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  • Birthday 08/07/1986

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  1. So it's become painfully clear my joints do not like treadmill running and my shins do not like indoor track running. =( I haven't been able to bike since my knee surgery 2012, the elliptical makes me feel off balance and I am not a good enough swimmer yet to use it as cardio. I'm going to try the rowing machine an see if it agrees with my back and knee. It's low impact and would workout my arms and back. The only issue I see is the movement repetition. I was trying to catch one of the gym employees to give me some official guidance on how to use one but haven't been successful in my attempt
  2. Amandaba's 20% journey. Hello all, I arriving to this party about a week late, but figured I could use the accountability. This summer I was training for a Halloween 10k and kept getting stuck in a loop of Week 5 to Week 7 due to injury, poor weather, or illness. Everytime I'd get halfway through Week 7 something would happen I'd have to take a couple weeks off. I've had a history of knee, ankle, and back injury. My goal had been to run at least 3/4 of the 10k doing intervals.The week before the race I irritated an old back injury, so even walking the 10k was out of the question. I traded
  3. Week 1 My first week didn't go as planned. My wrist has been bothering me for a few weeks. It's off an on painful to move certain ways. This past week I've noticed more constant pain and weakness. I was trying to think what could have caused it and I think I injured it when I ended having to throw myself forward snowboarding President's Day. I remember landing forward and not getting my arm was tucked into my chest as well as I wanted to and having pain in my wrist when I got back up. I think I may have sprained my wrist there and reinjured or worsened the injury this week running e
  4. Ivysley begins her journey toward Glacier This September I am going to be vacationing in Glacier National Park for a week. There will be A LOT of hiking involved. My goal is to lose at least 30 pounds before vacation. Springtime is a messy time in Minnesota, so I will be focusing more on indoor activities. I haven't been working out all winter so will be easing into it. I enjoy yoga, so figured that would be a good respawn point. I'm usually more of an adventurer, however, I thought this challenge reflected the druids characteristics. 1) Intermitten
  5. Ivysley starts anew Hello all, it's been awhile since I participated in a 4 week challenge, and I realize I'm a week late to the party. I'm usually more of an adventurer (I love travel and hiking), however, my current fitness practice is more aimed toward the Monks (I believe, if I'm incorrect please tell me where I should belong!) A new ilovekickboxing gym opened in the city near me and while there is no sparring it is more than kicking and punching the air. I ended up winning a YEAR membership to it, which is awesome. I've gone 4 times since it opened the middle of
  6. Week 1 I had to climb on top of an even higher rock on Angel's Landing. #1 Workout at least twice per week. Did not get this accomplished, at all. Between cleaning my place for company, winterizing my apartment and getting Halloween things organized. I also think I may switch my plan. I was going to start doing yoga at home once my gym membership expires, but I think I'll have more luck with workouts if I start now. My thoughts also were to use the stairs at work to get some card
  7. HI Teros! I was wondering if I'd run into you!
  8. I haven't even opened the link and the song is stuck in my head! Hello All! The best costume I have ever worn was Velma (from Scooby Doo). My haircut did not turn out the way I had intended so I made the best of it. My glasses were black frame, bought an orange turtle neck from good will, cut a brown pleated skirt to land just right, dyed knee high socks, I even had brown shoes that worked just right. Sadly I had no where to go that Halloween and no pic for myself. I wore it running errands and was stopped by so many giddy people. Second best (I know not a question, but hey I have a
  9. How do you use Instagram to post?
  10. Good Luck! I'd love to hear more about that diet!
  11. Tiggs86 Zion Spark Hello all! It's been a LONG time since I've done a 4 week challenge. I recently came back from a camping trip in Zion, am all full of motivation, and figured I'd try the challenges again. Vacation Stats: Sunday: Angels Landing and Emerald pools- 12.06 miles, 92 floors Monday: Narrows- approximately 15miles, unknown floors* Tuesday: Subway- approximately 12.9 miles, unknown floors* Wednesday: Hidden Canyon, Weeping Rock, Court of the Patriarchs- 7.28 miles, 89 floors Thursday: Canyon Overlook, Paru's Trail- 8.86 miles, 16 floors Friday: O
  12. Week 1 1) Go to gym 3-4 times per week. Done 3x, though I think I may try a rowing machine instead of running right now. The changing seasons is making my knee angry as it is. 2) No fastfood. Done, as far as I can remember anyway. 3) Bring Lunch to work 3 times per week Not done, I'm pretty sure I did twice. Good news! I and a couple of friends are going to be going to Zion National Park early next October!!!! AWWWW! Zion is on my bucket list and I'm SO EXCITED!!! I was reading an article on hiking the Narrows with your gear and at one point it
  13. Excellent goals and good way to keep on with the habit change!
  14. Tiggs86PreppingforPOW Hello All I have been absent from the challenges for quite some time for personal reasons and am in need of a respawn. I believe my previous challenge I had mentioned preparing for a camping trip to celebrate my 30th Birthday. Well in August I, my sister, and three of our friends went to Northern Minnesota and spent a week camping and hiking. Over 30miles and 1500 stairs in 5 days! Here's a photo album: http://s868.photobucket.com/user/Tiggs86/library/30th trip As the Starks say: . Winter is my favorite time of year because that means snow whi
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