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  1. *sigh* Last week was not a good week. I came down with some sinusy crud, then adding insult to injury I tweaked a muscle in my upper back. So workouts didn't happen as planned. I still tracked food and stayed on track with morning meditations. Sooo.... Week 3 report: Quest 1: Tracking: 7/7 (21/21 total) Quest 2: Running: 1/4 (9/12 total) Quest 3: Strength training: 0/3 (6/9 total) Life quest: 7/7 (21/21 total) Oh well, back in the saddle. Did strength training yesterday.
  2. Eowyn14

    Campus Tours

    Parts 1 and 2 of week 3 miniquest done, part 3 in the wings...
  3. Week 3 miniquest: 1. Pinpoint the quest in your journey that is giving you the most uphill (or one that you're struggling to achieve) My motivation to work out is starting to flag, especially for strength workouts. 2. Search through NF (forums or articles) to find one that is able to offer some assistance Alba gu brà th! 3. Apply it to your challenge (no collecting underpants here). On my next strength training day, I'll allow myself to whine a little... but only after I dress out and am in my workout space. If I'm still feeling unmotivated, I'll give myself permission to do just one round... and maybe just a little more after I finish that round...
  4. Week 2 report: Quest 1, tracking: 7/7 although sometimes I didn't want to track everything (but I did) (14/14 challenge to date) Quest 2, running: 4/4. Long run 1/1. Speedwork 1/1. (8/8 total runs, 2/2 long run, 2/2 speedwork challenge to date) Quest 3, strength training: 3/3. (6/6 challenge to date) Life quest, morning meditation: 7/7 (14/14 challenge to date) Extra credit campus tour miniquest, week 2: Done.
  5. I haven't tried IIFYM. I'll be interested to see how it works for you if you decide to try it.
  6. Well let's see. 49, F, been running off and on for several years. More off than on for the past 5 years but finally got back into it and back to a consistent running schedule. I have a 17 year old son, two cats, and a dog. I run with my dog a lot - she gets really excited when she sees me putting on my running shoes! This summer I've ran 2 half maras and an 8 mile trail race. Other things I like to do include knitting and sewing, and watching soccer and NASCAR.
  7. So far so good. I do need to log the wine I drank during the GOP debate last night but my week has been going well. 3 runs and 1 strength session thus far (strength on deck for later today), 5 morning meditations done, tracking all days except for logging that wine and this morning's breakfast - off to do just that now!
  8. Hello, new here. awesomesue saw my challenge thread in the Recruit forum and invited me here.
  9. Eowyn14

    Campus Tours

    Part 1, done. Part 2, done last week. Part 3: following Leli and Mcshannon. ETA: Also I did last week's miniquest a week ago.
  10. Week 1 report: Quest 1, tracking: 7/7 although sometimes I didn't want to track everything (but I did) Quest 2, running: 4/4. Long run 1/1. Speedwork 1/1. Quest 3, strength training: 3/3. Life quest, morning meditation: 7/7. Extra credit campus tour miniquest, week 1: Done.
  11. Hi and keep up the good work!
  12. I'm using a podcast actually, "Morning Prayer from The Episcopal Church in Garrett County" (I'm Episcopalian). I've subscribed to that podcast for awhile but had fallen off the wagon in terms of listening to it.
  13. Good, thanks! Tracked all my food, ran a little over 3 miles (3.1 according to my Garmin), started the day with a spiritual podcast.
  14. First miniquest: Here are some questions to put your goals to the test: Is your overall quest achievable (over a short or long period of time)? Is it reasonable? Weight: yes, and yes. PR'ing: A bit of a stretch, but I need that challenge. Do your 3 quests all build towards your main quest in little ways, or are you taking on too much? Do your quests have sub-quests or is it just one thing to focus on? My 3 quests all build toward my main quest. Are your main goals realistic? Can you scale them to smaller steps to fit your life better, even if it will make it take a little longer to achieve them? Weight: yes. PR'ing: Again, a bit of a stretch, but not out of the realm of possibility. Are your goals able to be measured and tracked? What will you use to track them? Yes. MFP for weight and tracking food; my workout calendar for runs and strength training, and local running club website for my time in my goal half mara. How are you grading your goals? Are they pass/fail (“every dayâ€, “not even once over the six weeksâ€)? Is there a reward for the effort, or are you only grading yourself on whether or not you “lose the weight†or “run the distanceâ€? I already set ABDCF grades for each goal. What is your plan for continuing/altering/grading those goals if you become ill or injured? Illness/injury shouldn't affect my tracking quest and shouldn't have too much overall effect on my weight goal, unless we are talking something severe enough to put me in the hospital! If an injury or illness derails my running, I will re-evaluate what I can do to stay fit if the injury/illness is fairly minor. If an injury makes a particular strength exercise not doable, I'll modify or substitute. Did you take into consideration any special occasions (Labour Day, Independence Day, birthdays, anniversaries, etc) that may occur during the challenge? What modifications do you need to build into your goals for those? As it happens, one of my weekend long runs will take place during an out of town weekend trip. I will either do the run before leaving, or set aside time and space to make the run happen. Do any of your main goals conflict with each other? Will one goal make it hard to do another? The only conflict is that I will need to make sure that I am eating enough to fuel my running, especially as my runs get longer. However, during this 6 week challenge my long runs won't get terribly long. Do you already have the time in your schedule to actually complete the goals you’ve set? If not, what are you planning to do to make time for them? Yes. Are you trying to build multiple habits, or is all your energy focused on your main quest? Multiple habits, with my life quest (morning meditation) as well as my weight and running quests.
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