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  1. First: I do not know if this is the appropriate forum, so any mods feel free to move this... It's kind of a "woot" as I have overcome my innate lazyness, but it might also fit into the general fitness or the dieting realm. Or some ranger stuff, who knows. so here is the story: I like cars. I like my car, especially. And so I like it's engine. Most engine wear occurs on start-up, once the engine is running at operating temperature, there is no significant wear whatsoever. Read: cross country drives (btw.: That's why myUOAs come back so nice). Doing the grocery shopping by car means two engine starts without the engine ever getting to operating temperature. Not good. Hurts my heart. (Im a car nerd - with a capital N.) But my bike has no luggage rack (and cycling with a big, heavy backpack is no fun). So -what else can I do, if I do not want to use the car? Of course: walk. I might split the grocery shopping into several smaller trips and just walk there. But then, the nearest shop is a tad expensive, and the cheaper Aldi a bit far off my usual routes. Inconvenient. But basically, that's what I would do: just walk there, grab some bags with stuff, walk back. Several times a week. (And pay to much). When I was young, I walked a lot. The army had us walk a lot. all while carrying heavy stuff. And then I stumbled upon the fitness fad of rucking - basically, grab a backpack, put something heavy inside, walk briskly and call it exercise. (And feel cool doing so.) So that was obvious. Why the hell didn't I get this earlier? Grab rucksack. Grab a second bag. Walk 30min to store. Fill shopping cart. Fill content of shopping cart into rucksack and bag. Walk home. Voilà: One old army backpack, a sturdy bag and a sack of apples. This unpacks as follows: 2.5kg potatoes 2kg apples 0.5 litre olive oil 0.25 litre linseed oil 1 litre of milk 6 cans of tuna 2 cans of red beans 500g sourdough bread 500g spaghetti 500g feta 500g chicken breast 500g ground beef 500g of curd 350g herring 300g Nürnberger Würtschen (Nürnberg sausages) 250g of bacon 500g of spinache 3 bell peppers 3 jars of marmalade 2 salami 1 iceberg lettuce 1 broccoli 1 cucumber 1 net of red onions 1 net of garlic 12 eggs 60g oregano 60g thyme Humans can carry a lot of stuff. While all this on the picture is a lot of stuff, it s not particularly heavy. (The things they make you carry in the army are heavier.) It just seems bulky, but if you pack intelligently, all this fits into a small backpack and a small shopping bag (the apples came with their own bag, fortunately). Earn your meals! If a middle-aged, overweight bloke like me can, so can you. . :-)
  2. Oh, Hai! First time Assassin, long time reader. For those of you that don't know me, quick intro. I have been around NF for over 2 years. I spend more time in chat than on forums, so most of you probably have no clue who I am. I have participated in multiple challenges, but I seem to have trouble completing them. Time to change that! Why now? Well, I am signed up to do a Go Ruck Challenge September 12 in Chicago with some other nerds. I would like to not die during this excursion. Part of me is all "Yea! You can do this!" and the other part of me is all "What have I done?" So, yea. Ruck my life. Goals: 1. Kick my own Ass My fitness is not where it needs to be to do this challenge. It's not terrible, but still not where I want to be. I feel like I might be slower and weaker than many other people once I get out there, but I'm going to do what I can in the coming weeks! My guideline will be the 6 week training plan on Go Ruck's website. I have been working on it a bit already, so I will not be starting on day 1. Also, I am really prone to shin splints (am already getting them after 2 weeks of training), so I will probably cut down the running or replace some of it with more joint/shin friendly stuff (elliptical, bike, etc.). The important goal here is to train at least 5 days per week. 2. Battle WtHS Due to this sudden increase in training and more ninja action, my muscles have been and will be suffering from What the Hell Syndrome. To combat this, I will need to make sure I am including mobility stuff often. This can mean rolling, massaging, lax balling, yoga, stretching--anything to make my muscles happier. I need to do a minimum of 10 minutes of battle each day, in some form. 3. No Seriously, Stop Eating Like ThatAs I can't do all the awesome things without proper fuel, I need to get my food straight. For me, that means eating in the way that makes me feel the best. There will have to be two parts to this: a. Get back to eating Koo-leo! I've gotten lax and have a lot more treats than I should these days. I will be allowed to eat non-paleo things no more than twice per week, plus the occasional rice and dairy is okay (essentially a little cheese or yogurt once in a while). b. 3 meals per day! In the past, when I've eaten my 3 solid meals per day, I feel great and see more composition changes. Lately my schedule has been all messed up and I'm averaging two meals every day. This probably means I'm under eating (even though I'm gaining weight????). Time to focus on eating breakfast at a reasonable time so my other meals don't get skewed. This will be tricky with our current schedule. It may mean not eating with the family at dinner. Alright, bring it!
  3. Loren Wade's Urban Ranger Challenge 2 I'm continuing my life quest to be an Urban Ranger.I live a minimalist, bike-only lifestyle.I'm enduring the Wholetexalypse for 4T.I'm preparing for Go Ruck, but Tough Mudder, and Spartan are coming along too.I am kicking off this challenge with my childhood anthem, going back to my minimalist roots, embracing my jack-of-all-trades personality, and my ever-growing desire to be a Ranger in the modern world. Quest: prepare for Go Ruck.RuckRuck 6 bricks + water (1 mile + [.5 mile X week #]) ≥ 2x weekly.PTGo Ruck PT ≥ 2x weekly via MARSOC.Move​Bike, hike, ruck, run, or walk 1 hour weekly.​Reward​> 80% = arrow tee​Updates​Day 0
  4. Loren Wade's Urban Ranger Mini Challenge The TL;DRLast challenge, I was an Urban Ranger.I live a minimalist, bike-only lifestyle.I'm enduring the Wholetexalypse for 4T.I'm running to prepare for Go Ruck, Tough Mudder, and Spartan.Ranger, Run! Run 3x per week.Ranger, Rest! Reacclimate to a biking commute. Hakuna Matata!
  5. Loren Wade's Urban Ranger Challenge I am enduring The Great Wholetexalypse of 2014 for the oncoming Tenacious Texas Test of Toughness in January. I will be the best I can be before I meet the Nerd Herd. Back in March/February, I switched to a bike-only lifestyle during my very successful minimalism challenge. I am kicking off this challenge with my childhood anthem, going back to my minimalist roots, embracing my jack-of-all-trades personality, and my ever-growing desire to be a Ranger in the modern world.Quest: to gain more control of my fitness and lifestyle.DefendAttend Krav Maga 3x weekly.RangerDo at least 3 things weekly to train for Go Ruck, Spartan, and Tough Mudder.NourishTry one new recipe from Well Fed weekly.ReinforceReread It Starts With Food for Whole 82.UnlifeWrite for blog 3x weekly.Incentives80% completion = lion on a bicycle teeUpdatesDay -6Day -5Day -4Day -3Day -2Day -1Day 0Day 0.5Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7Day 8Day 9Day 9.5Day 10Day 11Day 12Day 13Day 14Day 15Day 16Day 17Day 18Day 19Day 20Day 21Day 22Day 23Day 24Day 25Day 26Day 27Day 28Day 29Day 30Day 31Day 32Day 33Day 34Day 35Day 36Day 37Day 38Day 39Day 40Day 41Day 42
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