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  1. Hmm, I never posted the first challenge of the year in this thread... Here we go:
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    Jarric - Road to Oblivion part 1

    Week 3 Already! Monday I had Crossfit first thing, 3x handle pickups followed by 50ft farmers' carry for the weight section. Felt good and I got up to 134kg (~295#) unbroken. Tried 139kg (~306#), had to stop half way and take a breath before picking it up and carrying on. BUT that's fine because a) this is more than I'm currently deadlifting, and b) it's about the same weight that I broke myself on when I was doing yoke carries and it didn't cause me hip issues. The evening was mostly chilling out and watching the latest Crit Role. Tuesday I slept in woke up in time for my run but stayed in bed rather than getting up and going out. I was worried about my hip, my GPS watch strap is broken, and it was cold - all just excuses really. Yesterday evening was D&D, and it was great fun. We had to give evidence at the trial of a minotaur we were vaguely acquainted with, who had been accused of using mind control abilities by two orcs (D&D is weird!). We managed to prove he'd been entrapped, though he did still actually commit a crime and got a beating for it. We then ventured from the capital to travel to the kings court, where we nearly got stampeded to death by giat goats (each 10ft heigh on all fours)(D&D is really really weird!)! Through a variety of flying potions, impromptu tightropes and gasseous form we managed to get out the way, only to see that the goats were stampeding away from a pair of Tyrannosaurus Rex. So they'll be a fun combat next session . Wednesday - I went to my physio appointment this morning. He says no running for at least 2 weeks, which really sucks . So my run goal is officially off for the rest of this challenge, and is replaced by a goal of doing my rehab exercises every damn day. Still working out how I'm going to structure cardio and crossfit for the next couple of weeks, need to talk to the coaches before I make a decision on that.
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    Starpuck: The Bravest Warrior

    Says who? :p . Have fun at Hamilton!
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    Jarric - Road to Oblivion part 1

    Week 2 Stats I didn't do my bujo on Saturday or Sunday, so there is some vagary here... Nutrition a) probably 7/7 days with lunch veggies and probiotics, b) no alcohol, c) 5/7 days mood tracked. Not seeing a lot of benefit to the no alcohol thing so far. I have noticed being really hungry though - I guess my body is trying to replace the calories I'm not drinking! Run - 26.09 miles for the week, 76.47 so far this challenge. I am a bit behind on this. Pullups - 7/7 days - 90 pullups this week Budget - A little frivolous spending, but I'm finding it hard to care about buying a couple of cans of Diet Coke at a snooker match when the value of all of them combined is the same as 2 beers! Study - Nothing done. Must try harder. Forums - I'm going to guess at 4/7 days, don't think I got on on the weekend. Mostly had a lazy weekend. After severe amounts of procrastination I got out for my long run on Saturday. A lot of it was walked rather than run in order to protect my hip, and because it was on some fairly big hills. Got 13.81 miles instead of the prescribed 14 as I got back to my car at that point and couldn't be bothered to run an extra tiny loop. The rest of the day was resting. Sunday I went bouldering first thing in the morning. I suddenly realised that I'm looking at routes and going "it's only a 6A", when 6 months ago I would have considered that generally beyond my level, so that's cool. The rest of Sunday I sat on the sofa and did nothing. Feel guilty for not getting anything done, and for missing my 5k run (whether it was better or worst for my hip I don't know). I just couldn't find the enthusiasm to move though
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    Jarric - Road to Oblivion part 1

    How did you get footage of Roanne? We did manage to get to her before she eviscerated anyone this time though. It's so frustrating isn't it! When i commuted all the time I used to remember to copy everything before I posted it in case the train went through a tunnel - apparently I'm out of practice with that now! Well I have D&D tonight, so hopefully I'll have some more stories for you soon I have not seen the movie Young Guns. I think I get your meaning however! Not effects to that, *ahem*, process for me as yet. I'm glad too. I'm also absolutely terrified that he's going to tell me to stop running, but it's better that I try and sort things out sooner rather than later.
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    Really excited for you dude, that's gonna be awesome!
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    My next normal deadlift session should be 130kg x 5, so unless my RPE is really weird that'll keep us pretty close. Glad your deads are progressing well mate. I have the opposite problem, my deadlift feels strong but my squat is crap right now.
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    You can do either, but I would overwrite the previous efforts, as I'm not sure if the leaderboard can cope with multiple lines of the same exercise.
  9. Hey Yeti, how did the week go? Hope you had fun in York, and I'm so excited to hear you're looking at going bouldering again!
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    Jarric - Road to Oblivion part 1

