I love this video!
For me this symbolises what learning and working should be all about. When we are having fun we forget we are working, and suddenly what seemed a chore, becomes easier to complete and repeat without even noticing we are working!
The Fun Theory Video
I was reminded of this by a friends post on her WordPress blog (see the video) which is also good fun & related to the topics that I have been musing over since the Olympics have finished….
‘Inspiring a Generation’ (which generation)
‘How on earth do I get some level of fitness back into my life??’
Also I have been on a ‘Gold Post Box‘ quest & today I found one, but not before coming across this one in Emsworth, which is probably even more fun as you can instantly tell who won the medal 🙂
Emsworth residents are clearly proud of their medallist & it was hard to take photos because of the people crowding around the box to read the messages on it! I think that postboxes should have been painted Gold, Silver and Bronze, not just Gold! To win any Olympic medal ever is a major achievement!! At one time in my life I dreamed of making the qualifying time in the 200m, just to know that had the Olympics been held in Europe then (The next Olympics were in Seoul), I might have been allowed attend!!
If you have a read of the news entries from Emsworth Online from August the 6th and August 8th, all becomes clear.
Today I found a Gold Post Box at last 🙂
This one is in Ewell Road, Cheam in honour of Joanna Rowsell who won her Gold medal cycling in the Women’s Team Pursuit.
Here’s the official Photograph from the website & the ‘Team Stamp!’ As a former philatelist I think I must get myself one of her stamps to go with the photo!
As for the inspired generation… judging by the age and shape of a lot of the joggers and cyclists on the roads since the Olympics, it definitely seems to be mine! I certainly spent time during the track and field events remembering how good it felt to be really fit and wondering if I had any more ‘comebacks’ left in me! (I have had 2 so far – my first at 21 when I stopped smoking for more than a year & achieved my fastest 200m time of 25.8s, and my second aged 31 when I stopped smoking for hopefully the last time made the transition to longer distance and actually managed to run 7 miles all at once on a regular basis!) Admittedly it took me 70 minutes, but for a sprinter to run cross country for more than an hour without stopping is nothing short of a miracle!
Yesterday I ran for 25 minutes and covered not more than 2 miles, so I really have a long way to go, but a start is better than not starting, and I did do 50 sit ups also! Tomorrow I have to move a trailer full of mulch from the front garden to the back garden. If I can still move after that I will try another run! Watch this space…
PS: Request for help from experienced WordPress Bloggers… I would like to add groups of photos in a grid, or as a slide-show. I can see that this is possible but am confused how to do this? Any suggestions would be very gratefully accepted!