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Keeping Warm


I went to BMF again today. I manned up and went back to my normal red group, where I survived the hour and the cold. I am however devastated that due to my still slightly sore ribs I can’t do burpees.

I kept warm wearing my Hippsy Waist Warmer. It’s an extra layer for keeping warm around the middle and kidneys. Great if you favour low-cut jeans or short tops and very useful extra layer around the middle when running, cycling or exercising outdoors in cold temperatures. I like it because it keeps my top tucked into my bottoms. Top tip, size down if wearing with lycra so it doesn’t ride up when moving a lot but maybe not for casual with jeans, a Muffin top is not a good look.

picture from hippsy.co.uk

Janathon day 16. 1 hour BMF class (reds) including… 2.5 miles running, 100 press ups (mostly wimpy girly ones), 50 situps (only managed half – poorly ribs) and 200 blooming squats (such a tragedy I can’t do burpees).

Author: fairweatherrunner

West London fair weather runner, British Military Fitness fan, mother of teenage sons and drinker of wine. Sometimes found on the Isle of Wight.

6 thoughts on “Keeping Warm

  1. I always freeze around my ‘middle’ area, so def have to look at this waist warmer. Just need so sort out my freezing thighs and I’ll be sorted!

  2. Why do I get the feeling that it will take your ribs a looooong time to recover enough for burpees?

  3. Well done on your BMF – thanks for sharing the Hippsy Warmer too, I’m getting me one of those very soon x

  4. Rachel, I love you! I’ve been looking for something like The Hippsy for years. I’ve got so many pairs of low cut jeans, and too short t-shirts, and I’ve wanted something to fill the gap, and here it is, in many many colours!!!!!! Wonderful!

  5. There’s a Crossfit place in Canary Wharf – kind of like BMF but indoors 🙂

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