    D&D last night was great fun, see my comment to @Rhovaniel above for more on that. This morning was crossfit. Strength was heavy doubles of sumo deadlift; I hit 130kg (~286#) for 2 reps which is a new max for me on any sort of deadlift. Got greedy and went for 140kg but I couldn't lock it out unfortunately, possibly should have tried 135kg instead. The WOD was 10 single arm kettlebell swings every 30 seconds, rest for the remainder of the 30 seconds, 10 rounds (5 each arm). It was a weird feeling (I'm still not great with KB swings), but I can really tell I'm off balance - all the work seemed to be in my right glute and my left quad! Tonight I'm debating whether to stay in and watch Crit Role or go out and see a band. Tomorrow is long run day. Sunday is climbing and a short run.
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    Jarric - Road to Oblivion part 1

    Thank you! We had a really nice session actually, lots of good roleplaying including our witch attacking a poor defenceless tavern owner with her hair, and our constantly flaming hobgoblin being the sensible, reasonable member of the party for a few bizarre minutes. We also crossed a river on the back of a giant terrapin, and killed a half ogre and a pack of dogs for good measure. I had a telephone triage session with the physio yesterday, and I'm booked in for a full physio session on Wednesday. I'm just praying that it won't put a speed bump in my running volume! That makes a lot of sense to me. I do eat and feel healthy, so I probably don't need it. That said I'm terrible at being aware of how my body feels and what it needs, so I might as well give it a go and see if I can identify feeling different. I had to Google kombucha, but it sounds quite nice! I might give it a go (after the end of this no alcohol challenge) if I can actually find it anywhere. That's my general feeling. I'll give them a go and if they're not doing anything by the end of the challenge I'll sack them off for the good of my wallet.
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    I'm just waiting for deadlifts to come up in my Crossfit rotation mate! In the meantime I hit a new max at sumo deadlift this morning. Tried for 140kg but couldn't get it up. Llift Weight KG Weight lbs Reps RPE e1RM KG e1RM lbs Wilks Sumo deadlift 130 286.60 2 9.5 138.45 305.22 98.38 My actual deadlift should be a bit higher than this when I get the chance.
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    Jarric - Road to Oblivion part 1

    Hmm, where are we on week 2? Nutrition. As I said I'm working through my Crossfit box's daily habits list, but skipping bits that I already do. This means that for week 2 the list now looks like this: Drink 1 pint of plain water per day Healthy fat at breakfast Cooked veg in the evening Raw veg at lunch Breakfast protein Evening protein Fermented foods/probiotics Now I'm sceptical about the last thing on this list, there seems to be some science that supports probiotics helping certain conditions, but also a lot of untested assumption about what else they might be good for. Add to that that it's very hard to know how much of any "good bacteria" you are actually getting in any one serving (D&D nerd fact: bacteria, being mindless, are all Unaligned, never Good, Neutral or Evil) and it's all a bit dubious for me. Nonetheless I said I would follow this plan, and the only way to find out if this stuff works for me is to test it for a few weeks. The week is going pretty well so far, two runs done, two crossfit sessions done. I did a hangboard session really late last night, and thanks to @jonfirestar lending me some resistance bands I can actually get a few sets in. Will keep working on this and hopefully ween myself off the bands fairly quickly. No studying yet this week, I'll have to load it all in to the weekend. Budgeting is going fine, and forum updates aren't going too badly except for yesterday which I missed completely. Tonight is D&D, our silly Rise of the Runelords game, so that should be loads of fun.
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    Rhovaniel: A year of Questing, part I

