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Summary for the quick reader:

Likes: pull / push / bend

Tools: body weight, parallettes, aerial silks, ball

Epic quest: complete GMB Parallettes 2 (P2)

 

Somewhat low key challenge as life is crazy-busy these days BUT that's exactly when I should be careful about keeping up with practice and other sanity-related goals!

 

I will move back to text-based reporting and use cowsay, a very old Linux command line utility (showing my age probably), to generate extremely fancy reports. Here is a preview:

[mu@safran nf10]$ echo "Hello and welcome!" | cowsay -y 
 ____________________ 
< Hello and welcome! > 
 -------------------- 
        \   ^__^ 
         \  (..)\_______ 
            (__)\       )\/\ 
                ||----w | 
                ||     || 

Yeah I know :lol:  Just wait for it, it has many crazy ASCII options (not all SFW).


 

GMB Parallettes 2 recap:

Prep phase: 4 weeks + deload week /done

Phase 1 cycle 1: 3 weeks + deload week /done

Phase 1 cycle 2: 3 weeks + deload week /done

Phase 1 cycle 3: 3 weeks + deload week /done

Phase 2 cycle 1: 4 weeks + deload week / done

Phase 2 cycle 2: 3 weeks + deload week /on-going

 

Bah more than 6 months of P2 already! Crazy! The original programme is supposed to be 6 months... but I definitely need more time (how do people get the lever spin in 4 weeks??).

Here is my full training log so far with ref videos for whoever is interested in GMB P2 / Parallettes progressions.

 

Spoiler

~ GMB Parallettes 2 Training Log ~

 

Each cycle is separated by a week deload (shorter & low-medium intensity workouts 5x/week).

## means a core P2 skill. Other items are warm-up completion and/or skill conditioning.

=> means progression to a new variation

NB1: I mostly stuck to P2 progressions except for bent arm press where I started a bit behind in strength (added pike push-ups + 90 degree bent arm holds + crow drills).

NB2: Reps/sets count and hold times follow P2 programming.

NB3: I had other workouts besides P2 (stretching & aerial silks).

 

P2 Prep Phase – 3x/week – 4 weeks [ 21 April 2018 – 18 May 2018]

 

Workout (x8)

# Plank lean => elevated => mixing in low frog towards the end

# Push-ups

## Swing

## Tuck to tuck bent arm press (max effort, deeper than 90 degree)

## L-sit holds

# HS 5x5 => cf progress below

 

Extra HS sessions (x8)

# HS 5x5

HS consistency tracking volume for the cycle: 5x5 x4 x4 = 400 attempts

Consistency 5+s HS week-1 6% => week-4 25%

(number of 5+ seconds HS over 100 attempts max per week)

[Total HS sessions=16]

 

GMB pull (x4)

# Pull-ups

# L-sit pull-ups from a sling sit

# Inverted pikes from dead hang (straight arms, working towards straight legs)

# Skin the cat drills

 

P2 Phase 1 - cycle 1 – 3x/week – 3 weeks [ 26 May 2018 – 15 June 2018 ]

 

Workout A (5x)

# Elevated plank lean hold

## Low frog => High frog

## Straddle hold

## V-sit high tuck-up => V-sit high tuck hold

# Plank holds => Elevated plank lean hold

# L-sit pushes

# HS 5x5
HS consistency tracking volume for the cycle: 5x5 x5=125 attempts

Consistency 5+s HS=(5+8+7+7+7) over 125 = 27% (+2%)

Best time range: 10-13s

[Total HS sessions=5]

Video workout #4: https://youtu.be/aor2So09izo

 

Workout B (4x)

# Push-up hands closer to waist

## Double arm lever

## Single arm lever, two-hands hold, weight in one elbow => one hand holding forward

## Bent arm press progression

> Declined pike push-ups => increased volume + 10s bottom hold on last reps

> Bent arm presses (deeper than 90 degree => dropped on last workout – replaced by 90 deg holds)

> 1-leg crow progression => focused on single knee float hold + knee jumps

> HS lower down (partials) focusing on balance

# Single arm push-up progression one hand forward, straddle legs

# Wall HSPU negatives, partials and full ROM “controlling the face plant into cushion” thing (dropped on last workout – not very useful – replaced by more pike PU and crow work)

