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The Couch to 5k 2011 - Part 3 : Keep Holding My Hand So We Don’t get Separated!

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RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 12-Jul-11 23:07:41

Yet more space for us to talk about our progress on the Couch to 5K programme, the stuff we wear and the music we listen to! New runners are warmly welcomed - come and give it a whirl, you know you want to! There has been a lot of success on this thread, both in the UK and internationally, moral support is abundant, and there is always a kick up the arse for anyone who needs one!

If we stick together we will enjoy success, I thought song lyrics were appropriate so in the words of Gwen Stefani.. grin

Run, running all the time
Running to the future
With you right by my side
Me, I'm the one you chose
Out of all the people
You wanted me the most

Running, running, as fast as we can
As fast as we can
Do you think you'll make it?
Do you think we'll make it?
We're running, keep holding my hand
It's so we don't get separated

Be, be the one I need
Be the one I trust most
Don't stop inspiring me...

Good luck everyone x
wine

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 12-Jul-11 23:09:28

Where will this new thread take us ? What will we wear and what will we listen to?? Good luck everyone!

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RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 12-Jul-11 23:14:03

Old thread is here

It makes inspiring reading when you see how much progress we all made

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 12-Jul-11 23:15:04

< flops on sofa, and snoozes, waiting for someone to show up, with the Men at Work song going round and round in her head>

Marking spot, thanks for the wine!

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 12-Jul-11 23:19:20

chinks glasses - cheers!

sweatybrawearer Tue 12-Jul-11 23:26:14

Reporting for wittering duty!

Thanks for starting us off. I loved how the last thread went when it got onto music smile.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 12-Jul-11 23:27:06

I am so excited by all my new music!!

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 12-Jul-11 23:38:07

Apart from the scissor sisters, I'm going to run with an entirely new Playlist tomorrow! Cheers everyone!!

sweatybrawearer Tue 12-Jul-11 23:39:33

I am going to go back and have a look at it. There were quite a few of my old faves but plenty of stuff I hadn't thought of grin.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 13-Jul-11 00:00:51

There's such a lot there sweaty!

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 13-Jul-11 00:03:30

I might copy the playlists across tomorrow so they are in our new house.

sweatybrawearer Wed 13-Jul-11 02:21:13

Here's whoknows'...

It's Not Unusual Tom Jones
Milk And Alcohol Dr. Feelgood
Going Underground The Jam
Mouldy Old Dough Lieutenant Pigeon
Thriller Michael Jackson
Big Girl (You Are Beautiful) Mika
Walk this way Run DMC with Aerosmith
Devil Gate Drive Suzi Quatro
Tiger Feet Mud
Pity Poor Alfie/Fever The Jam
Town Called Malice The Jam
Funky Town Lipps Inc
I Hear You Knocking Dave Edmunds
Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Oliver's Army Elvis Costello
Chiry Chirpy Cheep Cheep Middle Of The Road
Give It Up K.C. & The Sunshine Band
I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor
My Generation The Who
Dancing In The Street David Bowie & Mick Jagger
Under The Moon Of Love Showaddywaddy
Spirit In The Sky Norman Greenbaum
Y.M.C.A. The Village People
Together We Are Beautiful Fern Kinney
Made Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
Band Of Gold Freda Payne
Call Me Blondie
Teenage Kicks The Undertones
David Watts The Jam
Heart Of Glass Blondie

Have to say lots of these are making me smile/bringing back memories. Mouldy Old Dough reminds me of my DM (when she was young!), the Jam and Blondie of being at secondary school, Relax of 6th form, Come up and see me of the time when I met DH...I might have to steal all of these!

sweatybrawearer Wed 13-Jul-11 02:31:25

Here's one of Bear's

Take a Chance On Me - ABBA
Love Shack - B52's
Jive Talkin' - Bee Gees
Love Machine - Arctic Monkeys version from Radio 1's Live Lounge where they arse around and giggle all the way through it - makes me chuckle
Something Kinda Oooh - Girls Aloud
Town Called Malice - The Jam
Sex On Fire - Kings of Leon
Everything Changes But You - Take That (I heart Take That)
Little Lion Man - Mumford and Sons - I love Mumford - like to listen to them at the beginning and end on my warm up/cool down dawdles
Dog Days Are Over - Florence and the Machine
A-Punk - Vampire Weekend
Bang Bang You're Dead - Dirty Pretty Things
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
I Don't Feel Like Dancin' - Scissor Sisters - SNAP - that'll make me think of you now Peas
Song 2 - Blur - wooo hooooooooo!
Teenage Kicks - The Raconteurs
Tiger Feet - Mud +

Far too modern for my taste! (Except Scissor Sisters, B52's and BeeGees)

sweatybrawearer Wed 13-Jul-11 02:34:10

and the rest of Bear's...

