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Elinox's Werewolf Workout: Part 2


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It’s been awhile since I participated with the Warrior’s Guild, and since I was made a Warrior Ambassador too, I’m back and ready to lift all the heavy things again!

 

And since this challenge runs over Halloween, my favorite holiday, it’s werewolf themed again!

 

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Main Quest

To live a healthy and balanced life by exercising and trying to eat healthy.

 

My motivation

I've successfully dropped weight by counting calories so my diet will mostly be staying the same with 1200 calories per day M-F and then blow meals on the weekends. I've managed to put on some muscle in an effort to become stronger by weightlifting and I’ve discovered that I love lifting heavy things!

 

I enjoy doing themed workouts and for this challenge it will be werewolves. For several reasons but mostly because 1. I love them 2. they’re the best fantasy monster and 3. they’re amazingly fast and incredibly strong beasts not to be messed with. This is perfect for a warrior challenge!

 

Smaller Quests

1. Big Beastie = Weight lifting

It’s time to get back to lifting all the heavy things! I’ve missed it, so it’s time to re-set and lift stuff again. I like it, it makes me feel better about myself and it’s got practical, real-world purposes.

 

Werewolves are, first and foremost, destructive forces with incredible strength. Most werewolves are particularly strong in the upper body, although they’re really just all-over slabs of muscle.

 

Scoring: x/5 (1 for each weight achieved)

  • Bar Curls: 20lbs → 25lbs
  • Bench Press: 60lbs → 75lbs
  • Deadlift: 65lbs → 80lbs
  • Pullups: 3 → 6
  • Tricep Pullovers: 20lbs → 30lbs

 

Reward: +5 to STR (+1 for each completed)

 

2. Loup Garou = French

I’m going to Europe this winter so it’s time to learn a new language! I’ve already given French a try and it’s hard, so I need to practice to be ready by February. I want to practice at least three DuoLingo sessions each day, once a day. This will be difficult because of my schedule on weekends and going to Grand Caymen in a few weeks, but I need to do this and I find that I practice more regularly in conjunction with a challenge here.

 

One of the most famous werewolf legends is that of the French loup garou. It’s even got a cousin in New Orleans called the rougarou.  

 

Scoring: /28

Reward: +4 to WIS

 

3. Stalking = Walking

I’ve done running for challenges and I’ve done walking and I think walking is actually better for me personally. I’ve seen better weight loss and toning results because of it.  It doesn’t make me break as big a sweat as running does, but it makes my legs stiff in new and painful ways so that’s gotta’ count for something! Also, my husband walks A LOT and I want to be able to keep up with him better.

 

And while in Europe I’ll be walking everywhere so I need time to get into proper walking shape so I’m starting early.

 

The third week of this challenge will likely get tricky for this though as I will be in Grand Caymen and thus, underwater scuba diving most of my days. Hopefully, I can get to my 20 mile goal without needing to walk a lot while on vacation.

 

Werewolves are the perfect predator; not only are they incredibly strong, but they’re also excellent stalkers. They are silent and deadly that not only rely on their inhuman strength, but also on their quiet stalking skills.

 

Scoring: x/20 miles in 4 weeks (5 miles per week, at the gym)

Reward: +3 to STA & +3 to DEX

 

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Level 38 Lupine Pirate = STR: 98 || DEX: 91 || STA: 102 || CON: 76 || WIS: 88 || CHA: 75

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Werewolf? Therewolf!

 

I feel like Rougarou was just a Scooby Doo fuckup that has made its way into myth and legend somehow.

 

From someone who has had to do walking for Physical Fitness tests, to really get in a walk that will kick your butt you need to be aware of two things. First, it's gotta be some distance, at least a couple mile. Second, to get the speed needed for that special soreness, you will look like a goof. Embrace it.

 

Also, hi! Welcome back to the Warriors!

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4 minutes ago, Grumble said:

Werewolf? Therewolf!

 

I feel like Rougarou was just a Scooby Doo fuckup that has made its way into myth and legend somehow.

 

From someone who has had to do walking for Physical Fitness tests, to really get in a walk that will kick your butt you need to be aware of two things. First, it's gotta be some distance, at least a couple mile. Second, to get the speed needed for that special soreness, you will look like a goof. Embrace it.

 

Also, hi! Welcome back to the Warriors!

 

Hello new guild leader!

