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Wednesday - W2D3

Yesterday was a good day. Not least because it started with the bench PR that I mentioned yesterday. After bench we had 3 attempts at a very short workout; 10 wall balls, 200m row. I went with a 9kg wall ball because I suck at them, and all three attempts were around the 1:10 mark.

 

When I got home I did my split stretches, so that's one goal done for the week.

 

Lunch was a ham sandwich on ciabatta with my home grown, home made, moonblush tomatoes - turns out they're really bloody tasty. Also a mince pie, because they're now in the shops and they might be my favourite thing.

 

Work was busy, just trying to get to month end right now.

 

In the evening I cooked a chickpea and spinach korma, served in a baked sweet potato. It was really lush, though I may have overcooked the potato (it was in the oven for over 2 hours).

 

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Then we had D&D (Pathfinder) - the Rise of the Runelords game. Last session our kineticist had had his wisdom drained to 1, meaning he was functionally insane, and we'd spent a long time playing 'it' running around a dungeon trying to catch him before teleporting him to the first world (feywild/wildwood). This session we went on a quest for a magic mushroom grown by a long dead elven woman, which might have the power to cure him.

 

We got to the ruined abbey, and had to kill some undead fey and some planar wasps before we could get in to the surviving underground complex. When we got in we found the body of the elven saint who had owned the place, and the mushrooms we were looking for. Meanwhile my character felt an invisible form running it's finger through his hair...

 

Things started to look bad when our witch took a locket off of the body, and the invisible creature said to me (and only me) how dare I bring thieves into her lair. I managed to usher everyone outside to explain what was happening, and a short time later we agreed that I would go in and talk to the voice alone and try and negotiate for a mushroom. Fairly certain that I was going to my death I walked in, and after some back and forth managed to agree that if I gave her some company for a time, she might help us.

 

It was a really lovely, really weird roleplaying experience. The GM was texting me the ghost's side of the conversation, as only I could hear her, but I was responding out loud so everyone else was only getting half the conversation. It actually worked really well, and I came away feeling quite sorry for the poor, lonely ghost (possibly bean sildhe) trapped in this abbey.

 

I also came away with the mushroom we were looking for, and a rod of wonder. The rod of wonder is an absolutely insane item, which can be used unlimited times per day, and when you use it something happens. That something might be a lightning bolt, or a steam of butterflies, or a rhinoceros, of your skin turning blue, or something else entirely, and you don't know what will happen until you use it. I sense I may use it a lot :D .

 

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Calories were good at 2,262. Teeth and hip stretches both done. Oh, and I did a little bit of concept drawing at lunch time for a new thing - only about 15 minutes but I'll count it. Nothing on foam rolling or hangboarding.

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4 hours ago, Jarric said:

Well, another goal for Dirty Weekend 2021! (Talking about dirty weekends isn't making this sound less dodgy, is it?)

 

Not in the least :D 

 

I don't know if I'm making it better or worse when I say that my partner says I'm to get photographic evidence if it happens!

 

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17 hours ago, GoodDoug said:

Great job! You are killing it this challenge.

 

Thank you dude!

 

17 hours ago, iatetheyeti said:

 

Not in the least :D 

 

I don't know if I'm making it better or worse when I say that my partner says I'm to get photographic evidence if it happens!

 

 

:lol: at least she didn't tell you to film it!

 

1 hour ago, DarK_RaideR said:

Loving how that Pathfinder game is getting more and more batshit crazy with each update.

 

It's such a fun game. We've never been that serious, but as soon as planar travel got possible things got really fun. The GM is great at coming up with crazy stuff too, and he loves the First World as a setting.

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Hi! 

 

That sounds like you had a lovely vacation. You really are doing great with your goals and tracking.  I love all the gaming, it makes me smile!!!  

 

(Ok, now I'm sort of caught up, I missed ya before today somehow) 

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On 9/25/2020 at 6:17 PM, Terra said:

Hi! 

 

That sounds like you had a lovely vacation. You really are doing great with your goals and tracking.  I love all the gaming, it makes me smile!!!  

 

(Ok, now I'm sort of caught up, I missed ya before today somehow) 

 

Thank you! And I'm glad it makes you smile, things have gone about as well as they can I think.

 

On 9/25/2020 at 8:03 PM, iatetheyeti said:

 

Heh, true, her mind isn't quite as far into the gutter as mine is...

 

 

Sounds like it's a close thing?

 

7 hours ago, WhiteGhost said:

That game sounds completely insane.  But in a hilariously fun way :) 

 

Yeah, it's really good. It has its serious moments, but I like my games a bit silly.

