Within moments of establishing the courageous team in the Admissions department, Liz who is due for retirement this year powered up the pedometer. The entire office stood in simultaneous shock and an underlying sense of pride to realise it took no less than 64 steps to get to the printer!
In the true spirit of the challenge, Janet Wilson has kindly offered to lend me a bike so I can ride to work to give me that extra fitness boost, save almost £100 a month and for a lovely ride each day before and after work.
On the way to collect the bike on the first evening we both noticed the train roll into Falmer station; being the wrong side and well out of range, we looked into each other’s eyes and saw the determination and strength of 10 hungry Bears! Faster than a Cheetah wearing go faster trainers driving a Ferrari, we ran through the station, over the bridge and rolled into the train as the door shut behind us like an elaborate James Bond scene!
The second day of the challenge and it seems as if the team are already looking slim, buff, lean and lovely! However, I did forget my glasses today!?
Inspired by the challenge and seeing a rare break in the rain clouds, Dave reports of a long bike ride he did yesterday evening. He enjoyed the peddle but was slightly traumatised by the 5! dead badgers he saw stuck to the road, but he said he won’t let that or any kind of saddle sore put him off this month!
Three of the team valiantly stepped up for the Boundary fun run/walk. Despite wearing my Dad’s 80’s shell suit for the event I opted for the stroll rather than the sweaty sprint. We were all very pleased we did! The scenery is absolutely beautiful around campus, we are so lucky to be nestled into the South Downs National Park! As well as that, we were lucky enough to hear the fascinated facts about the local wildlife and fauna along the way.
It’s been a fun and positive start to the challenge, there’s a buzz in the office and we’re raring to go!!!
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