    Have you booked a doctors appointment for this yet? Because I'm not going to stop nagging you (in a friendly way of course) until you do! Your improvised workout sounds great though - I struggle to find stuff to do when I change plans at the last minute, so good on you.
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    Jarric - Road to Oblivion part 1

    Road to Oblivion - Part 1 So I've just written up my 2019 road map, and the first 4 challenges of this year will be working towards my first big and scary goal - running 4 laps of Nuclear Oblivion in May. I'm going to need to be able to gain some serious endurance to keep doing that, both in running and in general fitness for the obstacles, so my physical goals will be based around that. Nutrition - 20XP This goal is split into three parts (hence the high XP). The first one is straight eating better - my Crossfit box posted a list of weekly nutrition habits a couple of years ago which I've unearthed on Facebook, so I'll be running through those. By coincidence (or just because they start with sensible things) I already do their first 3 weekly habits, but if you want to play along at home they are: Drink 1 pint of plain water daily Eat a healthy fat with breakfast Eat cooked vegetables in the evening So I'll be starting straight at habit 4, which is: Eat a raw vegetable at lunch I'll be tackling that in week 1 of the challenge, and then adding an additional habit from their list on each subsequent week. The second part of nutrition is alcohol. Leading up to Christmas I was really stressed and not feeling great, and I attributed that to a lot of year end work stress and general Christmas/ohmyGodIhaven'tboughtanything stress. I started thinking the other week however that maybe the amount I was drinking had its part to play in this too. Well, there's only one way to find out if that is the case, and that's to stop drinking for a bit and see how I feel. The goal for this challenge will be to drink no alcohol at all. That'll start from Week 0 day 2 (because day 1 was New Year's Eve, come on!). The final part of this is to track my mood - just a short sentence each day in my bujo is fine, but I'll only know if the above is working at all if I track it. Obviously there's lots of other factors to consider, and conclusions may be hard to draw, but I want to give it a go. Running - 15XP The goal here is simple (thought not necessarily easy) - run 140 miles this challenge. That includes week zero, and is the exact amount of mileage I should hit if I get all of my runs in. The plan is to run 4 times per week - Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday - with the long run either on Saturday or Sunday depending on when I'm climbing or doing other things. Whilst the goal is simply the mileage, I'll put the full running plan in a spoiler for info: Climbing - 10XP I want to work on my climbing and my pullups in general, as these have massive transference to OCR, and I've got two parts to this plan in order to do it: a) Continue with GTG pullups - basically I have my pullup bar in my kitchen door and do one pullup every time I want to enter the kitchen. Minimum 10 per day. This starts week 0. b) Hangboarding - I have bought a hang board with some Christmas money, which will allow me to train hanging off very small edges instead of just a bar. The plan is to do hanging sessions MWF, but never on a day adjacent to a climbing day. As I usually climb every weekend this should mean that I usually do 2 sessions per week, but it could be 1 or 3 depending on how the climbing sessions work out. This starts when the hang board arrives. Budget - 5XP This is a difficult one this month as money and spending are a bit strange after Christmas. I probably wouldn't have a goal at all except that reducing debt and saving money is one of my main goals for the year. The goal here is to simply spend mindfully for the month, and write any comments about my spending in my bujo. This starts week 0. Study - 5XP This is something I have been neglecting, but I really need to continue my qualifications for work. There is a time limit on these, and having missed the initial deadline it's going to be tricky to catch up so I need to put in the work. The goal here is to do 2 pomodoros of study (or 4 hours, if you prefer) per week. Bonus 5XP if I get my next assignment submitted before the end of the challenge. This starts week 0. Forum Cardio - Mobile Edition™ - 5XP I don't spend enough time on here and I miss catching up with people and knowing what's going on. A big reason I don't get on is that I usually only sit in front of a computer at work, and so my lunch break is the only time I have to be here. I don't always get a lunch break, and I use the time to catch up on other things as well when I do so that gives me minimal forum time. The goal therefore is to use my phone to visit the forums every day. Even if I don't post anything just being here and catching up is a start. Well I think that's everything. It's loads of XP so i could do realll well out of this challenge if I ace it. I have to dash, so anything I've missed I'm sure will come up later!