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4 Month Streak
Wed 14th Feb at 10:00am
Warning: this report may contain a disproportionate amount of puns due to the generous word-smithery of the GG Ipswich Pun Crew led by Imogen, David and Pippa...
A tree-mendous morning in the East of Ipswich as Good Gymers turned up to hep celebrate #IpswichLovesTrees Week. To show our love for the town - it is Valentine's Day after all - Imogen , Pippa and David came along spades in hand despite the rain. The rain, it turns out, did us a favour as the ground was soft enough to easily dig holes for the trees. The aim is to plant 1,000 and there are other tree planting events going on across this week in other parts of Ipswich.
A kidney bean shaped area had been demarcated and after careful questioning about spacing, depth of holes and types of tree, we merrily got on with the task in hand. Always looking for the most efficient way of completing a task, various discussions about best approaches - criss cross slicing of the ground vs square shaped holes.. it turns out both have their place dependent on the roots and size of the tree being planted. Glad we got to the 'root' of that...
David and Pippa got to test out their new latex gloves, ( no puns here) and were pleased to report their grip was satisfactory. Natalie's partner came along to eat all the biscuits and demonstrate an annoying knack of digging with ease.
Within two hours, the kidney bean went from an empty grass area to teeming with small trees reading to take root. You 'wood' not believe the difference... And on the one year anniversary of the Ipswich Good Gyn's relaunch, a fitting celebratory shin-'dig'...
Note: all puns not the authors own
Tue 30th Jan at 6:00pm
Such is the efficiency of the Good Gym Ipswich team that we double-tasked tonight!
After our run tonight we headed to the Salvation Army where Beverley had lined up two tasks: not a problem we said with the swagger of a gang who know how to get stuck in.
First up was tackling the donation room and getting the clothes sorted. All separated and folded by item so that they are easy to access and try on. Five suitcases done and tidied.
Task two alerted all our sweet tooths as we divided sweets and wrapped them ahead of Valentines Day for gifts for the residents. It seems Quality Sweets are for life and not just for Christmas.
*as ever, pun copyright of Imogen ;)
Tue 23rd Jan at 6:00pm
All solid prep for the Group Run next week (aiming for 40 minute run) and a getting towards the end of January with New Years resolutions in tact. Good work, gang!
Mon 15th Jan at 6:00pm
Was this a dream task? I'm raising my hand and saying a big 'yes'! And judging by the turn out and smiles as we left, I think many of the Good Gymers agreed.
Firstly, a huge welcome to new Good Gymers Pippa and partner David! They looked so at home at art hub Rock Paper Scissors we thought they were part of the creative team!
We were made to feel right at home by Lulu and Jess as we entered their amazing space. Heaters on and a super cosy atmosphere, chai tea (a personal fave) and offer of an oaty biscuit. Thank you!
Tasks included putting up artwork of all shapes and sizes and sorting their materials. A few shouts of 'up a bit on the left' and 'down a bit on the right' and the wall was transformed by beautiful work created by children and young people. Luckily I left my spirit level at home or this could have taken a tad longer .....
The task definitely stirred some creative spirit and I wouldn't be surprised if there are few adults trying to join the sessions. Collaging group, anyone?
Loved seeing everyone and well done for braving the cold. The run was 'brisk' to say the least. What a (he)artfelt task.......