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  1. Good Afternoon Rebels! I need some suggestions for Music for a play list. I just downloaded the App “Zombie Run” so that I can have another thing to motivate me run, hike, etc. It is also a little themely with Halloween right around the corner. Music I am looking for is some Zombie Apocalypse butt kicking music. Let me know what you got?
  2. Hello Rangers! I still need to post the recap to my first challenge, but the new challenge went up faster than I expected, so I decided to put mine up sooner rather than later. This will be my second challenge with the Rangers. For those of you who didn't follow my first challenge, this challenge will be written a little differently than most. The majority of the posts in this challenge comprise a story, written in-character by Ranger Five. In character posts will be in green. These posts make up the story. I'll be writing about a zombie apocalypse setting, with a lot of inspiration from Zombies, Run! the app, but my own plotline. So don't worry about spoilers outside the first mission. If I've done my job, you won't be able to tell what's from the app and what's not unless you go through the app's story yourself. Most of what I use from Zombies, Run! will be characters and the basic premise, not the story itself. The story began in Chapter 1: Rebel Five Outruns Zombies, and this is the second chapter. However, the previous challenge has a lot of words in it, so for people who weren't following along with it, I've written the story so far for you. The Story So Far: Now that we know the narrative, let's look at the goals for this month: Goal 1: Lift weights at the gym up to thrice per week, using the Stronglifts program. Minimum: 6 workouts. Solid: 8 workouts. Great: 10 workouts. Excellent: 12 workouts. Goal 2: Run up to four times per week, according to my schedule. Minimum: 9 runs. Solid: 11 runs. Great: 13 runs. Excellent: 15 runs. Goal 3: Keep up with my uni schedule. Minimum and above: All assignments done on time, all marked assignments passed. Solid: All work caught up at the end of the challenge. Great: All work caught up on at the end of each week. Excellent: All work caught up on at the end of each day. (1 off day per week permitted) Minimum: 1 point. Solid: 2 points. Great: 3 points. Excellent: 4 points. 6 points (Solid average), all minimums met: Minor reward, worth up to $30. 9 points (Great average), all minimums met: Major reward, worth up to $100. I also have some objectives, in terms of what I want to achieve physically during the challenge. These won't be graded, since I'm grading myself on process rather than results. But they will give me an idea of how well my training's increased my strength at the end of the month. 5x5 Squat goal: 57.5 kg -> 70 kg 5x5 Bench goal: 40 kg -> 50 kg 5x5 Row goal: 37.5 kg -> 45 kg 5x5 OHP goal: 32.5 kg -> 37.5 kg 1x5 Deadlift: 75 kg -> 90 kg Bodyweight: 63 kg -> 65 kg (+/- 0.5 kg) I'll be keeping my running goals for the month secret, since those goals will end up defining Ranger Five's mission at the end of the challenge. For those who weren't following along with my first challenge, at the end of each challenge, I assign a mission to Ranger Five. Last challenge, it was to rescue a survivor from the red zom. The catch is that success in this mission is tied to my real-world running performance. I set a goal for myself (26:00 5k last challenge) and Ranger Five only succeeds if I do. If I fail, so does Five, and the story goes in a different direction. I'd say that just about sums it up! Ranger Five's first story post should go up tomorrow.
  3. This challenge I will be continuing the 12 week jump program entering 'phase 3'. This challenge will be the "Day of the Dead" I don't actually think this is a great film - I might start taking my quotes from wider zombie films to avoid boredom. I just didn't like any of the characters in it, and I don't think this one dated as well as the other two. This is the jump program http://www.basketballforcoaches.com/vertical-jump/ The last challenge went badly (wrap up pending) mainly due to illness, so given that I've basically not done any jump training since last wednesday at least, I'm going to call that my rest week and move straight onto Phase 3 on Thursday. This way, all being well I will be done the program by the time we go away in August, and then I'll try Xena's 7 minute workout for that week. Chinups and Pushup progressions will still (hopefully) figure in as well.
  4. This challenge I will be continuing the 12 week jump program entering 'phase 2'. This challenge will be the "Dawn of the Dead" I think this is my favourite out of the three films I think. Showing how people could make a life amongst the zombies, but then of course their efforts being stymied by the normal 'lord of the flies' behaviour, so prevalent in this genre. This is the program http://www.basketballforcoaches.com/vertical-jump/ I ended Phase 1 on Tuesday of Week Zero, So My challenge will start on Tuesday next week.
  5. I have decided to follow a 12 week jump program for the next three cycles and so wanted a good trilogy to theme it with. It had to be The Trilogy of the Dead.
  6. Zombie Escape @ Panic Point When: Saturday September 9th, 2015 Where: 2808 Cedar Creek Rd, Youngsville NC Race website: http://www.raleighmudrun.com/zombie-5k/ I've already signed up to do this with one friends but it would be awesome to meet up with some friends from NF who might be interested too! The race looks awesome! 500,000 gallons of water, 4 zombie pits, 18 obstacles, and a 5k. What more could us fit nerds dream of? Anyone Interested?!
