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The year was 1993. Pre-teen me was hanging around in my older brothers room, bugging the crap out of him as always, when an ad for a new TV series came on his TV. Thanks to my dad, I was already a Sci-Fi fan, so this new series about aliens and monsters instantly appealed to me. A few days later, I sat down to watch this new series

David Duchovny What GIF by The X-Files

 

And just like that, an obsession was born

 

X Files GIF by The X-Files

 

This challenge is a homage to the show that turned me into a full time nerd.

 

Not only did I watch The X Files religiously, I spent all my pocket money on the tie-in magazine, the comic book series and the video boxsets (yep, video tapes,I am an old) and watched them over and over again. I stuck with the series until it started to ditch the Monster of the Week stories, leaned heavy on the conspiracy stuff and got a little batcrap crazy. But even though it completely lost it's way as time went on, those earlier seasons will always be special to me.

 

Monster of the Week

X Files GIF by The X-Files

 

If you want to chase monsters and escape the alien bounty hunters, you need to be in good shape

1. Run - 3-4 times per week incl. 1 speed work or hill session & 1 long run

As I've got a half marathon this weekend, week one will be a running recovery week which means I won't be doing any speed or hill work

 

2. Strength - BMF once a week / Lifting or climbing once a week

 

Tooms

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No, I don't plan on eating 5 human livers during this challenge, Eugene Victor Tooms may have been the creepiest bad guy ever, but that dude was flexible!

 

Stretch for 10 minutes everyday

I've been getting some niggles lately and I can't afford to get injured just as race season is kicking off! 

 

Prepare for the alien invasion

fox tv GIF by The X-Files

 

You can't prevent an invasion of you aren't organised!

- Write to-do-lists and do the stuff on the list!

- Build a proper bed time and morning routine / no snooze button allowed

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I felt he same way about Xfiles.  Following  :-)

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And now I cannot get it out of my head

 

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9 minutes ago, Cheetah said:

I felt he same way about Xfiles.  Following  :-)

 

Hi! Nice to have you as always.

 

8 minutes ago, jonfirestar said:

And now I cannot get it out of my head

 

 

But it's a good theme song. I'm glad they didn't try to change it for the latest seasons. That reminds me, I even brought the album 'Songs in the Key of X'. It was produced by Mark Snow, but it was more of a 'music inspired by' album and I think I only liked about 2 songs on it at the time! Maybe I should hunt it down and see if that's still true.

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13 minutes ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

But it's a good theme song. I'm glad they didn't try to change it for the latest seasons. That reminds me, I even brought the album 'Songs in the Key of X'. It was produced by Mark Snow, but it was more of a 'music inspired by' album and I think I only liked about 2 songs on it at the time! Maybe I should hunt it down and see if that's still true.

That theme song practically defined part of my childhood :D 

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24 minutes ago, Salinger said:

Have you seen the new season CQ?

 

I mega mega fancy Gillian Anderson..... *SWOON* shes amazing.  hahah

 

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CUTE

 

Cool challange anyway, excited to follow you and see you WIN xx

 

I've been watching the most recent season, I've got 2 episodes sitting on my DVR that I need to catch up on. Season 10 was utter crap, except for the one with the were-lizard. That one was brilliant. This season has been much better, and I think that's because they've had more stand alone stories. The episode about the Mandela effect had me cracking up laughing.

 

Gillian Anderson is a good looking woman. I hope I look as half as good as her when I'm her age. I may have had a teeny tiny crush of Duchovny when I was growing up

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19 minutes ago, jonfirestar said:

That theme song practically defined part of my childhood :D 

 

Did you whistle it while shining a torch into a dark room too? No? Just me?

 

20 minutes ago, Maigahane said:

I've always kinda meant to watch X-Files but *hangs head in shame* I've never gotten around to it

 

It might seem a little dated without the shine of nostalgia, but give it a go. Did you watch Fringe? If you did and you liked it, you'll like TXF. If you didn't watch Fringe, you should watch that too. Damn, now I have to re-watch Fringe.

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14 minutes ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

Did you whistle it while shining a torch into a dark room too? No? Just me?

 

 

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1 hour ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

Songs in the Key of X

 

I have that disc, and there's all kinds of good stuff on it.  My favorite cuts were by Nick Cave and Foo Fighters.

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I keep wanting to watch it, but the later seasons discourage me. I am not really a conspiracy person, and I make plots for a living (partly) so it might affect my enjoyment.

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47 minutes ago, jonfirestar said:

 

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I knew it!

 

35 minutes ago, EricMN said:

No matter how frustrating this show got around the turn of the century, I wouldn't miss an episode.

 

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I'm going to try to steal some running inspiration from you, Mud Sister.

 

 

I may have given up around that time, that was the age I discovered pubs. I miss The Lone Gunmen!

 

28 minutes ago, Cheetah said:

 

I have that disc, and there's all kinds of good stuff on it.  My favorite cuts were by Nick Cave and Foo Fighters.

 

I don't think 12 year old me appreciated Nick Cave! I'm going to see if I can find it on Spotify tomorrow.

 

25 minutes ago, Echocheanic said:

I keep wanting to watch it, but the later seasons discourage me. I am not really a conspiracy person, and I make plots for a living (partly) so it might affect my enjoyment.

