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So this challenge I will be teaming up with @Raxie, @Starpuck, and @DarK_RaideR, to take on a terrible foe. You can read more on the situation we find ourselves in, and on how we plan to take on our enemy, in the accountabilibuddies section here:

 

 

The upshot of this is that we will each be creating a character, and by completing our goals we will deal damage to the creature and protect ourselves from damage.

 

My character for this challenge will be a half-orc named Guglug. Guglug works as the bouncer for the Firey Grog Taven, and when newcomers in town first see him at the door his imposing stature, huge greataxe, and monosyllabic speech are enough to keep trouble to a minimum. Guglug is more than he seems however, and uses his wages from the tavern to pay for tuition as a wizard. One day he'll be a powerful muscle wizard, but for now he's killing rats in a basement and trying to work out how his axe and spells work.

 

 Attacks:

  • Catapult: Guglug magically flings an unattended object in the direction of an enemy, for 2 damage. Can be cast once each challenge week. To cast this I need to keep my average daily calories under 2,520 for the week.
  • Green flame blade: Guglug's greataxe is magically enveloped in green flames, dealing 1 damage. Can be cast twice each challenge week. To cast this once I need to brush my teeth twice daily for 4 days, to cast a second time I need the full 7 days
  • Greataxe: Guglug hits a thing with his greataxe (he is a muscle wizard after all), dealing 1 damage. Can be used once each challenge week. To do this I need to complete 2 hangboarding sessions in the week.
  • True Strike: Guglug imbues his weapon with magical energy, improving his chances of hitting. Add 1 damage. Can be cast once each challenge week. To cast this I need to do split stretches once in the week.
  • Thunderwave: A wave of thunderous force sweeps out from Guglug, dealing 1 damage. Can be cast once each challenge week. To cast this I need to complete 3 sessions of drawing each week.

Defence:

  • Guglug has 9hp, and as a half-orc also has relentless endurance
  • Dodge: Guglug dodges the enemy's attack. Take 1 damage if my average daily calories for the week exceed 2,630.
  • Absorb elements: Guglug's spell captures some of the energy of an elemental attack against him. Complete 3 foam rolling sessions each week. Take 1 damage of each session missed.

Current status:

HP: 9/9

Damage dealt: 0

 

 

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Ok, life is a bit busy at the moment, and I'm also still working out what to do for a challenge. I'll edit this once I have time and ideas, but in the meantime I wanted to state my intentions for the next cycle.

 

Cut calories - looking at an average of 2,520kcal per day.

 

Move a lot - probably just going to track all exercise; 4 runs, 5 crossfit, 1 climb per week.

 

Move some more - foam rolling, stretching, and hangboarding need to happen.

 

Draw things - want to get back on this. I'm not making time for it right now, and I think I'd feel better if I did.

 

Brush my damn teeth!

 

I'm on holiday for week 1, which will be a nice way to ease into this one.

 

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27 minutes ago, fearless 2.0 said:

Here For CrossFit Inspiration! :)

 

Good to have you! Will be cool to compare Crossfit notes :)

 

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3 hours ago, Jarric said:

Cut calories - looking at an average of 2,520kcal per day.

 

So I wanted to explore this part of the challenge a bit more. I want to experiment with cutting and bulking over the next few months, because:

  • I'm interested in seeing the results
  • I want to look good, and I think an aesthetics goal would be kind of fun
  • I'll be eating a lot in the run up to Christmas anyway, and I think that will work better if I'm tracking what I'm eating and training accordingly

So the plan is to cut at about a 20% deficit for this challenge cycle (based on some numbers I worked out at the start of the year), whilst keeping up all of my normal training. Then I'll bulk for the next 2 challenges, which takes us to the end of the year.

 

When I'm bulking I'll be adding some more volume of weight work to my weeks, probably by having some short additional working slots, and maintaining my running. Ideally I would probably cut the running out to give myself a chance to grow muscle without needed a million calories to do it, but I'll need to be able to run for races next year so I'm probably just going to maintain and be strict about not increasing time or distance.

 

That will all be followed by a cut in January (when largely there's less social events and drinking to be had anyway) and I'll see where I go from there.

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21 hours ago, iatetheyeti said:

Following along :D

 

 

Good to have you :D 

 

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Thanks man!

 

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Here for the riiiiiide! 

 

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Glad I'm not the only one :) 

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Super quick check-in. I've found out today what the plan is for me going back to the office. I would be in next week but I'm on holiday, so not in until the end of the month. We're only going in 3 days in every 2 weeks to start, so it should be ok to ease back into it. I was a bit apprehensive, but I can't hide away from the world forever.

 

Last night I went out with my snooker team. First time I've seen them since March, first drink in a pub, first meal in a restaurant. It was really lovely to get back to something approaching normality, and I went home with a massive grin on my face. All the beer may have helped with that grin, and a decent curry didn't hurt either!

 

It all feels a bit odd as I'm fairly convinced that we're going to see lockdown restrictions massively increase soon, but for a brief moment life is returning to normal and that's nice.

 

Skipped Crossfit on Wednesday in favour of a very short run and some yoga - I felt I needed a rest day after last weekend's race and before this weekend's race. Back in today for d-ball loads, farmers' carries, and kettlebell swings. I'm still taking it easy this week between races, but I managed a 129kg farmer's carry nonetheless. That's like having a fairly small person in each hand.

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@fearless 2.0, I just spotted your number of posts while looking at my thread, and thought you would appreciate it!

