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Welcome to my 4 Week Challenge thread.  I'm not new to NF.  If you're a Level 1, then I'm your Guild Leader.  My 4 Week Challenge is posted in this Level 1 forum in the hope that you seeing how I format and organize my Challenge might help give you ideas for your own.

 

 

My Main Quest presently is to...

  • Re-establish consistency in my exercise and diet lifestyle.
    • The Reason:  I got sick.  I needed to sleep longer and eat differently so my body could effectively fight the illness and recover.  I did so.  But then I kept on sleeping longer and eating in a way that's detrimental to my lifestyle goals and longer-term goals even after the illness passed.  Booo.  Naughty Hazard.  I'm fixing that now.

 

My Support Quests for this challenge

  1. Keep my alarm turned on for mornings, get my butt out of bed when it goes off, and get on the treadmill.  I can take a day off each week if I want to.  I don't have to.  But I can, if I want.
  2. Cover 5 km (3.1 miles) per day on the treadmill.  Minimum.  This minimum is to ensure I don't let myself get on the treadmill for like - a lap - and then hop off again.  My "Level" has advanced beyond that.  At my present Level, doing less than 5k a day is just me being lazy.  Plus, the treadmill is my primary method of burning extra calories.   More distance is better.   So while my quest minimum is 5k a day, I'll actually be aiming for 10k (6.2 miles) a day.
  3. Stick to my diet lifestyle plan:
    • 4-6 oz of meat at every meal.
    • serving of fibrous veggie at every meal
    • 100-150 calories of mostly carby food allowed at each meal.  If I still want it after eating the meat and veggie.

 

 

About Me

 

My Muggle name is Chris.  I'm a 41 yr old sort-of-retired guy happily at home being the primary caregiver for my daughter.  Which is the Best. Job. Ever.  The pay is non-existent, but the benefit package is fantastic and calls me "Daddy."  Which I firmly believe is the most awesome word that's ever been invented, and if you disagree, then dishonor on your cow.

 

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Anyway, for my recent-ish fitness history ----> from August 2017 through April 2018 I completed a Walk to Mordor.  Which involved 8 straight months of daily walking, during which I covered the 1700+ miles that it's estimated Frodo and Sam walked from Hobbiton to Mt. Doom.   It started off slow, but as my feet toughened up all Hobbity-like I was able to put in more and more miles per day.  By the end of the journey, I was averaging 7 miles of walking per day.  And by the end, I had dropped 20 lbs and several inches off my waist.

 

By then my daughter was transitioning from Infant to Toddler, and so sleeping less and less during the day.  Thus needing more of my time/attention, which I happily wanted to give to her.  So while I wanted to keep putting in the calorie-burning miles from day to day, I decided I needed to get those miles done somewhat faster, to free up more of my time.  Which meant I needed to be jogging, not just walking. 

 

That's the simplified origin of my treadmill quests.

 

There's a lot more to my fitness history than this.  But this is enough for a short intro.  If you stick around Nerd Fitness, you can get to know me more over time.

 

 

 

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I plan to stick around and get to know you.

 

You know...

 

Over time.

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Progress Report

Week 1, Day 1

 

Treadmill: 12.5 km  (7.8 mi) for an estimated 978 calories.

 

 

This isn't one of my challenge Quests -->  But I do it, so I may as well post about it too.  My treadmill time is alternating jog/walk intervals.  During the walk intervals, I do dumbbell curls.  I haven't tracked the amount of curls before.  But I decided to keep a running tally in my head today so that I could give readers an idea of the workload.  My total volume on the curls was 6,205 lbs.  (2,815 kg).

 

 

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3 hours ago, Hazard said:

I'm a 41 yr old sort-of-retired guy happily at home being the primary caregiver for my daughter.  Which is the Best. Job. Ever.  The pay is non-existent, but the benefit package is fantastic and calls me "Daddy."  Which I firmly believe is the most awesome word that's ever been invented, and if you disagree, then dishonor on your cow.

 

I am incredibly jealous of your job.

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4 hours ago, Hazard said:

Progress Report

Week 1, Day 2

 

Treadmill:  17.4 km (10.8 mi) for an est 1448 calories.

 

 

WOW

 

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Seriously serious steppage there!

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14 minutes ago, RES said:

WOW

 

Seriously serious steppage there!

 

A weeeee bit more than I intended when I stepped on the treadmill this morning.  This was a case of 'keep putting one foot in front of the other, and you never know how far it'll take you.'

 

 

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Hi, lotsa stepping going on in here

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I think to train for my 5k's I need to challenge myself to keep up with you!

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13 minutes ago, RES said:

I think to train for my 5k's I need to challenge myself to keep up with you!

 

I'd say he's a breath away from being ready to run a half-marathon.  Running a 5K doesn't take nearly this much training mileage.

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Just now, Cheetah said:

 

I'd say he's a breath away from being ready to run a half-marathon.  Running a 5K doesn't take nearly this much training mileage.

Agreed! Which is why it would be a challenge to keep up :D 

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Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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On 11/24/2018 at 11:13 AM, RES said:

I think to train for my 5k's I need to challenge myself to keep up with you!

 

Glad I can inspire. :encouragement:

 

 

On 11/24/2018 at 11:28 AM, Cheetah said:

I'd say he's a breath away from being ready to run a half-marathon.

 

Using jog/walk intervals, for sure.  Not as a continuous jog though, I don't think.   My longest no-walking jog in the last couple of months was only 3.5 miles, back on September 19th. 

 

I'm not sure how far I could jog continuously right now.  I haven't tested since then.  But that 3.5 miles in September was feeling pretty rough by the end.

 

 

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35 minutes ago, Hazard said:

Progress Report

Week 1, Day 7

 

Treadmill:  5.1 km (3.2 mi) for an est 385 calories.

 

 

 

Good job!

 

Walk/jog would be the only way I can do any running any more.  I think it's totally legit, and a lot of marathoners have gone to doing walk intervals in their races.

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1 hour ago, Cheetah said:

 

Good job!

 

Walk/jog would be the only way I can do any running any more.  I think it's totally legit, and a lot of marathoners have gone to doing walk intervals in their races.

I follow a blog called "not your average runner" and this is exactly what they recommend! They train above average size women to do 1/2+ marathons doing this

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Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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How long does it take you to get 10k on the treadmill?

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