The countdown is on!
RUN ROTHERS RUN!
I have decided (naively perhaps) to run from Soho, London to The Suspension Bridge, Bristol in August 2021. It’s 150 miles meaning I’ll be covering almost a marathon a day for 6 days!
As some of you will already know, last year I lost my gorgeous, funny, life and soul of everyone’s party, little Brother Freddie. Since he died I have wanted to do something epic, something challenging and something Freddie would have been stupidly proud of. So, here I am, running from the place I spent the most time with Freddie over the last couple of years to the place we grew up. I’ll be running to raise money for CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) who have been doing an amazing job in the fight to prevent suicide especially in young people and men. They provide a support service for people who feel vulnerable and are struggling with their mental health, they also provide support for families who have survived and are surviving bereavement through Suicide. What they are doing is fantastic and I would love to try and raise £5000 to support their mission.
I would LOOOOVE for as many fellow mad people to join me along the way, whether it’s for 5km, 10km, half marathon or full day, whatever! I’m thinking Forest Gump style. I’ll end up at Clifton Suspension Bridge overlooking Fred’s rock and will hopefully have a big old celebration, probably with some hideous blisters. My training officially started in January and I’ll be keeping you all updated with some videos, pictures and general run updates across Social Media and on Youtube.
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK
GOOD ON YOU, TRISTAN!
FRIENDS OF VALESCO!
THE LATEST PODCAST
Since our last comms we have published 2 more podcasts and they are ones that could benefit us all – each and every one of us without exception!
Viki is here to help us understand a little more about what stress really is and what is going on physically to cause us ‘stress’ – both the seen and unseen!
Is our CNS manageable? What is HRV? Is pre-workout OTT? WTF? Feel like you need some answers? You’re in the right place. This was a really fun and insightful conversation about the little things that contribute to our overall health and, when put under the spotlight, can help to define a truly healthy lifestyle.
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Stew is back for more this week and is here talking about a pretty big topic this time around – Mental Health.
There are so many things that can help move the state of Mental Health and it’s place in society forward and up there with the best of them? Talking about it! So that’s what we are here to do. Is it getting better? What has been the catalyst for change? Why is it ok not to be ok and why do men seem to struggle more than women? We discuss and share our thoughts across the board. Disclaimer on this one – none of us have any qualifications whatsoever to offer actual advice and we would always recommend seeking the help of a professional if you think you need it so everything we share are our own thoughts and feelings.
We want to extend a huge thank you to Stew for being so open and vulnerable and encourage everyone to ask themselves what more they can be doing, in all the relationships and functions they exist, to help the people around them feel comfortable sharing and talking about the things we often don’t want to.
It goes without saying, if anyone ever wants to talk, we recommend getting the right help from the right people but we are always here to listen.
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KIT RETURN AND THE EASTER WEEKEND HOURS
KIT RETURN DATE:
Anyone who has borrowed kit, you need to put this date in your diary!
Thursday 8th April! You can return your kit in one of these 2 time slots: 08:00 – 09:00 OR 16:30-18:00. You need to make arrangements to ensure your kit is returned at the specified times on the specified date.
EASTER WEEKEND HOURS:
We will still be in lockdown over the Easter weekend albeit right at the very end (hopefully). The Zoom timetable will be slightly different for the 4 days of the BH weekend.
Friday 02/04/2021: 7am and 12pm (12pm will be recorded for anyone wanting to follow along in their own time) but no 6pm
Saturday 03/04/2021: 9am as usual
Sunday 04/04/2021: no classes – the recording of previous classes will be available but we suggest you take the day off, get out in the sunshine, see your friends & family and eat chocolate!
Monday 05/04/2021: 7am and 12pm (12pm will be recorded for anyone wanting to follow along in their own time) but no 6pm
I HAVE A NEW BABY SISTER!
I had a lovely two weeks away with Ellie to return home to a wriggly little human that seems to whine more than I do.
At first I wasn’t sure what my humans had brought home. A small little human that is definitely not a puppy. She seems to cry, eat, sleep and repeat.
I have already decided that she will be part of my pack and I will do all I can to protect her.
I am growing to love her more and more everyday. I particularly like her when she smells like milk or leaves her dummies lying around (and I don’t mean Lucy or Leila)
One of my favourite games is trying to steal her toys without being caught by my humans.
I cannot wait until she can feed me all of her food from the table when she gets bigger.
I have already tried to impart my ginger ninja wisdom on the little human. She is learning really quickly and has already picked up the side eye glare. To warn the big humans that we are not impressed!
Being a big brother is a big job. As long as I can still get my 18 hours of sleep a day I think we are going to get along just fine :) X