Slow and steady

Moving slowly through the UK countryside



Yesterday was Day 11 of Juneathon – and the 21st birthday of my youngest child.  So now I don’t technically have children anymore – though I’m well aware I’m still a mum!  Felt old and cranky.  Didn’t do any exercise beyond walking to a friend’s house and back, which hardly counts (less than half a mile).  I think that’s the first day I’ve missed being active since I started 5×50, way back on 31st March, which I think is 73 days.

Still, that’s not such a bad effort.  Maybe doing Juneathon right on top of 5×50 wasn’t such a clever idea.  Anyway, I’ve done 15 minutes of yoga today and will do some more later on, after taxiing the other daughter to her archery – so still a mum.  (Skiing and taxiing and Hawaii – any more double ii words out there?)

‘Yoga’ included a bit of balancing on this silver ball.

Balancing ball🙂


Author: Hedwigia

Gardener, wildlife geek, and very slow runner.

7 thoughts on “Oops

  1. Happy belated birthday to your youngest for yesterday, always a milestone in their lives and their parents. Don’t under estimate your work with that lovely silver balance ball, its darned hard exercise. I have a lovely colourful weighted hula hoop still sitting in a cupboard haven’t plucked up the courage to take it out yet let alone use it again, I had bruises all around my waist the last time I used it!!!!

    • Thanks for the birthday wishes; I will pass them on.

      The idea of a weighted hula hoop that inflicts bruises has really made me laugh! What a vicious implement! I think the cupboard might be the best place for it. I’ve done some hula hooping on the wii fit, though not very good at it, as I find it hard to work out what action works for catching hoops being thrown at me. I forget that the balance board can only register where my weight is, not where my upper body is leaning! It did mean that I could actually keep a real hula hoop going round my waist last week though, when some children at school were hula hooping. Very proud of myself for that. 🙂

      I’ve done another half hour of yoga now, which included a bit of relaxation, and just possibly, the odd moment of dozing off… which is OK at home, though hope I don’t do that next time in my class at work!

  2. Oh, I`d been tempted to try a weighted hula hoop. Gosh, it might even get me through some of those lazy Juneathon days.Not sure now having read Hedwiga`s comment. Maybe a big ball might be a better option. At least one could sit on it. Sitting on a big ball counts as Juneathon exercise, right?

    Congrats on getting the kids all grown up! Hope you enjoy the party!

    • Thanks! Sitting on the ball is very good core exercise. Maybe.

      I did try it for a while, as an alternative to sitting on a chair while working (or not working) on the laptop, but it was a bit strange sitting that low down. (I didn’t count it as exercise minutes though, just in case you think I cheated!)

      • I wish there was an easier core exercise than actual core exercises, if you know what I mean. Actually, I`d imagine keeping upright on that ball must mean engaging core muscles to some degree so maybe…

  3. Happy Birthday to your youngest. Mine is 35 this year. We are always Mums, aren’t we. I agree on the easier core exercises. I am doing planks and side planks. Not my fav. I tried a Hula Hoop a couple years ago and my 7 year old granddaughter kicked my butt and laughed at me.

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