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Seems like a good idea to get back to doing the thing that got me in better shape than I was in at 30... looking down the barrel of 40 makes me miss the fitness I've lost since moving 2.5 years ago.

 

The World has been beating me up!

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Got to get that fitness back so I can protect myself

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Goal 1 Run 3 times per week

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I've fallen into the bad habit of NOT running when I should be running - time to get back out and put some miles under my feets!

 

So every week I want to run three times - minimum of 3 miles each time.


Goal 2 Reduce junk eating.

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This is one that keeps cropping back into my life - it is far too easy in The City to get delivery and its putting inches on the waist as well as hampering the wallet. Cut back to 2 meals out/ordered a week!

 

Goal 3 Get back into the swing of things

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I LOVE kettlebells - had I found them soon I probably would've been a ranger but were we are.

 

So I'd like to get 2 kettlebell workouts in each week! 

 

 

Goal 4 Keep my D&D game alive

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I've started running D&D at my local shop on Wednesday nights when I previously was playing - this is a mixed bag

 

  • The Good - I get store credit
  • The Bad - I don't get the outlet for play.
  • The Weird - the table can be completely random depending on who shows up

 

All in all this means my home game needs to be on point and keep me excited. During the Challenge I want to run two sessions of my home game - as we go every other week!

 

 

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Fellow-need-to-get-back-on-the-wagon-late-30s-person-who-does-KettleBells here.

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On 6/24/2019 at 7:06 AM, Strickland5 said:

The Weird - the table can be completely random depending on who shows up

Main reason why I stopped gaming/DMing with a bunch of unknown people at hobby stores.

 

Also, good luck on your challenge. Keep dat D&d info coming, please :)

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Knocked out a 3 miler this morning in some amazing weather.

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Last night was D&D at the local shop. We had 5 players - 2 players didn't show back up, 1 player who's been out for a bit came back, had 2 new to me player - one of which was net new to 5E... so it was interesting.

 

They found and cleared out a group of 6 Orcs, an Ogre, and a wolf who had been waylaying folks on the road - who they had been hired to stop. The group used smart tactics to lure out the Ogre and slew him before the orcs and wolf could get to the fray. After they dealt the baddies they started back to town and made camp. While resting they were attacked in the night by Stirges (sort of a demonic oversized mosquitoes) then the next day they came upon a group of goblins who were throwing dice in the wood of the six they manage to kill 5 of them. They finally made it to town where the will collect their reward next week!

 

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Managed a sub-12 minute 4 miles today - rather happy about that 

 

Currently wrapping 5 hours of Saturday afternoon work - not happy about that ... but next week is insane so getting ahead of the curve today will hopefully reduce the stress of it all. 

 

We did do our menu for the week, so tomorrow will be food prep which for us is less meal cooking and more slicing and dicing prep to help speed up day of cooking.

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3 hours ago, Endor said:

Oh ur a chef? What kind of food do you like to cook?

Not at all - just a home cook like any other. 

 

We are on a veggie kick currently.

 

But usually dinner is simply a meat + veg + carb/starch combo

We do try to make enough food for leftovers so I can take them for lunch

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Has that veggie tray got curry in it?

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3 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Has that veggie tray got curry in it?

No it's tandoori

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2019-07-01

Day 1 Week 1

  • Goal 1 Run 3 times per week [x] [ ] [ ]
    Got in  3 miles  this morning!
     
  • Goal 2 Reduce junk eating. [ ] [ ] 
    So far so good
     
  • Goal 3 Get back into the swing of things [ ] [ ]
    This is going to be TOUGH this week as I'm heading to Yosmite tomorrow at 6AM for a meeting onsite ... 
     
  • Goal 4 Keep my D&D game alive
    Hoping to get a game in this weekend or next - need to coordinate with my players, plus I've got AL this Wednesday!
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2019-07-02 thru 04

Day 2,3,4 Week 1

  • Goal 1 Run 3 times per week [x] [x] [ ]
    Knocked out a 4 miler on the 4th - was lovely weather here in The City at 55F with a slight breeze for the majority of the route 
  • Goal 2 Reduce junk eating. [ ] [ ] 
    Ate in on 2nd and 3rd, yesterday was burgers with friends - maybe a bit too much wine
  • Goal 3 Get back into the swing of things [ ] [ ]
    no kettle bells this week - need to get out in front of this.
  • Goal 4 Keep my D&D game alive
    Well got a scheduled session of my home game for 2 weeks out - 27nd I think 

Story time!  Lost Mine of Phandalin spoilers beyond!

