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  1. What, there's some other way to grow a beard? It's got to be all or nothing, man.
  2. It takes a special kind of guts to climb back in the ring like that, esp. after having gotten through the first round. Mad props.
  3. Extreme busy seems to be the theme for forum goers here who are doing NaNoWriMo. It's not a bad thing - provided that you do take the time to rest that your body is going to need every now and again. Also, nice job on getting the word count caught up! You have taken part in the classic NaNoWriMo game - Fall Behind. That's the game where you let your word count slip - and then you catch it back up again because you're awesome. Nicely done!
  4. Well, you've got a good-looking beard going now. As a man who has to fight growing a beard, I know the good ones when I see them. That would suit a mountain winter well, I think, or it could.
  5. So! Good news about my foot. It's taking its sweet time about healing, but it definitely is. The pain has been pared down - it's gone from being all over the bottom of my left foot down to a single tendon extending from my second toe - the one next to the big toe. So either it was a minor tendinitis - sucky, yes, but you can heal from that - or, it was PF and the treatments prescribed in the RRG are really damned effective.
  6. It's always fun to find out what you can do in optimal circumstances, as opposed to fighting adversity all the time. And way to set that record for time! That's fantastic. Incidentally, how are sardines? Do you just eat the fish whole?
  7. I hear that. That's why I usually grow mine out. Of course, if I can get a better job, they might require me to shave, so. There'll be that.
  8. Yeah, see, I really enjoyed the heck out of them my own self when I was doing them. Yeah, that's my feeling with it. It's not bad, not by a long shot, but I'm beginning to realize that I miss those days of going into the gym and fighting to get the weight up. And I remember being able to match the strength capacity of my brother when I was doing the weights, despite having done them for only a short amount of time. That's a good call. The records I have, along with the results I have to show, don't really paint a pretty picture for staying here where I am. I miss fast gains.
  9. That is an awesome upgrade, Matilda. I think, when you finish your transformation into Mama T, Cougar T is the next step. "Mama T is evolving!"
  10. Little-known Toastmasters Fact: "90% of all quoted things are believable if you attribute them to Ben Franklin." -- Benjamin Franklin.
  11. 47 burpees. Unbroken. Dang. That is hard core.
  12. Ooh, nice. That sounds like a boxer-specific routine.
  13. Well, the beard was incentive to action. If it does not incentivize you anymore, then it has outlived its usefulness. If you do not enjoy it, you should get rid of it. Plus, you know, the whole pretty girl said so thing.
  14. Man, today was a hard day, athlete. But you got through it. And there's much to be said for that. Now get some rest.
  15. Thank you all for the well-wishes. I do appreciate it. My body hates the feeling of being under-utilized, and y'all are a great reminder to keep patient. Also, I'm thinking about switching out a lot of my bodyweight stuff and going back to barbells. Sitting around has given me a lot of time to think and I realized that my bro and I, when it came to strength, ended up being two sides of the same coin - I did it with barbells, and he did it with bodyweight. I'm realizing I liked the barbells better. Besides, I'm also worried that the running and the martial arts are killing any strength I may be able to build. My measurements and my metrics have remained relatively... static, since the challenge started, and I know that I can build important martial strength elements - like grip - through lifts. So, just thinking. Simplicity is supposed to be the mark of good training, and sh!t's starting to look a wee bit more complicated than it should. Or maybe I'm just frustrated and that's doing the talking for me. What do you guys think?
  16. As a person who does Karate, let me be the one to say that he probably can't kick the broad side of a barn. And if worse comes to worse, just go for a run. He won't keep up.
  17. I agree. So did he, when I mentioned it to him. Me - "Hey, things are better, I can walk!" Sensei - O.o "You couldn't walk this morning?" Me - "Well, it was a limping walk. I can walk without limping, now!" Sensei - "Tell you what. You just rest. I'll see you Friday." So... yeah.
  18. Will do. So far, it's been pretty awesome. I can almost walk normal again, up and down stairs and everything. The limp is almost gone. I got a call from my sensei this morning asking if I thought I'd make it in to class this evening. I still don't know if it's a good idea or not, because I don't want to feel as if I'm being lazy or just giving out. Anybody have any thoughts about it?
  19. Kishi

    NaNoWriMo Squad!

    Hey guys! The month is halfway done! Everyone doing all right?
  20. Well, as long as you get the results you want and you don't hurt yourself, all's well I guess. Sorry about NaNoWriMo. Ah well. The world doesn't end until December 21, 2012, so you've got one more year at least before there are no more chances.
  21. Yeah, pullups will do that to you. Even if it's just an attempt, you feel it. And that's awesome that you're getting the definition that you want in your arms.
  22. Yeah, that's the beauty of the Stronglifts program. It's calibrated specifically for making lots of gains really fast. While the weights are low, this is a perfect time to really focus on the form, and ingraining it as a habit.
  23. I know! I know. The ice is good, but damn it it hurts the first few minutes. I'll deal with it.
  24. Yeah. My foot feels a lot better, but walking is still painful. So, I guess it's strength training today.
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