So who is fed up of the lockdown and keen to get fit(ter) before Easter 🐣 ? Well you'll be pleased to know that GoodGym are here to help, by inviting you to an informal virtual event - LEJOG! This is something I have never heard of before but the idea is that we walk, jog or run from Lands End 🏴 to John O'Groats 🏴 (that's 1084 miles in total) as a group by the end of March. So there's no pressure here - if we all do a little we will get a long way! And the more that sign up the better of course :-)
And thank you to the LEJOG Leaders who are:
Week 1: Monday 1st March to Sunday 7th March - Cath Rose
Week 2: Monday 8th March to Sunday 14th March - Gaby Newson
Week 3: Monday 15th March to Sunday 21st March - Jo O'Leary
Week 4: Monday 22nd March to Sunday 28th March - Gina Johnston
Week 5: Monday 29th March to Wednesday 31st March - TBC!
Please note that there is no medal available - only virtual hugs!
The Rules 🦠
Walk, jog or run by yourself, with other members of your household OR with one other person from another household while social distancing.
Connect with Strava (if possible) and record your LEJOG miles on there.
Take some photos of your travels and post on WhatsApp and social media.
Have FUN 🥳!
Can't wait to get started with this - see you all at Lands End tomorrow (virtually of course)!
Pauline has travelled far and wide and reached 10 different GoodGym areas. Nothing will keep Pauline still, they are still hungry for more. Keep moving Pauline.
A few good gym members committed over the month of February to do a little litter picking in their local areas. This included a valentines litter pick. (yes there are some litter picking romantics out there!) Well done to all! ... and here are a few pictures which tell the story.
I have set up another for the month of March while we are still effectively in lockdown with the weather improving you can expect to be busy!
Welcome to Marco who has just joined us and has a passion for litter picking. Give him a cheer!
Bring on more sunshine and (slightly) warmer weather! Spring is almost here.
The challenge: on your walk or run, find a collection of street names that spell out the word S-P-R-I-N-G.
BONUS POINTS: find a street name that actually contains the word Spring, or the name of a flower or anything Spring-related (eg Tulip Lane).
Get your Strava going, take a photo 📸 of the street names you find, and send them in to firstname.lastname@example.org to add to our final report.
The weather is finally turning a corner and what better combination than a good run and the first days of Spring.
The challenge: run as far as it takes to spot the first flowers of Spring 🌼
We're talking daffodils, tulips, snowdrops - whatever you find first!
Get your Strava going, take a photo 📸 of the flowers you find, and send them in to email@example.com to add to our final report.
A beautiful day, a sunshine filled walk, and a quick pop in to the shop for Mr M's Saturday chicken and newspaper.
As a reward for being so well behaved, the dogs get to frolic through a green space. Here it was that we met a lovely lady, catching her breath after having a blood test at our nearby hospital.
She was taken by the dogs antics, so we stopped to have a chat. We were going the same way, so walked slowly, finding things in common and putting the world to rights.
As it happens, we pass by her house every Saturday. A well kept, pretty semi-detached house, where she has lived since her wedding night, 54 years ago. Promising to give a wave when next we passed, we carried on to see Mr M.
As the weather was warm and dry, he was looking forward to a short walk to the top of the road, to get a breath of fresh air, and a little exercise.
After our usual catch up, and armed with next week's shopping list, we set off for a walk home along the canal.
There are so many lovely, but lonely people right on our doorstep. Hopefully, our offers of support have gone some small way to make them feel less alone.