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  1. I can't help it. I love movies. :-)
  2. Thursday: Get Fit: Lift Heavy Things: No official workout today, but I worked for my mentor removing large stones and rocks from the foundation on the new property and putting smaller rocks in buckets. carried buckets of rock in three ways: with the handles, on my shoulder, and one at a time against my chest. Get Spiritual: Continuing Soulcon devotional; also got a copy of the Soulcon book. The Soulcon challenge for the Facebook group begins July 10th; this may have an impact on my next challenge here. Said a prayer for my neighbor, my mentor and his wife, and said a few spoken and unspoken prayers of gratitude and worship, especially as the weather is changing. Get Fed: Breakfast: coffee with grass-fed butter Lunch: two burger patties, spring mix, red onion, pickles, and mustard Dinner: Moo goo gai pan, a little bit of white rice, and some hot and sour soup Get Connected: Did not call my mother because she was working. Spoke with a parent at my daughter's gymnastics class, as well as the cashier at Sheetz when I went to pump gas. Talked to a neighbor down the street who went to school with me and her son and my daughter are friends (just friends). Talked with my mentor about the weather and about future projects he has in mind for me (like putting sand around the stepping stones). As I left today, he said "I appreciate you more than you will ever know." He sounded like he was ready to cry and he hugged me. Get Smarter: Did not finish Fathered by God; it is essentially the exact same message as Eldredge's most famous book Wild at Heart. Started listening to The Magician's Nephew because I have never read the Chronicles of Narnia before (*GASP!*). Continuing Spartan Up! Completed daily session of Peak Get Some Sun, Sand, and Surf: Did not take Minnie on her usual morning walk; I had to be up at 2 am to get my daughter from work and had trouble getting back to sleep. So when the alarm went off at 6:30 I didn't feel like going anywhere, much less outside. I made up for it later with a brief barefoot and shirtless walk to the dumpsters. Also worked outside with my mentor. Get Rest: Woke up at 6:45 am after going to bed at 11:00 pm and waking up again at 2:00 am to get my daughter; tried to go back to sleep, but it was difficult. No power nap today, even though I probably needed it. Going to bed soon because I have to pick her up again tonight at 2:00 am again.
  3. Okay, I'm gonna need specific films here for reference. Like...Snake Eyes? City of Angels? 8MM? I really liked him in Bringing Out the Dead. And my paramedic friend said that was the most accurate movie he has ever seen. Wait..you're probably talking about Leaving Las Vegas? Gone in Sixty Seconds?
  4. Wednesday: Get Fit: Move/Play/Rest: light barefoot walk with Minnie and some burpees by the river Worked for my mentor, continuing to remove rocks from the foundation; took an opportunity to carry the buckets close to my chest. Did not wear my Gear S2 all day, but I know I walked at least 12,000 steps. Get Spiritual: Continuing Soulcon devotional Said a prayer for my neighbor as things continue to look rough for him and his family; also prayed for some people waiting for a bus who did not look happy as well as some spoken and unspoken prayers of gratitude and praise. Get Fed: Breakfast: pretzel bites (at works again) drizzled with jalapeno juice (I like jalapenos). Lunch: peanut butter and blackberry preserves on wheat flatbread rounds. Dinner (at my grandpa's!): Homemade sauerkraut (I didn't make it, my aunt did), ham, peas, cottage cheese Get Connected: Called my mother Had dinner at my grandfather's Spoke with several customers at the movie theater; also greeted a lady at Speedway while holding the door open for her. Worked with my mentor. Today was the first day he let his wife drive by herself since her back surgeries; this is a woman who was nearly dead because of a serious infection in her back following a surgery in which part of her spine had to be removed, and now she is walking up a small hill (with a walker, but still) and driving! Get Smarter: Finished audiobook Through the Eyes of a Lion; started Fathered by God by John Eldredge. Continuing to read Spartan Up! Completed a daily session of Peak Get Some Sun, Sand, and Surf: Took Minnie for her usual morning walk, barefoot and shirtless Burpees by the river. Worked for my mentor in the sunlight, digging both with my hands and with a mattock to dig up rocks. Get Rest: Woke up at 4:45 am after going to bed at 11:00 pm. Took a quick but effective power nap around 3:30 pm. Went to bed at 11:00 but had to get up at 1:40 am to pick my daughter up from work at 2:00 am; back to bed until alarm at 6:30 (Thursday morning).
  5. Tuesday: Get Fit: Lift Heavy Objects: Filled some empty cat litter tubs like this: filled them with water, and carried them a little over 100 yards down to the river and back. About 20 burpees today. Worked for my mentor removing rocks from the foundation he has laid to build a new house. 12,362 steps Get Fed: Breakfast: jalapenos with cheese, popcorn (I was at work). Lunch: roast chicken Dinner: duck eggs, spinach, mushrooms, diced onion topped with salsa Get Spiritual: Today's Soulcon devotional was about being wary of our temptations of the flesh, whether this includes lust or addiction or food or laziness; the flesh is one of the ways we are distracted from our true purpose in Christ. "Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish." Galatians 5:16-17 (NKJV). Prayed for my neighbor while on my walk; also said a few spoken and unspoken prayers of gratitude and praise. Get Connected: Called my mother; she is still doing well but worried about my grandpa (she didn't say this, but I can tell). Talked to some customers and coworkers at work. Get Smarter: Continuing to read Spartan Up! and listen to Through the Eyes of a Lion (which is both an amazing title and an amazing book). Completed one session of Peak. Get Some Sun, Sand, and Surf: Took a shirtless and shoeless walk with the dog in the morning Did some stretches and bends to wake my muscles up a bit Shirtless and shoeless while carrying trash to the dumpster as well as during my workout Worked outside with my mentor pulling and digging rocks out of the foundation dirt Get Rest: I slept in until around 7:30 and woke up on my own after going to bed at 11:00. Took a brief power nap around 4:00 pm
  6. Thank you both. I'm a sucker for trying new things because I love an adventure, and I am definitely not concerned about time for my first ocr but finishing and staying mindful and having a great time. Thanks again.
  7. @Sylvaa, @jonfirestar, any advice for a new racer? Also, side note: my phone autocorrects "burpees" to "burgers" proving once and for all that burgers are better than burpees.
  8. Monday: Get Fit: Sprint Day: Did a muddy trail run in the pouring rain; managed a few bursts of sprinting on flat areas of the trail Worked for my mentor: fed scraps of corn and greens to the chickens, unloaded pallets from his truck, hauled a wheelbarrow filled with sand down to the stepping stones and spread the sand around the stones. Get Fed: Breakfast: Coffee with grass-fed butter, leftover hibachi steak. Lunch: My daughter treated me to a late Father's Day lunch: Bojangles Cajun chicken sandwich with lettuce and tomato Dinner: Protein smoothie from Sheetz with Greek yogurt, blueberry pomegranate, and peanut butter (not as gross as it sounds). Get Connected: Called my mother today; she's doing well. Talked with my mentor, had lunch with my two oldest daughters, spoke with a manager at Bojangles. Get Smarter: Started the audiobook for Through the Eyes of a Lion by Levi Lusko; heartbreaking story of a tragedy in his life and how we should face such trials. Also reading Spartan Up! by Joe De Sena because. Played one session of Peak. Been listening to the Spartan Up! podcast because they are brief (about 25-30 minutes), unlike Jocko Willink's or Joe Rogan's podcasts, which can run around 3-5 hours. Get Spiritual: Got up early this morning (#0445Club) and first thing I did was open up the Youversion app on my phone and start my devotional. I stumbled onto a new devotional based on a book called Soulcon by Cody Bobay. So far, so good, but specifically for men. It reminds us that we are at war with forces that want us to fail, that want us to believe the lies that we are incapable or lazy or apathetic or weak. Today's verses were Galatians 6:14 and Luke 9:24. Best takeaway: "When we make the decision to pick up our cross and follow Jesus we are showing God we are all in. We are showing Him we are willing to bring honor to Him and His Kingdom no matter the cost." I looked up "Soulcon" on Facebook and found a group. I have already been accepted, and one of the members is sending me a free copy of the book. I'll keep you posted. Get Some Sun, Sand, and Surf: This is where I thrived today: Took a shirtless and shoeless walk with the dog in the morning Did some stretches and bends to wake my muscles up a bit Trail run wasn't shoeless but was shirtless, and plenty of dirt and mud (not Spartan standards, but I did get wet and filthy enough to need a shower). Get Rest: Woke up at 4:45 am after going to bed at 10:15 pm Sunday night. Took a brief power nap around 3:30 pm Meditated this evening around 5:00.
  9. Awesome! Are you bringing the family? Mine might be there, not sure yet.
  10. There is one in Glen Jean, WV. The Sprint is Sunday afternoon, August 27th. I started my training a few days ago. Today I ran a muddy trail in the pouring rain, using ditches, a walking bridge, mud puddles, and a muddy creek as obstacles. Even tried to bear crawl up a muddy hillside. And I've done at least 100 burpees in the past three days.
  11. Just the Sprint. This will be my first ocr ever, so one victory at a time.
  12. Well, I guess since no one guessed it I'll make it easy:
  13. I'm so sorry to hear this. I hope they find out what is wrong. I will be praying for her and for you. @Severine, plenty of health benefits to a cold shower:
  14. Agreed. I'll probably return home after this challenge is over because moving didn't serve the purpose I'd hoped it would. Plus, you'll be really proud of my next challenge.
  15. Well done on the upcoming interview @Janus and finishing your project. And yeah, planking can be hell, but you'll get stronger. Keep it up!