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Most of my year has been spent working towards this and now I am only a six-hour circuit of hell away from earning my very own Battle Axe.

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My final wilderness Titan is on the 25th, so this challenge is centered around staying as fit and healthy as I can, and crushing it. 

 

Challenge Goal 1: Gumby Legs

My physio looked at my knee this week regarding some pains when I run.  Everything is structurally sound, but when he heard I stretched "pretty much every day I guess, or at least every time I run" he looked horrified.  Apparently only stretching once a day is like only lifting once a month.  It's not enough to cause your body to adapt.  So the two main IT band stretches have to be done three times a day and I may as well throw in my other stretches while I'm at it.  (My patella isn't tracking properly because my IT band is too tight, which is causing heat and aggravation behind it.  Muscles, ligaments and cartilage are all sound thankfully! I was even complemented on my beefy Vastus Medialis.)

 

Challenge Goal 2: Obstacle Domination

The last time I was on this course, it kicked my butt.  There are a couple obstacles that I might be able to do with more practise, including:

  • The climbing walls
  • The axe throw
  • The cargo net where you have to crawl on the underneath of it
  • The one where you jump across gaps to catch bars on the far side

Between now and August 25th I will practise each of these skills at least once.  And yeah, there is a place in the nearest city that teaches axe throwing. :D

 

Challenge Goal 3: Light as a Feather

I have been trying to give intuitive eating a chance, but it really isn't working for me.  I'm still putting on almost a pound a week... not helpful to my running or pull-up aspirations, not to mention I'm tired of wearing yoga pants because they're the only things that fit.  So I am going back to calorie tracking.  The target is 1500 cal per day, +/- 50.  I will be using MFP to track and keep my protein levels close to 30% of total calories.

 

This month I am also considering how to best manage my "off-season" training for the rest of the year, and what targets I could aim for next year.  My physio doesn't seem to think running a Sky Ultra is out of the question for next fall, and I would also really like to seriously consider trying for an age-group qualifying time at an OCR... both would need serious base improvement over the winter before real training starts in the spring.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Kestrel Grey said:

Everything is structurally sound, but when he heard I stretched "pretty much every day I guess, or at least every time I run" he looked horrified.  Apparently only stretching once a day is like only lifting once a month.  It's not enough to cause your body to adapt. 

Geeze. You’d think the response would be a little more “WOO THAT’S GREAT GOOD START okay but let’s add a little more because that much is apparently not getting the job done.” What kind of look do people get who rarely stretch? Because there are a lot of them - I don’t think I know anyone who stretches multiple times daily unless they’re in injury recovery. 

 

Axe throwing sounds fun! I think there’s a place here to do it but I’m 110% sure I would be so terrible I’d get frustrated and hate it. Aim is something cool people have. 

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10 hours ago, Kestrel Grey said:

I am only a six-hour circuit of hell away from earning my very own Battle Axe.

I cannot even express how jealous I am of you right now :P Following for your badassery! 

 

 

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Honestly, I'm in awe of all of your goals! I don't even know where to start!

 

13 hours ago, Kestrel Grey said:

I am only a six-hour circuit of hell away from earning my very own Battle Axe.

 

First off, so jealous!

 

13 hours ago, Kestrel Grey said:

My physio looked at my knee this week regarding some pains when I run.  Everything is structurally sound, but when he heard I stretched "pretty much every day I guess, or at least every time I run" he looked horrified.  Apparently only stretching once a day is like only lifting once a month.  It's not enough to cause your body to adapt.

 

I heard something similar from my physio. She told me there were studies done involving people that stretched every day, those that stretched 5 times a week and those that rarely stretched. They found that there was almost no difference in the people that stretched 5 times a week and those that rarely stretched. 

 

13 hours ago, Kestrel Grey said:

My physio doesn't seem to think running a Sky Ultra is out of the question for next fall, and I would also really like to seriously consider trying for an age-group qualifying time at an OCR... both would need serious base improvement over the winter before real training starts in the spring.

 

This is unbelievably awesome! 

