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In our household, we’ve a motto that “we have been made to do exhausting issues,” (realized from my buddies 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 by way 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 report!
Why A LEGO® Strolling World File?
Certainly one of my objectives for this 12 months was to set a world report, and knowing the importance of community, I knew I wished to try it with different mothers…
This 12 months has been powerful 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 crew with some girls in my neighborhood. As mothers, I noticed that we’ve been coaching to set a Lego strolling world report for years with out even understanding 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 verify the oven?
We have now the expertise, and we’ve the legos!
Between our crew of 5 mothers, we’ve 19 children and properly 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 powerful!
Making ready for the World File Try
Extra goes right into a world report try than you would possibly assume! We began getting ready in February and coordinating with GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® to ensure the occasion counted. Factor acquired much more difficult 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 crew members (and 5 supportive husbands)
- 3 unbiased witnesses
- 2 medical professionals for foot verification
- An official flat floor at a neighborhood observe facility
- a ten meter observe product of plywood and 2x4s (with roughly two ft of turnaround area on both facet)
- My dad serving to construct the observe
- 200+ kilos of legos
- Stay and official verification with Guinness World File employees in a number of nations
- 19 of one of the best cheerleaders and pit crew to throw legos again in that we may ask for (our youngsters)
- Some wonderful buddies 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 of little bit of blood (from our ft), quite a lot of sweat, and (surprisingly) no tears!
- A minor hurricane (that didn’t straight hit us)
I couldn’t be extra grateful and proud to have these different wonderful girls as buddies: Ashley, Savanna, Grace, and Cat. Not solely did they stand 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 some of the 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 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 way of the six pages of official guidelines and acquired 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 not less than 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 wanted to cowl not less than 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 not less than 1 km and we walked over 3 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 top of the morning and didn’t need to stroll for the remainder of the day. The primary few laps aren’t too dangerous 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 crew at Guinness World Information® 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 properly… LEGOs®), we acquired 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?