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20 hours ago, Salinger said:

 

mmmmmmmm

 

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It was gooood. I should post about food more often actually - I get to eat some seriously good stuff.

 

20 hours ago, Rhovaniel said:

That sounds epic! I get to play D&D after a break tomorrow too! Though annoyingly without the player we left unconscious in a 4 poster bed cuddled up to the two dead orcs we killed for company... they'll have to be decomposed corpses by the time he gets back to playing!

 

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That sounds like it'll be fun when that character comes back! Let us know your game goes, I love a good D&D story.

 

17 hours ago, iatetheyeti said:

Love this, following along for sure :D

 

...I might actually borrow the eat a raw vegetable for lunch thing. This would meant that first I would be having a lunch every day (it's the meal that suffers from most neglect due to my wonky work schedule), and second that it would persuade me into making a good lunch rather than buying a bad one.

 

Glad to have you! And steal away, I've only started trying it in the last couple of days but it seems like a sensible thing to do.

 

Unfortunately it doesn't actually force me to make lunch though - some days will definitely be me just chucking a carrot in my lunch box!

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Following along for awesome goals! Your super race sounds both terrifying and awesome. I'll be cheering you on!

 

I also really like your hangboard plan! I don't do much rock climbing myself (I don't do heights well), but that's definitely an awesome training method.

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10 hours ago, Jarric said:

Glad to have you! And steal away, I've only started trying it in the last couple of days but it seems like a sensible thing to do.

 

Unfortunately it doesn't actually force me to make lunch though - some days will definitely be me just chucking a carrot in my lunch box!

 

I'm living in hope! Honestly, the way things are right now having a lunch box with some form of lunch in it to chuck said carrot would be progress...

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20 hours ago, NicTheRugger said:

Following along for awesome goals! Your super race sounds both terrifying and awesome. I'll be cheering you on!

 

I also really like your hangboard plan! I don't do much rock climbing myself (I don't do heights well), but that's definitely an awesome training method.

 

Hi! Yeah, terrifying and awesome about sums it up!

 

Climbing wise I tend to do bouldering, which is climbing without ropes over large crash mats. That only does to about 15' high so it's not too bad, and to be honest I think it's much more fun than the high rope stuff.

 

12 hours ago, iatetheyeti said:

 

I'm living in hope! Honestly, the way things are right now having a lunch box with some form of lunch in it to chuck said carrot would be progress...

 

Well in that case, definitely go for it! Even if I've not prepared food I tend to throw fruit (and now veg) into my lunch box - that way I just buy a sandwich/pasta and don't have to worry about other bits.

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Quick update for today before bed:

 

Friday morning was Crossfit. The WOD was 100ft yoke carries, max load for a sub 18 second run. I got up to 135kg (~297#), which is ok. What's not ok is how my left hip felt afterwards, which was mega crunchy and fairly painful with it. Then we had 3x5 squats. I set a new 5RM (for my Crossfit, probably not ever) at 80kg (~176#), which again is good but did my hip no favours. The coach recommended some reverse hypers at the end to help alleviate it, which helped a bit.

 

Do me a favour guys, if I'm still complaining about my hip at the end of week 1 remind me to book a physio appointment.

 

Anyway, work was busy, was mega tired in the evening BUT my new hangboard arrived so I had to play with that. I managed very little of anything on it - it's really hard to do - but I'm sure I'll make progress soon enough.

 

Saturday was long run day, but it's deaload week so that's only 7 miles. The other thing that arrived on Friday was my new shoes, so I got to go out in them. Hip felt pretty tight for a lot of it but not painful as such.

 

I've also asked to run a D&D game for some very lovely nerds, so I spent a good bit of Saturday looking up adventure paths to run and playing with cool ideas I could use - so much fun.

 

This morning I went bouldering first thing - a couple of hours of pumping up my forearms and falling off walls is always good fun. A short 5k run in the afternoon beings me to 23.23 miles for week zero (target for the challenge 140). Then this evening I had a beef roast, watched a lot of High Rollers, and spent more time reading D&D adventure paths and stuff.

 

Will do week 0 stats tomorrow.

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12 hours ago, Jarric said:

Do me a favour guys, if I'm still complaining about my hip at the end of week 1 remind me to book a physio appointment.

 

Note to self. Ask @Jarric how his hip is feeling when I see him Saturday and bug him about a physio appointment. 

 

12 hours ago, Jarric said:

I've also asked to run a D&D game for some very lovely nerds

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13 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Stay on top of that hip. I want a day-to-day update on how it feels.

 

Thanks for keeping me accountable dude, will do. Today it feels fine; we did overhead yoke carries at Crossfit and that didn't seem to aggravate it. Of course that's lifting much less weight than last week's normal yoke carries, but still positive.