Video workout #3: https://youtu.be/ftp3juOIPqw

 

Extras

Crow PvP (~15 variations/transitions)

Standing pike push-ups from the floor: just 1 set of 3 reps (“greasing the groove” sort of approach > week-2: +3 sessions, week-3: +6 sessions)

 

P2 Phase 1 - cycle 2 – 3x/week – 3 weeks [23 June 2018 – 13 July 2018]

 

Workout A (4x)

# Elevated plank lean hold

## High frog

## Straddle hold focusing on entrance and exit

## V-sit high tuck hold => V-sit tuck to V reps

# Elevated plank lean hold => Supported tuck planche hold

# L-sit pushes

# HS 5x5 (cf below)

Video workout #3: https://youtu.be/RLuBykhFQ24

 

Extra HS sessions

# HS 5x5 x2

HS consistency tracking volume for the cycle: 5x5 x6=150

Consistency 5+s HS=(10+5+10+9+11+7) over 150 = 34% (+7%)

Best time range: 9-20s

Video: https://youtu.be/aHG4Q-FLtvg

[Total HS sessions=6]

 

Workout B (5x)

# Push-up hands closer to waist

## Double arm lever

## Single arm lever, two-hands hold, one hand holding forward

## Bent arm press progression

> Crow single knee float hold => getting into a low 1-leg crow hold

> Crow knee jumps + crow to low plank

> HS lower down (partials) focusing on balance

> Decline & floor pike push-ups + bottom hold on last rep of each set

# Single arm push-up progression one hand forward, straddle legs

Video workout #4: https://youtu.be/RlgM963vaKo

 

 

P2 Phase 1 - cycle 3 – 3x/week – 3 weeks [21 July 2018 – 10 August 2018]

 

Workout A (4x)

# Elevated plank lean hold

## High frog => High frog max holds + high frog single knee floats + tuck planche with inside knee support

## Straddle hold focusing on entrance and exit

## V-sit tuck to V reps

# Supported tuck planche hold

# L-sit pushes

# HS 5x5 (cf below)

Video workout #3: https://youtu.be/yBiYLi8pfnw

 

Extra HS sessions

# HS 5x5 x2

HS consistency tracking volume for the cycle: 5x5 x6=150

Consistency 5+s HS=(6+7+7+9+11+10) over 150 = 33% (-1% possibly due to a conflict between consistency and endurance/max time work – separated in the following cycle)

Best time range: 11-20s

# Untracked HS practice x2 (balance, HS to L-sit)

[Total HS sessions=8]

 

Workout B (5x)

# Push-up hands to waist

## Double arm lever => double arm lever with reverse hyper-extension

## Single arm lever, two-hands hold, one hand holding forward => moving non-supporting hand

## Bent arm press progression

> Crow single knee float hold to 1-leg crow

> Jumps to bent arm stand aiming at 90 degree

> HS lower to bent arm stand (partials) focusing on balance

> Decline and floor pike push-ups + bottom hold on last rep of each set

# Single arm push-up one hand forward, straddle legs

Video workout #4: https://youtu.be/XEO_KfeExTE

 

 

P2 Phase 2 - cycle 1 – 3x/week – 4 weeks – [18 August 2018 – 14 September 2018]

 

Workout A (6x)

# HS (warm-up / untracked)

## Bent arm press progression

> Elevated headstand hip press

> Single knee float to 1-leg crow LR

> HS lower to bent arm stand (partials)

## HS to L-sit bending legs

# Bent arm plank push to straddle hold to bent arm press (deep)

# V-sit tuck to V reps

# HS 5x5 (cf below)

Workout #6: https://youtu.be/he6hZwyftyQ

 

 

Workout B (6x)

# Low frog

# Slow push-up

## High frog to elbow lever

## Elbow lever spin

# High frog + tuck planche with inside knee support

# Single arm lever, two-hands hold, moving non-supporting hand up

# Floor pike push-ups + bottom hold on last rep

# Single bar push-up belly button to bar with under-grip

Workout #1 (elements): https://youtu.be/qao9STvhhQA

Workout #5 (elements): https://youtu.be/J-FVy39PCik

Workout #6: https://youtu.be/wqf4JsoYcQo

 

