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    The Crazy Runner Guy
  • Birthday 03/23/1988

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  1. Well, it's now Friday, what happened the intervening days? Wednesday I bought lunch, but ate leftovers for dinner. Thursday I had lunch paid for through work (though I avoided eating like a total asshole so that's always a bonus), and didn't end up eating dinner due to size and timing of lunch. Today I again bought lunch and had leftovers for dinner. As for exercise, none to speak of besides my daily squatting. I definitely need to do better about getting in workouts despite weird work schedules I've had so many of recently. I've also failed to do any posting yet besides in here. Tomorrow is a new day, so I shall slumber in an attempt to seize it.
  2. So, here we are on Tuesday, and I packed another lunch, cooked another dinner, and didn't make it up in time to go for a run. Still haven't gone on a posting spree, should do that tomorrow.
  3. Nightlight, Yay! Koala, Appreciated, always good to have promise of future gifs. Strickland, Rawr! Short update before bed for today. Packed a lunch, cooked a dinner (and prep'd a bunch of meals for this week so that should be a good start on some goals). No run today, but planning one for the morning. No inversions or posting to speak of yet, but the challenge is young.
  4. Hey hey nerds, tis I Shukar, back from.... let's say the Crusades. Life has been way too crazy for a while now, and it's starting to become apparent that some of that is my failure to impose order upon it. So I'm here to correct that and get myself back to somewhere I was a bit happier with my results, and then push past that into uncharted territory. Quick summary for those who don't know me, which may be a lot of you since I've been absent some time now. I'm a Scout, I'm super tall (though by no means the Almighty Tallest or anything), I'm a big Disney and general movies nerd, and I have an obnoxious tendency to run races on nowhere near enough training and still somehow finish feeling good if not happy with the time. So, what goals are we looking at this challenge? Well.... Goal 1: Run through the desert! This time, I'm starting with a fitness goal! Go for an average of 2 activities a week. It's far less than I have done in times long gone, but a good bit more than what I did during the last challenge (I've been really slacking on the running, shamefully). So nice, simple, get my butt out the door twice a week. Why do I say activities instead of runs? Because the weather here is still not conducive to evening runs, so if I don't get out in the morning that would screw my shot for the day, but I can pull off an evening Ruck just fine. So 2 a week, either way. Goal 2: Scrounging up some Grub(s) Mixing the two food goals from last challenge. Prep the meals (3/week prepped meals), and cook the dinners (3/week cook the dinners). It went well last challenge on this one, but I want to maintain it for another before I start pushing the numbers, because I've seen me and things can tend to blow up fast if I just keep pushing onward without giving the habits a chance to "set" first. Goal 3: Get in touch with the nerds again I used to be in the habit of posting on my own threads here daily and posting regularly on other nerds threads. I have long since fallen out of that habit. Which is a pity because it only takes a few minutes a day to post on a thread updating what I did about my goals that day, and what's going on with me. So to succeed at this goal I'm gonna have to post 3 times a week, minimum, on my own thread and once a week on someone else's. Bonus Goal 4!: Upside Down Lion Changing things up again on the bonus goal, what's better than a lion? Well an upside down lion of course (for some reason)! I used to work on handstands semi-regularly and I'd like to get back to doing that, because being able to be upside down is kind of fun. So gonna start working this in again at least once a week into my daily routine. So here I am, back for the second challenge in a row, some of the same goals, some new ones. Let's do this thing. There you have it folks, a challenge. See you tomorrow for an update on how things are going so far.
  5. Shukar

    Shukar isn't Lion

    Well, another challenge at an end, and I seem to have survived it. Kind of trailed off there between the 70 hour weekend of work, and 2 4-day weekends out of town in a row. But I kept up the meal planning pretty well despite that. Also kept in better touch with nerds along the way. The only goal I didn't do at least passably well at was the meditation goal, ironic and unfortunate since some of the times during this challenge are times I'd have most benefited. So probably gonna consolidate goals 1 and 2 until a new sleeker goal 1, preserve goal 3 as goal 3, keep the meditation goal as a goal 4, and fill in a new goal 2 for the new challenge.
  6. High rep rest. Winning!
  7. Shukar

    Shukar isn't Lion

    Day 16, Monday. So missed a few days there. Let's sum up last week's goal progress I guess. Friday's dinner was a packed meal so 3/3 on those for the week, Thursdays dinner didn't go quite to plan but it went off-plan in a way that was planned for (convoluted but such is the nature of fallback plans I guess). Did get some forum posting in, though not as much as I'd really like. So what about the weekend? I spent most of it at work, trying to not eat entirely like crap while being semi-productive in the down time I had. I got some stuff done at least, planning a trip to Chicago for a few weekends from now for one. But the long weekend of hours is behind me now, and on to the week of trying to get my work schedule back on track. So how'd today go? Cleanup and administrative emails mostly as far as work went. The meal plan I threw together over the weekend, while at work (thankfully my wife was willing to do the shopping for it) seems like it should shape up nicely, and started with not 1 but 2 planned and packed meals eaten today while at work. That there is just good planning, got to keep that up. I've not done well with the meditation goal at all so far, hectic work schedule is probably to blame if blame is to be cast but I could work around that if it was a priority for me. So 1/1 on both the lunch and planned dinner paths so far I think. Week off to a good start. Bis Morgen!
  8. Totally stalking... following you on mfp now. Other than converting to a one meal a day plan how's the job coming along?
  9. Shukar

