Day 141 & 142 Hilly running and a Pilates reset

Good afternoon πŸ™‚

I am finally catching up with myself! It has been a little bit hectic recently, but I am now at last on the weekend write up. Starting with Saturday:

Day 141: Saturday…

This was the day I realised how flat the areas. I knew already of course, but Saturday was the day I got to run in a hilly area for the first time which made me realise how much harder it is!

We were staying with some friends in the middle of England, SO I set out into the cold morning at 7:15 leaving the rest of the house sleeping, only to discover that it was much colder than I expected and I regretted leaving my thermal legs behind! But never mind, I soon got going πŸ™‚

badby run

Views from my run…including my shoes looking cleaner now the pink has washed off in the rain!

I have to admit I struggled with this run, I had to walk more on the ups than I wanted, but I did run all the downs and flats…I definitely found it tiring than normal, it was without a doubt a good work out!


run stats πŸ™‚

When I looked back at it, I was pretty pleased with what I achieved too…I was faster than I have been recently, even taking into account the walks on the ups. πŸ˜€ And it was definitely getting up early and running as I managed to spend about 10 hours in the car during the rest of Saturday :-S

so that means day 141 Complete

On to Day 142 Sunday:

after all that time sitting in a car, Sunday morning Pilates reset was very welcome πŸ™‚

Today the class was very technique focused, much more concentration on not wobbling and engaging the core and generally only moving the correct body parts while keeping the other ones stabilised! This was an eye opener too…with no balls or resistance bands and with Sarah going around correcting any postural mistakes / wobbles, it definitely took a lot more concentration and effort.

which was a good thing πŸ™‚

It was a useful reminder of the principles of the Pilates class, Β a reminder to get every movement precise while maintaining correct breathing and hold on your core muscles. I even dropped back a level on some moves, just to make sure I really got them right, rather than doing the more advanced one badly πŸ™‚



I can tell you, that for a move that looks so simple in pictures, the superman move, is remarkable hard when you have to concentrate on not rolling your hips towards the supporting leg! well worth the practice though πŸ™‚


Day 142 Complete πŸ˜€


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

About Ice_Badger

Exercisaholic, Photographer, Artist, Engineer, Morris Dancer, General Obsessive...

2 responses to “Day 141 & 142 Hilly running and a Pilates reset”

  1. nancytex2013 says :

    Great job getting that run in a travel day — I know how hard that is!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

The New Girl

Notes and thoughts on an Escape to the Isle of Skye

I didn't have my glasses on....

A trip through life with fingers crossed and eternal optimism.


Be Humble, Stay Hungry, Play Hard

A photographic blog – one self-portrait a day


I live the life of a Fat, Black Woman. Apparently, you're mad about it.

Gin or Gym

Thoughts from a recovering Gymophobe on life, fitness and coping with being in my fifties

The Fitness Project

A non sugar coated diary of my path to a healthier life

Blog – Nerd Fitness

My quest for fitness, health and superpowers

Comfitment Issues

A fitness blog for people with commitment issues

Did That Just Happen Blog

Sometimes even I can't explain my life!


Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

Mama G's adventures

If you can't fly with the big girls....stay off the broom

Touch Of Cinnamon

There are words that kiss us as if they have a mouth

Trenton Babbage Enterprises

All you'll ever need, if you're only looking for stuff that's specifically here

Art Journal

Art inspired by life

Red Van Travels

Let the ad-van-tures begin...

The Cocktail Challenge

Our attempt at mixing, drinking and tinkering aka getting drunk and feeling fancy

Living Out Loud

With my feet on the ground and head in the clouds...

Who Shot Tony Blair?

In a post-Brexit, pre-dystopian Britain, the people really are in charge. Which is what we all wanted, right?

Building Belaquis

Bodybuilding | Meal Prep | Ramblings

Dinata Misovec

Has Senior Adventures

kirilson photography

the stories behind the pictures, and vice versa

Awkward Bouncer

Olympic Silver Medallist in Trampolining at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Sheffield University Graduate in Biology


from the pretty to the gritty

Lifting Barbelle

Fitness, food, failure and success. Let's motivate each other to reach our goals! πŸ’–

heavy barbell

Sex, weights and protein shakes. Mainly weights though...

My Curls

The blog of

Burpees to Bubbly

Because good workouts deserve bubbly rewards!

Squat University

The Ultimate Guide To Finding Your True Strength

Running While Fat

I'm fat. I run. And lift. And yoga. And swim. And...

Lifting My Spirits

A lifelong dream deferred no longer- transformation from fat chick to bodybuilder after age 50.

My Bucket List

Live For Today

The Gym Bug

Follow my mission to catch the "gym bug"

Clumsy Runner Blog

Sunshine, Smiles & Happy Miles

The Performance People

Horsham Personal Training, Sports Therapy and Nutritional Therapy


blogging about Janathon and Juneathon running challenges

simplifying a happy healthy lifestyle


never perfect. always progressing. keep bloomin.

The Warrior Project

Become the modern warrior in what ever you do.

%d bloggers like this: