theophilus Posted September 14, 2019 Report Share Posted September 14, 2019 Throwback time! Round 1: The Moat The first hurdle on the way to the temple is getting across the moat, and the first hurdle to fitness is eating well. I'm going to clean up my eating this week by cutting back on eating out and on booze (thanks to @Strickland5 for the inspiration on the booze front). I'll only eat out or drink if it's initiated by someone else. So, wife wants to grab lunch? Sure. But no lonely coffee and muffin on my way to class. Friend wants to grab drinks? Let's do it. But no flying solo for the 9pm beer with Netflix. Round 2: The Steps of Knowledge Ah, to sit at the steps of knowledge--enlightened, confident, in a baggy 90s-styled denim dress shirt. In a somewhat druid-y twist to this challenge, I'm going to focus on mindfulness a bit. I downloaded Headspace recently, but have been very wishy washy with it. For the next five weeks, I'll use the app at least five days a week, for at least five minutes per use. Round 3: The Temple Games You can't get to the temple in the first place without the strength and dexterity of a... 9 year old?! Guess that says something about the sorry state of my physical strength. I'm going to keep building on my bouldering routine to work on my strength. This challenge, I'll go to the rock gym for an hour at least twice a week. Round 4: The Temple Run The holy grail, the piece de resistance, the quest of my childhood dreams: the temple run! So what if the show's been off the air for more than 2 decades? So what if I'm older than Kirk Frogg at this point? I'm running the temple! And I'm bringing a stricter training plan with me: Mondays: Easy Run Wednesdays: 20-30 mins speed work Thursday: Easy Run Saturdays: "Long" Run (3 mi, 3 mi, 4 mi, 4 mi, 5 mi) Quote Chapter 25: Theophilus is Mostly Done Volume 1: Meanderings (2015 - 2020): 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 Volume 2: The Bar and the Bellwether (2021): 24 | 25 "May your curse in life be that your hard work is constantly mistaken for talent." Link to comment
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