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Just like the title says. Not sure what to do now.

 

I ran my first OCR, was euphoric about this for some time, but now I feel lost. 

 

I try to get back to my training routine - kettlebell training three times a week goes well, but accessory/fun stuff on off days and running in the weekend is pretty non-existent. I just don't have even a slightest trace of motivation to start doing it again. Plus - there are lots of stuff to do around the house, and I tend to prioritize this over training.

 

Do I need some longer break? Or last two weeks I used to regenerate after OCR ruined my training habits? Or is it post-race blues?

 

Gah! I'm confused. 

 

 

[EDIT]

Added goals for this Challenge round here.

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ive had this post race gaping hole of horror many times. For me its best to just set a new goal for an event. Anything happening near you despite the virus? Following along... Happy Challenge! ❤️

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In a month from now we have our "Runmageddon Family" run. But deep inside I don't treat this seriously. On the other hand - I'm not sure if I want to sign up for another event... or maybe it's just this post-race mood?

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29 minutes ago, aramis said:

In a month from now we have our "Runmageddon Family" run. But deep inside I don't treat this seriously. On the other hand - I'm not sure if I want to sign up for another event... or maybe it's just this post-race mood?

for me it was just post race shit! especially when I had prepared for a long time like u did! ❤️

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Joining the “post race/goal being met” blues. Training and building up to a big boss battle and then finally doing it is a great achievement. And then it’s like “okay, now what?” 

 

Good luck on whatever you decide to attack next ^_^

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On 7/27/2020 at 9:00 AM, aramis said:

Not sure what to do now.

 

I ran my first OCR, was euphoric about this for some time, but now I feel lost. 

Also known as the "post race blues". You had a goal, you've been preparing, you tackle the challenge... and then everything after that feels a bit boring and unexciting for a while. It happens, don't stress too much over it.

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Yeeeeeepppppppppppppp.

 

Post race blues is most definitely a thing.  

 

Finding a goal to train for is the key.  It doesn't have to be as big as THE BIG RACE.  It could be a lifting goal, a speed goal, an obstacle technique goal.  Just something to focus on and get you moving forward.

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Getting back to the grind is a bit of a letdown at first, but you'll settle back in.  Training isn't always exciting.  Sometimes it's just the thing you do so you can be ready when the next exciting thing pops up.

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Annoyed and frustrated to be honest. By my stupid sense of bulletproofness. 

 

I have probably broken (and very much certainly badly bruised) little toe. It's annoying because it gets in my way when I walk, and I need to walk all the time. Stupid me, when I hit it against a couch last Wednesday, thought - it's jusa a bruise, it'll go away in couple days. It's already a week and it still hurts. I called my doc on Monday and he gave me prescription for X-ray. I will go today, then wait another day or two for results. Considering I need to drive my Sis home this Friday, I will get my results on Monday, so I can show them to my doctor on Tuesday next week. Diagnosis done two weeks after injury... bloody fantastic.

If I had gone to ER the day I hit the toe, I would probably wait couple hours and got things done, and now I would be all OK. Gah...

 

But other than this, I'm quite fine, thanks :) 

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Thanks :) 

It's not THAT bad (painful etc). But it's annoying as hell. And I'm kicking myself for being an idiot and ignoring the issue. 

 

But on the other hand... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ not much I can do abut it now.

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21 hours ago, Kestrel Grey said:

there isn't much they can do for a broken pinkie toe anyway.

Can't argue with that... If they wanted to put my foot in a cast I would bail anyway. 

 

4 hours ago, Salinger said:

nice enough

What an interesting combination of words...

 

Yes, my day is definitely nice enough, thank you :) 

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10 hours ago, aramis said:

What an interesting combination of words...

 

Yes, my day is definitely nice enough, thank you :) 

 

HAHA 

 

I didnt want to put a lot of pressure on the day being amazing :P 

 

Glad it was 'nice enough' and hope today is too xx

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On 7/30/2020 at 1:49 AM, Kestrel Grey said:

there isn't much they can do for a broken pinkie toe anyway.

True. Think all they do is tie it together with the rest so it heals up on its own in the proper alignment.

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Hey there!

I had quite busy weekend, and the oncoming week forecast is "busy, with chance of  hectic"... But that's life. Not much I can do about it other than doing my best to stay on top of the things. 

 

Most stressful thing is managing my workplace, because boss left for vacation and everything is on me. Considering half of our workers are on their vacation too means I need to do (almost) normal amount of jobs with half the workforce... 

At home is not much better - my Mom broke her arm, so she needs extra care now. In the meantime I need to finish the wardrobe I'm building for her (the main body is already up, now it needs shelves and hanger rails). 