  7. So, I've been AWOL since January. Before that, I was AWOL for a couple of months. I AM SUCKING AT THIS. So my goal for the rest of this challenge? DON'T SUCK Current Quest: (PART ONE) :: 5/1 - 5/15 Back to Basics :: Don't Suck I've been AWOL for about 4 months... Sigh. I'm lucky that my reason for being AWOL is that I got VERY involved in the play I was doing, made a bunch of new friends, and subsequently did a lot of this: Time to recommit and get ready to rock! GOALS 5/1 - 5/15 NECESSARY SKILLS: I will be focusing on... DEX: Be agile and quick enough to cover rugged, varied terrain effortlessly STR: Fend off zombies with brawn 1:: Go to the Gym 5x :: +1 STR Seriously easy goal, but I NEED EASY. I need to get back on track, so I just need to get my butt in the gym door. That's 5 times i 2:: Get Apocalypse Ready :: +1 STA Walk a total of 15 miles on the treadmill at the gym. (Sounds easy, but...) Current Quest: (PART TWO) :: 5/10 - 5/25 Back to Basics :: Keep on Not Sucking Okay! I've gone to the gym! I'm kind of, sort of, on the path to not sucking! GOALS 5/15 - 5/25 NECESSARY SKILLS: I will be focusing on... CON: Have the supplies and means to bunker down and equip myself properly DEX: Be agile and quick enough to cover rugged, varied terrain effortlessly 1:: Add $300 to Savings Account :: +1 CON Brace yourselves, summer is coming... And for a teacher, that means weird things for money flow! 2:: These Shoes Were Made for Walkin' :: +1 STA Clock another 15+ miles on the treadmill! LET'S DO THIS!
  8. Welcome to the Level 1 accountability group led by Teros. As much fun as this looks:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUdA2VVNY3w Flying solo during the Zombie Apocalypse is a really bad idea. You need people supporting you when the chips are down. I, along with the other Adventurer Ambassadors are making accountability groups for future level 1 Adventurers. How accountability groups work is really simple. First you make sure you follow this thread, as well as the threads of people that join the group. Check up on each other to create a support system. To know how to follow people, click here: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/50975-how-to-pm-and-follow/ It's a little tutorial I made that's just a couple of pictures. Super easy. Post on here a link to your thread. I'll edit this post and put it here; that way everyone else that joins to group can easily follow you. Each week may have a couple of questions to help you make the most out of being here on NerdFitness. This place is the mantra: You get out what you put in. The more you are on here and supporting and encouraging others- the more you get in return which means the better chance of success in your goals. Don't feel overwhelmed to catch up with people all the time though- just stopping by people's threads once a week makes a big difference. I know that if I didn't have any encouragement when I first got here, I might not have stayed. Luckily, a few people believed in me and now I have this hanging up on my wall: This is a collage of all the encouraging things people have said to me over the past year. Whenever I look at this, I feel better. I know I'll win this war in weight loss and becoming a better person. All of you can too- you just have to stick with it. Any questions? Feel free to ask! This week's mini is all about being prepared. Take a few minutes this week and really look close at your goals. Are they S.M.A.R.T.? Specific - "I want to lose weight" Well...how much? Measurable - "I'm getting to the gym more" More by? Attainable - "I'm going to lose 30 pounds" Normal weight loss is 1-2 pounds. Sucks, but the healthy way is that roughly. Realistic - "By the end of the challenge, I want to bench press an extra 80 pounds" Seriously? What are the odds you'll getinjured before that happens? Trackable - "I'm going to eat better" What is better? Compared to when? By how much? Do you qualify rice instead of potatoes as better? Sweet potatoes better? Spinach as better? How can you compare things if you don't have a baseline? So post your goals here and make sure they meet S.M.A.R.T. criteria. You don't want to leave the apocalypse up to chance... The Survivors....
