I'm a young , keen runner - Up for a challenge - Proud to be part of Good Gym !
It was lovely to be back at the allotment. We were working on the original plot that we started on many many months ago. As with anything in life, if you don’t maintain it , it gets out of hand... and the weeds were back ... not nearly as high as before but still a thymely reminder not to loose the plot! Keep onto of your weeds!
Regular gardeners Pam and Kam knew the difference between a bush and a weed, whereas I would never parsley the test on a gardening exam! Clearly no Charlie Dimmick!
World Affairs and just affairs in general
As we dug and pulled and picked out the weeds we chatted about anything and everything. The convo went from Eurovision and nil points to Boris’ alleged affair, Edwina and John Major’s affair (poor Norma), thankful we don’t have Trump but sad we don’t have Jacinda.
A day in the leaf of Jean
There is never a dill moment when Jean is at a task. Firstly, she told us how at this moment in time, she was on German TV!!
That was a bit mulch for my brain to take as clearly she was standing right there in front of me!
She explained how her Opera Singer Son was performing in Germany and the TV presenter had interviewed Jean earlier on that day, as he’d met her in the past and wanted to know how she was!
The conversation then went into WW2 and where Jean was during that period. She told us that as she lived in Cranford she stayed at home and wasn’t sent to the countryside. She remembers when doodlebugs used to fly overhead and hover over an area where they would release the missiles! Can you imagine that! Love listening to Jean’s stories
Already looking forward to next weeks episode of allot-enders
Nice to see our runners braving this week weather down at the Stoke Road Alottments, we were all over the Rainbow not moon tonight. Weeding the second patch for our expectant mummies, Jean even took some lovely green home for her turtle.
Jenny was back with us with her 100 DEED T-Shirt, congratulations again.
Finally Claire makes her first ever good deed with us, Claire is use to dumb bells, but she dealt herself ACE of SPADES.
We look forward to seeing you next Tuesday.
Great to see 8 GoodGym members come out from the Shelter of the Storm for their weekly dose of fitness.
Come rain or shine we knew a few wouldn’t mind getting Wet Wet Wet
With a nice warm up planned, the team were Singing in the Rain as we started our easy run, tempo run, easy run technique to the Rugby grounds.
With no Umbrella to keep them dry, they embraced the run challenge. Little did they know we had more fitness work planned!
A few arm movement techniques thrown in for good measure, I’m sure I even heard some Laughter in the Rain!
Next onto the cone challenge, with short bursts of different exercises at each coloured cone, even Stormski couldn’t squat like Jean, whilst others were going mad like AC/DC and burning some energy like Lightning Strikes!
I did have to ask Why does it always rain on me?! But I know not to be disheartened by the weather in the UK.... I quite like it when a few Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head
Next we did some agility work! Working on our speed skill and movement skills. Some of the team were going crazy like it was Raining Men But it was only Ricky tonight ... don’t know where the rest of the blokes are these days??
Then came the strength work. Lunges sets to prepare those legs for all the techniques we learnt! We were like Riders in the Storm by the time we finished!
Great effort everyone... not sure I mentioned the weather in the report but we got drenched.... back to Ricky next week.
Another lovely albeit a little damp walk from The Myrke into Eton, enjoying the scenery and the chit chat.
On our return to The Myrke I asked the ladies if they wanted to do some resistance band exercises - no one 'resisted' so I cracked on with showing them how to do chest flys, lat pull downs, shoulder extensions, tricep extensions and lower leg exercises which activate the glutes.
A few new exercises for the team to practise!
What a great transformation from the team!!! We will be returning next Tuesday 18th May please click on the link to sign up: https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/allotment-tidy-up-36116421-f3c8-4efc-b48e-0f5d1819f9f5.
Enjoy the photos.
We had 9 runners tonight run 3k in a training session in Slough with plenty of fitness training thrown in too.
We started by welcoming new runner, Tracey, to her first Goodgym session.
After a quick warm up we went straight into fitness training focusing on leg strengthening and core workouts, combining them with running techniques learned in previous sessions. This included squats, sumo squats, backward lunges, russian twists, single and double leg extensions.
After each set of core exercise we introduced speed training and hill exercise to help work towards becoming stronger runners.
We could all take lessons in endurance from Jean and Pam!
We ended the session with a few games including "Noughts and Crosses" using coloured cones, challenging each other in teams. Sandy was super happy to win a couple of games!
Happy birthday to Harsha. We celebrated the big "40" in true Goodgym style by dedicating our last exercise to her favourite exercise and completed 40 Burpees on her behalf.
Jean just completed a six month streak of doing missions. That’s so many bags of garden rubbish cleared and jobs done to help someone out and put a smile on their face. Give Jean a cheer to encourage them to keep up the good work.
It was one of those strange days where it was sunny one minute then windy then downpour then sunny again!
At 1pm Seb, who is our task owner and now Goodgym member (wohoo!), messaged me to ask if we should cancel
No way hose say I said!
Its always sunny in Slough and boy did the sun not let us down!
There was a gray cloud over us for the whole time but it behaved itself!
Plotting a plan
We were continuing to plough the plot from the other week. Weed turned over the top half of it already so today was all about the bottom.
Jean was on a mission to get some potatoes for her dinner tonight, whilst Agni told us all about her travels and life story.
Thats what I love about GoodGym sessions, there is always a story to tell and a tale to listen to.
We are back out tomorrow night at Antz Kids and hopefully back at the allotments next week (task will be uploaded once we get the go ahead)!
What an enjoyable session that was!
We started off well with a level of running along the Jubilee, but soon decided that our stories were more interesting so slowed down to a gently plod then inevitably a walk.
Along came a coffee shop and hey presto thats where we ended up! My kinda training session!