Keeping boys motivated for daily PT/gymnastics is another thing (as our Family OCR training). Not mentioning "normal" house chores...

 

And on top of all this, as a "fun activity" I decided to modify my motorcycle. I want to make it look more CafeRacer-ish (I love the style). I know making Racer out of 125cc isn't the best thing considering performance, but I treat this motorcycle as a toy of sorts, so... who's gonna stop me B) ?

Spoiler

First visualization (mine is black, but I had problems with finding good side photo) - top is original, bottom is my concept.

Lowering front fork, putting headlight and spedometer lower, replacing mirrors with handlebar ones, removing trunk mount.

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Next in line will be lowering the handlebar. I consider putting mine upside down, replacing it with clubman style one or using clip-ons. Will see/decide when I get to it.

 

Side covers will be remade, and probably fuel tank replaced with some cleaner (without side ridges) design. Back fender is a no-go, but I need to find one that fits before I ditch this one. 

 

All in all - I try to make all the changes reversible, just in case of selling or giving it to someone. 

 

I got the x-ray results - toe in't broken. But this info doesn't make it hurt any less ;) I found wearing army boots fits the situation best, as the boots are stiff and have lots of room inside. This way toe isn't compressed like in sport shoes. This, and using anti-inflammatory/painkiller cream (diclofenac) should do the job over time. 

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loving the motorcycle look you are planning to do! come pick me up at the street corner!!!!!!! ;)
 

hope the week is not as crazy as you expect and that you have some fun time with your family! ❤️

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yes modifications look really good!

 

I would try to add a small protective cap over the headlight, and have you thought about an (almost) straight steer, they look badass!!!

 

And always remember it's not the motorcycle that makes the rider, it's the rider that makes the motorcycle. I have seen (so so so) many drivers witht € 20K+ bikes drive shit and a lot of drivers that just have their own personalised bike that they love, and you can just see when people ride their bikes with passion!

 

This is the small portective cap over the headlight, combine this with a straightish steer and i think it looks badass. These older smaller bikes can be mean machines when personalised. Make sure you take before and after pics of everything you modify i would LOVE to see it!

 

COVER, HEADLIGHT for DT50R 2007 13C1 SWEDEN 1F13C-300F1 - order at ...

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I thought about straight steer (dragbar), clubman or clip-ons. Haven't decided yet. And about this headlight cover - no, thank you. I prefer old-school look, so the lamp needs to be bare. The only cover old-school enough could be this fairing type:

 Frame & Suspension :: Fairings/Screens :: Fairings :: Universal ...

... but I don't like it. 

 

So, the naked look stays.

 

About photos from the process - I make photos when I get to some "milestones", but for now front of the bike looks like bowl of colorful spaghetti :D When I get the front assembled I will document it.

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On one hand I feel a bit guilty, because I haven't put any goals for this Challenge yet, I focus my free time on bike instead of fitness etc.

 

But on the other hand...

 

I can call it "mental regeneration" time, I may ease a bit on training and let my mind play with different ideas. Huh... as I type this, it seems strangely appealing idea :) So, let's roll with it:

 

GOALS:

- maintain basic training

This means I do 24 kg kettlebell Simple&Sinister timed routine (5x20 one handed Swings EMOM. 1 min rest and 10x1 TGU EMOM) three times a week. No cardio, no off-day agility training for now (partially due to my bruised toe). I might start running/skating/whatever if I want to, but it's not the part of the goal. I may, or may not, consider getting 32 kg 'bell and switching some S&S sets to heavier weight.

 

- keto nutrition (with a twist)

I started keto last Challenge and it fits me quite nicely food-wise. My cardio performance got hit during the adaptation phase, strength performance dropped much less (yet still), so I may experiment in pre-workout extra carb intake to see if it works for me and influences my performance.

 

- don't stress over "not doing enough" (fitness-wise)

I have a life, family and a job. I have several interests and passions. Fitness became one of them, but I need to dial it down a bit. My greenhorn's enthusiasm and RangerBrain™ got me prioritizing fitness over everything else, to the point it became an issue. Now, when I struggle with post-race blues is great moment to balance my life and passions, without guilt or remorse for "abandoning" something.

 

- engage in any activity/idea that seems fun and inspiring, cease without remorse when things get dull 

This is quite self-explanatory. As long as priorities are taken care of, everything goes for my free time. If something gets boring, I should ditch it instead of indulging in it out of some sick sense of duty. It supposed to be fun, dammit! For now it probably be my bike, but in some time (when I get it done or hit the inspirational wall), I may switch to gaming, books etc.

Important part is to do something/anything joyful to unwind. 

 

And that would be it. Eat good, move a lot, keep a clear mind. Sounds easy, isn't it?

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