  9. Welcome to the Level 1 accountability group led by Teros. As much fun as this looks:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUdA2VVNY3w Flying solo during the Zombie Apocalypse is a really bad idea. You need people supporting you when the chips are down. I, along with the other Adventurer Ambassadors are making accountability groups for future level 1 Adventurers. How accountability groups work is really simple. First you make sure you follow this thread, as well as the threads of people that join the group. Check up on each other to create a support system. To know how to follow people, click here: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/50975-how-to-pm-and-follow/ It's a little tutorial I made that's just a couple of pictures. Super easy. Post on here a link to your thread. I'll edit this post and put it here; that way everyone else that joins to group can easily follow you. Each week may have a couple of questions to help you make the most out of being here on NerdFitness. This place is the mantra: You get out what you put in. The more you are on here and supporting and encouraging others- the more you get in return which means the better chance of success in your goals. Don't feel overwhelmed to catch up with people all the time though- just stopping by people's threads once a week makes a big difference. I know that if I didn't have any encouragement when I first got here, I might not have stayed. Luckily, a few people believed in me and now I have this hanging up on my wall: This is a collage of all the encouraging things people have said to me over the past year. Whenever I look at this, I feel better. I know I'll win this war in weight loss and becoming a better person. All of you can too- you just have to stick with it. Any questions? Feel free to ask! This week's mini is all about being prepared. Take a few minutes this week and really look close at your goals. Are they S.M.A.R.T.? Specific - "I want to lose weight" Well...how much? Measurable - "I'm getting to the gym more" More by? Attainable - "I'm going to lose 30 pounds" Normal weight loss is 1-2 pounds. Sucks, but the healthy way is that roughly. Realistic - "By the end of the challenge, I want to bench press an extra 80 pounds" Seriously? What are the odds you'll getinjured before that happens? Trackable - "I'm going to eat better" What is better? Compared to when? By how much? Do you qualify rice instead of potatoes as better? Sweet potatoes better? Spinach as better? How can you compare things if you don't have a baseline? So post your goals here and make sure they meet S.M.A.R.T. criteria. You don't want to leave the apocalypse up to chance... The Survivors.... Teros: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/53612-teros-xi-the-time/#entry1201779 AlwaysReading: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/54035-alwaysreading-is-ready-to-start-moving/ Warg: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/53606-warg-steps-up/ YandaPanda: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/53590-yandapanda-wants-to-be-a-druid/#entry1201612 Lord Burpee: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/53649-unplugging-from-the-matrix-lord-burpee-the-merciless/#entry1202169 Caramel: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/53870-caramels-quest-for-strength-so-the-world-might-be-mended/#entry1205216 D3li9t: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/54273-d3li9hts-15th-challenge-walking-that-lonely-but-awesome-path/ Mera: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/54630-mera-emerges-from-the-sea/
  10. The Apocalypse, Day One. "The day the apocalypse hit was a day like any other. It was slightly overcast with more then a slight chance of rain, and so I had locked myself inside with nothing but my dog and my computer. The middle of winter is a real motivation drainer so I have found herself drawn to the warmth of the gas heater and cheesy reality TV shows more and more as the cold months have progressed. That was until, my partner (henceforth known as Mr. Tea) came roaring home from work one day, flung the front door open, flung himself through it, and slammed it shut, back pushed firmly against the wood. I assumed he was just hangry, and wandered over to see if he wanted something to eat, until I saw the look of horror on his face. The kind of horror only brought on by one thing." The last thing I ever wanted to do was become a mindless drone, wandering around in a daze, not using my life to it's fullest potential. Most of my empty wandering sprouted from the lack of a clear cut plan of attack for improving my life, and while I made some progress fluffing about learning the basics of eating right and exercising, I got to where I wanted to be and well, stopped. I fell into the trap of getting to my destination and got slack, instead of changing tack and creating some progress goals to keep me going. Now, I have a plan, and I'm implementing this plan today. I'm keeping it simple, building habits I need. Hence joining the Adventurers for this challenge! "Zombies." Just that one muttered work changed our whole life. Unfortunately that change started sooner then I had hoped. I wasn't ready! Unprepared! I was still unfit, untrained, unmotivated! How the hell was I supposed to survive a zombiepocalypse?!" Survival: Get moving for at least 30 minutes 6 days a week. Work does not count. (0 / 36 points) e.g. walk the dog, practice basic parkour, do yoga, bodyweight exercise This is obvious. I need skills to be able to get away from zombies. Build barricades, bend through tight spaces Etc. Any of the above are fine, but I need to make a habit of planning something physical into my day; that isn't my job. (also I would like to be fit enough to keep up at work without falling to pieces by the end of the day) "Thankfully, Mr. Tea wasn't having a mid-apocalypse crisis, having armed himself with his hockey stick and now dragging the sidebar across the front door. He shouted my name and I started to help him. That was until "Crash!" Through the glass back door. They were in! Mr. Tea cursed and ran at them. I squealed like a girl and ran for the kitchen. Sharp objects, Fire, Electrical equipment! Excellent! I grabbed the closest thing I could reach; my frypan. Still dirty from dinner and rusting from old age and misuse. More of that to follow. I heard a moan close behind me to my shoulder and swung the pan. Mr. Tea ducked as I swung wildly where the head of a zombie had been moments before. He only glared briefly before looking at the back door. The zombies has stopped coming through... For now. "Grab anything important! We might have to get out of here in a minute." I nodded and ran from the lounge room to the bedroom to the office, looking for things to grab. Yarn? no. Batteries? Probably. Underwear? Yeah maybe. Crap, how unorganised is our house? How am I supposed to find anything? What do I