Last Saturday, some of my friends and I went to Central Park in Burnaby for a “plogging” experience. We all love to jog or run or walk for exercise. And so this time, we added some twist to it by making it more purposeful.
I learned about plogging from a post in FB. And according to Mr. Wikipedia,
“Plogging” is a combination of jogging with picking up litter (Swedish: plocka upp). It started as an organised activity in Sweden around 2016 and spread to other countries in 2018, following increased concern about plastic pollution. As a workout, it provides variation in body movements by adding bending, squatting and stretching to the main action of running.
When I found out about this, I was like, why not do it? I’m glad I got some friends who were also supportive 🙂 We had fun! And, we were happy that Central Park was clean. We did not get a lot of garbage. Good job to the park users! Keep it up!
We just didn’t do plogging, we did some “serious” work out! 😀 Central Park has work out stations and there was also a group doing Tai Chi, so we tried everything!
If you are interested to join us for plogging, let me know. We will go to other cities and hopefully we can encourage all the joggers to be ploggers!
To live in another country, you can either embrace it or regret it.
As for me, I’m totally embracing it! Hehe…
It’s been almost 2 weeks and I must say I’m so grateful with the old and new friends I’m meeting.
This weekend has been a blast – people, food, laughter. It’s a time to take my mind off from my job hunting thoughts.
Last Friday, I jogged with friends at Central Park just here in Burnaby. Finally, we were able to do it after postponing it for many times. Well of course, after we jogged, we ate. Haha!
Saturday was fun day and fooood day! Hehe… My former colleague here in Accenture who has been my coach and mentor at work treat me for a fully loaded lunch in a Chinese restaurant. The food was really great. Too bad I wasn’t able to take pictures. But, really good lunch!
After that, I attended a birthday picnic party still at Central Park. Best part of the day. So many kids!
the birthday celebrant (left cute kid) with his family
some of the party goers
Sunday was church day and movie time after. My jogging buddies and I watched a Tagalog movie, not that we are fans of the actors but we just really wanted a good laugh. We got what we paid for. Haha! And of course, bubble tea to close the day. 🙂
It was a full weekend. Though I had to hit the gym when I got home yesterday. I had to burn calories. Haha!
I’m really an extrovert. I get so energized with people around. Hehe!
I thank God for relationships. 🙂