Session Time: 25 minutes
Distance Covered: 2.2 miles
Total Time: 9 Hours 35 minutes
Total Distance Covered: 48.5 miles
Well it’s been a bit of a crazy week again at the house which has meant a whole seven days since my last party session (Naughty Princess Consuela)…and with the threat of the spatula looming it really was time for me to get back on the party session bandwagon!
So with my Kentish party session kit ready (Anti-histamines, eye-drops and industrial strength tissues) and my party session posse (Training Buddy, Tony, Joe, Warrior Princess and Sam) standing by we hit the streets.
And it was cold.
But it was fabulous – beautiful blue sky, gorgeous sunshine – everything an early party session person could want.
So we set off.
Up the alleyway to the main road.
Along past the horses.
To the end of the very long road…and around the corner.
To the recreational park…and half way across.
In one go.
9 minutes, and approximately 1 mile.
Party Session Princess Consuela is BACK! 😀
(…and it didn’t even take a spatula 😉 )
Now, it’s been a while since I added a ‘fun factor’ enhancer on my party sessions, and this morning I had a realisation.
Given that I have an awesome party session playlist, and that I’ve been known to throw some moves on a dance floor or two, when a song comes blasting through my little headphones which makes me want to jump up and boogie I have a dilemma.
I’m sure that those of you who have given this running thing a try would back me up that trying to throw some shapes to a great party session track while running (or lolloping) along can throw your running rhythm somewhat.
Basically if you try and so much as wiggle your hips, your legs and arms lose all coordination and you look a little like a daddy long legs (or crane fly or harvestman for my international readers) with itching powder down his pants.
It’s not a good look.
This could be an issue.
No, this is DEFINITELY an issue.
As much as I’m enjoying this lolloping lark, my tendency towards the boogie zone is always going to override any running form when a good song is blasting in my ears.
But today was a momentous occasion.
Today will go down in the history books.
Today saw the invention of the “Dance Jog”.
The dance jog is going to be my new best friend.
The dance jog is going to revolutionise my party sessions.
The dance jog is going to inspire more odd reactions from passers by than the happy dance could have ever dreamed of.
So, what is the dance jog I hear you say?
The dance jog is a revolutionary style of lolloping which fuses some slightly embarrassing dad-at-a-wedding-style dance moves, in a rhythm that means that your lolloping pace is not affected.
The basic move involves rotating your forearms in front of you in a circular motion while bobbing your head from side to side to the beat of the music. The right arm circles to the right and the left arm circles to the left one after the other…as your right arm goes up your head goes to the right and as your left arm goes up your head goes to the left.
It’s totally ridiculous.
…and anyone can do it 🙂
A breakthrough!! I can now boogie and lollop at the same time!! Woo hoo!!
(NB, there is an “Advanced Dance Jog” which involves the same move but with the arms circling in the other direction…but that will take a little more practise to perfect…mustn’t push it too far…one step at a time…)
It has to be said that the dance jog does seem to expend a little more energy than the average lollop, so its recommended use is sparing and well timed with a really kicking tune…but it really is worth the extra little push.
Very happy dance danced.
Another step closer x