Despite successfully making it to adulthood there are a number of things that I missed out on as a child. Some apparently great things from other people’s childhoods never made it into mine – those coming-of-age/rites-of-passage things that prompt involuntary barks of “What?! You’ve never seen that?” “You haven’t done this?!” when you let it slip that you haven’t.
- Watching the original Star Wars films.
- Seeing The Labyrinth.
- Having a Sega Mega Drive (I had a Master System so was obviously way cooler).
My childhood was instead filled with little nuggets of joy like these:
- Trolls. I had LOTS of them.
- The Never Ending Story.
- The world’s largest collection of Kinder Egg Tiny Terrapins (I didn’t get my ‘Oompa Loompa’ nickname for eating lots of carrot sticks, I can assure you).
Swapping bootcamp for space hoppers
You’re probably wondering what this has to do with Juneathon, so I’ll stop reminiscing. Tonight’s exercise, boys and girls, was a space hopper race. Sod running, ditch bootcamp, who needs cycling? NO ONE. Not when there’s a few spare space hoppers laying about in the park they don’t.
I had to miss the bootcamp session I was booked onto as I had to stay late at work so was wondering how I was gonna get tonight’s exercise in. I just so happened to be passing the park at the end of the session and stopped by to cycle back with the boy. When offered a go, I couldn’t refuse. It’s actually a lot harder work than I thought, so that’s why I’m claiming it as my Juneathon day 10 activity.
I failed pretty monumentally though, and came last, but meh. LOOK AT THE JOY!!
Now if anyone tells me they haven’t seen the Never Ending Story I’m coming round with a life size model of Falcour…