Extra HS sessions

# HS 5x5 consistency tracking x2 extra

HS consistency tracking volume for the cycle: 5x5 x8=200

Consistency 5+s HS=(13+12+13+5+10+10+12+11) over 200 = 43% (+10%)

# Other HS practice x4 (endurance, leg movement, wall drills)

Best time range: 17-30s

30s video: https://youtu.be/Dh8p7m3qHio

[Total HS sessions=12]

 

 

P2 Phase 2 - cycle 2 – 3x/week – 3 weeks [22 September 2018 – 12 October 2018]

 

 

Workout A (5x)

# HS (warm-up / untracked)

## Bent arm press progression

> Elevated headstand hip press

> Single knee float to 1-leg crow LR

> HS lower to bent arm stand (partials)

## HS to L-sit bending legs

# Bent arm plank push to straddle hold to bent arm press (deep)

# Tuck to V reps

# HS 5x5 (cf below)

Workout #4: https://youtu.be/iaPN9BdwJfE

 

Workout B (4x)

# Low frog

# Push-up hands to waist

## High frog to elbow lever

## Elbow lever spin

# High frog + tuck planche with inside knee support

# Single arm lever, two-hands hold, moving non-supporting hand

# Decline and floor pike push-ups + bottom hold on last rep

# Single bar push-up with under-grip

Workout #4: https://youtu.be/m5sOJJs8mzE

 

Extra HS session

# HS 5x5 consistency tracking x1

HS consistency tracking volume for the cycle: 5x5 x6=150

Consistency 5+s HS=(7+9+11+10+13+14) over 150 = 42% (-1%)

# Other HS practice x3 (endurance)

Best time range: 18s-30s

 

This challenge will look like this:

NF break week = Deload – lenient reporting / test week

Week 1 + 2 + 3 = P2 Phase 2 Cycle 3

Week 4 = Deload

 

Goals:

 

(1) Epic quest: P2 & HS training

P2 3x/week and make sure HS training is happening 3x/week (P2 workouts include some).

OR deload week 5x/week (shorter and lower intensity, including HS and no evaluation/scoring)

 

(2) Next is all my usual training stuff. Besides aerial and stretching, there is a list of drills that I need to include here and there in my workouts. The deload format also takes it down a notch in intensity (easier variation, fewer reps)

 

Stretching (hips, back) – 2x/week

Hanging raises – 6x/week

Cirque Physio – 24 drills /week (deload: 12 drills /week)

Legs (traditional leg stuff) – 4 drills /week

Ball flex (ball held on a flexed foot work) – 4 drills /week

Aerial (flow, skills, alignment, conditioning) – 3x/week (usually 1 big session + 2 light ones)


I'm not going to report on those as extensively as I used to (with reps and all), it just needs to happen. I have been consistent enough so far. If I see some dwindling, I might revert to stricter reporting (Log.SEVERE).

 

(3) Stop using a screen by 10PM. Coding / gaming / watching a movie / social media - all count. I'm allowed 1 joker per week. I will keep track of the good days and count overtime as penalty score.


(4) Track my coffee consumption. Just track for now.


NB1: My week starts on Saturday

NB2: Monday is rest day (edit: except on deload weeks oddly enough maybe)

 

Have a good challenge everyone!

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1 hour ago, Mad Hatter said:

And now I know what I'll be doing to my boss's script tomorrow. :lol:

 

The sodomized sheep is gone though, you have to look for -f head-in :angel::D

 

So

 

On Saturday, I reported on my previous thread.

On Sunday, I did some P2 deload session (HS, 1-leg crow, HS to L-sit, L-sit and straddle holds) and my hanging raises.

Today, I did another one, with more HS and a variety of crows + hip presses. With an amazing fail on those that I caught on video (sound included :lol:  )

 

Spoiler

 

 

I drank a bit too much coffee, I need to go back to 1 mug a day. And I stopped using a screen right at 10pm on Saturday and a little bit after yesterday (no biggie).

