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  1. Not yet. I am sort of in the "I'm just riding a bike" and I want to come back and do better than ever. I don't want to get too excited about it yet, cause I don't know if my body can handle it. Right now it it literally just about feeling out my body on the bike and working on building to a training schedule that is feasible for training. Once I pass this stage which I expect to be about 2 months then I will reach out to my gym that has had a team do this race for 2 years and a row and figure out a schedule and probably reach out for some personal training plan with the coach. They will have a
  2. So this week I was insanely tired which is why I didn't start on time. I don't know what it was, but man I slept a ton this week. I didn't get the 20 miles in this week, but I did get the 10ish ride in. I came in about 9.3mi. Bit sluggish and actually probably went a little harder than I wanted to. I kind of want to just be going at a lower zone right now. Like able to breathe without needing to mouth breathe/conversationally level. Ride felt good. My chain needs some love though it is sticky eww. Didn't really track anything else this week. The rest will start tomorrow
  3. I'm a tad late to this. I do believe my last challenge (ages ago) was somewhere inbetween the " What are we holding on to, Sam? " to "I can’t recall the taste of food nor the sound of water… with nothing, no veil between me and the wheel of fire! I can see him with my waking eyes!" It had to do with big changes happening in my life and, as Frodo, I just sort of had to complete the terrible deed before anything else could be done. I suppose now it is time to get back home. I'm typically more Adventurer/Ranger, but I have always wanted to do a century.
  4. Ahh, the hr alert is a must and the custom HR zones. I can live without interval zones or even sinking to the rower. Oh man I have been looking again why is this so hard? Does the app have HR alert?
  5. @Sloth the Enduring Thank you for the information. Which watch do you have? Does it have the ability to set interval HR rates?
  6. I have been thinking about getting a new HR monitor. I have one that is about 10 years old or more. I am looking for a chest strap model. I know they are more accurate and my wrists are really small so watches don't fit so well and don't stay in place. I would kind of like something compatible with the concept 2 rower which looks like just needs ant+ or bluetooth smart. (among others.) The other thing that I am interested in is interval capability without paying a monthly fee. I remember this was available when I bought my first one, but I can't find reviews really mentioning this
  7. Yeah, I have been trying, but I committed myself to a few things outside of work. Which is stuff that is pretty non-stressful, but it does weigh on me. One project included bringing a lot of items into my house that is strung all across my living room until I process it. It has been slower to go through than I expected. For sure. This 5k was the first I ever did and a few friends and I did it every year. I haven't been able to do it for several years due to injuries and such. I really want to do it. It has suddenly gotten cold here so I am worried about my resolve. I have a lot
  8. I've played Seven Wonders it is cool. I like it. I miss gaming nights. My friends were into games that took 30 minutes to set up, still plenty of chatting, but in one night you might play two games. Other than those two friends I don't know who would put up that. They had some cool ones though. Winter is nice to visit, but I'm not sure if I could live there.
  9. We' see. I'm highly skeptical. Today was a bit better. Sort of. So I took my lunch to work. Then when I got home I realized I forgot to eat it. I even went to the effort of bringing a cooler in case I couldn't get it in the fridge right away. When lunch came I left mostly to get away, but it wasn't a decision I just totally forgot. Dang. I did sign up for a thanksgiving 5k. I won't do well, but hoping I can at least make a good effort.
  10. The ridiculous thing is I bought greens on Sunday for just that reason. All I had to do was plop it into a container. I thought it was going to just be 4 wks more. But yesterday, two more projects got added. Then today another one that I thought I had been given more time on, but "later" apparently didn't mean when I thought it meant. ======== Today was a real downer. The amount of work that needs to be done in the next two months is a crazy amount. The problem is that there isn't a plan. My coworker and I today:
  11. The adjustment is still idk surreal? More burdening than expected? I think I only brought my lunch once last week. I can't really remember though. No running either. Which I am a little disappointed about since it would do me good. Even walking would be fine at this point. I feel too stressed with the amount of things I have to do. I did start up my to-do list point values set up. I got several things knocked off on Sunday. I can't seem to find the notebook. I will aim for 100 points by the end of the challenge. I think I am at like 35 points or so.
  12. Yeah, I had a lot to do in the last two weeks before the big deadline. Then got sick. So I lost a lot of time, energy, and momentum. Today was shorter and I only worked 12 hrs. I think a break will come soon. No need to bring lunch since we had a meeting at work, but I guess I should have brought dinner. Though I think this week will likely have to be eating out since I haven't had time to shop.
  13. That is awesome. I only have a vague awareness of Martin Luther so some of the stuff was interesting. Actually Eric Metaxes was on the radio weekdays in my city during the time and he put out the book on Luther so it was pretty interesting as he went through some myths that weren't true. Now I can't remember any of it, but I remember thinking if I had time the book would be an interesting read.
  14. Those sound like great ideas.
  15. Yeah, I guess it is that time isn't it. There were some cool radio specials on that last year because it was a big anniversary.
  16. Forgot to bring a lunch. Or rather didn't put in the time to bring a lunch. I bought stuff to make a crockpot soup, but was at work so much I forgot to start it. I did however score a free dinner from one of my favorite restaurants. I got off work a little past midnight so I won't have lunch tomorrow either. However it is a lunch meeting so I guess it works out, but I think it is pizza. Eh! Oh how I miss the gym. I packed my gym bag thinking that maybe somehow I would luck out and have a gap where I could be downloading things and waiting on processes so t
  17. Yeah, for sure. This morning I was kind of kicking myself again, but it was the best decision I am sure.
  18. So I brought my lunch three times last week, but only ate it twice. However I only paid for 1 meal so that was a super week by my book since the goal is to save money. I got sick a week ago Thursday. I got a cold or flu; I don't understand the difference anymore. I have had to work and be more physical at work than I should have been so it's just kind of holding on. Today was my 5k. I had to leave by 6:30 to get there on time and I decided to pass on it. I woke up on time, but didn't feel well enough to feel good about doing it in the middle of going to work for 12 days straight.
  19. Haha there is certainly that. I think partly for me it has been I have known from a pretty young age about how little control people really have in their lives even if it was more on a sub-conscious level. I do think it is true when in school our goals were all super lofty and no teacher was like, 'that's great, but how do you get there?' Or 'what about a 4 wk goal'. And they certainly didn't care that I wanted to beat Koopa, before Christopher did.
  20. Two! Two lunches taken to work. But I ate out for breakfast and dinner so at the end I still feel like in the end I am in the negative. Hmmm. Feel worse today. I had to move around too much at work. The stress is starting to set in and am having touble going to sleep. :-( I mean it's only 8:30 pm here, but I feel pretty wired, but can tell my body needs to go to sleep. :-(
  21. Oh! Did we begin? The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. Me? I think my body decided I couldn't be trusted to make the right decision and gave in to a cold for the greater good. I mean smart move my body knows me too well. Boom too sick to burn out. Seriously I don't think I have ever been so relieved to be sick. Unfortunately that bodes poorly for the 5k on Sat. :-( We'll see how it goes I really wanted to do it. Training hasn't been as consistent as I wanted either so we'll see if I have to skip it or not. A tad early to tell. So fa
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