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Rebel Pilot Gar

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  1. Can definitely relate to not wanting to connect NF stuff on work computer. I usually even disconnect my phone from the work wifi before checking in there. Mini hiatus isn’t all that bad (though maybe I’m biased from coming off a short break myself). It’s not a bad thing to reset and say “X isn’t working”. Reevaluating your goals and approach to get there can be a good thing. Stars, even treading water for a bit when life is crazy can be good if that is what is needed in the moment. maybe not very motivational in the here and now but here to cheer you on in your path forward, whatever that may look like right now.
  2. Way to go following meal plan and avoiding snacks! Hope you can work in some balance between work and your runs despite the craziness of your schedule this week
  3. Nice weather really does help a lot. Especially when it’s a new / respawn habit. Thank you, it was very good. My department connected with another who we’ve been having some friction with to brainstorm better communication and collaboration. Was productive and helpful, though I caved on my alcohol goal a bit because of work bonding happy hour. Planning to stick to water for the rest of the night now that I home. Thank you! Glad to have you here. Hope your running goals are going well also!!
  4. Thank you! I seem to have forgotten that NF challenges are on a Sunday-Saturday calendar when making my workout plan. So the spreadsheet is Monday start, everything else is Sunday start. Late night scheduled for work today (Tuesday) so I got my run done yesterday instead. Weather was nice but running conditioning needs work. Still not terrible for first run of the year. I’m also adjusting my “Wednesday 3 miles” plan to a 30 min run/walk for now as I get the habit going.
  5. Hahaha thank you. It also helps that my boss was nudging me to actually start running instead of just talking about it. That and I really love spreadsheets. I'm using the same plan from last time I trained for a half marathon (same race but in 2019). It really helps to see how far out the race is and that I have a good buffer to 1) build habit 2) build baseline and then 3) actually get serious about training.
  6. Half Marathon Training Plan: To determine: Warm up & cool down Back up plan for chaotic days Extra strength/mobility????? Tracker goes here: Week of 4/10: Alcohol: 🍺🟩🟥🟥🟥🍺🍺 Self Care: 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟥 Week of 4/17: Alcohol: 🍺🟥🟥🟥🟥🍺🍺 Self Care: 🟥🟩🟥🟩🟩🟥🟩 Week of 4/24: Alcohol: 🍺🟩⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ Self Care: 🟥🟩⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ Weekday Date Plan Actual Time Actual Distance (mi) Comments Mon 4/11 Rest 0:28:26 1.84 run/walk hr z3 Tues 4/12 1.5 mi run 0 0 Rest Wed 4/13 3 mi run 0:39:22 2.5 1:2 min run/walk Thurs 4/14 1.5 mi run 0 0 Rest Fri 4/15 Rest 0:26:43 1.86 run/walk hr z3 Sat 4/16 30 min walk Dog walk not tracked Sun 4/17 3 mi run 0:33:51 2.48 1:30/1:30 run/walk Mon 4/18 Rest 0 0 Rest Tues 4/19 1.5 mi run 0:46:06 1.66 dog walk Wed 4/20 3 mi run 0:34:05 2.26 1:30/1:30 run/walk Thurs 4/21 1.5 mi run Yoga 25 mins Fri 4/22 Rest 0:24:26 1.68 run/walk hr z3 Sat 4/23 30 min walk Sun 4/24 3 mi run Mon 4/25 Rest Tues 4/26 1.5 mi run Wed 4/27 3 mi run Thurs 4/28 1.5 mi run Fri 4/29 Rest Sat 4/30 30 min walk Sun 5/1 3 mi run
  7. Belated following! Sorry to hear life is rough and wish you the best. Not that I have advice and things, but I’m also here if you want/need to vent over pm or discord. Or talk about how awesome Star Wars is… whatever helps.
  8. I’m super delayed on new challenge stuff too. Congratulations on house stuff! And also on knowing your limits and setting realistic goals based on the chaotic life stuff, even if it feels like scaling it back a lot.
  9. Sorry for the delay! New challenge is posted ~
  10. Hello late challenge start. Hope everyone is doing well. Work schedule has been really busy, lots of crazy hours. But in a good way (part of me enjoys the chaos). Unfortunately that means all the good things I was doing have started to fizzle out in the past week or two. The weather being alternatively warm or freezing and damp have not been helping either. The next month looks like work chaos will continue. So I am going to focus on basic habits and building up a running routine for a Half-Marathon I signed up for in November. 1) No alcohol Monday-Thursday Dry January went really well, February continued well then I started to slip up as March progressed This is more for accountability to continue to do good things. 2) Running Routine Training plan selected: Hal Higdon Novice 1 (12 week program) The race is ~30 weeks away so I have time to build a baseline habit & fitness. Step 1 - build the habit by working up to the below weekly run schedule over next two months: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Rest 1.5 mi run 3 mi run 1.5 mi run Rest 30 min walk 3 mi run 3) Basic Self Care Things I am already doing, but find that they start to slip as I get stressed. Mostly monitoring as a gage to stress levels Shower & wash face daily Brush teeth 2x daily Floss teeth 1x daily Officially going to start tracking this on 10 April.