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18 hours ago, Radost said:

Geeze. You’d think the response would be a little more “WOO THAT’S GREAT GOOD START okay but let’s add a little more because that much is apparently not getting the job done.” What kind of look do people get who rarely stretch? Because there are a lot of them - I don’t think I know anyone who stretches multiple times daily unless they’re in injury recovery. 

This fellow is a marathon runner, so I guess he considers it "routine maintenance for runners".  Since I said I was a runner he must have assumed I knew all about what I should be doing. :P 

 

18 hours ago, Radost said:

Axe throwing sounds fun! I think there’s a place here to do it but I’m 110% sure I would be so terrible I’d get frustrated and hate it. Aim is something cool people have. 

It is something that appears in all of XWarrior's races, like the spear throw does in Spartans.  I have done so many penalties for missing (I'm not cool enough to have aim either!) that I am way past the frustration point. Now I just want to get better... surely with instruction and practise I can stick it at least once.

 

12 hours ago, jonfirestar said:

I cannot even express how jealous I am of you right now :P Following for your badassery! 

 

8 hours ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

Honestly, I'm in awe of all of your goals! I don't even know where to start!

First off, so jealous!

Thanks! I still giggle and squeal like a little kid when I think of getting my axe.  Really, completing this circuit isn't much tougher than getting your Spartan Trifecta, but a battle axe is just way cooler than a medal.

 

8 hours ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

I heard something similar from my physio. She told me there were studies done involving people that stretched every day, those that stretched 5 times a week and those that rarely stretched. They found that there was almost no difference in the people that stretched 5 times a week and those that rarely stretched. 

This is news to me, so it's surprising it is so well known in the physiotherapy world.  Does that mean yoga is useless if you only do it 5 days a week?

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Can't wait to see you earn your battle axe!

 

On 8/7/2018 at 4:48 PM, Kestrel Grey said:

but when he heard I stretched "pretty much every day I guess, or at least every time I run" he looked horrified.  Apparently only stretching once a day is like only lifting once a month.  It's not enough to cause your body to adapt.

 

On 8/8/2018 at 6:40 AM, Charlie_Quinn said:

I heard something similar from my physio. She told me there were studies done involving people that stretched every day, those that stretched 5 times a week and those that rarely stretched. They found that there was almost no difference in the people that stretched 5 times a week and those that rarely stretched. 

So my stretching once a week at best probably isn't helping me much huh? Damn :P 

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19 hours ago, Kestrel Grey said:

This fellow is a marathon runner, so I guess he considers it "routine maintenance for runners".  Since I said I was a runner he must have assumed I knew all about what I should be doing. :P 

 

Interestingly, my physio told me not to stretch (my injured leg). Although I am supposed to roll it. I think it mostly just because of the nature of my injury. 

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19 hours ago, Kestrel Grey said:

This is news to me, so it's surprising it is so well known in the physiotherapy world.  Does that mean yoga is useless if you only do it 5 days a week?

 

I'm not sure if she was talking about runners / athletes. 

 

4 minutes ago, jonfirestar said:

Interestingly, my physio told me not to stretch (my injured leg). Although I am supposed to roll it. I think it mostly just because of the nature of my injury. 

 

Same. I can stretch around it, but I'm not allowed to do any glute stretches. I think it's because you can't stretch tendons so all you're doing is causing further irritation. 

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2 minutes ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

Same. I can stretch around it, but I'm not allowed to do any glute stretches. I think it's because you can't stretch tendons so all you're doing is causing further irritation. 

Pretty much. Like tugging at the ends of a frayed rope. I'm allowed to stretch things that aren't my calf. 

 

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5 hours ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

Same. I can stretch around it, but I'm not allowed to do any glute stretches. I think it's because you can't stretch tendons so all you're doing is causing further irritation. 

 

5 hours ago, jonfirestar said:

Pretty much. Like tugging at the ends of a frayed rope. I'm allowed to stretch things that aren't my calf. 

 

My rehab is confusing to me because it is the opposite of yours.  I am supposed to roll my IT band (which I thought was bad), but I guess it isn't the thing that's inflamed.  He did this horrible cupping thing today that had me almost in tears which did make it inflamed.  I was literally biting the pillow to stop from crying.  But I am cleared to continue running and the pain in my knee is almost 100% gone.

