Never run with a hole in your tights.. No matter how small!

Day 11 of Janathon | Day 4/5 of Jantastic .

I went to bed last night with my alarm set for 5:30 but I woke before then. I’d invited myself along on a 10 mile run held by the group sixes this morning although I almost didn’t make it because I’m rubbish with directions when in a car. Luckily I did rock up before they all left and we set out on an incredibly hilly ten miler. Even hillier than last week’s long run!
Running with runners from the group below me was great and I didn’t feel the pressure of having to keep up the pace which was a lovely change.
The pace was slow, but consistent which is the best way to run…much nicer than a speedy beginning and a gradual decline throughout the run.  I ended up running 10.35 miles as I turned back several times to pick up the back runners.

In the middle of my rushing around this morning to throw on my running clothes I discovered that my favourite purple Nike tights hanging on the clothes horse were still wet so threw on an old pair instead.  A pair which had a small hole in the crotch.  I didn’t think anything of it really, other than the possibility of drivers getting a glimpse of my bum as I ran past (better pick up the pace!) but that was a big mistake!  I was OK for the first five miles, but from then I could feel the hole gradually getting bigger and bigger.  The tops of my legs began to rub – it was feeling pretty sore towards the end and as I leaped into my car at the finish I spotted that the hole had grown to about three inches across and I had rubbed the tops of my legs raw on each side.  Somehow I had managed to block the pain out whilst I was running, but from the post-run shower onwards I was rather uncomfortable every time my legs touched!  Unfortunately I don’t think I will be able to  make the cross-country tomorrow, but will still get out for a run one way or another when sudocremed up!

I managed to resist the urge to doze for a few hours after my run this week but stuck with what has now become the long run tradition of pancakes after the run.  Pancakes with blueberries are the very best sort!Pancakes with blueberries

This afternoon whilst Dan was at football I spent about three hours cleaning the house as we have an estate agent coming to look round on Monday.

Then this evening I have been trialing different ways to create the invitations for our wedding.
This started at some point last week and I managed to buy a box of 300 sheets of brown card and 200 of yellow for a fairly cheap price.  The card arrived yesterday, so as soon as there was some table space I managed to sneak in another designing session!

Wedding card

I think we have the basic idea sorted…a brown layer that wraps around the information and is tied in place with a yellow ribbon.  Inside, yellow cards give details of the wedding.  The mock-up I made last week was small and the stamp I embossed on the front fitted just right, however it doesn’t fit quite so well when it’s created as the larger version.  Still needs some tweaking!Wedding invitations

Did you make your own wedding invitations?  And more importantly, how many did you have to make and how long did that take you?! – I think I need to make about 75 in total and  I assume I will have no more free weekends before the wedding!

14 thoughts on “Never run with a hole in your tights.. No matter how small!

    1. Vistaprint seems to be quite popular for wedding-related makes. I think we will probably head there for some of our other bits that I don’t plan on making by hand.

    1. Thanks for the Bepanthen tip! Luckily I still had an almost full pot of Sudocrem left…not any more though!
      I love playing with scissors glue and card and have a massive box (or several boxes!) in our spare room that I’m forever getting told I don’t get through fast enough!

  1. I have been having pancakes with blueberries too, lately. Very tasty and I feel marginally healthy eating them! I made my wedding invitations. I only sent out about 30 I think due to a lot of the people living in the same house – we only had a very small wedding. It didn’t take too long but it was 7 years ago so I may be remembering wrong – it was most definitely cheaper than getting someone else to do them though :)
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    1. There is something about pancakes after a run, and topped with blueberries…I agree – makes us healthy! :) Our wedding is going to be reasonably small. We’re inviting 76 now to the full day, but the majority of the people we are inviting are only two in a house. We are inviting several more to the evening, although as many of these are travelling 4+ miles I doubt they will all make it.
      Some of the costs to get other people to make the invitations were extortionate!

  2. We designed our own wedding invites – hubby is a keen designer and knows photoshop well – and then one of his suppliers at his job at the time, a graphic design agency, printed them for us as a wedding gift. I still have one on the fridge, nearly four years later :)

    And ouch re: hole in the crotch! I too learned not to run in pants with a hole in that area the hard way! Not a lot to do but rub a load of talcum powder and/or Vaseline on the area and walk a bit like Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp for a day or so 😉 x

    1. That’s really lovely that you had your wedding invites printed as a wedding gift. I shall definitely be making an extra one for me to keep too!
      I’ve made the switch from Sudocrem to Vaseline now and just googled Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp walk…I would say that is pretty much how I’m walking right now…although probably a little slower! I have also learned the hard way and will now be throwing tights away as soon as they even begin to resemble a hole in future!

  3. Oh dear!! I wondered what was going to happen – I thought it might have been a bit cold? But that sounds quite painful – and awkward!!
    Oooh the invitations look fab. When we did ours one of my mum’s friends made them. We paid her but it was far cheaper than a ‘proper’ invitation company. I think we had about 10 over what we needed in case people said they couldn’t come and then we’d use our ‘backup’ people. Ours was sweet-themed so we had a invitation with stripes on it like a pick n mix bag and then inside there was a loveheart stuck in it. It looked quite cool if I do say so myself!
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    1. A little chilly too, yes…but definitely more painful and awkward, especially trying to walk once I’d stopped running!
      I’m glad I’m not the only bride with a back-up list. Your invitations sound great, I love seeing what other people have come up with for their invitations. Some of the ‘proper’ invitation companies were so expensive. We would have had to cut our guest list down based on how much each invitation cost!

    1. Hehe! My fear in the Summer when the weather was always being asked to do our cool down stretches on the field cos that would mean lying on the ground and my hole being spotted!
      Top tip if you are in yoga with a hole again…make sure you’re right at the back!

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