  11. Quick update, goals are still plugging along though life continues to be crazy over here in the x-wing hangar. Exercise goal is going well, the other two are taking more of an effort but I am still working on them. Planning to keep the alcohol goal at least around through next challenge and continue working on that. Exercise I’ll probably dial up the difficulty level a bit. Third goal I am planning to change up but haven’t decided the details yet. Hope everyone else is doing well. Not going to make any promises to check in, since I didn’t follow through last time. But at the very least I’m not disappearing even if my check ins are infrequent
  12. Hey all. Apologies for being a bit quiet lately. Work has been really busy and just wiping out my social interaction reserves. Last week - did really well with getting all my exercise goals in. Mostly because I knew the week would be extra extra busy so I got most of the workouts done right at the start. Alcohol however did not go as well. Really going to put the focus on keeping on track for the Alcohol goal this week, and so far that mind set is working out. Dinner times were thrown off by my all-over the place work schedule. So far doing okay this week thanks to the wonders of leftovers. (But I have to cook today and havent started yet so we'll see how today goes). I expect I'll continue to be quiet since this week is shaping up to be pretty busy too. But once I can recharge my introvert batteries I promise to pop back in to everyone's threads and at least say hi if nothing else
  13. Following! Great goals! Unfortunately no practiced advice from my end on the screen time, but good luck finding a balance! Just brainstorming/throwing ideas out there but… Is there another activity like shared games, reading / story time, music/singing dance party, walks etc to swap in? Something that’s also fun and engaging but not the zombie-trance of television. Or if there’s a favorite show, maybe re-enact it with toys and stories? My parental units never really monitored/controlled screen time that I know of. Except that we went camping every summer (no screens/games) and there are definitely embarrassing home videos somewhere of my sibling and I running around the campsite singing the Pokémon/Team Rocket theme song and pretending to catch Pokémon 😂
  14. Catching up to your thread. Great goals with very clear targets. Love how you incorporated D&D. Hunter is a perfect specialization.
  15. Thread catch up attempt ~ Hope you can find the needed balance of variables to help improve your energy levels, how you feel, etc, etc. it sounds like you’re taking a very data driven approach which is always very helpful to pinpoint where to make adjustments. But we also unfortunately (fortunately?) are not robots, so be kind to yourself. And even robots need to recharge their batteries sometimes.
  16. Welcome! Sorry that you joined in on one of my busy weeks where I’m quiet on the forums 😅 It is such a fun game. I like that you can easily set your own pace to explore. Though the “gotta catch ’em all” mentality feels weird to me in this. Enough that when I boot up the game BF and I joke about going to harass the local wildlife for a bit 😉 Thank you! I’ll take a look at the link in a bit, definitely seems useful if we end up continuing the gluten-light existence. I have a stationary bike that we got a couple years ago that i managed to find a way to connect to the app. Luckily my dog isn’t allowed in the basement so I don’t have to worry about him being near the trainer. Longest trainer ride I’ve done ever is probably about 1.5 hours, movies are great to keep from getting too mindlessly bored. Luckily I t worked out pretty well. Though I did a ton of walking / standing today that I’m not used to any more. Need to add some lower back and core strength/mobility to my routine. Plus some extra love and stretches to my calves after spending ~8 hours wandering around in steel toe shoes. At least unlike previous bosses, my current boss is awesome about making sure we go home at a reasonable time. Definitely pulled 12-16 hour days in past positions more often than I liked.
  17. Busy work week, but I expected that going in. Doing pretty well with goals. Dinner on time tonight is going to be really important today. Need to be in work before 6am tomorrow (so 4:30 ish wake up time). So other than dinner I’ll be keeping expectations light for today/tomorrow/Friday
  18. I didn't do it yesterday, but I did yoga today! Thanks for the extra push Thank you, was nice. Mostly relaxing but with some much needed deep cleaning mixed in.
  19. Yes - I did hear that, though I haven't read through Weel of Time either. Definitely don't blame him for not wanting that reputation. To be completely honest, it goes a bit downhill after the third one. No to say I don't love the series -- I absolutely do and it's among my Tamora Pierce / Dragonlance / Harry Potter "will re-read this series multiple times until the books fall apart" pile. So I'm invested. But if the first book didn't quite hit for you the following books probably won't either. Same!! I've read the first Mistborn trilogy, but haven't quite gotten into the second trilogy. Stormlight Archive is so good but also very very long and there's so much going on I want to give it my full attention. Hope everything else in the challenge is going well! I love seeing what emojis you choose for your garden goals.
  20. Sending good thoughts / vibes through the interwebs. Hope you get some rest -- also hope you can get some answers soon for Mr. H.
  21. Agreed I read all of the books. Honestly not worth it unless the author decides to actually finish the series. Show was enjoyable but also disappointing in the end. Almost enough to kill any earlier enthusiasm for the series. Not that the books were bad. I remember pulling an all nighter to finish at least one of the books. But I'd also recommend multiple other series before this one (anything by Brandon Sanderson & Green Rider series by Kristen Britain in particular). I think the author just ended up with too many open stories and no easy way to neatly wrap them up.
  22. The guild emojis are fun
  23. Busy week but did pretty well on all my goals. Dinner was a bit late Wednesday and Thursday but only by 30 mins or so. I think doing a bit better with meal planning will help adjust that in the right direction. We have a 3 day weekend, which is sorely needed. Planning to spend time catching up on cleaning, I’d also like to watch the last 6 episodes of Legend of Vox Machina. Also feeling a bit stiff from sitting at a computer all week, doing some yoga focused on back and shoulders would be a good idea. Hope everyone is doing good!
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