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Ok, first things first, I am not going to hit a lot of goals this week. There's no excuse for that, I could have made time for stuff and I didn't, but lets talk about the reasons things haven't happened.

 

Work has been pretty insanely busy, and I've been feeling stressed and had a lot on my mind. It's meant I haven't had time to catch up here, and I've not had as much mental space.

 

I've also had a lot on. D&D Wednesday night, D&D Thursday night, poker Friday night. Had to sort my car out for its MOT, and losing lunchtime drawing time was another difficult thing.

 

Poker Friday night was amazing, it was so good to see The Captain and Hamster again after many, many months, and it's always good to see Hopalong. It was so good, in fact, that I drank a somewhat excessive amount of beer and a little scotch which the Captain has been holding on to since my birthday in March. 

 

That had consequences. The first one was that 4,000 calories of beer and pizza on Friday made it functionally impossible to hit my calorie goal for the week.

 

Thesecond was that Saturday was a complete write-off. I tried to go climbing with Hopalong, and we very quickly realised we were both incapable of doing anything of merit without our heads exploding. So I went home, slept from midday until 3, and then pottered around the house for the rest of the day. Spent most of the evening planning for my Sunday Ranger D&D game, and it didn't even occur to me to foam roll or do any drawing.

 

To be clear, Friday was amazing and I don't regret it, but it has rather put a spanner in the works for the week.

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On 9/23/2020 at 10:32 AM, Jarric said:

Tuesday - W2D2

Yesterday was a good day. It was good because I will it to be so, and I can re-write how I feel about a day if I want to.

 

I did most of this update already in my earlier rant, so this should be a short one! Work was busy but ok. There was also quite a bit of tension with our government announcing that people should work at home if they can, on the same day a lot of people were due to go back to the office for the first time since March. Still waiting to hear on whether I'll be in the office next week, but I'm determined not to stress about it.

 

After work I grabbed a snack and headed over to meet Hopalong for snooker. It was really good to see him as always, I got to have another rant about things too and that made me feel better. On the way home I picked up some bottled water that the water company were giving out whilst the mains water was off.

 

WW cooked jacket potatoes with cheese and beans, and we watched the first episode of the Great British Bake Off. The start had been delayed by our monkey prime minister making an announcement, which was bloody annoying as it messed up our recording and I had to sit through an extra 10 minutes of adverts to watch the last 8 minutes online. Nice to see Bake Off back though.

 

Calories finished at 2,218 which is about right. Teeth were done, but no other goals completed today.

 

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I want to try and get back to sharing a whole day as a block the following day, so I'm not going to start Wednesday's update. I did however want to share a little win I had this morning. Crossfit started with heavy singles on bench, and I set a 1RM at 72.5kg (~160#). Then I got home and weighed myself, and came in at 72kg (~158#), so I can officially say I have benched my body weight :D .

Hurray for GBBO! Do you have a favorite baker yet? I want Lottie to win. I'm in the US so I have to wait until Fridays for episodes.

 

I love your Pathfinder updates. Hoping your party saves the 1Wis fellow!

 

Sounds like you're doing a great job of making realistic goal decisions based on how life is going - very impressive!

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36 minutes ago, Silkie said:

Hurray for GBBO! Do you have a favorite baker yet? I want Lottie to win. I'm in the US so I have to wait until Fridays for episodes.

 

I love your Pathfinder updates. Hoping your party saves the 1Wis fellow!

 

Sounds like you're doing a great job of making realistic goal decisions based on how life is going - very impressive!

 

Not yet. I really like Lottie though. And Rowan's fun too.

 

Thanks! I think we've saved him for now, but he always needs a lot of saving! 

 

And thank you, I'm working on it.

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21 hours ago, Jarric said:

To be clear, Friday was amazing and I don't regret it, but it has rather put a spanner in the works for the week.

Life is like that.  It sounds like you needed the social time with friends.  I think we all need to spend time with friends and family when we can these days...  

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17 hours ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

 

This is exactly the kind of role-playing experience I want out of my life, and dictates pretty much my every waking decision 🤣

 

:lol: it's well worth pursuing

3 hours ago, Terra said:

Life is like that.  It sounds like you needed the social time with friends.  I think we all need to spend time with friends and family when we can these days...  

 

Yeah, you're right, especially with all that's going on right now it's really important.

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Week 2 round-up

 

Catapult/Dodge: Average calories 2,597. So a fail for catapult, but a pass for dodge. I've lost 2lbs in 2 weeks, which is slower than I want to be going. This week was all really blown on one very heavy night though, so hopefully I should be on target for week 3.

