Running Coach, S&C Coach and P.T.. Love the outdoors & nature. Exercising for mental health.
This week our good deed was to go and help out Paul at Bishop Aldhelm's Primary School fill some planters with soil that had been delivered.
Marianne, Sarah, Laura and myself met up at Flirt Cafe dodging some loud and intoxicated locals and aiming to start our 6km run through the gardens.
On our walk and catch up, we were talking about how we were feeling and Marianne said she felt like a fat sausage....and hey presto she found a £10 note on the ground!! What a start!!
Laura had decided that although she had a netball game in the evening that a quick run and soil shifting mission was doable...we'll have to ask her today how that netball game went.
We jogged up through the gardens chatting along and enjoying the evening sunshine, with barely any people out and about.
As always Paul was outside the school ready to clap us in on arrival and welcoming us with a big smile.
They had been given 5 tonnes of soil and our job was to fill as many boxes as possible and then empty these into the planters...let's see how much we could get done in an hour!
Off we went, trying to come up with the most efficient way of doing things without anyone overdoing it.
We got into a rhythm and although it looked like a tall ask, we managed to shift two tonnes of soil in an hour, which meant that we emptied two massive bags and filled two of the planters.
Pretty impressive stuff for 5 of us....one feeling like a fat sausage...the other with a netball game still to come, another having spent the day working indoors and the other having run a 10k in the morning already. Man we are badass!!!
We took some snaps and set off running back through the gardens trying to get Laura back in time for her netball game!
We set off in different directions...just a little bit more tired than when we started but feeling much better for having spent time together and having helped someone out.
Another good deed and another lovely evening with lovely people!!
Next week we are doing good on Wednesday!
This week's good deed is one of our favourites and by the sound of the residents reaction to our arrival, it may be one of their favourite visits!
We met up at our old meet up location outside Flirt in the Triangle. Lots of great times had been had at Flirt so it was a great place to meet and catch up.
We all arrived from different parts and in different ways. Marianne was the bravest, running from home adding another 4-5 miles or so to her total for the evening.
Daryl had been for a toasty run in the morning and Caprice was taking things slow after different injuries so we took a little detour and kept our run to Westbourne house short and sweaty!
Daryl had kindly printed off the quiz and so became the quiz master for the evening.
Nicky had set up the residents in 3 teams and we had around 4-5 residents on each table. Sue, joined one, I joined one and Caprice and Marianne joined another.
With 30 questions to get through Daryl got us going.
From pregnant gold fish to Rosa Parks, we racked our brains for knowledge hidden away at the back of our minds.
After swapping sheets and doing some marking for each other, two teams finished joint top on 24 correct answers. They needed 3 additional questions to be separated and the team with Caprice and Marianne, Adrian's Angels came out Champions.
We were clapped out and loved it! We headed back and Daryl invited us to a quick drink at Flirt to enjoy the last of the evening sunshine!
Thank you guys for a lovely evening!! Next week's group outing is Tuesday evening!