22 Month Streak
Wed 23rd Nov at 6:45pm
After a few weeks of rain, we were treated to dry evening perfect for a red-light-green-light themed warm up by Woolwich station, with jogging, squats and lunges, led by the wonderful Jen. A sprint finish ensured we were ready to go!
Cockles thoroughly warmed, we headed through Woolwich and a snappy uphill run took us to our task of the evening at Glyndon Community Centre in Plumstead.
The community centre is a familiar location for GoodGym Greenwich, and this time around we were tasked with cleaning and painting the skirting boards black, as well as touching up the paint on the walls in two of their function rooms. In true GoodGym style, we all got stuck in with impressive speed, with Martin moving furniture, Marta taking up the plight of masking taping the rooms and Jenny even took the painting to a whole new level, aka the floor, where she made light work of painting free-hand! 🎨🖌️
The palm trees on the walls in one of the rooms certainly helped brighten our evening, as we raced to paint as much as we could. Time flies when you're having fun... and when you're painting skirting boards, it seems!
With a quick jog back to Woolwich Crossrail, we were able to fit in a cool down and stretch, as well as a useful discussion about where to get light bulbs that change colour (Ikea - we only discuss the important stuff!)
Another enjoyable evening and a task well done ✅
Mon 21st Nov at 6:45pm
It takes commitment to venture out on a cold, dark, and windy evening. It takes something on top of that to come out for your FIRST group run; well done and welcome to Grace who joined us for a visit to Crofton Park Railway Garden.
After a much-needed warmup outside Glass Mills, there were plenty of gritted teeth as we headed uphill into a headwind to meet our hosts outside Crofton Park station. On arrival, our instructions were clear; leaves are the enemy and MUST be composted!
With a combination of rakes, brooms, dustpans, and one wheelbarrow, the group spread ourselves out along the length of the garden, running adjacent to the railway tracks, and set about tidying this lovely space.
Once the paths were clear, we set about the plant beds with equal gusto – honourable mentions for Paul and Adam who ventured down the mini-embankment to tackle the deepest leafy deposits against the railway fencing.
45 mins of hard (and chilly!) graft saw the garden’s compost bins bursting with leaves as we carefully gathered up all our tools and did our best not to shiver during the group photo – “Say ‘freeze’” as someone put it!
The return leg was just what the doctor ordered, as we ran downhill with the wind at our backs and arrived back at basecamp nicely re-warmed.
It’s one of the group’s all-time favourite tasks next Monday as we run to Seniors to put up their Christmas decorations!