 

I agree that 'rougarou' sounds like something Scooby Doo would say. "Rut-ro Shaggy, rere's a rougarou!" But they're Cajun werewolves

 

I've done walking in the past and tried for 2 miles per workout and it did kick my tail; I was surprised by how stiff my legs and groin muscles were!

 

Thanks for the warm welcome, I'm looking forward to lifting again!

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Level 38 Lupine Pirate = STR: 98 || DEX: 91 || STA: 102 || CON: 76 || WIS: 88 || CHA: 75

Current Challenge: 

Past Challenge List: Challenges 1-38

Battle Log: Battle On, Eli!

"You're the best kind of crazy." -Murphy, Dresden Files

"That's wolves for ya; good guys!" -Wolf, 10th Kingdom

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2 minutes ago, elinox said:

I agree that 'rougarou' sounds like something Scooby Doo would say. "Rut-ro Shaggy, rere's a rougarou!" But they're Cajun werewolves

 

I know, it's just funny. Werewolves are some of the best legends. I think they might be the only monster I've seen all the hollywood adaptations of.

 

Also, hi new Ambassador! Totally missed that the first time around.

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Just now, Laghail said:

Hey welcome back @elinox! What all do you have planned for the Europe trip?

 

How much time do you have @Laghail? :P 

 

We're flying to Dublin for 2 days (which will include a day trip to Belfast), then a week in London, then 4 days in Paris before flying home. :D 

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Current Challenge: 

Past Challenge List: Challenges 1-38

Battle Log: Battle On, Eli!

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4 minutes ago, elinox said:

 

How much time do you have @Laghail? :P 

 

We're flying to Dublin for 2 days (which will include a day trip to Belfast), then a week in London, then 4 days in Paris before flying home. :D 

 

My system is taken literal hours to process my data points, I have time. Where are you staying in Dublin?

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18 minutes ago, Laghail said:

Where are you staying in Dublin?

 

A cozy little place above a bookstore, right across from Ha'penny Bridge. 

 

We're staying in a studio apartment in West Kensington in London. And we're not quite decided on where in Paris yet. Of course, we're going in February-March so there's still time. ;) 

 

Things to do include the obvious touristy things like Trinity College for the Book of Kells in Dublin; Giant's Causeway and Titanic Museum in Belfast; British Library and Museum, etc. in London; the Louvre and Musee d'Orsay in Paris. But we're also doing things like the Globe, a pub sing in Ireland, touring the opera house in Paris and the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum south of London.

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Level 38 Lupine Pirate = STR: 98 || DEX: 91 || STA: 102 || CON: 76 || WIS: 88 || CHA: 75

Current Challenge: 

Past Challenge List: Challenges 1-38

Battle Log: Battle On, Eli!

"You're the best kind of crazy." -Murphy, Dresden Files

"That's wolves for ya; good guys!" -Wolf, 10th Kingdom

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@elinox

Before you go to France you should figure out how to order some food. I went to Poland in May and tried to learn some Polish before. I was really proud of myself that I could order lunch and coffee using Polish. :D 

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13 minutes ago, Akari said:

@elinox

Before you go to France you should figure out how to order some food. I went to Poland in May and tried to learn some Polish before. I was really proud of myself that I could order lunch and coffee using Polish. :D 

 

That's how I am whenever I'm going to travel to another country; I learn how to say the basics before going (please/thank you/yes/no/hello/goodbye). I figure it's only polite to at least try!

 

French: 2/28 (4 lessons yesterday, 4 today)

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Level 38 Lupine Pirate = STR: 98 || DEX: 91 || STA: 102 || CON: 76 || WIS: 88 || CHA: 75

Current Challenge: 

Past Challenge List: Challenges 1-38

Battle Log: Battle On, Eli!

"You're the best kind of crazy." -Murphy, Dresden Files

"That's wolves for ya; good guys!" -Wolf, 10th Kingdom

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French: 7/28 (3 lessons)

Walking: 6.5/20 (rough estimate for walking around the PA Ren Faire for 4 hours)

Level 38 Lupine Pirate = STR: 98 || DEX: 91 || STA: 102 || CON: 76 || WIS: 88 || CHA: 75

Current Challenge: 

Past Challenge List: Challenges 1-38

Battle Log: Battle On, Eli!

"You're the best kind of crazy." -Murphy, Dresden Files

"That's wolves for ya; good guys!" -Wolf, 10th Kingdom

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