Mr Blue Sky
Born This Way - Lady Gaga
aforementioned Love Machine
Do You Love Me - The Contours - gets me shaking my ass every time
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - JET
Volare & Bamboleo - Gypsy Kings - more jigglers
Single Ladies & Crazy In Love - Beyonce - think Beyonce jogging along and you're not far off from my running style
Fame - Irene Cara
Flashdance What A Feeling - Fame (I am really showing my advanced years now)
Another One Bites The Dust/FBG/Don't Stop Me Now
Mr Blue Sky - again - motivates me like no other
I'm Gonna Be/I'm On My Way/King of the Road - The FABULASTIC Proclaimers

Loving lots of these - "my song", Flashdanace (reminds me of DS2 being born - we were living overseas and the only English TV channels were CNN and baaad movies. Flashdance was on what felt like continuous loop for the first week of his life).

sweatybrawearer Wed 13-Jul-11 02:34:46

and dementedma's

Don't stop me now - Queen
Fat bottomed Girls - Queen
Proud - Heather Small
Pencil full of lead - Paulo Nutini
Walking on sunshine - Katrina and the Waves

sweatybrawearer Wed 13-Jul-11 02:36:26

All this C+P'ing is of course excellent distraction from:

(a) no running for over a week
(b) TMA writing - still have a few '000 words to go grin

sybilfaulty Wed 13-Jul-11 06:31:09

Found you! Thanks for the thread, Rather. Looking forward to running, listening, shopping and generally hanging out with you all.

No running for me today. I am off to the O2 tonight (hurray!) to see Neil Diamond (shhhhhhhhhh!) - could I suggest "America" be added to our playlist? It's not actually on my wetpod but it should be. Running tomorrow. Am going to try to get further in my 5k before I walk. Yesterday was about half and half, so tomorrow I'll try to run for 3k before I walk.

We need some more recruits really so we can reminisce about Robert, Laura and the early days. If you are reading and debating joining, please do, we are all new runners (in the last year or so) I think and positively evangelical about the C25k programme. New runners hugely welcome and will be warmly encouraged.

Keep on running everyone smile

sybilfaulty Wed 13-Jul-11 06:32:12

Sweaty, are you with the OU? What is your TMA about? I have been an OU lecturer, although not at the moment. They are great courses.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 13-Jul-11 07:13:26

We got enough music for a party!!

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 13-Jul-11 07:14:30

Thanks for copying it sweaty. We needed it with us grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 13-Jul-11 07:34:34

And Bear.... the atmosphere is definitely crap right now. I have full on 1970s shag pile fitted lung carpet this morning. It must be pollen, dust, pollution and stuff.
<cough>

Scissor Sisters, good idea!

Sweaty - Mouldy Old Dough reminds me of my dear Granny, she had a record player and a few singles which we used to play non stop at her house, this was one of them. The Jam were the first band I ever went to see, the year before they split up [nostalgic emoticon].

I have been thinking about upbeat music from the 80s and brought to mind The Skids, Tenpole Tudor (who I saw mentioned in another thread about music for running to a while ago), The Clash, need to go and look for 80s compilations on Amazon I think.

Sybil - I'm intrigued by the idea of the wetpod and thinking DH might like one for his birthday in a few weeks, do you think you could post a link to it?

sweatybrawearer Wed 13-Jul-11 12:08:04

sybil - I'm in the final stages on an MBA through the OU. It's taken me almost 4 years, I have just the last TMA (7500 words) to write, and an ECA in October.

Enjoy Neil Diamond this evening - DS2 (9) has come back from school a fan grin

pistey, hope your lungs feel better soon!

encyclogirl Wed 13-Jul-11 14:35:36

w7r3 tonight. Running 25 mins with <relative> ease, looking forward to going out again.

I'm actually running 5 days a week and therefore zipping through the programme.

Finding cool new running routes has been the secret to my success this time around. I am starting to really feel like a proper runner now smile

How's everyone else doing?

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