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  1. Why? Do you think I'll get my power level up to Rick Flair levels? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I can't get past the spartan pack (2 top abs and a belly).
  3. My job is awesome. We have a free books and breakfast event this morning and I got a free talking Sorting Hat.
  4. Beach bod workouts. Just in time for Baywatch!
  5. OK, week 0 update: Goal #1: Get back into a weightlifting routine. 3 days a week minimum, I want a schedule that works for 5. -I got two days in and I have this afternoon off so I plan on running to the Y near my house for day 3. The commuting part still needs to be changed because taking the bus in to the Central Y only gives me about 45 minutes to lift (including warm up). I just did squats and deadlifts yesterday because that's all I could manage. I'm giving myself full points for making it- I was aware this would include non-ideal lifting sessions. 2,000 points. Goal #2: Track food and weight. -Nope. Not even a little. I think I weighed myself at some point this week on the obviously broken scale at the Central Y. 0 Goal #3: Learn horseback riding. -I took my lesson, but haven't done any homework. I'm going to find a youtube video on posting the trot to watch on my way home. 1,000 Goal #4: Maintain running. -I have gotten only two 5k runs in this week and I skipped the longer run last weekend to recover from my marathon. oh... 1,000 Goal #5: Nesting. - Movie storage, done. I picked up an awesome shelf at a yard sale for $7 and it holds everything perfectly. 1,000 points. Power Level - Krillin
  6. My poor puppy got hurt. I went to go run with my wife and the dog for the first time in ages (she does the walk/run thing) and we came across a little beagle while we were warming up. Well my dog got a little excited and spun and twisted his leg. It doesn't seem to be broken and everything seems to move ok he just doesn't want to put weight on it. No run for me and the puppy isn't moving around well. Here's my terrible lifting for the morning (I had like 45 minutes in the gym): Squats 5x88 5x110 5x99 5x99 Deadlifts 5x88 3x176 5x110 5x110
  7. Hey, even with the puking that's a whole lot better than I've ever done. Sounds to me like you're going to be standing on a podium soon enough.
  8. Got a run in with the puppy this morning. It was nice to finally take one slow and short enough for him to come along. I'm getting infuriated with IT at work. It really is incredible gross incompetence. I had to get executive staff to intervene after two months to get a filter updated on a canned report (something I could do myself if I could gain access to the SQL editor). I had to get them to intervene again to update a major issue that shut down an entire division of the finance department. Now I'm locked out a web service and something that should be a quick 5-minute fix for helpdesk has dragged on across two days.
  9. Went in with only the vague plan of "chest and arms" and without much time to spare. I think I did okay: Bench Press 6x70 5x80 5x80 4x90 Chest Flies 10x20 10x20 10x20 10x20 Preacher Curls 10x20 6x40 6x40 6x40 Triceps Pull Downs 10x70 10x90 10x90 10x90
  10. Marathon, done. House, moved. Time to get back into weightlifting and saddle up. I have had a lot of things up in the air, but I need to get into a groove that works for me so I can get going forward on something other than “run a lot.” Goal #1: Get back into a weightlifting routine. 3 days a week minimum, I want a schedule that works for 5. That means I get my commute manageable and find a weight room that’s accessable. 3,000 points Goal #2: Track food and weight. I’m going to try to bulk up after losing so much upper body muscle mass to my marathon training. I want to have my weekday meals planned and calories estimated every week. 3,000 points. Goal #3: Learn horseback riding. I’ve started basic lessons and I want to get to the level where I can ride a trail on my own before my honeymoon in August. I have one lesson per week and I want to do 1 day of “homework” per week (educate myself on something related to horseback riding). 1,000 points *Fun fact* this seems to be the one picture of a DBZ character on a horse on all of the internet: Goal #4: Maintain running. 5k runs at least 3 times a week an long runs (15-20k) on the weekend. 2,000 points. Goal #5: Nesting. I have random projects from moving and I want to complete at least one per week. We scaled up from a tiny 1 bedroom apartment to a 2 bedroom townhouse with a basement. I need storage in the basement, the kitchen organized, DVD/Blu-ray storage, all living room furniture that isn’t a TV stand, a table and chairs for the dining room, a drink station (dry bar), a desk for the office, and a bicycle/storage for said bicycle. 1,000 points Why are the points in thousands?
  11. So after meeting a few nerds IRL and not having a daily battle log, then finishing my six week challenge that I loved getting feedback on I've decided to create a battle log. I'm opening up with a long term goal: the Providence, RI marathon on May 1st (Link). It'll be my first marathon. I ran into a little trouble with my half marathon (Wicked half Marathon in Salem, MA) in October, but I said that if I ran it under one and a half hours I'd do a full marathon in the spring. I managed 1:25 even though I was walking/limping for about a mile. This tells me two things. One, holy crap I'm way faster over distance than I thought. Two, I've done something(s) horribly, stupidly wrong. My leg cramped up and my knee didn't feel right for weeks after. It would feel fine walking, but would hurt after I ran for about a mile of running or hitting a hill. I started running too soon after the half marathon (about a week) and lifting too soon (less than a week). I obviously out-paced myself (I was late getting there and couldn't help trying to "make up" time even though I was running my own timer). And I kind of, sort of, didn't warm up that well. Or possibly at all. Depending entirely on your definition. So, to try and avoid injury and to try and maintain a good pace I am if anything over-planning. Being an accountant my natural response to virtually all stimuli is to make a spreadsheet. So I did (link). One tab with my mileage (I track Km from working on 10 and 5k goals), and one tab with my lifting regiment. I've altered 2 things from my half marathon plan: I've stretched the mileage buildup more slowly (18 weeks) and I'm tapering a little more. I start training on the 28th so if anyone has suggestions, notes, criticism, encouragement, knitting patterns, tips, tricks, or knows a good bar in Providence near the race. If anyone's coming: I'm not registering until after Xmas, so we can team up. Also, I don't own a car so I'll pay for gas for a ride. There are those I suspect of coming.