 

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On 9/10/2020 at 5:44 PM, fearless 2.0 said:

love it! :)

 

Thought you'd appreciate that!

 

On 9/10/2020 at 6:52 PM, doctorake said:

Following!

 

Nice to see you dude!

 

On 9/10/2020 at 8:44 PM, GoodDoug said:

Following along

 

Good to have you man!

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Well, busy work week is over and I'm now off for a week! There's never enough hours in the day but I think I got all of the urgent stuff that needed doing done before I left. I say left - I work from home right now - signed off I guess?

 

This morning I'm running my second OCR in two weeks, and also my second in 6 months, Nuclear Blast! This one's generally a pretty easy, fast course, so it should be fun to go round that for 2/3 laps. I'm still a little beat up from Nuts Challenge last weekend, so I won't be pushing myself too hard.

 

When I get back I plan to write some stuff for my challenge. Being away in the New Forest next week I'll probably have quite a gentile start to this one, but I still want to get it written out before I go.

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1 hour ago, Jarric said:

This morning I'm running my second OCR in two weeks, and also my second in 6 months, Nuclear Blast!

 

Wishing you good weather and lots of mud :D

 

(and I really, really want to say I hope you have a blast at Blast!)

 

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9 hours ago, iatetheyeti said:

 

Wishing you good weather and lots of mud :D

 

(and I really, really want to say I hope you have a blast at Blast!)

 

 

I did have a blast, thank you! Really good weather, but as a consequence no so much mud! Still, they did a really good job in making it COVID safe without making it rubbish, May have pushed a bit harder than I was planning, but only because I was enjoying it!

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1 hour ago, Jarric said:

 

I did have a blast, thank you! Really good weather, but as a consequence no so much mud! Still, they did a really good job in making it COVID safe without making it rubbish, May have pushed a bit harder than I was planning, but only because I was enjoying it!

 

I'd have given you some of our rain if I could have, it's been going most of the day! I'm glad it otherwise went well though, and it's great to hear Nuclear have managed to get that balance of fun and safe right.

 

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14 hours ago, iatetheyeti said:

 

I'd have given you some of our rain if I could have, it's been going most of the day! I'm glad it otherwise went well though, and it's great to hear Nuclear have managed to get that balance of fun and safe right.

 

 

I'll pass thanks :P . It's actually been lovely down here for the last few days, hope we can send some sun your way soon.

 

1 hour ago, DarK_RaideR said:

 

 

:lol: that's... I have no words :lol: 

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Opening challenge post updated, now with goals!

 

On 9/9/2020 at 2:16 PM, Jarric said:

So this challenge I will be teaming up with @Raxie, @Starpuck, and @DarK_RaideR, to take on a terrible foe. You can read more on the situation we find ourselves in, and on how we plan to take on our enemy, in the accountabilibuddies section here:

 

 

The upshot of this is that we will each be creating a character, and by completing our goals we will deal damage to the creature and protect ourselves from damage.

 

My character for this challenge will be a half-orc named Guglug. Guglug works as the bouncer for the Firey Grog Taven, and when newcomers in town first see him at the door his imposing stature, huge greataxe, and monosyllabic speech are enough to keep trouble to a minimum. Guglug is more than he seems however, and uses his wages from the tavern to pay for tuition as a wizard. One day he'll be a powerful muscle wizard, but for now he's killing rats in a basement and trying to work out how his axe and spells work.

 

 Attacks:

  • Catapult: Guglug magically flings an unattended object in the direction of an enemy, for 2 damage. Can be cast once each challenge week. To cast this I need to keep my average daily calories under 2,520 for the week.
  • Green flame blade: Guglug's greataxe is magically enveloped in green flames, dealing 1 damage. Can be cast twice each challenge week. To cast this once I need to brush my teeth twice daily for 4 days, to cast a second time I need the full 7 days
  • Greataxe: Guglug hits a thing with his greataxe (he is a muscle wizard after all), dealing 1 damage. Can be used once each challenge week. To do this I need to complete 2 hangboarding sessions in the week.
  • True Strike: Guglug imbues his weapon with magical energy, improving his chances of hitting. Add 1 damage. Can be cast once each challenge week. To cast this I need to do split stretches once in the week.
  • Thunderwave: A wave of thunderous force sweeps out from Guglug, dealing 1 damage. Can be cast once each challenge week. To cast this I need to complete 3 sessions of drawing each week.

Defence:

  • Guglug has 9hp, and as a half-orc also has relentless endurance
  • Dodge: Guglug dodges the enemy's attack. Take 1 damage if my average daily calories for the week exceed 2,630.
  • Absorb elements: Guglug's spell captures some of the energy of an elemental attack against him. Complete 3 foam rolling sessions each week. Take 1 damage of each session missed.

Current status:

HP: 9/9

Damage dealt: 0

 

 

Original challenge post:

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Ok, life is a bit busy at the moment, and I'm also still working out what to do for a challenge. I'll edit this once I have time and ideas, but in the meantime I wanted to state my intentions for the next cycle.

 

Cut calories - looking at an average of 2,520kcal per day.

 

Move a lot - probably just going to track all exercise; 4 runs, 5 crossfit, 1 climb per week.

 

Move some more - foam rolling, stretching, and hangboarding need to happen.

 

Draw things - want to get back on this. I'm not making time for it right now, and I think I'd feel better if I did.

 

Brush my damn teeth!

 

I'm on holiday for week 1, which will be a nice way to ease into this one.

 

 

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I have to be here!  Duh!

Thanks for all the hard work on this.
Can't wait to get in and follow proper.

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