 

In real life, I hate conspiracy theories. But with science fiction, I'm happy to suspend my disbelief and just go with it! There are plenty of stand alone episodes you could watch that don't get into the alien conspiracy.

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Glad I worked from home today as it was a busy day and I'm not quite finished yet! It does mean I have to move BMF to Thursday this week.

 

To-do List for tonight:

- Make dinner

- Email friend something that I forgot to do yesterday

- Send email complaint to Moonpig for fucking up the flowers I sent to my mum!

- Lift

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1 hour ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

It might seem a little dated without the shine of nostalgia, but give it a go. Did you watch Fringe? If you did and you liked it, you'll like TXF. If you didn't watch Fringe, you should watch that too. Damn, now I have to re-watch Fringe.

Nope, didn't watch that one either. I missed a lot of tv so that's usually my answer to "Have you seen x?" :D I'll have to put Fringe on my list of shows to at least attempt watching when I get time

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2 hours ago, Salinger said:

Love conspiracy theories!

 

Being as I work in Aviation, there are things I could tell you about ConTrails.  But if I did, I'd probably vanish without a trace.

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Woot woot! Gonna try and keep up from the beginning this time around :)

 

I never got into X-Files all that much but wouldn't mind going back to watch them as I'm a fan of both characters. Duchovny was the man in Californication, haha. That show cracked me up. #HankMoody

 

I also saw your new haircut/hairdo on IG and thought it was swanky x1,000,000!!

 

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17 hours ago, Salinger said:

Love conspiracy theories!

 

You'd get on well with my brother. He loves watching all the conspiracy shows.

 

16 hours ago, Maigahane said:

Nope, didn't watch that one either. I missed a lot of tv so that's usually my answer to "Have you seen x?" :D I'll have to put Fringe on my list of shows to at least attempt watching when I get time

 

There's load that I want to watch but haven't yet. There's about 4 different series that I want to watch on Amazon and Jessica Jones season 2 on Netflix. 

 

15 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

I was never a fan of X-files, but I am a fan of CQ!

 

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14 hours ago, Cheetah said:

 

Being as I work in Aviation, there are things I could tell you about ConTrails.  But if I did, I'd probably vanish without a trace.

 

Is it that they are made of water and ice crystals? Oh no! I let out the secret! I'll be going dark for a while

 

14 hours ago, Wolfpool said:

Woot woot! Gonna try and keep up from the beginning this time around :)

 

I never got into X-Files all that much but wouldn't mind going back to watch them as I'm a fan of both characters. Duchovny was the man in Californication, haha. That show cracked me up. #HankMoody

 

I also saw your new haircut/hairdo on IG and thought it was swanky x1,000,000!!

 

Wolf

 

Good to see you Pool! I never watched Californication. I'll have to see if that's on Netflix / Amazon.

 

I'm really happy with the cut, low maintenance and looks swanky. Win win! 

 

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18 minutes ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

Is it that they are made of water and ice crystals?

 

And a little something I can't talk about, but it rhymes with Hanno Fots.  Just sayin.

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Yesterdays to-do list

- Make dinner

- Email friend something that I forgot to do yesterday

- Send email complaint to Moonpig for fucking up the flowers I sent to my mum!

- Lift

 

It's nice to tick things off a list, even if it was just a few items. Lifting was good, I can do 10 reps of proper push ups again, so did 2 sets of 10 and then a final set of 8. Then did some light squats (don't want DOMS before Sunday) and some farmers walks. Finished off with dips. 

 

Unfortunately, I've woken up full of cold this morning. I hope it buggers off by Sunday, I don't fancy running in the cold with a cold!

 

Speaking of which, @jonfirestar and @Jarric , have you seen the weather forecast for Sunday? There's actually a risk of snow! I'm sure we'll get a nice weather race at some point this year, but it's not happening this weekend!

 

Also, while I have your attention (and @Rhovaniel too ). I've put my name down to volunteer at Summer Nuts on Saturday 1st September and selected running Sunday 2nd as a reward. If anyone fancies joining me for 2 laps for free, here's the link for volunteering. I opted for course marshal, I'm in it for the muddy hugs!

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I liked the show but wasn't religious about it. I just didn't watched the first few episodes (or seasons maybe even). And i actually was a sort of "on-demand"-kinda guy back then. If i couldn't start of on the first episodes then i wasn't going to religiously follow it.

 

The loose episodes that i watched were pretty fun to watch. But now that i heard you talking about the last seasons not being all that i don't think i'm gonna put effort into rewatching it. The list of things i still need to watch is so long...

 

You guys have all the luck with the weather, jeeeezzzz. We are getting about the same weekend as 2 weeks ago... Hopefully the predictions will change a bit in your favor.

 

 

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor may the odds be ever in your favor

 

... a little odd in the head ...

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35 minutes ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

 

Speaking of which, @jonfirestar and @Jarric , have you seen the weather forecast for Sunday? There's actually a risk of snow! I'm sure we'll get a nice weather race at some point this year, but it's not happening this weekend!

Yeah people in the office have been grumbling about the snow showers forecast for Sunday. I mean WTF the weather gods really have it out for us! 

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