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In our household, we’ve got a motto that “we had been made to do laborious issues,” (discovered from my associates the Wonderling Household) and it’s all the time enjoyable to consider new challenges and adventures to do collectively. This motto has been our encouragement via private and household challenges from lengthy hikes to cliff leaping and pole vaulting to math issues (and every little thing in between).
This morning, that motto spurred on a enjoyable new problem… setting a world report!
Why A LEGO® Strolling World File?
Considered one of my objectives for this 12 months was to set a world report, and figuring out the significance of group, I knew I wished to aim it with different mothers…
This 12 months has been robust for a lot of households, and mothers particularly, so I wished to consider one thing each enjoyable and humorous that I might do as a group with some girls in my group. As mothers, I noticed that we’ve got been coaching to set a Lego strolling world report 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 night time to get a fussy child, or whereas operating throughout the home to reply the door or verify the oven?
Now we have the expertise, and we’ve got the legos!
Between our group of 5 mothers, we’ve got 19 children and nicely over 200 kilos of LEGOs®. We’d spent over 14 years (760 weeks) pregnant… how laborious might 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 would possibly suppose! 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 group members (and 5 supportive husbands)
- 3 unbiased witnesses
- 2 medical professionals for foot verification
- An official flat floor at a neighborhood monitor facility
- a ten meter monitor product of plywood and 2x4s (with roughly two toes of turnaround house on both facet)
- My dad serving to construct the monitor
- 200+ kilos of legos
- Stay and official verification with Guinness World File workers in a number of international locations
- 19 of the very best cheerleaders and pit crew to throw legos again in that we might ask for (our youngsters)
- 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
- Somewhat little bit of blood (from our toes), 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 rise up early on a weekend to return stroll on LEGOs® with me, however they walked sooner and farther than I ever anticipated! I’ve all the time mentioned that mothers are one of the vital highly effective forces on this planet, and so they 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 knowledgeable surveyor to formally measure and submit a report. Shortly after, a neighborhood physician and an EMT inspected our toes 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 via the six pages of official guidelines and received prepared with notebooks, clipboards, stopwatches and counters. One witness sat at both sides of our 10 meter monitor and one was within the center. The witnesses counted and introduced every lap and informed us how a lot time we’d been strolling. We needed to cowl at the least 1 km to be eligible for the report.
Our official try kicked off shortly after 9 AM and began robust at a tempo of about 12 seconds per lap. Every of us walked roughly 12 minutes and we wanted to cowl at the least 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 coated 328 laps! Our purpose was to stroll at the least 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 had been strolling.
In Case You Have been Questioning
Sure, it hurts!
All of us had bloody toes by the top 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 had been simpler than stepping on stray LEGOs® than occurs unexpectedly in our each day lives. After the primary 100 meters or so, the toes 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 group 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 nicely… 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 toes!
What do you suppose? Would you ever voluntarily stroll on LEGOs?