 

Summary so far, I will start with the variation I suggested to Mad Hatter:

[mu@safran nf10]$ cat challenge_log_w0 | cowsay -n -f head-in
 _______________________________
/ Challenge Log - DELOAD        \
|                               |
| P2+HS: 3/5                    |
|                               |
| Stretching: 1/2               |
| Hanging raises: 2/6           |
| Cirque Physio: 4/12           |
| Legs: 2/4                     |
| Ball flex: 1/4                |
| Aerial: 0/3                   |
|                               |
| No screen past 10PM: 1/6 +2mn |
\ Coffee: 2+2+2 mugs            /
 -------------------------------
    \
     \
    ^__^         /
    (oo)\_______/  _________
    (__)\       )=(  ____|_ \_____
        ||----w |  \ \     \_____ |
        ||     ||   ||           ||

 

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Here and Following!

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Omg, that fail. So good.

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5 hours ago, Mad Hatter said:

My boss loves his new improved script. :lol:

 

:D what option did you use?

 

I'm a bit low on the update rate.

 

Monday

 

Screen past 10pm: +41mn oops (silly game)

 

Tuesday

 

Hanging raises.

P2 deload workout with HS lowers (feeling the coffee), L-sit and straddle holds.

Aerial alignment and skills (meathooked hip lock + Aloha sequence bits).

Cirque Physio back-bends soft tissue prep. Still not quite getting that “Tensor Fascia Latae (TFL) Release”, I'm not sure I'm doing it right at all.

 

2 mugs of coffee...

Screen past 10pm: almost there +3mn

 

Wednesday

 

Back-bends, a bit of physio, ball flex and raises. The usual, nothing remarkable, no fail either.

1 mug of coffee. I was tempted 2-3 times to get some more but NO, I want to handstand in peace!

 

[mu@safran nf10]$ cat challenge_log_w0 | cowsay -n -f moose
 ____________________________________
/ Challenge Log - DELOAD             \
|                                    |
| P2+HS: 4/5                         |
|                                    |
| Stretching: 2/2                    |
| Hanging raises: 4/6                |
| Cirque Physio: 12/12               |
| Legs: 2/4                          |
| Ball flex: 2/4                     |
| Aerial: 1/3                        |
|                                    |
| No screen past 10PM: 1/6 2+41+3 mn |
\ Coffee: 2+2+2+2 mugs               /
 ------------------------------------
  \
   \   \_\_    _/_/
    \      \__/
           (oo)\_______
           (__)\       )\/\
               ||----w |
               ||     ||

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Mad Hatter said:

Head in, vader and the cow with the dragon. :D 

 

dear Lord, that's quite a combo :lol:

 

3 minutes ago, Mad Hatter said:

Oops. :) What game did you play?

 

A silly Android Game, Tomb Raider Relic Run :hopelessness:

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This morning we went on a little tour in central Teheran. A few pics below.


We met at Imam Khomeini metro station which is built in Tehran's Qajar armury (central Teheran today). There is quite a bit too see around, below is the National Gate (also from Qajar times). Plus guys in the street stopping to listen to our guide :D

 

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We then visited a synaguogue nearby. In a bit of a derelict state, but very cosy inside.   They are Sephardi but a part of the building is allocated to Ashkenazi (different rituals). 

 

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Then here are the entrance of the ceramic musem and a sneak view of a Zoroastrian highschool (you can recognize the Faravahar). Below is the entrance to a fire temple, we couldn't get in because today is a Zoroastrian holiday (service day).

 

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Next to it is an Armenian church with a little museum as well. As I understand it, the Armenian church is neither Catholic nor Orthodox, they have their own head of church who can be recognized by their fancy hood :p

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I'm painfully posting this from my mobile, I hope it comes out ok!

 

Edit: mobile mess clean-up

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I think I compressed the pics a bit too much as well :P a pity because I have a new phone with really good quality pics!

 

I'd really like to go to Armenia at some point. Maybe we will go when/if my cousin visits (her husband is of Armenian origin). It's kinda next door, it would be a shame not to.