 

Weather Rant: it will be the hottest day of the year tomorrow, and the smoke from the BC fires is so thick you can taste it.  This is the weather I get to enjoy for my next OCR.  Somehow I think I will be walking it. :D  

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I forgot to mention my husband did go bouldering with me on Monday!  We only lasted about 20 minutes before his arm got too sore (he was muscling his way up a route that I couldn't manage) but he said he would definitely go again!  I'm really enjoying it.  Plus I think it is helping my fear of heights.  Yesterday I went back to the big climbing center with the chimneys in lieu of my grip workout.  It is $17 per visit instead of $10 at the other place, but then I only have to drive 1 hour total instead of 2.  My hobbies are starting to get expensive.  :( 

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Glad the knee is better, even if you did have to get tortured to achieve healing.:smug: Super cool that you and your husband enjoy bouldering.

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Weekend Update and Mud Hero Race Report

 

Zero week ended up more low-key and relaxing than expected.  This is probably a good thing as I was feeling a little burned out last Monday.  I  cancelled my Outdoor Women Program trip, planned for Wednesday to Friday, so I could spend my days off at home and go to physio for my knee.  My hiking trip for earlier in the week was cancelled by my hiking partner, so I spent that day with some light exercise and relaxing too.

 

Unfortunately my shoulder/neck was injured and that put a damper on my weekend.  Apparently, replacing all my upper body workouts with climbing is not a good plan!  I ended up pulling something in my neck that got worse over the next couple days.

 

Mud Hero: This is another "fun race", with no penalties and basic obstacles.  Just lots of mud and steep hills!  I woke up early Saturday morning for the two hour drive to the event, and discovered I could not turn my head left or move my right shoulder without pain.  No problem; surely it will feel better once it warms up and I can always skip any pulling obstacles.  Except it didn't get better, and I kept forgetting about it with the thrill of tackling obstacles!  Most of them had "easy" and "hard" options and I stuck with the easy ones but recklessly pulled and swung from my right arm anyways.  In between the obstacles, I had to jog with my hand held up by my shoulder to relieve the pain (like I was waving hi the whole time).  In the last kilometre or so it quit on me entirely and I had to skip the final slide because I couldn't get up the ladder.  My photo of crossing the finish line shows me supporting my elbow with my other hand looking pretty silly.

 

It's getting better slowly and I can move it again (God bless ibuprofen) just in time to kick ass at the PvP. :D

 

Diet - this went well during the week and was tracking well, but as soon as my schedule changes I overeat. Especially on race weekends.  The co-worker that completed a 5 month diet challenge with me has agreed to be my accountabilibuddy again so hopefully it works again.

 

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Sorry about the  neck. 

 

Are you sure you really are overeating on race weekends? It seems to me that would burn a ton of calories.

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On 8/13/2018 at 8:18 PM, Elastigirl said:

Sorry about the  neck. 

The neck is getting better! I have full range of motion back and it is only a little sore.  Now I get to go to my physio session (for my knee, not my neck) and be scolded for not doing any of my exercises since I couldn't lay on my side or reach with that arm.

 

On 8/13/2018 at 8:18 PM, Elastigirl said:

Are you sure you really are overeating on race weekends? It seems to me that would burn a ton of calories.

 

Most of my races are quite short, about 5K with obstacles.  Effort-wise that translates into a hard 10K run, or maybe a really intense weight lifting session.  My overall calorie needs for the weekend shouldn't be much different than any other day.  That said, I do worry about it too much! Last weekend was worrying me because my weight jumped afterwards; I forgot how much ibuprofen makes me retain water. :) 

 

With my neck 90% better I can start exercising again. Today I have a short run and some light rows planned, and if it feels okay tomorrow will be back to the regularly scheduled program.

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Good news, the week goes on and the neck continues to heal.  I managed one set of 10 light rows yesterday without much pain.  Food went off track last night (I was moping and work had ice cream cake and cookies) but today should be better. Dinner will be Freshii because I can't cook - the water keeps being shut off for "routine maintenance" which apparently happens every couple of months. 