 

Green flame blade: 7/7 for teeth brushing - 2 damage! This is feeling, dare I say it, fairly easy right now? 

 

Greataxe: 1/2 hangboarding sessions last week. I'm wondering if there's a better time to do this rather than when I've just got back from the gym, when I don't necessarily want to rush through a session before getting ready to work.

 

True Strike: Split stretches were done! +1 damage to the green flame blade attack. This happened one lunchtime, again leading me to the idea that between Crossfit and work might not be the best time for things.

 

Thunderwave: 2/3 drawing sessions, so no damage dealt. I wasn't really feeling it this week, but I managed to get 2 sessions of rough concepty stuff. I need more project prompts I think. I also need to get back on to drawabox.

 

Absorb elements: 2/3 foam rolling sessions complete, so I take 1 damage. I left this too late in the week, and then ran out of days.

 

Damage done to Mindwitness: 3

 

Guglug current hp: 8/9

 

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Looking forward to week 3, I'm back in the office for 3 days (first time since March), so I'll lose a bit of time to do stuff in the mornings, and lose lunchtimes at home. On the flip side I've made sure to have a couple of evenings off this week, so I'll just need to make the most of those.

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4 hours ago, Jarric said:

Week 2 round-up

 

 

 

Absorb elements: 2/3 foam rolling sessions complete, so I take 1 damage. I left this too late in the week, and then ran out of days.

 

 

Looking forward to week 3, I'm back in the office for 3 days (first time since March), so I'll lose a bit of time to do stuff in the mornings, and lose lunchtimes at home. On the flip side I've made sure to have a couple of evenings off this week, so I'll just need to make the most of those.

 

don't know if it's helpful, but i've been having a lot of luck with scheduling things on my calendar ahead of time so that i don't forget and then run out of days :) It's so frustrating when you hit the end of the week and realize it's not possible to complete the goal! 

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10 hours ago, spezzy said:

 

don't know if it's helpful, but i've been having a lot of luck with scheduling things on my calendar ahead of time so that i don't forget and then run out of days :) It's so frustrating when you hit the end of the week and realize it's not possible to complete the goal! 

 

That's a good idea actually. I'll write out some stuff now and see if I can make the week fit together!

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Monday - W3D1

Yesterday was a good day. I was feeling a bit weak and creeky in the morning, so I kept things light at Crossfit. Worked up to 120kg (~264#) on deadlifts for 5 reps. The workout was 5 rounds for time of 3 clean and jerks, 100m run. Again I kept it light at 50kg (~110#), and was one of the first to finish as a result.

 

When I got home I glued my car headlights into place (weirdest bit of car maintenance I've done in a while). At lunchtime I took my car to get new front tyres, and then to a garage to sign off the MOT. So now she's good to go for another year I should probably think about some more maintenance on her.

 

In the afternoon our letting agent came over to inspect the property, which was all fine. In the evening WW made us a Bolognese, we watched TV, I caught up on here, and I got in a bit of foam rolling before bed. Teeth were done.

 

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Looking forward to the week (thanks @spezzy for encouraging me to plan this):

 • Hangboarding after work today, and drawing after dinner

 • Going to the supermarket Wednesday evening, split stretches and foam rolling when I get home

 • Thursday I have D&D, so no goal time

 • Friday run to the gym in the morning as working from home. Hangboarding at lunchtime, drawing after dinner.

 

That will leave me 1 drawing session and 1 foam rolling session to do over the weekend. I'm marshalling an obstacle course race (Nuclear Rush) on Saturday and running it Sunday, so I'll have to play it by ear around that.

 

I think Sunday will be my last race of the year, as Spartan have cancelled everything over here. Slightly sad about that, but it's to be expected really.

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7 minutes ago, Jarric said:

When I got home I glued my car headlights into place (weirdest bit of car maintenance I've done in a while). At lunchtime I took my car to get new front tyres, and then to a garage to sign off the MOT. So now she's good to go for another year I should probably think about some more maintenance on her.

 

I mean, is that MOT kosher? 🤣

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4 minutes ago, deftona said:

 

I mean, is that MOT kosher? 🤣

 

Apparently! To be fair, they can't go anywhere with the bonnet down anyway, and I don't tend to drive around with the bonnet open :P

 

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7 hours ago, iatetheyeti said:

 

That's a new one on me! But hey, if it works then great :lol:

 

 

Now that I think of it, it fits with my usual tradition of doing car work that will only last for a few hours to get it through the MOT. Like disconnecting the battery to turn the engine management light off, or sealing a blowing exhaust pipe with chicken wire and putty...

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