 

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Yesterday 1 mug of coffee, and off-screen at 10PM sharp. My husband is also following me on this no-screen past 10PM thing :)

 

Today

 

HS warmup

Low frog hold 8s x3

Slow push-ups 10

High frog to double arm lever + first lever spin transition (not very successful)  x4

Double elbow lever single bar x4 + switches attempts - hard especially on the right

HS 8 for consistency - 1 for 17s – 9 for consistency – 1 for 30+s

 

Video for that last HS, it was not exactly still waters... I'm really unnecessarily tensed (coffee / coding sprees  do that to me). But I'm very happy because there were so many bail-out triggers in those 30s and I managed to keep it up. Not pretty but good progress I think with respect to my range of balance.

 

 

 

Hanging raises

Aerial alignment drills + front lever progression + German hangs

Silks hamstring curls 10x4 + GHR 5x4

Lying flexed foot leg extension with ball 10x2

Bridge and straddle stretches

 

I used to feel a bit of discomfort (shoulders but also legs) when getting into a bridge, at least the first time. It's really getting better. Greasing the groove is working well on that one.

 

[mu@safran nf10]$ cat challenge_log_w0 | cowsay -n -f koala
 ________________________
/ Challenge Log - DELOAD \
|                        |
| P2+HS: 5/5             |
|                        |
| Stretching: 2/2        |
| Hanging raises: 5/6    |
| Cirque Physio: 12/12   |
| Legs: 4/4              |
| Ball flex: 3/4         |
| Aerial: 2/3            |
|                        |
| No screen past 10PM:   |
| 2/6 2+41+3 mn          |
|                        |
| Coffee:                |
\ 2+2+2+2+1 mugs         /
 ------------------------
  \
   \
       ___  
     {~._.~}
      ( Y )
     ()~*~()   
     (_)-(_) 

 

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My office mom is Armenian and visits often. I'm sure she'd urge me to urge you to go! :) 

 

Love the pics. Such good fight in that HS hold! When I start to banana, I'm always a goner! 

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Love the pics!  I would love to visit Tehran sometime

 

I went on a couple of dates with a girl from Aremenia when I was at university.  I can't remember how to spell her name, but it she said it meant princess in Armenian (Ishkonohe or something like that).  

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The Armenian alphabet is really pretty, had I infinite time on hand, I would love to learn it!

Transcriptions can be hard to remember and confusing, even if you know the original name. I had a co-worker with a "u" in his name but he wanted it to be written "oo" when it had to be spelt in English. Other people might prefer "u"...  Myself I have a French "a" in my surname  and sometimes it gets transliterated in Persian with aleph, and then people start calling my name with a "aa" (deep long a borderline o). No big deal but it's not the same sound.  I also remember spending like 5 mn trying to read Mickey Mouse transliterated in Persian, it was ridiculous :lol: miki mavas? mavus? mus? oooooh Mouse!

 

Yesterday 1.5 mug of coffee, and off-screen way before 10PM!

 

Today

 

Hanging raises

Ball flex

Aerial alignment + conditioning + mini strap flow (meathook to and from peekaboo variations + side planche prep work)

 

I will cowsay tomorrow to include coffee and off-screen updates.

It was a nice light deload week (holiday level)!

 

 

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1 hour ago, @mu said:

I also remember spending like 5 mn trying to read Mickey Mouse transliterated in Persian, it was ridiculous :lol: miki mavas? mavus? mus? oooooh Mouse!

Ha, I've had that happen on a number of occasions.  I remember it took me forever to figure out that Makudonarudo meant McDonalds when I first got to Japan :D  Names transliterated into Chinese can be just as bad

 

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Well no McDonalds in Iran :D but we do have Coca Cola, it's even produced in Iran so they must have a US license or something, I'm not sure how that works, unless it's a local copycat but I don't think so. I'll have to check.

 

Today I was really rested and looking forward to my HIPS session (legs, hanging raises, physio, stretching). I have a hard time isolating the hips in some exercises, eg prone passé holds, my whole body is involved lifting that poor knee :Dlots of work to do on those.

