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Hiya! 

 

Like most of us I have been stuck inside for the last 3 weeks, and it was just announced at my job that I'll be teleworking until at least April 30 now, and my dance studio and gym will likely be following suit in being closed for that amount of time as well.  If you've followed me before you know... I am EXTREMELY active.  My schedules is typically jam packed with dance, workouts, volunteering, work, and social things. I'm literally rarely home except to sleep and eat.  So this is exceedingly difficult for me. Raxie + staying home is like oil and water and I'm trying to not totally lose my sh*t. 

 

I'm trying to be thankful that I am healthy and that I can work from home and that I am not laid off like so many other people, but I'm feeling like an under-watered house plant just slowly shriveling up. I never realized what an extrovert I am and how much I thrive on other people's energy and hugs and activity but here I am. The unlike things in the title are me and staying inside XD. I honestly don't have the energy to put together more of a challenge, my motivation is kind of lackluster, but the challenge WILL be Carnival Row themed because hot DAMN that show is good! Like seriously, go watch it. 

 

My goals will be simple so that I can actually make myself do them:

 

1) Stretch every day

2) Work out every day - literally anything.

 

And that's it. Time to brace myself for this being the new normal and let's get to it!

 

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Hope you all are well :)

 

 

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I wish I could share my excess introvert energy I'm getting from The Uncertainty to make up for extrovert energy you aren't getting.

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Love you, girl, and I feel you on the extrovert bit - I'm truly lucky that my dance partner and I can still hang during this, because otherwise I'd absolutely lose my shit.

 

(p.s. I'm hiding out in the assassins this challenge, if your extrovert energy has you hunting down my forum thread)

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50 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

I wish I could share my excess introvert energy I'm getting from The Uncertainty to make up for extrovert energy you aren't getting.

 

Ugh thanks, Tank. I'm really happy for all the people who have been training all their lives for this with their introvertedness haha. We all can't fall apart during this so I'm thankful ya'll are keeping the world together right now haha :)

 

45 minutes ago, Mike Wazowski said:

Love you, girl, and I feel you on the extrovert bit - I'm truly lucky that my dance partner and I can still hang during this, because otherwise I'd absolutely lose my shit.

 

(p.s. I'm hiding out in the assassins this challenge, if your extrovert energy has you hunting down my forum thread)

 

The rub is I'm still seeing a few people that we've agreed to be each others limited contacts during all of this with, and I'm STILL wilting away haha. 

 

Also you KNOW my extrovert energy has me looking for your thread, here I come! :D

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As I'm telling aaaaaaaalllll my extrovert friends: DEEP BREATHS. GOOGLE HANGOUTS. GAMING WITH FRIENDS. 

 

YOU CAN DO THIS. 

 

Also hugs from afar, because adjusting to a "new normal" can be rough AF. Lean on your (online) community. 

 

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Hey @Raxie, how's the challenge going?

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On 3/31/2020 at 7:50 PM, Sloth the Enduring said:

I honestly feel bad for my extrovert friends. I’d give you some if my energy too if I could.

 

Thank you! My energy levels are slowly coming back up as I adjust.

 

On 4/3/2020 at 12:11 AM, darkfoxx said:

As I'm telling aaaaaaaalllll my extrovert friends: DEEP BREATHS. GOOGLE HANGOUTS. GAMING WITH FRIENDS. 

 

YOU CAN DO THIS. 

 

Also hugs from afar, because adjusting to a "new normal" can be rough AF. Lean on your (online) community. 

 

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I've been doing so many zooms I've actually been socializing possibly more than I was before oddly enough. It's not the same though, I really thrive on the energy of other people, and hugs in particular. But it's getting better as I get used to it.

 

Thanks for the hugs! Right back at you ❤️ 

 

On 4/3/2020 at 12:36 PM, miss_marissa said:

how u hanging friend?

 

I'm OK! Trying to make myself a schedule and to-do list each day. Which I normally have to do anyway... but it just feels different doing it while sitting from home. But things are getting better.

 

10 hours ago, Jarric said:

Hey @Raxie, how's the challenge going?

 

Medium to medium rare XD thanks for checking in!!

