0 Month Streak
14 Month Streak
Wed 12th Oct at 6:30pm
Tidying up this community garden as we continue with its project and visionRead more
Wed 21st Sep at 8:00pm
The TRAID session is usually a group run activity, but since they were trailing out new operating times (closing at 20:00 and not 19:00), this ended up being a community mission AFTER a group run. We met Lindy and Mabel (store manager) in the TRAID as we hurriedly cleared the store.
Our tasks involved taking the clothes off the hangers, putting the clothes in the big boxes, packing away the hangers, cleaning the rails and hoovering the floor. Within seven, we managed to clear the store and clean it partially in 45 minutes!
It was a sad end to the session as Sam was informed by Mabel that it would be her last clear-up with us as she is moving on to pastures new. We wish her all the best with her new adventure in life!
As for TRAID Peckham, we'll be back in November/December time!
Wed 14th Sep at 6:30pm
A rushed Sam arrived to Old Spike just on time to find Lindy waiting outside. Which was a surprise as he wasn't expecting her, but it was a pleasant surprise. Tonight's task owner had changed their minds about letting the session go ahead due to the Queen's mourning period, so we decided to do our own litter pick of Peckham Rye.
After the warm-up, Sam asked the ice-breaker question, which was to do with the sad passing of our Queen: What will be her legacy?
To not reveal who said what, we had her stability, her sense of duty and service to a role she didn't want, but took on with grace and finally, she could be the last fully serving monarch in British history.
From rags to....richly rewarded good deeds
Our 2k run around Peckham Rye brought us to The Round, which is a cafe in the middle of Peckham Rye. Since we were waiting for Benjamin to arrive, the girls decided to litter pick around the cafe.
Once Benjamin came, we decided to venture into the Community Wildlife gardens, where we left Lindy to tackle a spot that had more cider cans than her flat on a Friday night....and that's saying something (just kidding).
The rest of us walked around the park, but it was fairly clean since the last time we litter picked with Plastic Free Peckham (who know where all the spots are). Yet, as we were deciding to wrap up for the night as it was getting dark and our headtorches were on, we opted to look at an old area we went to last time. In this spot, Benjamin found two half bottles of soft drinks and Magdalena found a jar filled with cigarette buds, but labeled "AJ's jar", so she decided to leave it as we wouldn't want to upset AJ and his smoking habits in possibly his favourite spot.
The night concluded with a super quick "4 exercises in 4 minutes" workout as I did promise everyone that I would conclude this group run by 20:00 tonight. What was in store? A minute of jumping squats, jumping lunges, leg resistance bands and tricep dips!
Thank You to all the GG-ers
A personal thanks from me to all those who came out tonight! It wasn't the planned session we had with Plastic Free Peckham, but we made our own litter pick and even got in a run and a short fitness session. Next week, we're back at Simon's Thorlands, so see those who are up for it there!
Tue 6th Sep at 6:45pm
Arriving at Papa's last night was a portent of the months to come, dark grey skies and the threat of stormy rain for our Group Run and outdoor task!
But that's not how we see things at Lambeth GoodGym "It's not a grey day it's a Grey-t day!" said Effie as we chatted pre run, which was all the motivation we needed to get ready and hit the pavement for the short run down to Larkhall Park.
And so it was that a 'compact' group of seven runners set off to meet Tanika and one member Aimee would join us there. It was a also with an air of celebration that we took off with both Aimee and Maya having completed their Task Force training and have now joined the Lambeth GG Task Force (otherwise known as the League of Superheroes!)
Once we arrived and found the One o Clock club, Tanika was there to greet us with 3 tasks in mind: 1) Shift all the toys and equipment from one storage room to another 2) Weeding around the corners of the playground outside 3) Turning soil in the sunk planter in the playground
We began with Lindy and Shauna heading straight outside to start weeding and the rest of the group made a working chain (see pics) to move all the wonderful toys and equipment - Sticklebricks, who remembers those??! No? Just me then. Tanika did mention some of the toys being VERY old..... ;0(
The task took on a sinister aspect as we were moving toys with one unseen toy chiming in every few minutes with the message "Keep Going...." in a creepy voice. Tilly and Charlotte were looking at each other to check that they also had heard it and it wasn't in their mind and the AA helpfully pointed out that this was a classic scene from many a horror movie. Luckily nothing untoward happened and all 8 GGers were present and correct at the end of the task, but was that in fact just a toy that was speaking or....???
With everything shifted and now Aimee with us (great sleuthing to find us btw) we all headed out just as a bit of rain was coming down and a chilly wind kicking up, but fortunately it didn't last and we could make a big dent in the weeding and some leaf clearance as well.
With the darkness falling and time up we had gathered several large bags of green waste and turned most of the soil with only a small corner remaining and Tanika was very happy with what we had achieved in our time so we were heading off back to base for some and straight home for others.
Thanks everyone, another really fun Tuesday run and remember "Keep Going"....
Tue 6th Sep at 6:45pm
Spruce up the officeRead more