Runner, gym goer, occasional cyclist and swimmer. Work in the Humanitarian Sector. Proud GoodGym beneficiary.
8 brave goodgymmers took their chances with the weather and ended up having a lovely sunny evening helping out Leyla over at Living Under One Sun.
Blue Words and Yellow Courgettes
It's never a dull night when we visit Leyla and tonight was no exception. Leyla had arranged a few jobs for us and we wasted no time upon arrival. With the green at Luos in need of a bit of tidying up, we were happy to oblige.
It's courgette season and Luos was packed full with lovely courgettes everywhere. This perhaps subliminally led tonight's conversation to be punctuated by several anecdotes involving a few phallic rude words. One particular story about how one of tonight's stars discovered the meaning of the W word for onanist will stay with us for a very long time. You had to be there for this one, really.
After about an hour's work flew by, we said our goodbyes but not before Leyla fed us apples and minty water and sent us home with bags full of rhubarb, courgettes, and cheekiness.
Join us next week, when we will pay a visit to our friends at Lordship Rec. Fun!
UPDATE: Euclides is injured so there won't be a run ahead of tonight's task. We'll meet directly at LUOS. Apologies for the inconvenience
Leyla needs a hand and how could you ever say no?
The wonderful folk at Luos need a hand sorting out some wood and fixing the outdoor dining area so come and unleash your inner lumberjack for a good cause!
We'll do a one way run for this task as it's on the longish side (4k) so bring your oyster cards!
We're really cool. Really!
Goodgymmers are a community of runners, cyclists, and walkers that combine getting fit with doing good. We stop off on our evening exercise sessions to do physical tasks for community organisations and to support isolated older people with social visits and one-off tasks they can't do on their own.
Go on, you know you want to
We'll be meeting at our new temporary home - Blue House Yard walk/run/jog, do a good deed, and walk/run/jog back - all within 90 minutes. We meet at 6.45pm and leave by 7.00pm. This is a one way trip run tonight so bring your Oyster card.
If you are new to all this, don't be shy and don't be worried about feeling left out, we make everyone feel very welcome. We welcome runners of all abilities and never leave anyone behind. If you have any questions please email me on email@example.com