WhiteGhost Posted July 21, 2020 Report Share Posted July 21, 2020 All right, let's get things going in here. This year is write off at the macro level, but that doesn't mean it has to be this way at the personal level. I have done some things well this year, and slacked off on others. The last challenge was pretty freewheeling, which I needed at the time. This time around I am going to swing the pendulum back the other way and try to actually accomplish some specific things Exercise: I have been working on a few things recently but I cant focus on all of them. For this challenge I am going to put specific focus on the following: Handstand Pushups. I have been working on these off and on for a while now it time to get serious. I can hold a free standing handstand for long enough to crank out a few reps, but I need to work on range of motion. Near the end of last challenge, I tested myself in terms of yoga blocks and determined that I can currently do freestanding HSPUs down to a depth of 1.5 blocks (I use a book half the thickness of a block for the .5). My goal for this challenge is to get that down to the floor and back up for 3 reps in a row. Stretching: I don't expect that I will ever be very flexible, but I have noticed that I feel better after doing mobility exercises, especially toe touches. For this challenge, I am going to aim for 50 toe touches* at least 5 days/week. *I don't have to actually reach my toes Cooking: I have made huge strides in my cooking repertoire since joining NF and I want to keep the momentum going. For this challenge, the focus will be on learning to make some new foods: Sausages. I love me some good sausage, but it is hard to find any with the right mix of flavor and quality. This is a shame, but it doesn't have to be. I have a meat grinder with a sausage stuffing adapter so all I lack are the materials and know-how. The goal for this challenge is to get the materials I need and make a tasty sausage. Ideally I want to make 2 kinds Bratwurst (or similar) polish style sausage Italian sausage (the kind of stuff that comes on pizza) Bread. I used to have a bead maker but it broke so I haven't had fresh bread for a long time. I understand that it is entirely possible to make bread without such a machine, though, so I want to give it a go. The goal for this challenge is to make: A loaf of regular sandwich bread Some hamburger buns Some hotdog buns (for the brats). Gaming: I have been playing a lot of D&D this year, and if I am honest that has been the huge silver lining of this pandemic. I have loved my interactions with my fellow nerds and have really enjoyed the adventures we have had. I want to build on this by doing the following DM a campaign. I have been looking at running a campaign after getting talked into it by the folks from our Sunless Citadel campaign and I have been doing some preparatory research for that. I have even purchased a module and have been test running it with Ghostlet to get an idea of what I would need to do for it. I have now got it mostly set up on Roll20 so what I need now are a few tributes ahem, volunteers who would be interested in being my Guinea Pigs as I try to work this thing out. It will probably be mostly PbP in the beginning as I get started, with the goal of eventually doing a live session on Roll20 at some point before the end of the challenge. The campaign is "The Lost Mine of Phadelver" so anyone currently doing that or is familiar with it may want to move to the next paragraph. Anyone who isn't familiar with this one and would like to participate, please let me know. I have also purchased a license for Foundry, which is another virtual table top system along the lines of Roll20 and I want to learn how to use it. I want to get started on building my own homebrew campaign using Foundry with the goal of hosting another campaign there. This one will be my own campaign so it won't be anything anyone here has ever done so if anyone is interested in getting involved, please let me know. The setting will most likely be either Wildemount or Forgotten Realms. Other Stuff: Probably. Sleep. I have been getting to bed around 2 for all of week 0, so I am going to add a goal in here to be in bed with screens off by midnight 6 nights a week. (Friday nights I can stay up late if I so choose) 20 Quote HUNTER OF ALL THINGS SHINY Intro Thread Challenge Log Bodyweight Exercise Library Recipe Book Shuffle Club Level 2 Ninja Strength: 13 Intelligence: 14 Wisdom: 6 Dexterity:14 Constitution: 12 Charisma: 11 Link to comment
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