class as important? Why didn't I ask these questions until now?!" Shelter: Pick one spot in the house a week to clean up and organise. (0 / 6 points) pick a spot. Sort into keep / trash / donateables. Put donatables into back of car. Throw out trash immediately. Plan new homes / new storage for keepable items. There's only room for important things in the apocalypse, and they have to be organised for living a long time in the place you're staying, if it happens to be your safe zone. Otherwise, it needs to be organised so that you can up and leave at a moment's notice, or grab that thing you knew would come in handy for fighting zombies one day. I need to clean up the dark corners of the house so when I clean up in general the place actually looks cleaner. "I ran back to the dining room where Mr. Tea had just taken down another zombie by plugging in the circular saw that had been sitting in its box in the corner of the lounge room for months. I hadn't decided whether I should have told him there was bits of zombie in his beard before he told me to take stock of whatever food we had and how long we could survive on it. I ran back to the kitchen. There was a few ends of vegetables, a few cans of things like tomatoes, some packets of noodles... If we had to survive on this I was going to have to get creative. Hopefully the zombies hadn't trampled my garden yet because those sad little vegetables could very well be the only thing sustaining us after a while." Food: Eat one serve of vegetables a day. (0 / 42 points) Tend the garden twice a week. ( 0 / 12 points) It's important to get your greens for a healthy diet to fuel your lifestyle; more so when your life revolves around always potentially having to fight or flee at any given time. Also being able to supply your own food when the fast food places are overrun with zombies seems like a good idea. No Hungry Jacks in the apocalypse. "By the time I'd got the food sorted Mr. Tea had managed to push a sofa and the dining table up against the back door, and hushed my crashing and banging in the cupboard. "I think that's all of them. Now don't break anything or be too loud and they might forget we're here. Call anyone you can. See who's okay and what useful stuff or advice they can give us." Company: Get out and about with someone once a week. ( 0 / 6 points) e.g. Walk the dogs, Have coffee / lunch together Everyone needs a support crew, and other people need supporting. Some of my friends are going through rough patches right now and I want to be there for them; and others I just like to see quite often because I have valuable friendships with them and don't get to see them often enough. Loners rarely survive happily in the apocalypse without turning into psychopaths. "I called around. Thankfully the phones hadn't gone yet. Some people didn't answer immediately but were grateful to hear intelligent speech instead of the groans of the undead. We were going to have to gather ourselves and our supplies if we had any hope of surviving this long term. I hung up the phone. Mr. Tea was sitting on the couch staring at a wall. I sat next to him and breathed out. Felt like my first one in a while. I looked at him and asked, "What do we do now?" Purpose: Find a reason to get out of bed every day. Post to the forums. (0 / 42 points) I'm struggling with a reason for me even being on this planet, so lacking a overarching purpose as of yet, I'm going to focus on just getting myself up every day. I need to find a reason - even the smallest one - for getting up in the morning and knowing that I'm not wasting my days away on mindlessness. I will post it to my battle log, or maybe even make a separate topic if other people feel like the exercise may be worth their while. Epic Quest: HAVE SOMETHING WORTH LIVING FOR. Current Quest: Find something to get out of bed for every day. Completing this challenge will get you; 15 stat points and; A: A Shiny new frypan. B: A New pair of Chucks. C: The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks. D / F: Your life. You escaped this time, but don’t think you’ll be so lucky next time!
  11. For all the zombie fanatics out there, or anyone looking for a great apocalypse survival story, you might want to check this one out. It's called We're Alive - A Zombie Story of Survival. Check it out if you like, it's on it's 4th and final season. All the episodes are free on iTunes and on their website. I'm addicted to it and have re-listened several times. The quality they put in this story is great, the sound effects and actors they have are amazing. www.zombiepodcast.com
  12. Continuing Main Quest:Under 200 Lbs by 30th birthday (12/04/14). Mini Quests: 1. Get Stronger [sTR +3]Increased upper body strength through Push-Ups, Pull-Ups, Chin-Ups, Bench Press, DB Fly, etc. A = 10+ Pull-Ups In A RowB = 5 Pull-Ups In A RowC = 10 Chin-Ups In A RowD = 5 Chin-Ups In A RowF = <5 Chin-Ups In A Row 2. Run Faster [DEX +3] [sTA +3]Beat high school best 1 mile time of 8:00/Mi through interval training and increased mileage. A = Faster than 8:00/MiB = 8:00-8:30/MiC = 8:30-9:00/MiD = 9:00-9:30/MiF = Slower than 9:30/Mi 3. Clean Eating [CON +3] [WIS +1]Incorporate larger amounts and greater variety of produce (Fruits/Veg) into my diet.Fast food and Beer negate all progress for the day. A = Average of 7+ servings of Different Produce per day in a given weekB = Average of 6+ Servings of Different Produce per day in a given weekC = Average of 5+ Servings of Different Produce per day in a given weekD = Average of 4+ Servings of Any Produce per day in a given weekF = Average of <4 Servings of Any Produce per day in a given week 4. Life Quest [WIS +2]Put away money to fund our Europe Trip ($1500+) A = Saved $1000+B = Saved $750-1000C = Saved $500-750D = Saved $250-500F = Saved <$250 Starting Stats (14 Apr 2014):Weight 218.6 lbsWaist 42"Hips 42"Chest 40.5"Biceps 15.5" & 15.5"Legs 25" & 25"Calves 16" & 16"Neck 15.5" After a rough end to the last challenge, I'm back at it with new goals, new drive, and greater success. I have revised the grading system to be more encouraging, as the points system last time did not work. No more daily goals, instead focusing on weekly averages to maintain morale and focus. I'm also not going to follow 30+ people like last time, as I ended up reading everyone's posts many days later and without contributing much. This approach will make me a better community member by being more producer than consumer. The focus of my workouts is on doing upper body workouts at home with dumbbells (Bench, Fly, Shoulder Press, Front Raise...etc) during the evenings (commercials lol) roughly every other day, and Interval running in the mornings before work. I'll be eating a loosely paleo diet, with the main emphasis being on more vegetables. I considered adding a Walking Dead / Survival theme to this challenge like I have done in the past, but don't want to get too distracted by this.