 

2 hours ago, jonfirestar said:

Note to self. Ask @Jarric how his hip is feeling when I see him Saturday and bug him about a physio appointment. 

 

Cheers dude, please do.

 

2 hours ago, jonfirestar said:

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I don't have time to find a clever gif to respond, but that ^ is exactly how I feel!

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Chiming in to mind the hip like the others.   I'm a big proponent of 'if something hurts while you do it, stop immediately.'   I mean, pain IS the body's response warning system to alert us something is wrong, lol.

 

I'm so excited for you DM'ing some D&D.   I feel like I'm watching my protege grow up!

 

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5 hours ago, Starpuck said:

Chiming in to mind the hip like the others.   I'm a big proponent of 'if something hurts while you do it, stop immediately.'   I mean, pain IS the body's response warning system to alert us something is wrong, lol.

 

I'm so excited for you DM'ing some D&D.   I feel like I'm watching my protege grow up!

 

 

You are right, of course. I'll keep an eye on it, but it's been ok today.

 

And I'm excited for me DM'ing too! I'm lucky I have such good DMs to learn from ;)

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Week 0 Stats/Results:

Nutrition a) The food goals start week 1, but I did make an effort to have raw veg at lunch on 4 days anyway.

                b) 6/6 for no alcohol

                c) 6/6 for tracking my mood, no interesting data yet

Running - 23.23 miles so far

Climbing a) GTG pullups done, total 117 for the week

                 b) 1/1 hangboard session since it arrived

Budget - I spent nothing at all on 4 days, the remainder I'm happy I spent mindfully. Interestingly it was almost all caffeinated drinks.

Study - This went poorly, only 0.5/2 pomodoros done. I'm just need to commit to this better; also concocting a plan to keep me more accountable.

Forum cardio - 6/6 days logging in, albeit briefly.

 

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There’s no carrot, but...

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12 hours ago, DJtrippyT said:

There’s no carrot, but...

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Aww, that's just so kind of you! :lol: 

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Week 1 - Monday

I slept terribly on Sunday night for some reason, so I felt like a zombie all day Monday :angry:

 

Crossfit in the morning. Strength work was 3 x 8-12 earthquake bench press (bench with kettle bells hanging from the bar by resistance bands). It was an interesting exercise and really hard work, although how much climbing Sunday and lack of sleep made it more difficult is hard to say. The workout was 5 rounds, not timed, of 100ft overhead yoke carry and weighted chinups. The overhead yoke carry I got up to 65kg (~143#), and the chinups I strapped an 8kg (~17.6#) kettlebell round my waist for which is just over +10% to my total body weight. All felt good and hip was fine (though 65kg overhead yoke is a lot less on the legs than 135kg yoke).

 

Pullups were hard yesterday after that workout and climbing Sunday. I have a little shoulder pain right now, if that persists I may need to back off on the pullups temporarily.

 

Yesterday evening we went grocery shopping and then rested. We got lazy for dinner, so we bought a hot rotisserie chicken at the supermarket and had that with garlic bread and a salad.

 

Tuesday

Slept better last night and feeling less tired so far today. Went for a run this morning which felt ok, haven't had a change to properly look at my stats yet.

 

Hip update: generally it's been fine, had a bit of discomfort lying in bed last night but I rolled over and it stopped. On my run this morning I could feel it was a little tight, but not uncomfortable as such.

 

Tonight is D&D, our Zeitgeist game that we've not had in a few weeks - really looking forward to it!

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1 hour ago, Jarric said:

Hip update: generally it's been fine, had a bit of discomfort lying in bed last night but I rolled over and it stopped. On my run this morning I could feel it was a little tight, but not uncomfortable as such.

 

I find foam rolling my backside really helps with my hips feeling tight. Although I imagine it would depend where the tightness is coming from. 

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21 hours ago, jonfirestar said:

 

I find foam rolling my backside really helps with my hips feeling tight. Although I imagine it would depend where the tightness is coming from. 

 

I've never really got on with foam rolling. Part of me thinks I should get a roller and try more, part of me thinks it's a waste of money if I end up not using it...

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2 minutes ago, Jarric said:

I've never really got on with foam rolling. Part of me thinks I should get a roller and try more, part of me thinks it's a waste of money if I end up not using it...

meet it halfway and use something cheap that you might have hanging around (like a tennis ball) and see how you get on with it. It doesn't even make me any less DOMSY and it isn't a cure all but for certain niggles I wouldn't be without it but I was very skeptical myself before I tried. I did have the advantage of being able to try it at the gym before I brought my own. It is as tedious as direct core work. Not going to lie :) 

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Tuesday

Got the paces for my 4 fast miles on my run:

1 - 08'36"

2 - 09'35"

3 - 09'03

4 - 10'04"

 

Not very consistent and not very fast! Well I'm happy with the first one. Some of the inconsistency is to do with terrain - split 3 was mostly uphill and half off-road, split 3 was 100% on-road, split 4 was 100% off-road.

