2 Month Streak
33 Month Streak
Tue 20th Feb at 6:15pm
Tonight was a special run in Cardiff, as we celebrated Darren on his very special
This can mean only ONE thing, it's time for the CAPE
We had our usual mix of groups tonight, with some walkers and joggers and a couple running like the wind - that's the power of the cape! We were heading out to help at the Samye foundation again, and as usual they had prepared a list for us.
Thankfully there was a good number of us tonight, as 13 volunteers got active and cleared the list of tasks in good time. Dylan and Henry became great friends as the floor and stairs were spotless. Darren and Andrew vanished into the attic along with the containers. Imy and Natasha got artistic with the poster displays - looking great. Emma, Aimee and Ellen moved the plinth in the blink of an eye. Lucy cleaned the mirror until you could see your face in it......wait, hold on a minute???? And then it was all hands to the windows, and ledges, Su, Martin, Llion and anyone else that was free joined to get rid of those smears...Ready for some filming I believe.
We even had time for an additional task as Darren donning his cape, mopped the hall until it was sparkling clean. We got together for some soup and soon to follow on the run - soup stitch. A great evening had by all, thanks you wonderful lot.
Tue 30th Jan at 6:15pm
A nice turn out for our last group activity for the January Challenge....
We had them all tonight, runners, walkers and cyclists. Oh, how active we've been in Cardiff, well done team. Meeting at our usual place, we split into our groups and made our way to the task. We all made good time, meaning we could get to volunteering faster. Our task, to tidy up all of the leaves, and there were a lot that had also been there all Winter - pungent is probably the word to use.
Gloves all around tonight, very necessary - separating the trash into recycling bags and then the leaves into red bags, we got to work. Martin went over to sweep a different area with the help of Ben and Lucy collecting, Llion tidying up around a parked car whilst the rest of the group tackled the mound of leaves by the back door.
The odd worm or two were found enjoying themselves in the heap, doing what they do.
Tue 30th Jan at 5:55pm
For the past 4 weeks GG Cardiff has litter picked around St Andrews Crescent before their Tuesday group run. It really feels like progress has been made with Michael, Lucy and Nathan collecting just one bag of this week, after two bags last week and three the week before. A GG member who has offices on the Crescent has recently had colleagues comment on how well tidied up the area is looking at the moment - unknowing that it is GG who have been putting the effort in. A win for the January Challenge
Tue 23rd Jan at 6:15pm
On a very windy evening 11 goodgymers went to help a local charity. It was blustering on the run, but not so bad when the wind was behind you!
Michael arrived with a bag of litter pickers, just because. They are almost becoming part of the Cardiff goodgym kit now.
Tonight we hit our target for the January Challenge of 100 deeds. Well done everyone, and let’s see where we can get too with the remaining days in January. We are now on 107
Tonight we were heading around the back at the wonderful Cwtch Together to tackle the overgrown brambles and the weeds in the walkway. It had been nearly a year since we undertook this task last, and at first glance it seemed unachievable. But goodgymers will NOT be beaten.
Michael and Sophie were first in, sweeping the brambles away with legs, cutting the bases and sweeping out walkway. Next in were the Dylans, the Lucys, Jonathan and Emma. The brambles were cut quicker than they could be bagged, a Buddleia was also removed before it grew back too much. Flo, Martin and Ben had gotten to work in the walkway, clearing away the 'weeds'.
After 30 hard minutes of volunteering, it was time to put the tools away and get a group photo before heading back.
An interesting conversation at out post run social as one of the team was taken with a crisp bag - yes, you have read that right. Brown Bag crisps (other brands are available) use the same letter B for two words, WOW amazing.
This led to the conversation of how to make the colour Brown, on to Primary colors (or not), secondary colors etc. So, to put an end to the debate
Tue 23rd Jan at 5:55pm
Four brave goodgymers met early before the group run to collect rubbish scattered around Eglwys Dewi Sant by Storm Jocelyn
Two more bags for the January Litter pick relay.
23 days done.
55 bags of rubbish off the streets of Cardiff
Tue 16th Jan at 6:15pm
16 goodgymers were ready to clean those streets, no cold weather was going to stop us.
We had committed to a litter pick and a litter pick we would do! It was two group tonight, a litter picking walking crew and the runners plogging and litter picking too. Flo led the walking group around the 'Diff, all wrapped up warm and ready for action. Michael took the runners a little longer, keeping them warm as they got a good pace on. After a few kilometers the litter bags came out and the run became a plog. Then it slowed to a litter pick for a short time, the bags were left at a council bin and it was the final run back to meet the walkers for a group photo.
A good night as 9 bags of rubbish have been removed from the streets. #Love Where You Live