  13. Challenge #3 Ultimate Quest: Survive the Zombie Apocalypse Necessary skills: - STR: Fend off zombies with melee or hand-to-hand - STA: Outrun hordes for long distances - DEX: Be agile and quick enough to cover rugged, varied terrain effortlessly (parkour style) - CON: Have the supplies and wherewithall to bunker down and equip myself properly - WIS: Be wicked smaht. Because zombies are dumb. - CHA: Charm the pants off of handsome survivors. Steal their shit. Current Quest: 4/14 - 5/25 Main Quest: Complete a 5k in under 60 minutes (Color Me Rad 5k Run 4/27) Side Quests: Prepping for the 5k 1: Walk an average 30000 steps per week (+4 STA) A: 30k+ B: 27-29k C: 22k-26k D: 19k-21k F: 18k or under 2. Walk a minimum of 5 exercise miles per week (Steps don't count) (+4 CHA) A: 5+ B: 4+ C: 3+ D: 2+ Life Quest: Stick to my Mon/Tues, Thurs/Fri Paleo Food Plan (+2 WIS) A - Strictly Followed, no slips B- 1-2 Slips C - 3-4 Slips F - Off the Wagon Sunday will be my official check-in day, when I will grade myself for the week! I tried to streamline this plan a bit. Fewer things to track, and its scaled back a little more. I think I got overwhelmed with too many goals in the last challenge. I'm excited to participate in the Color Run in April!
  14. Braaaaaiii-*cough* God, I hate it when that happens.... Hello all you warm-blooded beating heart fellows! I'm Ceysth, your average radioactive zombie come back from the dead to terrorize and eat share with all of you my quest to restoring myself back to a better me. Here's a little info about me to get you guys started: I'm a 26 year old male, 5'11" and 220 lbs. I'm out of shape (21% body fat last I checked) and I'm looking at getting back into a physically fit status. Back in high school, I used to be an instructor in TaeKwonDo (hence why I'm connecting with the Monks here) and I would very much like to get back to that level of fitness. Since high school, I joined the military and became a nuclear engineer (Hence the radioactive part of the race) and due to the incredibly high academic requirements of that job, have pretty much let myself go. So what am I looking for? Well, I'd like to get the strength and flexibility of a martial artist's body back and to raise my endurance as well (maybe cross class a bit into some assassin? Shadowdancer anyone?) I'll have my goals posted up in a bit, but for now I just want to join a friendly community of like-minded nerds (who are 20% cooler than the non-like minded nerds who troll) Strengths: Adaptive and able to learn new things quickly. With the right motivation, I can be very very dedicated. I also love Apples more than Applejack. I consider that a strength. Weaknesses: I'm a foodie...which is a double-edged sword. I love eating good food, and trying new food. But that leads to caloric intake problems. So that's me in a nutshell, and I can't wait to get started working out with you guys and leading the charge into a fitter nerd-dom. Cheers.
  15. Ultimate Quest: Survive the Zombie Apocalypse Necessary skills: - STR: Fend off zombies with melee or hand-to-hand - STA: Outrun hordes for long distances - DEX: Be agile and quick enough to cover rugged, varied terrain effortlessly (parkour style) - CON: Have the supplies and wherewithall to bunker down and equip myself properly - WIS: Be wicked smaht. Because zombies are dumb. - CHA: Charm the pants off of handsome survivors. Steal their shit. Current Quest: 2/24 - 4/6 Main Quest: Complete a 5k in under 48 minutes, ~15 min mile (Color Me Rad 5k Run 4/27) Side Quests: Prepping for the 5k 1: Walk an minimum of 35000 steps per week (+2 CHA) A: 35k+ B: 30-34k+ C: 25 -29k+ D: 20 -25k+ 2. Do 6-8 miles on the treadmill each week. (+2 CON) A: 8+ B: 6+ C: 4.5+ D: 3.5+ 3. Bodyweight 750: Do 200 squats, 100 twist squats, 200 wall push ups, and 250 seconds of planks per week. (+3 STR) Cut - Too much going on!! 4. Complete one treadmill 5k every week, and finish 3+ treadmill 5k's under 50 min (+3 STA) A: 4 under 50 B: 3 under 50 C: 2 under 50, 3 50-54 D: 1 under 50, 2-3 over 55 Life Quest: Limit artificial sugars to 1 drink per day (coffee or diet soda). Sunday will be my official check-in day, when I will grade myself for the week! I am super excited about this challenge. I find that preparing for something gives me focus. There is something tangible that I have to work towards, and I'm excited to participate in the Color Run in April!