 

Yesterday I had 1.5 mug of coffee and went over 10pm by 55 minutes .... (coding)

[mu@safran nf10]$ cat challenge_log_w0 | cowsay -n -f cower
 ________________________
/ Challenge Log - DELOAD \
|                        |
| P2+HS: 5/5             |
|                        |
| Stretching: 2/2        |
| Hanging raises: 6/6    |
| Cirque Physio: 12/12   |
| Legs: 4/4              |
| Ball flex: 4/4         |
| Aerial: 3/3            |
|                        |
| No screen past 10PM:   |
| 3/6                    |
| 2+41+3+55              |
| +101 mn                |
|                        |
| Coffee:                |
| 2+2+2+2+1+1.5+1.5      |
\ =12 mugs               /
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     \
      \
        ,__, |    | 
        (oo)\|    |___
        (__)\|    |   )\_
             |    |_w |  \
             |    |  ||   *

             Cower....

 

Oddly enough, that was still quite an improvement compared to my usual and I'm going to sleep earlier as well. I feel much more rested today.

 

 

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Battle log The Assassin's Path (current)

Woot: first 1mn free HS | first press to HS

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18 hours ago, Mad Hatter said:

It is very pretty indeed! I’m also a big fan of the Georgian alphabet.

 

Yes indeed, I looked up Georgian scripts on Wikipedia, they are really really cute!

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Battle log The Assassin's Path (current)

Woot: first 1mn free HS | first press to HS

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Today was banana day

big-dancing-banana-smiley-emoticon.gif

 

Hamstring Active Release 15LR

Child pose pike lift 10L10R x2

Leg raise to bar → pike stretch → V hold → leg pull x3

Bar bent knees around 1-arm invert LR x2 (started working on my back more)

# HS (warm-up / untracked)

## Bent arm press progression

> Elevated headstand hip press 5

> Single knee float to 1-leg crow R12s L14s 2-legs lift=fail

> HS lower to bent arm stand (partials) 2/5 one partial very clean 1/5 not sticking HS 3/5 bananas

## HS to L-sit bending legs 3/5 (1) 3/4 (2) 2 full ones = too tiring to get to 5 reps 0/6 nada!

# Bent arm plank push to straddle hold to bent arm press (deep) 2 2 1

# Tuck to V to L-sit hold reps 3 3 3 adding a L-sit hold to those because my holds have gone down a bit

# HS 5x5 5+s consistency 2/5 3/5 4/5 2/4 (forgot 1 rep) 1/6 bah? =12/25

Stretches including bridge + straddle stretches

 

HS was very banana-ish, I can manage some banana 5+s so it didn't affect my consistency score but it was tiring (and it blew up my HS lowers / HS to L-sit work a little bit). I worked around by HS-ing in a tuck first and then getting my legs up slowly, so here sometimes I feel the point where I loose the hollow and the lower back arches. My other issue is kicking into a lean rather than at vertical. Again to save it, my lower back will arch (short term save because usually I will fall over anyway).

More practice practice practice!

 

Yesterday night I was off-screen by 10pm. Had 1.5 mug. And so far only 1/2 a mug because of HS.

 

[mu@safran nf10]$ cat challenge_log_w1 | cowsay -n -f elephant-in-snake 
 _______________________
/ Challenge Log - W1    \
|                       |
| P2: 1/3               |
| HS: 1/3               |
|                       |
| Stretching: 1/2       |
| Hanging raises: 2/6   |
| Cirque Physio: 9/24   |
| Legs: 2/4             |
| Ball flex: 1/4        |
| Aerial: 0/3           |
|                       |
| No screen past 10PM:  |
| 1/6                   |
|                       |
| Coffee:               |
\ 1.5 mug               /
 -----------------------
   \
    \              ....       
           ........    .      
          .            .      
         .             .      
.........              .......
..............................

Elephant inside ASCII snake

 

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sooooooooo much training :o you always amaze me and your handstand battlepower is heroic, wow

 

Isn't it great to keep a love for learning new things? Keeps life so exciting :) 

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Level 18 Wood-Elf Assassin

 

battle log: counting the good things

current challenge: something, nothing, all the things

previous challenges: 25242322212019181716, 151413121110987654, 321

 

How cool is it that the same God who created mountains and oceans and galaxies looked at you and thought the world needed one of you, too

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