And forgetting that key item of your gear probably made sure you ran slowly enough! 🤣🤣

I certainly can tell that my different running speeds make a huge difference to the amount of jiggle! 🤣🤣🤣

Great stuff! Keep on running you two! And what a beautiful location for the treadmill!

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NilsamGraduate in reply to CBDB

Thank you so much, CBDB. Yes, I am really grateful. My husband put higher legs on the sofa so it can fold down and go underneath. So it is brilliant to use in the mornings.Thank you for your support.

🏃‍♀️

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Birra1Graduate

Well that really did bring a smile to my face. Thank you. I also prepare the night before and sneak out at the crack of door, firstly not to disturb my husband and secondly, I'm out there on my own, all villagers are luckily still snuggled up in bed, so no gossip about me in the village shop yet. 🤣

Not sure if I am envious or grateful,🤔but I haven't even contemplated a sports bra. My every day type fine for me as nothing there .

Happy running Nilsam. Oh, and I live the picture you posted.

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NilsamGraduate in reply to Birra1

Thank you so much, Birra1. Good to know I am not alone sneaking around. 🏃‍♀️😘Only the foxes and local cats to laugh when I trip up...which is why I am on the treadmill next to the sofa.😏🤣

Thank you for your support x

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apatsyfGraduate

Great to see Enid is back; we have missed you both. That made me laugh - if I went "unsupported" I'd get a bruised chin 👀😳🏃‍♀️🤣!

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NilsamGraduate in reply to apatsyf

Oh that is so good. 😱🤣 I just love the image. We are all so different, aren't we? It's great.

Thank you and take care.🤸🏻‍♀️👍🏻

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FunbugfanGraduate

That’s funny. Reminds me of the time when I used to do laps at the local pool. I forgot my knickers, what I had done was grabbed a pair of my husbands by mistake creeping out early one morning. Not quite sure how I managed that, was rather funny in retrospect, and slightly depressing given they didn’t fit!

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NilsamGraduate in reply to Funbugfan

🤣 Love it...great image of the changing room. 👏👍😅I blame the fact I have got to a certain age. The brain can get a bit forgetful at times. 😉

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GottaImproveGraduate

I must say, once I got home after W1R1, a sports bra was ordered. I think the same was true of the rest of our running group.

I did the wearing a swimming costume under my clothes and forgetting my underwear ONCE when I was younger. It was in the summer, I had worn a short pleated skirt and tight white tee shirt. I walked out of the pool and all the way home clutching my bag to my chest with both arms praying there wasn't a strong gust of wind. It felt like a 100 miles to my house. I have never forgotten since, often putting them on over my costume just to be sure. That is something I never want to repeat.

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NilsamGraduate in reply to GottaImprove

That sounds the sort of thing that happens in bad dreams...lessons learned.I think I have learnt mine too.

Happy running.

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