  16. Loren Wade, Zombie Apocalypse Ranger, Agent of the Light Episode 2 The Story So Far You have witnessed me fail and succeed at a lot in the last two years. I've done Tough Mudder, ran a 5k, a 10k, jump roped for charity, and completed a 10 minute plank. I've done CrossFit, StrongLifts, and Convict Conditioning. I won my first Challenge here and later became a mod. I've been through a divorce, depression, and rediscovered who I am. I even shaved my head, learned to shoot a gun, and got an epic tattoo. If I've learned anything, it's that I have a huge family here and that I don't stick to any one thing for very long. Last Time... Last time, Chammy and I went on a road trip and met up with ALL the nerds. After the trip, I became very ill because I was 4 weeks late on my Crohn's disease treatment. I am finally just now starting to feel better, but I haven't ridden my bike in a few weeks, and I've gained a few pounds. It was a really trying challenge for me. Right Now... I am still not eating very well. I need to gradually start moving more and stop being lazy. I will continue biking to work and back. I am also going back to Krav Maga and writing for my blog, both of which I completely failed at doing last challenge. Prepping and eating paleo will probably be the hardest part about this challenge. As with my Epic Quest, my focus over this next year (or few) is to prepare for the apocalypse. Episode Two: Agent of the Light The Quest Prepare physically and mentally for the Zombie Apocalypse.DefendStart: Krav Maga 2x A WeekGoal: 4x A WeekStrengthStart: Pushups 3x A WeekGoal: 25 reps in one set.RationPrepare, eat, and cook Paleo.Goal: About 90% paleo.Side Quests ThoughtStart: Write 3x a week.Goal: Write one blog post per week.​Streamline​Improve or remove one thing from my life per week.Motivation Updates Day 0Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7Day 8Day 9Day 10
  17. Just stumbled across this ZAP workout! Looks fun, I wish I had people nearby who would do it with me! Does anyone here already do something similar? http://www.theclothesmakethegirl.com/2009/10/27/zombie-attack-preparedness-zap-workout/
  18. Loren Wade, Zombie Apocalypse Ranger, Rival of Dark DaysEpisode 1 The StoryYou guys have witnessed me fail and succeed at a lot of things in the last two years. I've done Tough Mudder, ran a 5k, a 10k, jump roped for charity, and completed a 10 minute plank. I've done CrossFit, StrongLifts, and Convict Conditioning. I won my first Challenge here and later became a mod. I've been through divorce, depression, and the rediscovering of who I am. Even shaved my head, learned to shoot a gun, and got an epic tattoo. If I've learned anything, it's that I have a huge family here and that I don't stick to any one thing for very long. Last time you saw me redesign my living space, switch to a standing desk, sell off 90% of my belongings, and sell my car in favor of a bicycle. Some of you also might remember a long time ago I had a similar challenge to this one. I am going back to my roots and focusing on the story I love the most: surviving the apocalypse. The JourneyI am not eating super healthy right now, but I am counting calories, which works for me. I am slowly moving back to the Paleo lifestyle I've fell away from the last couple months. I will continue riding my bicycle "Eleftheria", or "Ellie" for short, to and from work 9 miles as I have the last few months. Bicycling has been an incredible experience, especially with the weather here in Arizona. Chammy, one of my best friends, will be traveling with me from 8/5 to 8/19 to visit a bunch of our Rebel friends across the west coast. I will be chronicling the road trip adventures within. As with my Epic Quest, my focus over this next year (or few) is to prepare for the apocalypse. Episode One: Rival of Dark Days The QuestPrepare physically and mentally for the Zombie Apocalypse. The Best Defense is a Good OffenseKrav Maga or bodyweight workout 3x a week.Ration, Ration, RationRemove one non-paleo problem food per week.Lay To RestBed time: 1am. Rise time: 9am. Side Quests Life Ain't Easy: Stay SharpWrite one blog post per week.Death Is Too Easy: Stay AlivePut together a get-out bag.Motivation
  19. RUN FOR YOUR LIVES http://www.runforyourlives.com/files/6613/5964/8819/RFYL_Official_Final.m4v (If anyone knows how to pull that video off the site and embed it to this thread, that would be awesome!) I would kill - er, I mean, I would LOVE to participate in one of these! Too bad the closest ones to me (ie, within drivable distance) are at the end of 2013 or into next year. But I thought maybe some NF peeps would get a kick out of it, and perhaps post pics if they decide to participate so that we could live vicariously through them? (Shamelessly ctrl+c/ctrl+v directly from the website) HOW IT WORKS What You Get Runners: Free Run For Your Lives T-ShirtAdmittance to the Apocalypse PartyOne free beer (subject to location)Race bibRace medalZombies: Discounted race registration for only $45 (optional)Professional zombie transformationZombie t-shirtFree parkingFree camping (camping available at select locations)Admittance to the Apocalypse PartyOne free beer (subject to location)Free snacks and waterA race medal Rules and Safety To be able to participate as a runner or zombie, you have to be 14 years of age or older. For those not running in the race, you may attend as a spectator for FREE! No weapons or mock weapons will be permitted on the premises. No drugs, outside alcohol, or outside food/beverages are permitted on the property. Approved beverages include one factory-sealed water bottle, sports drink, or energy drink up to 1 liter in size. No alcoholic beverages are to be consumed by people under the age of 21 or legal drinking age. For the complete list of rules and what to bring on race day, please click here. Apocalypse Party Waiting for you in the Safe Zone is the Apocalypse Party, a celebration of all things zombie. From when gates open till the dead of night, there will be music, games, zombie/people watching, dance parties, and much more for your entertainment. In addition to great food and beverage, there will be unique vendors and Run For Your Lives merchandise for you to check out. *Apocalypse Party run time will vary by location Obstacles If being chased by zombies isn’t enough, we will have a series of man-made and natural obstacles waiting for you throughout the