loves her nephews, aikido, growing her food, bouldering, hiking, running, a good picnic or sharing food with friends & ... adventures!
Group Fitness Activities
4 GoodGymmers made their way (with one very impressive run from Celine) to Lavender Court Together Housing to help set up some furniture for the residents.
The plan was originally to help spruce up the outdoor vegetable patch, but Danny from Together Housing told us they had just gotten some lovely outdoor furniture, and so we set to work setting up some of the tables and stools.
Rachel had also brought an amazing vegan red velvet sponge cake, and we all enjoyed a cup of tea and some cake and admired our handywork for the day!
Celine is extraordinary; they've received 1000 cheers. That's some serious noise and some serious support. Celine is an apostle.
The mission was to move a sofa from the living room to the front garden.
In came Goodgymers Mike & Celine, no couch potatoes either if them.
After a little head scratching as to how to fit the sofa through the door, we decided to saw the top bit off, which did the trick.
We came, we sawed, we conquered!
Post Group Run food and drinks to celebrate our birthday! Come along just for the party if you can't make the run.
Provisional plans : Chakra Lounge, Fitzalan Square. They can host 15-20 people. Prices wise, they can either do their normal menu, a 2 course meal for £12 or a 3 course for £15. We can also BYO for no extra corkage fee. https://www.thechakralounge.co.uk/
WHAT A TASK we had this week!
It had it all;
We met with the lovely Julie of Heeley City Farm (HCF) who let us into this gem of a place and through the site to the field we would be working in past all of the very cute goats.
HCF have had to have some trees on site felled and the larger logs needed splitting, bagging and shifting so that they can be dried and sold in the future to bring some income into the site which doesn't have any monetary support from the Council and needs to be self sustaining so this was a great way for us to help out.
We got straight to it, splitting.... into smaller teams:
- Log splitters - 'I wanna be... your sledgehammer!'
- Assistant log splitters - putting in the 'grenade' splitters into the logs to get them started
- Log sorters
- Log baggers
- Log movers
- Log shakers (ok, made this one up)
- Goat petters
We certainly expended some energy and shed some timber on this task! It was great to be out in the night air, a great remedy to any splitting headaches...At times it was hard to see the wood from the trees, but in the end we were told we had made up 24 bags which was a great effort!
After finishing we made great use of the well lit traffic free hill outside for some hill reps in teams where we did 4 reps of:
40% 60% 80% 110% (as the Americans say)
We had a steady saunter back before stretching off and making birthday plans (see listings on website).
Until next time, happy running! :)
We will be weeding & scraping & sweeping the paths around the car park in Heeley to make them look better for all around.
Susan from Heeley Litter Pickers will be on site to provide us with tools and direction.