17 runners ran 4.5km to help the The Log Cabin in Ealing.
- Tuesday, 21st of January 2020
- Led by Liv Parker-Scott
On a frrreeeezzing night in Ealing, 17 runners came out to help support The Log Cabin Children's Charity.
"I've got four layers on" - Chris
Big welcome this week to Laurine who joined us at GoodGym for the first time. You know the drill, give her a cheer!
We started promptly with a good warm up including the ministry of silly walks and a good old laugh at just how uncoordinated we all are.
We also got to know each other better by chatting through our worst jobs around the home. Mostly everyone hated the washing up (specifically washing up cutlery). Niche answer this week goes to Lionel who hates putting the cap on the toothpaste, I'm actually with him there.
Tonight's task was all about helping with jobs around the playground and garden and in particular one big task was trimming back the tree (or what we thought was a tree) growing into the main shed. Turns out it was a big old chunk of ivy and Lionel and Chris wasted no time in getting that bad boy hacked sheared right back. The rest of the gang weeded, swept and raked all around the site, giving staff there more time to spend on other projects. Boom.
Team work at the end saw us human train all the cuttings, leaves and weeds down to the composting area leaving us just enough time for a quick fitness session to warm up again for the run back.
We all agreed the hardest part of tonight was getting out of the front door but we were all glad we did for those sweet running endorphins. Also we're all now pretty smug knowing we've done something good and done a bit of exercise with our mates.
So here's the update on the January Challenge, we’ve really made some awesome progress this past week and are now sitting pretty on 109 good deeds! Check out the rankings here. We’re trying to beat our numbers from last year and everyone who takes part makes a huge difference so get involved as much as possible in the next week.
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