course. Jump, slide, and climb your way through our blood pit, smokehouse, and maze (amongst others), all while zombies are hot on your tail. Test your strength, speed, and wit as you battle your way to our shocking finish. Make it through this last obstacle, and you are finally in the Safe Zone. OBSTACLES There will be a series of man-made and natural obstacles that will be physically challenging, but not impossible. The obstacles will test your strength, speed and the cooperation between you and your fellow hopeful survivors. Work as a team. There will be mud, water and maybe some blood. You will need to climb, crawl, duck and dive your way to the finish line. Oh and there will be a bunch of flesh-starved undead on your tail. Obstacles vary from race to race, but you can check out a preview three of our sweet obstacles below! Our obstacles are designed to help runners escape the zombies’ clutches, so skipping an obstacle may not be in your best favor. BLOOD PIT Splash on down into the blood pit, where thousands of previous runners have attempted survival, and have ultimately failed. We had to do something with all of the extra guts lying around. We just hope you aren’t squeamish. SMOKEHOUSE The smokehouse is what nightmares are made of. Sure, you may have just dodged that nimble zombie back there…now do it in the dark. With smoke. And electric shocks. Don’t say that we didn’t warn you. THE MAZE The maze is home to several zombies who lie in wait for their next meal. You’d better not get turned around among these winding corridors of horror. One wrong turn, and you’re zombie bait. RULES AND SAFETY Welcome to Run For Your Lives, the original zombie infested 5K. The apocalypse is here and it’s time to see if you’ve got what it takes to survive. Speed alone won’t save you in this race. Runners will have to navigate the series of challenging obstacles and escape the horde of the undead waiting to claim them as one of their own. A few guidelines to make your zombie race experience as fun as possible. *If you're attending an international event, please check with them as different rules may apply.* WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO SURVIVE and REMINDERS:Bring an official form of identification (license, passport, photo ID, etc.). We will not be able to let you into the event otherwise. A signed race waiver. Participants under the age of 18 must bring a printed waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian to the event or we cannot let you in. Cash for food, beverages, and zombie gear You will be covered in mud, zombie guts, body parts, and other apocalyptic liquids after the race, so bring a towel and a change of clothing (especially socks and clean shoes to change into). We will have a “decontamination zone†and changing rooms at the event so you can clean off and enjoy yourself. Bring $10 cash for parking, and please have cash ready. We highly recommend you carpool. Feel free to bring a lawn chair if you want to stick around and catch some of our live entertainment. Check the weather before the event to make sure you are prepared (i.e., umbrellas, warm gear, cold gear, wet gear, etc.). Be prepared to get your groove on. Costumes are encouraged! We recommend you arrive at least 2 hours before your wave time to allow time for parking, packet pickup, and travel to the starting line. RUNNER and ZOMBIE RULES:If all of your flags have been taken, you are NOT automatically transformed into a zombie and you may NOT take another runner’s flags, chase other runners, or pick up flags off the ground. Direct and intentional physical contact with any runner or zombie is strictly prohibited. You are not to touch, hit, punch, tackle, roundhouse kick, slap, scratch, pinch, spit on, bite, or do anything harmful to the physical health of our zombies or other runners… no matter how frightened or frightening you may be. Those in violation of this rule will be automatically disqualified and potentially escorted off of the grounds, without refund. Flags are to be visible to course officials and zombies (not covered by long clothing or tutus) and to be worn on the sides of the body. Participants must wear their Run For Your Lives bib number clearly shown on the front of their attire. Participants will not be allowed to race without an official bib number. Working as a team with friends, family, and strangers is allowed and recommended… it’s the living vs. the undead. Use your juicy brains and the ones around you. Visibly intoxicated guests will not be allowed to participate in the race. Please arrive to your wave time SOBER. Runners and zombies must be 14 years of age or older by race day in order to participate. Age varies with international races, so please check first if attending a RFYL race outside the US. GENERAL RULES:No weapons or mock weapons will be permitted on the premises. No drugs, outside alcohol, or outside food/beverages are permitted on the property. Approved beverages include one factory-sealed water bottle, sports drink, or energy drink up to 1 liter in size. No alcoholic beverages are to be consumed by people under the legal drinking age. No pets are allowed into the event grounds. Not even if they’re trained to hunt zombies. Camping will vary with each race location.Participants and spectators must abide by all instructions given from the race directors, race staff, volunteers, and medical personnel. Do not drink and drive. Photographers and videographers will be stationed along the course. Participants, zombies, spectators, and volunteers must sign a waiver to agree to allow the event producer (Reed Street Productions) to use any pictures or video footage of the event for future promotional purposes. SAFETY: Runners can choose to skip an obstacle, but since these are designed to help you escape the zombies’ clutches, it doesn’t bode well for your survival. If there are reasons you cannot complete an obstacle, due to medical reasons, please alert a course official to safely skip the obstacle. You may not skip an obstacle for no reason; there may be penalties. If you skip an obstacle, you will still be able to finish the race. Run For Your Lives strives to create a fun experience for all those involved. Please be respectful of those around you in the festival area and on the course. Again, any direct and intentional physical contact with any runner or zombie is strictly prohibited. We are serious about this.
