Muddy bum run!

I don’t know where the time goes but almost a week has passed since my last run. I have been going to yoga on a weekly basis – signing up for a class helped – and I feel that I am in danger of being able to do a press up before the year is out!

This weekend is a bank holiday and we are spending it at home, which is great for me, time to chill out and catch up on sleep, execrcise and general pottering type activities.  Having discovered that the route to the river down the lane is a dead end I decided to look for an alternative. I’ve seen walkers heading off around the back of the pub, and lo and behold on the map there is indeed a pathway from  there down to the river.

Like a pre teen on a non school day I woke up at 6 this morning and decided to give it a go. This is the promising start;IMG_2174

This innocuous looking bank has actually a very sharp crest topped with wet clay. It was very slippy and did nothing for my running gait!! It crossed my mind that I should have worn my trail shoes.IMG_2175

And this, bless Mother Nature, is the the first mud bank that I slipped on and slid down on my bum! I didn’t bother taking a picture of the other one. Or of my muddy bum. That would be TMI!


I don’t think trail shoes would have helped.

Despite my mishaps it was a lovely run by the river, out of the way, lots of flat bits full of the sounds of running water and birdsong. I did do a videoclip for you but as I’m a cheapskate on a free WordPress plan I can’t upload it for you to listen to!

sometimes it’s just great to be outdoors! It was a nice 3 mile loop and I think that despite the slip sliding it will become a regular route for me.

Happy running! Jx



About mawil1

Hi my name is julie and I took up running at the age of 46! Hence 'mawil' Middle Aged Woman In Lycra. I did it at first because someone asked me to do a charity run with them. I couldn't run at all, but pride wouldn't let me be seen to be unable to run so I started a walk run programme. I stuck with it and to my surprise I found that I liked it- after a couple of weeks of progress I was hooked! My blog is about my progress in running and how I fit it in with the rest of my life.
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16 Responses to Muddy bum run!

  1. shaz says:

    Sounds perfect!

  2. Perfect..
    Happy Easter pet..

  3. The pictures remind me of our school cross-country run. I hated it – feet trying to push you forward, but your body is going nowhere! Give me firm ground or tarmac any day! Looks like a nice run for the summer though. 🙂

    • mawil1 says:

      Yes- I’m very much looking forwards to doing it in the dry! Lovely though it was I’m not slipping around today -it’s going to be tarmac based!

  4. CJ says:

    oh that looks STUNNING… careful you may have that mad Shazmudlovingwoman coming to check it out *lol*
    happy Easter to you and your boys! x

  5. You definitely need trail shoes for that! But so lovely.

  6. I just created a free youtube account, upload my videos there and then all I need to do in wordpress is paste the link to youtube and it shows automagically! (just in case you want to share something in the future you can do the same)

  7. That looks so nice, whilst it’s muddy now hopefully it will be dry in the summer.

  8. oscardiamond says:

    Trail shoes should help when you are running at an angle (degree of camber, I think) plus give grip going up and down in those excessively muddy and slippery conditions. Of course I didn’t follow my own advice some while back and fell over in a parkrun mud fest. Trail shoes really do make a difference. I must remember that!

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