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  1. Rubik's Cat Goes Old School

    I actually forgot all about posting my previous walk & run on June 2nd. It was 7.17 miles (11.539 km). June 18th, 2018 4.70 miles (7.563 km) Calories: N/A Ran: 3.06 miles Speed-walked / Walked: 1.64 miles I've been stuck in Viridian City for all of June so far. 40.108 miles (64.5 km) until I reach Viridian Forest for good.
  2. Rubik's Cat Goes Old School

    Tajiri & Sugimori (the creators of the Pokemon franchise) needed an antagonist for their anime TV show and video games in the mid- to late 1990's. We all know what that antagonist is by now. It was Team Rocket. It has been theorized that the creators drew their inspiration for Team Rocket from the motorcycle gangs of Japan called "Bosozoku", which saw an enormous spike in popularity almost a decade after the second world war. Japan's student culture is heavily influenced on school scores/grades. They influence who gets into college, and even effect ones career choices. Most high school graduates that barely scraped by or couldn't cut the college life and the few that dropped out of high school out were picked up by the Bosozoku. In season 1, episode 9 (School of Hard Knocks) of the Pokemon Franchise the antagonists Jesse and James remarked that they had scored very low on the Pokemon Trainer school's exams and dropped out. It is revealed in episode 36 (Bridge Bike Gang) of the same season that Jesse and James had joined a bicycle gang. As for the Meowth in the TV show, he was initially homeless before joining the gang. (Credit: Bulbapedia) I have decided to take a page from @Amazon Ninja and many others' playbooks (so thank ya'll for that) and plan my meals for the week ahead of time to see if that makes a difference in my eating habits because my eating habits have been horrible lately. Breakfast TBD Lunch Salad with grilled chicken breast (tuna is optional), baby mushrooms, broccoli, chopped up cheese. Water or Powerade. Snack Nature Valley 2-piece Crunchy Granola Bar. Dinner TBD
  3. Rubik's Cat Goes Old School

    Thanks for the advice! I really enjoy watching shows like One Punch Man. Unfortunately I have to learn all of the Japanese characters to read the captions because they don't use the English alphabet but I'm getting there.
  4. Rubik's Cat Goes Old School

    2 weeks since I've last posted. I haven't ran on the treadmill....actually I haven't ran at all......maybe to the fridge, if that counts. My last 2 brain cells after failing to motivate me to run these weeks: But it hasn't all been doom and gloom! For the past 2 weeks I've been weight training on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Friday's and supplementing after every work out with whey protein powder, which surprisingly enough, does not taste as horrible as it did in the past when I first experimented with it. This coming week I am going to get back on the horse and start running again. I want to keep weight training but still find time to incorporate running into my schedule. Future reference: How much I am currently able to lift at the time of writing: Bench Press Max: 75 lbs. x 12-14 reps x 1 set Bicep Curl Machine Max: 60 lbs. x 13-15 reps x 1 set Lat Pull-down Machine Max: 90 lbs. x 10-12 reps x 1 set Leg Press Machine Max: 110 lbs. x 10-12 reps x 1 set I am going to come back to this reference in the future to see how I have improved.
  5. New scout entering the mix

    wow, congrats to you on being Ironman ready! That is almost unthinkable to me right now the shape I am in. Tony Stark would be proud, haha. I don't hang out on any other internet forums other than this one, but more or less 5 months ago I immigrated to this forum from a social anxiety support forum that I no longer frequent.
  6. New scout entering the mix

    Hi @djryanash it has been a hard struggle controlling my diet but I can run for longer than when I began my challenge. I can see you're a new user like me, what brings you to Nerd Fitness?
  7. Rubik's Cat Goes Old School

    TL:DR version: This is my own adaptation on the "Walk to Mordor and Back Again" thread which can be found here: Major props to Charlomechfry for their hard work to and from Mordor. I'm following along. I'm going to run a lot. I'm going to track my progress and post random facts to motivate myself to exercise more. My rules / baselines are below. Long version: "Pokemon Red’s map isn’t based on present-day Tokyo, it’s based on the pre-sprawl Tokyo of the 1960s. The towns that are connected by forests and rivers in the Pokemon world are connected by concrete and bullet trains in our world." (Brad O'Farrell,") I used to play the Pokemon games religiously as a child; but it wasn't until I was almost ready to graduate college for the first time that I realized every town in the Pokemon red, blue, and yellow series of games is based off of a real-world location in Japan. Take Pallet Town for example. Pallet Town is based off of Satoshi Taijri's hometown from the 1960's (see below). I then thought to myself "If every town in the video game is based off of a real-world location, and it takes a little more than two hours to complete the game, how long would it actually take walking from one town to the next in the real world?" ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I put a couple of weeks worth of effort into studying Google Maps and Bulbapedia and deduced that it would take a person an approximate distance of 907 km (563.5 mi) to cover Pallet Town (Shizuoka City) all the way to Fuchsia City (Tateyama City) covering the same storyline (minus side quests) covered in the video game. More to come on how I calculated all of this. The official city wikipedia page states that Taijri based the fictional Pallet Town off of Machida City where he grew up as a child. On the same note, states that Pallet Town corresponds to Shimoda City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan in the real world. Shimoda City Pallet Town 0 Hakone Town Viridian City 90.1 km Okuchichibu Mts. Viridian Forest 99.5 km Maebashi City Pewter City 99.8 km Mount Akagi Mt. Moon 19.6 km Tsuchiura City Cerulean City 125.0 km Yokohama City Vermilion City 96.3 km Tsuchiura City Cerulean City 96.3 km Mt. Fuji Rock Tunnel 38.2 km Narita City Lavender Town 78.8 km Shinjuku City Celadon City 62.9 km Marunouchi Saffron City 7.0 km Shinjuku City Celadon City 7.0 km Tateyama City Fuchsia City 86.5 km Oshima Island Cinnabar Island 0.0 ? Indigo Plateau 0.0 This journal is meant to keep me motivated to exercise. A blend of the old with the new. A new take on the video games I loved and left behind years ago.
  8. New scout entering the mix

    Hello all! I read all of the classes posted elsewhere in the forum (including the tutorial section posted by Hazard) and I feel like I identify best with the scout class because I have always been a decent runner/bicyclist....more so before I let myself go physically that is. Anyways, onto my introduction: Training history: I have enjoyed jogging on the treadmill at home but have never been able to stick with it for very long because of boredom. I feel this is because I am not part of any bigger community and do not track my progress well enough. I despise weight training. I know I need it and I want to start but I have never been able to keep myself on track to see even modest gains. I have trouble lifting the bar (without weight added) more than several times on the bench press station. That's how far I have let myself go. 25 (11.3 kg) lbs feels heavy to me. I hope upon joining this community to find the motivation necessary to get back into shape for my future career and to look good for swimwear season sometime around...2028? 2040? Challenge Goals: 1. Stop drinking all types of soda for one month and then go from there! 5 days into my challenge and I am so far successful (from Jan. 1st). 2. Walk or jog on the treadmill / Go to the park and walk or jog once a week for a minimum of one mile and then go from there! Ultimate Challenge Goal: T.B.A. My questions for the community: 1. Do I have to pay money for the RPG adventure program advertised online before coming here? Is it frowned upon if a user doesn't and is still active on the forum? 2. How do I subscribe to a thread to receive updates when a new post is made in it?