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Wednesday was Adventurers League (AL) at my local game shop - 2 hour session of good times.

 

So had a kid - we'll call him D - who has an interesting lack of social skills come back. He was at the game 2 weeks back, but missed last week. So D shows up without a character sheet, saying he's had a busy week but will get a sheet and transfer his character from the app he uses. D asks about playing 3 different homebrew classes all of which aren't AL legal so I say no. Finally he goes with a blue dragonborn fighter. i have him come in with the other new player who's playing a Tabaxi Rogue named Shadow. The pair meet the other members of the party and start going round town running errands before they plan to go off to a nearby ruin where the subject of the plot is. 

 

Now D starts by going to the smith - who he threatens only to back down when the dwarf smith calls in his 2 half-ork assistance. The smith does off D a job but he isn't about it. The party runs into a group of thugs called the RedBrands who are pretty much a bunch of xenophobes and want to run the party out of town. So during a run in at a local shop, the party learns about them and how they're shaking down the town folks for protection money. Party is talking about helping out with the Redbrand problem - but really wants to go rescue Gundren Rockseeker as he's the cousin of one of the PCs (thank you pregen for a great hook!)

 

While the party is talking next steps in the tavern D LEAVES and goes to buy a pack of cards. I figure this is a good point to bring the Redbrand problem to the front and have 4 Redbrands tell D to give them his stuff and leave town. Now D rather than running or giving them stuff - decides to draw and fight ... it is 4 vs 1. I say you sure, he smiles and says yes. He get's initiative and misses his 1 attack, I roll 8 attacks, 2 per baddie and NO joke rolled 3 crits, 3 hits, and 2 misses ... so D's dragonborn is down in 1 round, with 2 failed death saves. The rest of the party runs out at the sound of combat to see the scene and engage with the Redbrands.

 

The party kills a 2 Redbands and the other flee so the party pursues. now Shadow slips me a note that he's going back to loot the Dragonborn to which I nod and ask D what did he have on his character. He lists equipment as he's making a new PC, an elf ranger named Laughing Stock who I have come in on the scene of Shadow looting dead dragonborn. D says I wanna shoot the guy looting the body, I ask why to which D says I want the stuff! So cool shoots Shadow for almost all his HP which of course means Shadow runs. The rest of the party hears the commotion and looks back to see Shadow being hunted by D's new character... if you can guess what happens next you're probably right ... the party kills D's new new character. It should be noted that Laughing Stock was "the swollest elf ever" per members of the party.

 

So 2 PC down, D makes a half-elf monk named Noob. I introduce Noob as being kidnapped for random by the Redbands - cause I can't think of a better way of doing it. This gives D motivation to be with the party as they pay to rescue him.. 

 

Now the party sets off to the Redbrands secret hideout and D goes first all the flippin' time! He gets hit with a necrotic beam by the guardian (A Northic) and when the party assaults a room drunk guards and a room of where they heard the goblin language similtaiously D stands in front of 3 bugbears - this doesn't end well for the squishy Noob as bugbears hit HARD. He gets dropped in the second round and the cleric is too far away ... RIP Noob we hardly knew you.

 

All this means that in the span of 2 hours D has had 3 PCs killed which is a record at any table I've ever sat at that wasn't a pure meatgrinder game.

 

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1 hour ago, Endor said:

Are you allowed to refuse to let someone play if you know they're going to spoil it for the others or not let them roll a new character?

 

The shop is open play - so we try to take anyone who shows up. If he continues to be a problem I'm going to talk to him one-on-one.

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2 minutes ago, Strickland5 said:

 

The shop is open play - so we try to take anyone who shows up. If he continues to be a problem I'm going to talk to him one-on-one.

I doubt he learned his lesson.

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2019-07-05 thru 07

Day5,6,7 Week 1

  • Goal 1 Run 3 times per week [x] [x] [x]
    Managed 5 miles on the 7th - which was nice
  • Goal 2 Reduce junk eating. [x] [ ] 
    Ordered in on the 7th as the wife wasn't feeling what we were planning to make.
  • Goal 3 Get back into the swing of things [ ] [ ]
    no kettle bells :/ fail
  • Goal 4 Keep my D&D game alive
    Was hoping to get a game in on the 6th but no dice
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