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In our household, now we have a motto that “we have been made to do arduous issues,” (realized from my associates the Wonderling Family) and it’s at all times enjoyable to consider new challenges and adventures to do collectively. This motto has been our encouragement by means of private and household challenges from lengthy hikes to cliff leaping and pole vaulting to math issues (and all the things in between).
This morning, that motto spurred on a enjoyable new problem… setting a world file!
Why A LEGO® Strolling World Report?
One among my objectives for this 12 months was to set a world file, 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 consider one thing each enjoyable and humorous that I might do as a staff with some girls in my group. As mothers, I noticed that now we have been coaching to set a Lego strolling world file for years with out even figuring out it! How many people have had the expertise of a Lego to the foot whereas strolling throughout a room in the course of the evening to get a fussy child, or whereas working throughout the home to reply the door or examine the oven?
We’ve got the expertise, and now we have the legos!
Between our staff of 5 mothers, now we have 19 youngsters and effectively over 200 kilos of LEGOs®. We’d spent over 14 years (760 weeks) pregnant… how arduous might a couple of minutes of LEGO® strolling be? Seems… fairly robust!
Making ready for the World Report Try
Extra goes right into a world file try than you would possibly assume! We began making 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:
- eight months of planning
- 5 relay staff members (and 5 supportive husbands)
- three unbiased witnesses
- 2 medical professionals for foot verification
- An official flat floor at a neighborhood observe facility
- a 10 meter observe manufactured from plywood and 2x4s (with roughly two ft of turnaround house on both aspect)
- My dad serving to construct the observe
- 200+ kilos of legos
- Stay and official verification with Guinness World Report employees in a number of nations
- 19 of the perfect cheerleaders and pit crew to throw legos again in that we might ask for (our children)
- Some superb associates cheering us on
- A playlist of upbeat, motivational 80s music
- Meals for everybody: 2 enormous breakfast casseroles, a espresso cake, 48 muffins, 42 cups of espresso, 9 pizzas
- A 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 superb girls 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 sooner 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, and so they proved it this morning.
The Official World Report Try
This morning for the try, all of us assembled about 90 minutes prematurely of begin time. We’d constructed the observe the evening earlier than and it was able to go. To confirm the observe, 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 means of the six pages of official guidelines and received prepared with notebooks, clipboards, stopwatches and counters. One witness sat at all sides of our 10 meter observe and one was within the center. The witnesses counted and introduced every lap and instructed us how a lot time we’d been strolling. We needed to cowl at the very least 1 km to be eligible for the file.
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 wanted to cowl at the very least 20 laps minimal per individual. 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 coated 328 laps! Our purpose was to stroll at the very least 1 km and we walked over three km (over 2 miles!). Our youngsters served as “pit crew” and threw the LEGOs® again on the observe 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 day by 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 Report Outcomes…
The staff at Guinness World Information® was actually nice to work with and had an official adjudicator on name to confirm our try. After just a few hours of ready on pins and needles (or effectively… LEGOs®), we received the official phrase that we’d set the brand new world file!
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 are actually icing our ft!
What do you assume? Would you ever voluntarily stroll on LEGOs?