Day 306 & 307: Running and Dancing and Yoga-ing

Joint Wednesday and Thursday post, in an attempt to catch up πŸ™‚

Day 306 Wednesday

Wednesday was awesome…I am leading with that because it was so awesome it really needs mentioning! It was the day I finally answered one of the questions that has been haunting me for the past 10 months

Will I ever be able to run without having to have walk intervals?

I ran for 20 whole minutes...

I ran for 20 whole minutes…

Yes I will!

And how do i know this…

well…Quite unexpectedly, I ran for 20 minutes on Wednesday without stopping! Let me tell you, no one was more surprised than me!!

I decided I would squeeze in a lunchtime run, to stave of worry about the looming 10k (it was still looming then!). I didn’t have long enough to do one of the runs from the 10k training app, and the interval timer decided not to work, so at the last minute I decided to wing it!

after a 2 min warm up I ran for a min then faltered and walked again for about 30s then started running again…and just carried on…and on! I could hardly believe I just kept going, something I have never been able to do before!!! Yet another Paddington Bear!!

after about 20 mins I stopped, I don’t know why I stopped and walked, I am not sure if I actually needed to or if I just stopped because I couldn’t get over the shock of running none stop for the longest time ever in my life!! I did the rest of the circuit back to work in something like 1 min run 1 min walk intervals…

It was awesome!!

and then…to compound the awesome there was dancing to be done in the evening! for a change on a Wednesday we were dancing out, a rare evening pub stand for Mythago.

malt shovel

orange again!

We were dancing with another side Rampant Rooster at a pub in Horsham. To brighten up a dull evening, we decided to wear coloured kit…well some of us did (it wasn’t just me I promise). We did one stand outside, but unfortunately the weather did not cooperate, and the musicians were (understandably) concerned about their instruments…
malt shovel 2this put an end to our dancing…for a while…

being morris dancers we couldn’t be stopped that easily, and did some impromptu naked dancing inside the pub… despite the small space, I have to say weΒ were pretty awesome!

IΒ did (outside):
Triskele, Avebury Ring, Maiden Castle, Β (and Inside) Star of the County Down, Spank the Monkey, and Fanny Frail πŸ˜€

ok…for those of you who are worried…Naked dancing for mythago just means without kit…we still had clothes on…honestly!!

Day 307 Thursday

As is the tradition on recent Thursdays, I was relatively tired. I got myself out for a walk at lunchtime, it wasn’t the longest walk I have had, but it was pleasant, and 35 mins and considerably better than sitting around all lunchtime πŸ˜€

IMG_3714[1]The other thing I did on Thursday was Yoga. I got out my Daily yoga app and did the Sun salutation (5 min version) theΒ Yoga Sequence for Beginners (20 min version) and the Laying poses for beginners (10 min version) in the hopes of stretching myself out πŸ™‚

It worked too!


My very helpful cat!!

It was only hindered a tiny bit by my cat sitting on my head and walking under me when I was in downward dog!

You can see how helpful he looks there…

despite cat assistance, it was good yoga, and still less scary than going to a yoga class…

Day 306 & 307 Complete


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About Sam Catchpole

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12 responses to “Day 306 & 307: Running and Dancing and Yoga-ing”

  1. Expat Eye says :

    I tried a yoga class in Latvian. Now that was a challenge πŸ˜‰

  2. nancytex2013 says :

    Sam…YAY!!! I didn’t know you had run 20 straight that day! So proud of you!! I almost started tearing up because it brought me back to my first 20 mins straight-thru run here: And, like you, i’m not sure why I even stopped when I did. I felt like I had more gas in the tank. πŸ™‚

    way to go, warrior!

    also, p.s. It’s so awesome to see the girls I love following and commenting on each other now. I LOVE THIS BLOGGING COMMUNITY!!!

    • Ice_Badger says :

      πŸ™‚ I was so pleased!! I didn’t mean to do it so there was no pressure or anticipation or mental block, I just went and didn’t stop πŸ˜€
      This community is awesome isn’t it πŸ˜€ I am so glad I found it!!

      • nancytex2013 says :

        Good girl! You rocked it! The day after my 20 min run is when I did 30 mins in a row. That was my longest consecutive run to date. πŸ™‚ Have never repeated it, and have never surpassed it. πŸ™‚

      • Ice_Badger says :

        I am going to try for some more now my 10k is out of the way πŸ˜€

  3. fisefton says :

    It’s no wonder your cat wanted to hinder you, I mean downward facing dog!?! Don’t worry, I know what the move is and I can quite understand your cat wanting to go under it and the name would just drive a cat crazy anyway. My son used to try to sit on my back when I was trying to do the cat/cow pose πŸ™‚

    Oh, and woo hoo! on the 20 minutes running πŸ˜€

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