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  1. Grimalkin's Cruel Tutelage Did a bench and a DL day of pyramid up to 95%, then 3x12 at 60%. Feels doable and when I lose access to the heavy weights, I'll just do 5x12 and then HIIT accessories. C'est la vie covid. Octavia's Workbench Moss agate and copper paired bracelets for a friend in soil conservation. Note the 4 star beads on the one piece, and the pair of star beads offset by a third star bead opposite the strand on the second piece. This lets the meditator cycle 108 beads by breathing/counting/chanting 27 times on one bracelet in their primary hand (with a single star bead to mark halfway through and a pair of star beads as a guru bead), and then count up to four repetitions of that 27 by cycling through the four star beads in their non-dominant hand. Kinda a white girl version of nikka juzu. https://www.instagram.com/p/CHQVjJhDVUH/?igshid=tctjrvjdqe9k Garden of Sanctuary Helped a member of my covid bubble start the cleanup and refitting of an attic space to turn into an entheogen grow room / meditation space. I don't have the patience for most of the tetchy cultivation steps involved, but i can lift heavy totes and haul trash, as long as they're willing to play mycologist.
  2. Texas winter man, they sound good for the soul. Kuddos on the social support you've built around yourself, that sounds like sanity!
  3. Nah, just Wisconsin winter running isn't my jam. Spring through summer, I'm your guy for a few plodding 5k's a week. How's quarentine life treating you with social support?
  4. Which one are you doing? But nah, I have an elliptical and I have cardio lifting for this winter. I'm debating grabbing snow shoes or a set of nordic skis for funsies this winter, but I'm not sure I trust myself to use the things enough to justify yet another hobby investment.
  5. Nah, probs just go to 50% of 1rm, and grind 20 rep sets with 10lb increases every week. Come out of the home gym hiatus with a better base to return to low rep work in a few month. He's literally the best.
  6. Grimalkin's Cruel Tutelage Like the [Muscle Magus] of Pallas, I'm a bit confused as gyms potential shut down and covid risk is spiking. The home gym is coming along, even while I'm not ponying up the cash to equip more than 300ish lbs of weights. The plan is to outfit the gym slowly until we get a firm shutdown order, and keep using lysol on everything we touch at the gym until then. So I'm switching to a high volume plan in order to make 300lbs meaningful for my lifts. Still disoriented by the pending loss of my third space, and kissing end of year 1rm's goodbye again. It's okay to observe small losses, and those don't invalidate the massive losses experienced by my friends and neighbors and family. Octavia's Workbench I managed to salvage a dead necklace of my roommates and use the spare parts with some rose quartz to put together the piece below. It's for a cabaret singer friend, and I wanted her to have a little bling with her zen. I had trouble getting a decent photo, and the smarter thing woulda been to wait for better sun, but meh. https://www.instagram.com/p/CHY230ADu9s/?igshid=n7uyq2tzh1qf Garden of Sanctuary Lovely time last night. Mr lagail has been helping bully me into consistent self-care and last night he banished me to go drum and chant and sundry hippy nonsense. I also brought a yorkie, bc mood. Speaking of hippy shit, anyone use entheogens in their meditation practice? I have my eye on a garden of morning glories for next year, for reasons.
  7. Hey thanks for the kind words folks. Honestly struggling to make this challenge meaningful. I’ve been writing about my fitness on these forums since 2016, and I’m not sure if the spoons investment still makes sense. What’s kept the forum challenges relevant to your needs lately?
  8. I'm so here for covid cuisine pictures
  9. Grimalkin's Cruel Tutelage Ended up doing 90-95% singles for heavy work this week. A bit at a loss as Wisconsin goes into a 3rd wave of the pandemic, and gyms may be closed if sensible leadership is installed tomorrow. I currently go to a YMCA that serves low income communities, and they're unable to enforce their mask rules on the affluent white lifters, whose fees and donations are required to feed low income children. So, I go, I mask, and I spray everything before using it. Meanwhile Mr. Laghail is slowly acquiring pieces of a home gym to get us through, should another lockdown be enforced. Octavia's Workbench So here's the replacement piece! https://www.instagram.com/p/CHGoXIMD6JS/?igshid=f5uhi69y3xdu Garden of Sanctuary Mala was the order of the day yesterday, and I also got a printers drawer hung to hold different meditation aids. Imagine the picture below but stuffed with a rock collection, chunks of wood, and a few small bowls. Olesm's Chess Journal Any dresden fans here? I'm crafting a dresden's milwaukee for my setting and I'd be curious to hear what power groups you find interesting to play with.
  10. Laghail

    Heidi: Amazoning

    I'm not at all familiar with your work! Is there a place I can experience your writing so I can decide if your patreon is a good choice for me?
  11. Wait, by slink home, do you mean walk upstairs from your basement? Lol
  12. Eh, as long as you post pictures of your pets here on NF, I’m happy!
  13. Hrm, mine too. I work for FIS for the last year. Love the company culture so far, and they do pretty good on work life balance.
  14. Do we work for the same company? Mine has the same thread! with her full consent. She fires doctors fast, and has assembled a world class team of women. When she trusts the ladies take care of her, she’s very on board with letting students learn from her unique case.
  15. Also, miss Laghail says she’s getting a guestbook for her vagina; every visit to the ER or doctor or clinic has a medical professional bringing a bevy of medical students to learn from her unique case and deliver a classroom experience while she’s in the stirrups. people with vaginas are bad-ass.
  16. We should do a spooky movie night!!
  17. also, work from home life https://www.instagram.com/p/CG7-g8cAg3f/?igshid=16faqt3da0dc3
  18. Covid life is tough my friend. Do you have anything to look forward to for halloween?
  19. Sorry brother. It's getting bad in wisconsin as well, the ER visit last week was a nightmare, due to covid filling every bed in the building.
  20. I've actually been lifting in these for a minute now, and it's not the worst for non-cardio. Kinda like deadlift slippers.
  21. Streaking with Saliss Medical emergency continues! Spent ten hours driving yesterday to take a family member to the Mayo ob/gyn. If I bottom out on this goal as of end of week, I'll edit it from this months challenge. Grimalkin's Cruel Tutelage Light pull day on Tuesday and travel day yesterday. Should be doing heavy bench again this evening, goal is 5 reps at 315. Octavia's Workbench Finished the sodalite, charoite, and howlite mala yesterday; just in time for miss laghail to steal it. Miss Laghail has impeccable taste and I've been trying for the last three years to make a piece that i'd enjoy and she'd actually wear. Her theft yesterday is actually an honor, even while that means I need to make a replacement mala - I'm thinking amethyst, obsidian, and hematite. It's for a buddhist friend who's also in the kink scene, so Imma try and make it come off more parts sleek than crunchy. https://www.instagram.com/p/CG7n5Jaj_L4/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Garden of Sanctuary So I take miss laghail to mayo like, every other month, and it's wonderful to sink into some extended sitting practice while she's in her appointments. The Center for the Spirit is pictured below and it's my Mayo clinic home base while Miss Laghail is in surgery or talking with the docs. The pic is a canned picture from the site, and it doesn't show the meditation labyrinth, or the piles of prayer rugs for my muslim neighbors. Olesm's Chess Journal Dnd tomorrow actually, I'm rocking a ghostwise circle of the moon druid, and at level 6, he's past the crazy power phase of the build's levels 1-4, and I'm finally past level 5 where most wildshape level 1 forms are suddenly irrelevant. Time to cause trouble as a telepathic polar bear!
  22. Covid makes it harder, right? Most "experience" based gifts are off the table in the lockdown, bringing us back to the sacred trifecta of hobbies, books, or a new dog.
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