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In our household, we have now a motto that “we have been made to do exhausting issues,” (realized from my associates the Wonderling Family) 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 part in between).
This morning, that motto spurred on a enjoyable new problem… setting a world file!
Why A LEGO® Strolling World Document?
Certainly one of my targets for this 12 months was to set a world file, and knowing the importance of community, 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 may do as a staff with some girls in my group. As mothers, I spotted that we have now been coaching to set a Lego strolling world file 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 evening to get a fussy child, or whereas operating throughout the home to reply the door or verify the oven?
We now have the expertise, and we have now the legos!
Between our staff of 5 mothers, we have now 19 children and nicely 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!
Getting ready for the World Document Try
Extra goes right into a world file try than you may 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 staff members (and 5 supportive husbands)
- 3 unbiased witnesses
- 2 medical professionals for foot verification
- An official flat floor at an area monitor facility
- a ten meter monitor fabricated from plywood and 2x4s (with roughly two toes of turnaround house on both facet)
- My dad serving to construct the monitor
- 200+ kilos of legos
- Dwell and official verification with Guinness World Document employees in a number of international locations
- 19 of the very best 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 large breakfast casseroles, a espresso cake, 48 muffins, 42 cups of espresso, 9 pizzas
- Slightly little bit of blood (from our toes), a whole lot of sweat, and (surprisingly) no tears!
- A minor hurricane (that didn’t immediately hit us)
I couldn’t be extra grateful and proud to have these different wonderful 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 probably the most highly effective forces on this planet, they usually proved it this morning.
The Official World Document Try
This morning for the try, all of us assembled about 90 minutes upfront of begin time. We’d constructed the monitor the evening 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, an area 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 either side of our 10 meter monitor 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 would have liked to cowl at the very 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 objective was to stroll at the very least 1 km and we walked over 3 km (over 2 miles!). Our youngsters 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 Had been Questioning
Sure, it hurts!
All of us had bloody toes by the tip of the morning and didn’t need 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 toes begin to get actually uncooked and strolling will get more durable. By 10 minutes in, we every began to query why we’d determined to do that within the first place!
Our World Document 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 just a few hours of ready on pins and needles (or nicely… 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 at the moment are icing our toes!
What do you suppose? Would you ever voluntarily stroll on LEGOs?