  20. So im starting an accountability blog, i only yesterday got my girlfriend to give paleo a try and while there is a coke can across the room staring at me longingly i endeavor to resist the temptress. My current physical training is for the zombie apocalypse, or for those who are less silly basically im training for endurance all round cross fitness. I am at a decent level of physical fitness compared to the rest of the population, which means i am probably still grossly unfit. i am a sterling six foot tall and weigh in at 58.5 kilos usually, i am ectomorphic so this is a normal weight. i have however transistioned full time to the paleo diet because my body fat percentage is now 16.8! this is shockingly high for an ectomorph and i have decided that craft and the cola corporation can go to hell for all i care. i mean a different part of hell since im ever increasingly convinced that these companies are run by satan. so i will be posting up my workout info on the site each week as well as any paleo recipes i come across....or cheap and easy ways to eat paleo without having to peel and prep every vegetable from here to new england. actually there is a philpotts right next to were i live and their salad with all the trimmings, a bit of mayo (northern european so dont have lactose intolerance problems) and heated for two minutes in the microwave is one of the tastiest meals i have ever had for lunch. i also feel great, that coke can has now been moved out of view ever since it started singing voluptuous songs and altogether i feel great. there is still a resounding headache from the sugar withdrawal but other than that im surviving quite well indeed. oh yeah and i managed 8 pull ups today so **** ****. ------- workout info Workout info week 1 Part 1 1. 100m run at 10kph (increase by 0.5 per set), 25 kettlebell squats with 12 kg weight, 10 box jumps, 5 pull ups, 10 push ups DO THIS FIVE TIMES 2. 1km run at 12.5kph, burpee to box jump x 10, 10 kettlebell squats with 12 kg weight, vipr crawl 10m with 12 kg vipr, 4 pull ups 3. Row 1km, 20 pushups, 20 trx rows (10 low row and 10 upper back), 20 overhead squats Run 500m, do half of exercises Row 250m, do half again Part 2 1. 100m run at 10.5 same rules, 30 kettlebell squats (15 each arm, same weight), 12 box jumps, 6 pull up, 12 press ups DO five times 2. Run 1km at 13kph, 13 burpee to box jump, 14 kettlebell squats, vipr crawl 10m, 6 pullups 3. Row 1.2km, 28 pressups, 28 trx rows 28 overhead squats same rules of half if this doesnt seem like much to you then fair play you are very fit but actually give it a go. it is a good solid workout and will give your quads something to complain about for a few days oh yeah the number of reos for push ups or burpees is also the number of burpess, pushups, bodyweight squats and sit ups i do each morning. i know i could do a lot more but i believe in slow steady progression in order to keep everything rather than having muscle for a week peace all
  21. Every time I ever imagined what the world would look like after the apocalypse I envisioned waking up some morning and looking out my front door at a wasteland, smoldering ruins, the smell of the dead and the moans of the dying filling the air. But… I never imagined this. The books and the movies led us to believe that the apocalypse would come all at once from some enormous disaster, an earthquake, an emp blast, an outbreak of some pathogen. But that’s not how it happened at all. The apocalypse is here alright, but it didn’t happen all at once, it happened slowly, like a creeping sickness, an odorless, invisible toxin that effected everyone so mysteriously that no one saw it coming, until it had already over taken us. The people around us are dying. Most people literally couldn’t walk a mile to save their lives. There are grocery stores filled with products, but actual food is scarce. Everyone is beginning to atrophy, people are hardly strong enough to carry themselves let alone do any sort of heavy manual labor. Hope is all but a memory. I see people going through their lives despairing or despondent. But not us. By the Grace of God, we’ve survived, and now it’s time to rebuild civilization, starting with our own family. Goals: Search for survivors. (Go for family walks for at least 30 minutes at least 3 times each week) Scavenge for food. (Prepare at least 3 100% paleo meals together as a family each week) Haul water. (Do heavy lifting appropriate to everyone’s age/ability using water filled containers at least 3 days each week) Keep vigil at night. (Pray a family rosary together at least 3 days each week)
  22. Not sure who is supposed to start the thread for our group but since I don't see one yet, I thought I'd throw this out there. How is everyone doing so far? Katie
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