W/C Monday 15th December 2014
For the last 5 years, Springboard has organised a trek to raise funds for our programmes. This year for the 25th anniversary of the charity, a group will be trekking and taking part in a community project in Little Tibet.
On Friday 12th December, Ellen Whatmore, our Events Manager and I found out that we will be lucky enough to join the trek!
As you can imagine we were beyond excited and ran around the office jumping up and down for about 20 minutes (picture 2) It turns out making a photo collage, like you did when you were at school.. really helped my application- top tip. So as a special first blog post treat, I'll put a picture of me from my collage at a school sports day below. (picture 1) Lucky you!
Every week until the trek I'll be keeping you up to date with our training, throwing in a healthy recipe or two and of course, our fundraising. Between myself and Ellen we would like to raise a minimum of £5k.
But for now... Week 1
This week's training might not be the most hard core in the world but I made sure to attend a HIIT class on Tuesday night at Peckham Pulse. I managed to get myself lost around Peckham Rye park on a 45 minute run on Saturday and finally I followed an at home yoga class by Fitness Blender on YouTube on Sunday.
It's Christmas Party season so haven't been able to commit fully... It's all about January.
This week in food, a few dinners out at Brindisa, Smack Deli and a trip to the Pudding Bar meant I needed some healthy lunches.
I opted to make a roasted vegetable and chickpea stew. I ate this on it's own but did have it with a little bit of polenta one evening for dinner.This was pretty simple to make, it was a variation of a 'protein power soup' made here by the blogger, Essie Button. I just cooked mine for a little longer to make it more stew like.
And finally the first update on our fundraising. We have just launched our Virgin Money giving pages so please do take a look. We have started planning a few events so will let you know what we are getting up to in the new year. But a sneaky peak at one of our ideas is below, (picture 3) so keep tuned.
See you next Monday.
For more pictures and updates follow me on Twitter and Instagram: @penelopeamatt
Virgin Money Giving: http://tinyurl.com/pqstbkr
Information on the trek: springboard.uk.net/events/fundraising/little-tibet