 

My shoulder was definitely not great yesterday; I think it was probably the bench, or a combination of bench and climbing the day before. Anyway I opted to rest from pullups yesterday and today. I might still do the hangboarding today if it doesn't aggrevate it.

 

D&D last night was great fun, it was nice to catch up with everyone. Lots of roleplaying and we got to meet one player's new character, followed by a short combat where we got to show off all are new abilities (we levelled up over Christmas).

 

This morning was Crossfit:

Warmup: 3 rounds of 5 x walkouts, 6 x ring rows, 12 x single unders

Strength: Sumo deadlift - find a heavy 3 reps. I built up to 125kg (~275#) and man that felt heavy. It's almost my 5RM for normal deadlift though, and I never practice sumo, so I guess it should feel heavy!

WOD: 5 x 100ft sled pull. I pulled 20kg, 30kg, 30kg, 25kg respectively. We ran out of time for a 5th set annoyingly.

 

Tonight is hangboarding (if the shoulder permits it), and snooker. I've offered to drink to snooker, which helps with the not drinking.

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12 minutes ago, jonfirestar said:

meet it halfway and use something cheap that you might have hanging around (like a tennis ball) and see how you get on with it. It doesn't even make me any less DOMSY and it isn't a cure all but for certain niggles I wouldn't be without it but I was very skeptical myself before I tried. I did have the advantage of being able to try it at the gym before I brought my own. It is as tedious as direct core work. Not going to lie :) 

 

Ok, I may give that a go. I do have access to one at Crossfit and I think at bouldering, so I can try it out too.

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4 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

I find my foam roller most helpful for popping my back as opposed to muscle soreness.

I find it useless for muscle soreness but for loosening the tightness in my hips and calves and getting my back and posture back into shape it's invaluable. 

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4 hours ago, Jarric said:

I've offered to drink to snooker, which helps with the not drinking

Have you been drinking? ;):D(I can't really comment - I said the other week I'd go for a run after my run *facepalm*)

 

Re: foam rolling - I have one and never really use it consistently. But at the same time, I used it last night on my achy hip post-run and it sorted it out perfectly. First time it's happened, but worth mentioning. 

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19 hours ago, Rhovaniel said:

Have you been drinking? ;):D(I can't really comment - I said the other week I'd go for a run after my run *facepalm*)

 

Well I've not as think as you drunk I am :P 

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First things first, I missed my hip update yesterday. Hip felt 100% fine yesterday.

 

Had some stressful family stuff to deal with yesterday, which left me feeling not great. Last night I drove to snooker (as opposed to drinking to snooker @Rhovaniel!) and so didn't drink. I did have a nice time actually, despite the stress. Due to the family stuff I ran out of time to hangboard, but I think I would have made that call to protect my shoulder anyway.

 

Almost forgot to mention, WW cooked steak last night with cheesy gnocchi, mushrooms and spinach. It was gooood!

 

Thursday

Hip update: about halfway through my run I noticed that my left hip seemed a bit tighter than my right. No real discomfort though, just aware of some tension.

 

So this morning I did not want to get out of bed. I slept really badly with some weird dreams (probably a mixture of family stuff and work stuff) and I hit snooze initially. Thankfully the cat shut himself in the bathroom, so his wining was enough to make me get up (25 minutes late) to rescue him. Because I was up late I had to cut my run short, so 4 miles plus 4 x 0.2 mile intervals with 0.3 mile breaks became 3 miles plus 3 x 0.2 mile intervals. 4.38 miles instead of the 6 it should have been. Paces:

3 mile easy: 10'15"

1st 0.2 mile interval: 7'07"

2nd 0.2 mile interval: 8'12"

3rd 0.2 mile interval: 7'40"

 

The second interval was all up the steepest hill on my route, so I'm really happy with all of those. The "rests" between segments were sub-10 minute pace as well, which is pretty good.

 

My study goal really hasn't kicked off well, and I decided to take more serious measures today. I told my manager (henceforth known as "Boss") that I missed the deadline on my last assignment and needed some help. I asked if I could put all of my study time into our time recording system so that she would see whether I had been studying, in the hope that that will keep me more accountable. She also insisted I do 1 hour per week study in working hours, so that should help greatly.

 

Tonight is a relaxed night, so i will be going home, doing some studying and then relaxing in front of the TV.

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