We are nine days into the Movember challenge here at HQ and it’s ‘so far, so good’ as we near the halfway point. We have staff growing moustaches, our BTCC front of house girl attempting to conquer 1958 kettle bell squats and Ruth and Lo from our PR and Championships team attempting to run 800m around the Talk Radio studio in the quickest time possible.
Below is how they have been getting on, but first, we are really keen to expand our We Are Ginetta Movember team, so if you are doing ANYTHING to raise money this month, drop us a line via pr[AT]Ginetta.com or donate to this fantastic cause at the following link: http://moteam.co/we-are-ginetta
Ginetta Mechanics – Growing the Mo’
Nine days into Movember and the boys are going strong! They are currently in the midst of battling through ‘itchy tash’ and working out how best to eat without having food stuff stuck in their beards.
Samuel is unimpressed with his beard growth this week but at least his face is being kept warm in the snowy weather conditions. Some of the fathers of the group have received ‘complaints’ from the kids due to ‘chin pie scratching’ but it’s all for a good cause.
The competition is tough going, the testosterone has kicked in, beard wax, combs and a variety of oils and potions are being deployed in a bid to conquer Movember. All in all a great week for facial hair and making the Ginetta workshop incredibly proud.
Joanne Sutcliffe – 1958 Challenge
My Movember Challenge is to complete a total of 1958 kettle bell squats, which is around 65 per day. I decided to do more from Monday to Friday to give me rest days over the weekend.
I started out with a strong 110 on November 1st. This was a mistake. By the end of November 2nd my legs were like jelly! With hindsight, I should have started lower and built up the numbers. I struggled on through another 110 regardless, telling myself it would be easier on day three - wrong! By November 3rd I could barely walk, and trying to sit down meant I had to hold onto something stable to stop myself dropping like a stone.
In the gym at lunchtime I only managed 90 squats, and had to be encouraged by my colleagues, one of whom joined in to get me through the last 40. It’s slowly become easier though and after a couple of rest days at the weekend (and one cheeky extra day off) I have been back in the gym again and have completed 430 in total, with 1528 still to go. I’ll be back on it at lunchtime so watch this space…
Dash in a Tash – Ruth and Lo
We have been busy training hard for the 800 dash. Lo has the added benefit of having her personal trainer Scout, a massive Samoyed who forces her to walk / job / run at least 5km a day. That’s a stark contrast to myself (Ruth) who walks as far as the Ginetta office coffee machine.
So it’s safe to say Lo is already way ahead of me in the training stakes. She ran as a hobby before, whereas my gym commitments were more ’30 Day Shred’ and various keep fit DVDs, putting me at an instant disadvantage. However, the pair of us are working at Brands Hatch this weekend as part of the Simpson Race Products Ginetta Junior Winter Series, therefore we plan to get our training on track (literally) at the end of each day.
Check back next week for some photo updates of our progress thus far.