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Well gang here we are ...

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Trying to avoid a pandemic while trying to stay healthy

 

We have to remember the rules of ZombieLand! 
 

Quest 1

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That's right CARDIO! Can't out run the zombos if you're not able to run in the first place

 

 

We're looking at 3 runs of 3+ miles per week - probably more, but we're just starting out and the zombos haven't broken out ... so yeah... remember 

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Quest 2

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For me this is going be to be doing 3 days of body weight work to replace my OTF visits as that isn't happening for a bit.

I need to come up with a system of stuff - current thinking is 5 pushups and 5 squats whenever I go to the bathroom but seems a bit random. 

 

Quest 3

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This is pre/post work out stretching - something I'm HORRIBLE at doing! 

 

So I'm going to try to do 5 minutes of stretching before and after any cardio!

 

Quest 4
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Take some time to sit back enjoy a book, a nice meal, etc ... you know self-care.

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36 minutes ago, Sloth the Enduring said:

Heck yeah Cardio! Cardio’s the best!

 

Yes, but I do sometimes worry about overbalancing toward slow twitch. No one ever needs to do a sustained two-hour jog away from the zombies. The 3-milers Strickland proposes are better for zombie survival prep, but still I feel like these days are calling more for hard intervals.

 

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11 minutes ago, Xena said:

 

Yes, but I do sometimes worry about overbalancing toward slow twitch. No one ever needs to do a sustained two-hour jog away from the zombies. The 3-milers Strickland proposes are better for zombie survival prep, but still I feel like these days are calling more for hard intervals.

 

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I would suggest giving Zombies Run a try as they do a zombie chases (aka intervals)  

 

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Definitely will have to do some intervals in that - though when the wife and I have to run single file through an area the lead runner will usually go faster than the lag runner ... so good times 

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9 minutes ago, starsapart said:

Hi hello I am here to follow and marvel at feats of cardio.

 

Greetings sky dancer!  I shall strive to impress

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The question of slow vs fast for zombie evasion depends on what turned them into zombies in the first place. If it's a disease from about 2001 onward, you need speed as they are fast zombies. If it's disease in a movie from the last century, they are slow zombies. And if it's some necromancer reanimating dead bodies, you need someone who can turn undead *Obliquely gestures to own ordination certificate*.

 

Also, when you said the first rule, my mind went to "Do not act incautiously when confronting little bald wrinkly smiling men!"

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Week Zero Day One

Quest 1  
The wife and I did 4 miles in the morning, which as pretty nice I won't lie. The City is very quiet with Shelter in Place going on

 

Quest 2 This will start tomorrow (well today...) 

Quest 3 We did stretch before and after our run - so win!

Quest 4  Apparently I'm running D&D for other NF folks ... eep!

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15 hours ago, Strickland5 said:

 

Greetings sky dancer!  I shall strive to impress

 

To be fair, any significant amount of cardio is deeply impressive to me, so I KNOW you will impress!

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On 3/24/2020 at 9:31 AM, Strickland5 said:

Quest 4  Apparently I'm running D&D for other NF folks ... eep!

 

And we really, really appreciate it! :) 

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Week Zero Day Two & Three

Quest 1  
Double rest day - wife didn't sleep well on Wednesday so wasn't up for a run. We did get in a couple of nice longer walks.

 

Quest 2 Did NOT start this ... ugh ...

Quest 3 see Quest 1

Quest 4  Ran my Adventurers League game via Roll20 last night - went well and folks seem to enjoy it!

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I have started doing cardio this challenge. We hates it

 

 

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On 3/26/2020 at 9:03 PM, WhiteGhost said:

I have started doing cardio this challenge. We hates it

You've come to the wrong challenge then...

 

Quest 1

Today was a 5 miler to make up for missed runs

Quest 2

Did 20 push ups & squats yesterday

 

Quest 3

Pre and post run stretching occurred today ftw

 

Quest 4

Post run post lunch nap will be starting shortly!

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4 minutes ago, Strickland5 said:

You've come to the wrong challenge then...

 

I have been told that for my health, I need to do more cardio. I will remain close -to this challenge in the hopes some the cardio in might corrupt inspire me.

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20.0330

QUEST 1

4 Mile run down to the Embarcadero which was rewarded with a lovely view of the Bay Bridge with the lights on.

 

QUEST 2

Pre and post run stretching were well done 

 

QUEST 3

Happening on 03/31

 

QUEST 4

Virtual Wine and Board games ! Played Pandemic with friend and managed to win on the last possible turn!

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Guess I should update here more often ... 

 

QUEST 1

Ran 5 miles on Saturday and 3 today

 

QUEST 2

So far so good on the pre/post run stretching! 

 

QUEST 3

Push ups and squats a plenty!

 

QUEST 4

Ran two different group in D&D via the internet - one was for NF folks which was a mixed bag of technical difficulties and actual play.

This weekend I played Elder Sign with the wife and we won!

 

 

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