I’ve been a good gym member for over a year now and am relocating to Cambridge!
Join a zoom call at 7pm for twenty minutes of fitness ( warm up / Short hit session warm down) have your favourite music at the ready) OR join at 7.20 for a chat. I promise not to do my broom trick! ( unless the demand is overwhelming)
My Jack Russell puppy Florence has asked if I can run a mission that she can help with, as she wants to get some good deeds of her own. As she is excellent at finding litter I have decided to set up this plogging session at Highgate woods. It would be good if any other GoodGym dogs can join us but they are not obligatory.
We will meet near the gypsy gate entrance on Muswell Hill Road. Due to current restrictions you will need to bring your own gloves and litter picker if you have one.
Fifteen intrepid explorers braved the wilderness to hunt down exotic animals in the remote district of Barnet (mostly). It's a dangerous journey north if you want to explore this region of London but alone and isolated these risk taking runners hit the jungles and savanna's with their fully charged weapons (well camera phones). Strava instigated, they found some extraordinary sites and had to endure great hardship. ( well if you call 21° and slight wind difficult conditions) The photos are Exhibited above and a committee was formed to judge the winners on a social zoom call. Judge for yourself. The committee recommend the following for distinction. Please give them a shout out! ... and all the others.
Your next Goodgym Barnet challenge is to name your favourite running song. Hopefully not too taxing but please test out on a run. (I ￼appreciate this is often a person preference but it will be interesting to see if we have ￼commonalities.) One of my favourites is Mr Blue sky by ELO I thought it fast paced and I felt uplifted by the lyrics. Could you sign up here and share with all the goodgym community. May be a picture of the song cover or a video of you running to the music? (on Whats App or comments here) I’ll report back to you in a week with the results.
We will up load your suggestion to spotify (see link) and vote for the best.(Zoom meeting to be organised)
Here’s the playlist link : GG Barnet Top Tunes by vbakhshi https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2TTfdy9YRiIYa1W7ZCL3At?si=OxoZpLhmThKMLOszELPWfw
But most importantly tell us how it makes a difference with a run!
Lets keep moving and motivating others. (We can now run in SD pairs!)
Keeping moving Paul
The mission (if you choose to accept it) is to go for a run and get the best picture of an animal of any sort. Give a brief description of your hunt if you will. Extra points for originality and storytelling. Good luck and please share on WhatsApp.
The task was to run and take a photo of something that you enjoy or appreciate seeing. Could be a flower, tree, building, statue, view, car.. anything! We will found some little gems for each other in barnet . I hope you can find an idea for your next run. Thanks to all the people that have contributed.
For my highlight I ran to my new happy place which is a quiet little pond in a tiny bit of green space in Holloway. Visited at the weekend and spotted a few tadpoles....today there were thousands and I could have watched them for ages. To make it even better it has a great three word address! https://w3w.co/drain.scary.market
Happy Sunday team 😊 Here's my highlight... https://w3w.co/shower.mutual.stiff Hidden behind bushes and fences near Primrose Hill is this train tunnel portal on the line out of Marylebone. Apparently it was London's first train tunnel. Dan
My local highlight is Golders Hill Park.:)) The park is really picturesque and peaceful. There is also a zoo, where you can see donkeys, lemurs, deer and other animals. 🦌🦝🐎 🐿️ If you haven't been there, I highly recommend visiting : https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/green-spaces/hampstead-heath/golders-hill-park/Pages/default.aspx
Here’s my happy place! It’s the drinking fountain at Highgate Woods. Which is my absolute favourite place to run - I love seeing it at all times of year and how it changes. The bluebells now are particularly lovely. I know it’s Haringey not Barnet so it’s a bit of a cheat.... but we’ve done it for GG Barnet tasks so I figured that was ok...?
Highgate woods fountain What three words - meals.noted.remark. And my selfie, minus GG t shirt which I forgot 🙄
Hello! Here is my highlight run in Hampstead garden Suburb near Hampstead Heath extension. It’s a great place to run/walk and explore. If you are a Harry Potter fan you may like this....my highlight moment in Barnet. Can you guess?
This 3 word address for location
I am looking to do a GGB yoga event this tuesday May 5th at 8pm on Zoom. Please register here. I have put together a beginners/ intermediate online yoga session designed to both strengthen, stretch and relax the body. It will be an hour long session, using some simple yoga poses both static and dynamic, and the focus will be on mindful breath and relaxation. The sequences are designed to create a rhythm between tension and relaxation which will benefit both mind and body.
Please wear ￼loose clothes, you need a yoga mat(or similar) and a thin blanket. Please let me know if you have any questions. (Joining instruction will be sent an hour or two before to your email or what's app group.)