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In our household, we have now a motto that “we have been made to do exhausting issues,” (discovered from my associates the Wonderling Family) and it’s at all times enjoyable to think about new challenges and adventures to do collectively. This motto has been our encouragement by private and household challenges from lengthy hikes to cliff leaping and pole vaulting to math issues (and all the pieces in between).
This morning, that motto spurred on a enjoyable new problem… setting a world report!
Why A LEGO® Strolling World File?
One among my objectives for this 12 months was to set a world report, and knowing the importance of community, I knew I needed to try it with different mothers…
This 12 months has been robust for a lot of households, and mothers particularly, so I needed to think about one thing each enjoyable and humorous that I may do as a staff with some ladies in my neighborhood. As mothers, I noticed that we have now been coaching to set a Lego strolling world report for years with out even realizing it! How many people have had the expertise of a Lego to the foot whereas strolling throughout a room in the course of the night time to get a fussy child, or whereas operating throughout the home to reply the door or examine the oven?
We now have the expertise, and we have now the legos!
Between our staff of 5 mothers, we have now 19 youngsters and effectively over 200 kilos of LEGOs®. We’d spent over 14 years (760 weeks) pregnant… how exhausting may a couple of minutes of LEGO® strolling be? Seems… fairly robust!
Making ready for the World File Try
Extra goes right into a world report try than you may assume! We began getting ready in February and coordinating with GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® to ensure the occasion counted. Factor received much more sophisticated with journey restrictions and coordinating the ultimate try. All in all, right here’s what it took to get us prepared:
- 8 months of planning
- 5 relay staff members (and 5 supportive husbands)
- 3 impartial witnesses
- 2 medical professionals for foot verification
- An official flat floor at a neighborhood monitor facility
- a ten meter monitor manufactured from plywood and 2x4s (with roughly two ft of turnaround area on both aspect)
- My dad serving to construct the monitor
- 200+ kilos of legos
- Stay and official verification with Guinness World File employees in a number of international locations
- 19 of the perfect cheerleaders and pit crew to throw legos again in that we may ask for (our children)
- Some wonderful associates cheering us on
- A playlist of upbeat, motivational 80s music
- Meals for everybody: 2 big breakfast casseroles, a espresso cake, 48 muffins, 42 cups of espresso, 9 pizzas
- A little bit little bit of blood (from our ft), lots of sweat, and (surprisingly) no tears!
- A minor hurricane (that didn’t instantly hit us)
I couldn’t be extra grateful and proud to have these different wonderful ladies as associates: Ashley, Savanna, Grace, and Cat. Not solely did they stand up early on a weekend to come back stroll on LEGOs® with me, however they walked quicker and farther than I ever anticipated! I’ve at all times stated that mothers are one of the vital highly effective forces on this planet, they usually proved it this morning.
The Official World File Try
This morning for the try, all of us assembled about 90 minutes upfront of begin time. We’d constructed the monitor the night time earlier than and it was able to go. To confirm the monitor, we employed an expert surveyor to formally measure and submit a report. Shortly after, a neighborhood physician and an EMT inspected our ft to ensure they weren’t coated in something or injured (but!).
We had three witnesses, Alex, Michael, and Zachary (all coaches or former athletes), learn by the six pages of official guidelines and received prepared with notebooks, clipboards, stopwatches and counters. One witness sat at either side of our 10 meter monitor and one was within the center. The witnesses counted and introduced every lap and advised us how a lot time we’d been strolling. We needed to cowl a minimum of 1 km to be eligible for the report.
Our official try kicked off shortly after 9 AM and began sturdy at a tempo of about 12 seconds per lap. Every of us walked roughly 12 minutes and we would have liked to cowl a minimum of 20 laps minimal per particular person. We did that earlier than the midway mark and formally crossed the minimal on the third leg of the relay!
When the stopwatch lastly beeped on the one-hour mark, we had lined 328 laps! Our objective was to stroll a minimum of 1 km and we walked over 3 km (over 2 miles!). Our children served as “pit crew” and threw the LEGOs® again on the monitor in the event that they flew off whereas we have been strolling.
In Case You Have been Questioning
Sure, it hurts!
All of us had bloody ft by the tip of the morning and didn’t wish to stroll for the remainder of the day. The primary few laps aren’t too unhealthy and in some methods have been simpler than stepping on stray LEGOs® than occurs unexpectedly in our each day lives. After the primary 100 meters or so, the ft begin to get actually uncooked and strolling will get harder. By 10 minutes in, we every began to query why we’d determined to do that within the first place!
Our World File Outcomes…
The staff at Guinness World Data® was actually nice to work with and had an official adjudicator on name to confirm our try. After a couple of hours of ready on pins and needles (or effectively… LEGOs®), we received the official phrase that we’d set the brand new world report!
We now formally maintain the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for farthest distance traveled by strolling barefoot on LEGO bricks by a relay in a single hour! And at the moment are icing our ft!
What do you assume? Would you ever voluntarily stroll on LEGOs?