 

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I found out today that my work wants to dissolve my department.  I knew changes would be coming because they are restructuring health care across the entire province but I had hoped it would not affect me much. :(  I'm not in danger of losing my job (we are unionized) so my role might continue as it is, just under a new management structure.  The thing is... everything is perfect right now.  Like, actually perfect.  My supervisor team is the best bunch of people you could hope to work for (not the case in the rest of the company).  My schedule is perfect: 7 days on, 7 days off with the option to pick up extra shifts, and I can walk to work.  They are flexible in letting me go to any races or travel that comes up, and I can train easily.  Under the new system everything is up for grabs - they can mess with my schedule, stop me from picking up shifts or trading to go to races, and generally create a miserable work environment.  None of this may happen, and I feel shallow for being upset when most of the world has to deal with less-than-perfect work conditions.  But.  Just knowing I may be moved to a situation where I can't afford to race or have the flexibility to do the races that mean the most to me, leaves me stressed.  And leaving my amazing group of coworkers leaves me sad.

 

Today's plan is a trip to my gardens and some physio.  My lettuce, beets and carrots all should be ready for picking within the week!! 

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24 minutes ago, Kestrel Grey said:

None of this may happen, and I feel shallow for being upset when most of the world has to deal with less-than-perfect work conditions. 

 

Sounds like really a lot is up in the air right now and you have no way of knowing how much your job will change. It’s okay to be upset about that, especially while it’s all a big unknown. I’m sure once the changes are put into place you’ll find a way to make the things happen that you need, but without knowing what your new structure will be it’s hard to see the good possibilities. 

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I hurt my knee. There will be no axe. The details make me angry and I'm too exhausted to be angry so I'm letting it go, but that just leaves me sad and tired and sore.  Being sad leaves me too exhausted to communicate easily but I'll regroup after a good cry and once my recovery plan is laid out later this week, and see what I can make of the rest of this challenge.

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I'm really sorry Kestrel! I really hope that it's not too serious and that you have a speedy recovery. 

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9 minutes ago, jonfirestar said:

I'm really sorry Kestrel! I really hope that it's not too serious and that you have a speedy recovery. 

Thanks Jon. There must be an injury fairy floating around the Rangers; is there some sort of banishment spell we can cast? ;)

 

I'll find out more tomorrow but it is a season-ender. At this point I'm just hoping the recovery process moves quickly enough to let me train well for next year.

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I'm so sorry Kestrel. :( I hope the knee heals soon. Sending hugs your way.

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9 hours ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

I'm so sorry Kestrel. :( I hope the knee heals soon. Sending hugs your way.

Thanks CQ, hugs are always appreciated.

 

Now that I have had my full assessment things aren't that bad.  Nothing is torn but I am barred from any impact activities, including running and jumping, for 2-3 months.  I've been told to take the winter to strength train the hell out of my lower body.  My physio strongly suggests I get a coach, not to push me at workouts but to program for me and make sure I gain as much strength as possible.  (Honestly 90% of the trainers here have less programming knowledge than I do and I don't know how to find the other 10%, so I may just go it alone.)

 

No-impact cardio is fine so I guess swimming and stationary bikes. Blarg.

 

I am very glad that I took the time to write out my twenty-year fitness goals during my last rough patch.  Being able to look at the larger picture made it much easier to adapt to losing this year's big goal.

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Current Challenge: The Cliffs of Insanity  Previous Challenges: #1#2, #3#4#5#6, #7#8#9#10#11#12#13#14#15#16#17#18#19#20#21#22, #23, #24, #25, #26#27#28#29#30#31#32#33#34#35

Battle Log: Operation Fly-By-Night

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”

― Neil Gaiman

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Sorry about the knee and the job. Glad at least it's not torn

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Wisdom 22.5   Dexterity 13   Charisma 15   Strength 21  Constitution-13

Elastigirl:Luck Favors The Prepared - Current Challenge: August 1 to September 4 - Nerd Fitness Rebellion

"If more of us valued food and cheer and song, above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world" J.R.R.Tolkien

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