    Shukar isn't Lion

    Day 11, Wednesday. Started the morning with most of a session with Headspace, got interrupted by a work related call in the middle of the session but it seemed helpful enough before that happened. Free lunch through work today, but I packed a "lunch" for dinner, so that's a point on the scale for meal prep! Got home late, because above noted work, and spent some time chatting with friends before bed. Not a bad day all told. 2/3 on the lunches this week, 2/3 on dinners going to plan; slacking on the forum posting this week, but there's time to improve yet.
  10. Shukar

    Shukar isn't Lion

    Ergo, good to be back. That sounds like a pretty interesting app, I'll have to take a look at it. Day 10, Tuesday. So, missed a day again but back now with more words! So much weirdness at work this week with schedules just being thrown out the window. Mrs Shu had to work late yesterday so I spent a while just watching episodes of Breaking Bad (after watching Mean Girls on a lark). Hopefully the back half of the week calms down a little. So how's stuff going? Packed lunch yesterday and ate it, didn't end up eating it today; so 1/2 so far this week on that. Prepped some dinners this week, thanks to weird work schedules, and ate one of those yesterday, didn't really eat dinner tonight so not counting that either way. Here a day so far this week so that's progress on the posting goal.
  11. Shukar

    Shukar isn't Lion

    Day 8, Sunday. Welp, skipped a day, but it was mostly full of family drama and football watching (plus some eating) and the shopping portion of meal prep. Today was mostly cleaning up around the apartment, running errands, and meal prep. Got 4 dinners (2 each) prepped and 6 lunches (3 each), throwing in the leftovers we're already 4 days worth of lunches into the week ready to go. That's not too shabby. Also got some quality plotting of the long term budget data done today, thankfully all on track with the debt pay down so far. Did not get to the meditation today, shamefully. So how're the goals looking at the end of week 1? I got 3/4 lunches, 3/4 dinners (which is 75% rather than the goal of 80 so fell short there), and I hit the posting goal for the week. Counters all reset tomorrow so let's see what happens. Until tomorrow.
  12. Shukar

    Shukar isn't Lion

    Well, tomorrow already. Day 6. Got answers to a number of things I'd been waiting on at work today, which was nice. ended up having to buy lunch today because of insufficient planning of lunch related resources, had a personal pizza and some chips and hummus. Got some errands run after work, getting things setup to get some new tech installed. Mrs Shu had a long and rough day at work today and partly because of that we ended up scrubbing the dinner plan and going out to Portillo's instead, I got a salad and a combo and called it a day. Watched a couple episodes of Futurama, chatted with nerds, did some squats, went to bed happy. So numbers. 3/4 on Lunches due to planning failures, 3/4 on dinners due to stress decisions. Still winning at posting and not doing much about meditation (Gonna put myself on notice as starting this on Sunday.)
  13. Shukar

    Shukar isn't Lion

    Day 5 Got an early start to the day today when I got a call telling me a site had broken something so I needed to come in early and fix it. How thoughtful of them. Got some productive work done in the morning, spent the afternoon getting little lingering things and some emails taken care of. Turned out 2 tacos, not enough tacos. So had to supplement the packed lunch with some nearby chipotle. Came home and after a little tidying up around the place made some dinner, ma po tofu and egg drop soup. Finished off the evening with a little blueberry ice cream and some squats. So what's the count? Well, he's a vampire, duh. But that's 3/3 lunches (Yay! full points for the week!), 3/3 on dinners, winning at posting (that's right, I posted here again and on another nerds thread or two just today), and no progress on the meditation goal yet. Until tomorrow.
  14. At least you'll do better than this guy.
  15. Shukar

    Shukar isn't Lion

    Day 4! Today was mostly taken up by maintenance tasks at work, and convincing someone that a different expression of an ongoing problem was in fact the same problem. Super exciting. Ate my pad thai I packed for lunch, supplemented with a protein shake from the supplements place that was right next to where my coworkers had lunch so I could avoid spending a lot of money or ingesting a lot of junk while still being social. Came home early and got some stuff done around the apartment, including most of making dinner, and after finishing up dinner we went out and watched a movie. Came home and did the usual nightly squats, plus some stretching for my neck (it's been bugging me again recently and damnit I should do something about it). So goals checkin, 2/3 on lunches, 2/2 on dinners, winning at posting, haven't started meditation yet. Not bad, not bad at all.
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