zenLara

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  1. zenLara

    Mad Hatter's back, alright!

    Brain is smart I'd say it was just a consequence of you not feeling well physically.
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    Waanie sets a routine

    Then the challenge is a success, I'd say. You may have not achieved all of your specific goals, but you've set a better foundation for your next moves. Sorry about your hip. That sucks. What's the problem with your running technique? Can you fix it easily after you are recovered?
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    Show up and do the work

    I don't know how it will work on the long run. Maybe at some point I'll say: I want to achieve this now! But a very positive consequence by now is the disappearance of the "there are so many things to do and I have to do them all" anxiety pattern. Quite a relief, to be honest.
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    Show up and do the work

    22.5.19 ACTION TIME SPENT FEELINGS AND SENSATIONS WH BREATHING AND COLD SHOWER 15' + 14º Relaxing. The shower felt cold, but after it I felt relaxed and in good spirits, fully awaken and activated too, and after a few minutes I began to notice tingles all over my body, specially over the legs. MOBILITY 1' + 3' Not very much today. I stopped for a couple of days and now I keep forgetting since it is not an established habit. MEDITATION 40' + 15' I'm trying yoga nidra as before bed meditation and as a wake up and I'm enjoying it. ICELANDIC 5' + 15' Read a bit and watched one video. Enjoyed more the reading than the watching because the vid was meh. MUSIC PRACTICE 28' A poor day regarding time, but worked on what I had to work. HANGING/PUSHING dead hang 30" 2 push-ups Dead hang included 6 scapular raises and to my surprise one of them went a bit farther up. YOGA (includes handstands) 28' + 10' (handstand work) I've already said a lot about the handstand part Yoga was nice too, even if not that shiny. OUTDOORS RUNNING SKETCHING 10' Superfun. I'm trying to learn to draw animals from a 3d model using schleich toys, and I'm really bad at it but I don't care GYM Total time: 2h53m. Awesome day!
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    Show up and do the work

    Ooook, will accept parkour and mountain trails as fun... Don't look at me. I would never do that What a great way to start a challenge, right? Thank you guys!!!!
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    WhiteGhost Gets Serious 2: The Seriousening

    Local people eat those awful things too, yeah. The things under the name paella in most spanish menus aren't paella. Oh, wow. Lucky day, then, even after all the MyFlex complications.
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    Show up and do the work

    I was going to wait until tonight to post my table and all, but I just can't wait for so long without talking about handstand practice. I did my 20 minutes yoga and my wrist warm-up and then worked on the first video of Smyth's series, that works on table top, plank, downward dog and wall supported pike handstand. When I arrived to this last move, I confirmed what I had been suspecting these last weeks, and it's that I may not enjoy animal flow that much but it has done a great job strengthening my wrists, arms, and core. This is the first time in my life that I've been upside down and I've trusted my arms' strength, which is, on its own, a huge progress. I can't fully extend my legs in this position yet, it felt like I lacked flexibility in my hamstrings, and there was also a tad of fear about going too far and losing balance, but not as pronounced as it used to be and I felt totally safe while holding the position. So, both physical and mental improvement. I tried the exercise twice, and then I was flooded with a wave of enthusiasm "again, again!" and worked on it a bit more, without the usual thought of "I'm tired now and I will fall". I was calm, can you believe it? My brain wasn't telling me weird things about the upside down apocalypse! Then, I moved back to the mat to work on candle and plow pose, and then when I rested in savasana was when I noticed that I was smiling. I smiled through all the breathings I took, and realised I was just... happy.
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    Show up and do the work

    I didn't know that was a thing. From what I've googled, I wouldn't go that far to call it bushwhacking, since nature is not that wild here were I currently live, but maybe just off-trail or off-road running? Or, of course, the-only-not-boring-way-to-run-that-exists running.
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    [NeverThatBored] She Loves A Lot of Things

    For some reason website kicked me out of your thread a couple of weeks ago... Sorry about wisdom teeth. But I'm sure you're ok now. I got one removed past year and the recovery was the worst part, not being able to it and such, so I hear you. That's the best conclusion I've read in years
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    Show up and do the work

    Very welcome! I thought I'd wait until monday to start the challenge, and take a rest week, but then I thought I don't actually need a rest, because what I'm doing is not tiring I have, however, lowered a bit the bar to avoid putting any pressure on me. So I've been doodling, and reading, and taking cold showers, but, you know, nonchalantly... My bf sent me a link about cross-country running and I was surprised to discover that what I do (or intend to) is not considered cross-country running. Apparently cross-country running is road running on unpaved terrain following a nice track, not the crazy go-in-a-straight-line-no-matter-what sort of running I practice. Apparently it isn't trail running either, since that would involve actual mountains and long distances, and while they still follow trails, it looks quite hardcore. Thinking I should get a name for my style.
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    WhiteGhost Gets Serious 2: The Seriousening

    I could go on for hours and hours
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    WhiteGhost Gets Serious 2: The Seriousening

    Don't worry. There're enough of them here in Spain, no need to travel far away. Oh, man, that bank... Seriously.
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    Where did all the adamantium go?

    To be honest, I don't feel victorious enough to say I've recovered my adamantium, but I know I'm on the right path. A couple of challenges like this one and The Wolverine will be back I had read many times about it, but until now I found it impossible to actually follow that way of work. Even when I thought about daily actions and worked on tiny achievements, there was always the idea in the background that I had to progress, that I had to achieve something, otherwise what was I doing. But this challenge I managed to really forget about all that, and just focused on filling my notebook every day with time spent on myself, on my own benefit. In the end there was progress (from no push-ups to 3-4, from feeling pain when hanging to hang for 1 minute, beginning to actually read in icelandic, and so on), but what makes me feel good about this challenge is that I just showed up every day and did what I had said I'd do, no matter what.
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    Show up and do the work

    How to achieve Level 6