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I don't really understand how this has happened, but I am somehow more busy than usual now, mostly because I'm working such late hours. My job has totally exploded with everyone scrambling to reschedule all their projects and getting questions about how we are going to execute from higher ups constantly. Ugh. But I've been hanging in there with my 5 D&D games on roll20/discord (we've officially converted the two in-person games to online for now), zoom meetings, online dance classes, and trying to go for runs. Tomorrow and Sunday I'm DMing but two games, and then Saturday I'm playing in another game. Always constantly ticking away at the PbP DMed by D_R as well which is a consistent source of good vibes for me. I also had a really nice zoom chat with some dance friends on Monday which was so nice. I'm missing all of them so much! My challenge goals weren't totally met last week but here's my rundown:

 

Week 1 Challenge Summary: 78%

 

Stretch (ROMWOD) Every Day: 5/7

 

Workout Every Day: 6/7

 

Monday - Stronglifts

Tuesday - Ran 1 mile, walked 1.5 miles, Ab workout

Wednesday - Stronglifts

Thursday - Online Dance Class

Friday - Ran 1 mile, walked 1.5 miles

Saturday - Online Dance Class

Sunday - Fail :(

 

Week 2 Challenge Progress:

 

Stretch (ROMWOD) Every Day: 3/3

 

Workout Every Day: 3/3

 

Monday - Stronglifts

Tuesday - Ran 1 mile, walked 1.5 miles, Ab workout & Online Dance Class

Wednesday - Stronglifts

 

 

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Heeey here you are!    

 

Leave it to our Raxie to get more busy when we're all hanging out at home!   That's skillz girl!    Like the old NF Mantra, do what you can with what you've got.   We here at NF have been training for this for years.   Whether we're on the intro or extro side of the scale, we know the formula.    And we'll get through this!!

 

Also, late to the thread party, because I get like VIP access to you elsewhere.  *waggle*

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15 hours ago, Raxie said:

Medium to medium rare XD thanks for checking in!!

 

Looks like you're doing great to me, particularly with how busy work is.

 

13 hours ago, Starpuck said:

Also, late to the thread party, because I get like VIP access to you elsewhere.  *waggle*

 

;)

 

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On 4/8/2020 at 3:08 PM, Starpuck said:

Heeey here you are!    

 

Leave it to our Raxie to get more busy when we're all hanging out at home!   That's skillz girl!    Like the old NF Mantra, do what you can with what you've got.   We here at NF have been training for this for years.   Whether we're on the intro or extro side of the scale, we know the formula.    And we'll get through this!!

 

Also, late to the thread party, because I get like VIP access to you elsewhere.  *waggle*

 

Haha yeah it's weird, it's like everyone is reaching out so much for virtual socialization I'm actually talking to people *more* than I was before. Nutso.

 

On 4/9/2020 at 4:50 AM, Jarric said:

 

Looks like you're doing great to me, particularly with how busy work is.

 

 

;)

 

 

Thanks :) Love our VIP access to each other ❤️

 

On 4/8/2020 at 3:49 PM, DarK_RaideR said:

Oh hey, a Raxie thread!

 

❤️

 

Yayyy heyo thanks for stopping in fearless DM :P

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This week is definitely going better than the first. I'm getting in some good workouts, work kind of lightened up a bit towards the end of the week, and I am noticing improvements in my flexibility from focusing on stretching every day AND for the first time in my life that I've ever tried running I feel like it's not the most awful thing in the word more or less. Still only getting a little less than a mile in a straight run before I have to walk again, but I don't feel so defeated with it as I have in the past attempts at "getting into" running. Still really missing dance, the solo choreo classes online aren't filling the hole but it is making it a bit more bearable. Plus I get to say hi to all my friends from dance on zoom a few times a week when we stay on for a minute after class which is really great.  I've also been doing random chin ups as I walk through my doorway on my pull up bar and have been really feeling those improve as well.  Also 3 D&D live sessions over roll20 this week (DMed on Thursday, played my Tabaxi Bard today, and will be DMing tomorrow). All around good stuff :)

 

Only bad stuff is me eating kind of like garbage but I'll try to figure that out next week, for now I'm OK with it. I've also got to slice out some time to make my rounds here - I've been severely slacking there and I'm sorry guys ❤️ Hope you are all doing well.

 

Week 2 Challenge Progress:

 

Stretch (ROMWOD) Every Day: 6/6

 

Workout Every Day: 6/6

 

Monday - Stronglifts

Tuesday - Ran 1 mile, walked 1.5 miles, Ab workout & Online Rumba Class

Wednesday - Stronglifts, 4.11 mile walk

Thursday - Ab workout, Online Samba Class

Friday - Stronglifts, Ab workout

Saturday - 3.42 mile walk/run, Online Jive Class

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Well done on a good week, glad you're getting your groove back.

Level 15 Wood Elf Ranger

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Don't say "I don't have enough time", say instead "that's not a priority right now" and see how that makes you feel.

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Nice job on week one.    :)

Yay on the running not feeling awful!     I am planning to give it another go once the weather returns toward spring?  LOL

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"It is difficult.  All things worth keeping are."  Thane Krios - Mass Effect 2

"Maybe it's not as simple as you imagined, Seeker."  Varric Tethras Dragon Age 2

"Staying within your limits is no fun, Ryder."  Vetra Nyx - ME: Andromeda

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