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23 hours ago, Stronkey Kong said:

Well that's a saucy title.

I must admit I'm pleasantly surprised I haven't had a visit from the mods. Its a bit saucier than I'd usually try to be

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12 hours ago, fearless 2.0 said:

well done! can you do press ups daily or do you need to do them every other day? I have trouble doing them daily because I get sore af.

Hope you have great weather for your Friday run! :) 

Umm... I aim for three times a week but three days between is ideal so it's usually less. You're meant to let your arms recover from their battering before you try again - that's how they get stronger. The way I learned was 

 

Do as many as you can comfortably do without any serious stress

Wait 60 seconds and drink some water

Repeat 

 

Do about half that many (ie have an easy set) 

Wait 60 seconds and drink some more water 

Repeat

 

Now, for the fifth set, just go flat out and do as many as you can, until you physically can't manage another. 

Then leave 2-3 days before the next attempt

 

I've adapted that a bit now so I tend to do

20

20

20

20

As-many-as-i-can

but I don't have any reason for doing that, I just sort of decided to. 

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I went for another run! It was ok. My legs were a bit leaden though. Only 3 days since the last one. Maybe I should stick to one a week and two shorter, faster ones. I think I'd make better progress that way. 

And I did some Duolingo and some Portuguese reading /writing. 

Meditation went quite well (hey, I'm on a roll!) 

Eating OK. Not paleo (I had a croissant at breakfast for heaven's sake!) but not terrible either. I had some free beer delivered and I've hidden it to keep it safe for emergencies. 

 

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6 hours ago, 18ck said:

Umm... I aim for three times a week but three days between is ideal so it's usually less. You're meant to let your arms recover from their battering before you try again - that's how they get stronger. The way I learned was 

 

Do as many as you can comfortably do without any serious stress

Wait 60 seconds and drink some water

Repeat 

 

Do about half that many (ie have an easy set) 

Wait 60 seconds and drink some more water 

Repeat

 

Now, for the fifth set, just go flat out and do as many as you can, until you physically can't manage another. 

Then leave 2-3 days before the next attempt

 

I've adapted that a bit now so I tend to do

20

20

20

20

As-many-as-i-can

but I don't have any reason for doing that, I just sort of decided to. 

thanks for explaining! Ill try it out! :) 

be fearlessly yourself! :onthego:

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Yesterday's meditation went well. Weird, just after I tell everyone that it seldom works out and I'm thinking of dropping it I have three good days in a row and attain such a state of spiritual enlightenment that I begin to levitate off the sofa.

I ate well too. 

Language-learning still puttering along. I'm still at the bottom of the league but I've done it every day. I'm reconsidering this one too. 

Exercise was low-key: no specific workouts but i rode my bike to town to get some supplies and then went to the allotment and did battle with the greenhouse, so movement box ticked. Ugh its almost Easter and the place still looks like a dump. Two big wooden pallets, bags of sharp sand, a shed tipped on its side being used as a table with a load of parts ranged on it and ripped cardboard lying around everywhere. I'd better get it together soon if I'm going to be ready to grow stuff this season. The only hopeful signs are the rhubarb which is already big and bushy, and the leeks which look about ready to be harvested. 

 

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On 3/27/2021 at 4:13 AM, fearless 2.0 said:

morning! have a good weekend! ❤️

Thanks. You too!🌞

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5 hours ago, 18ck said:

The only hopeful signs are the rhubarb which is already big and bushy, and the leeks which look about ready to be harvested. 

 

sad winnie the pooh GIF

 

(I had to give up my garden plot during lockdown.)

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5 hours ago, sarakingdom said:

 

sad winnie the pooh GIF

 

(I had to give up my garden plot during lockdown.)

Oh noes! Why was that then? I would have  thought it was a good alternative to going to the food shop so would be a benefit during lockdown wouldn't it? 

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Great day! 

I got up early (clocks go forward though so bleh) and did meditation (a bit distracted) qand Duolingo, then went for a run/walk for 5km with Mrs 18ck. That was great. At the end she went off to the pharmacy and I did a little bit of speed work before heading home. 

Flyer had a friend round and they baked a cake. I went out to work on the allotment for 5 hours, put the doors on, drilled some holes, fixed some things, dug some things up, put some suet cake in the bird feeder for the... Well, for the fucking squirrels, really. Let's be real. Then sat down to write some blog posts and stuff. 

Basically ate really well apart from having a slice of Flyer's cake. It was delicious and let's face it, what kind of dad would I be of I didn't make a diet exception for that? 

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On 3/22/2021 at 8:34 AM, 18ck said:

I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire

Week zero is prep: fix my bike, review my morning routine, get the allotment organised, clean up my eating (which took a real nosedive towards the end of the last challenge) 

How successful was this? 

* Well I fixed the bike, which is great because I wouldn't be able to do much this month without it. 

* Cleaned up my eating (apart from the legit cake exception in the last post, and there's not a jury in the land that would convict me for that!) 

* Went quite a long way towards sorting out the allotment but there's much more to do. Oh my goodness. 

*And reviewed my morning routine:

I decided to do less Duolingo: I'll keep on doing the streak but stick to just one Scots Gaelic lesson and use the extra time to read more in Portuguese. I'll also add in some work-related things. I want to buff up my social media presence, mainly LinkedIn and WordPress, and I want to take a course in a new technical skill that's going to add another string to my bow. I have one in mind in English and if I get on all right with that I might make a stretch goal to follow up with a slightly more advanced one in Brazilian Portuguese. 

 

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29 minutes ago, 18ck said:

Oh noes! Why was that then? I would have  thought it was a good alternative to going to the food shop so would be a benefit during lockdown wouldn't it? 

 

It would have been, if it weren't at work, where I need public transit to go. I joined work's community garden so I could guarantee I'd be there regularly, and have more excuses for fresh air and walking breaks during the work day. (And also cuz community gardens are rare here and they actually had one.)

 

I've got some chard growing on my windowsill, but it's not the same.

I felt like I could run forever, like I could smell the wind and feel the grass under my feet, and just run forever.

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31 minutes ago, sarakingdom said:

It would have been, if it weren't at work, where I need public transit to go.

Double oh-no! 

So might you get it back at some point when the apocalypse is over or has it been claimed by someone else now? 

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56 minutes ago, 18ck said:

put the doors on,

It's quite windy tonight so if the worst happens I will have a Michael Caine joke i can do tomorrow at least. 

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1 hour ago, 18ck said:

Double oh-no! 

So might you get it back at some point when the apocalypse is over or has it been claimed by someone else now? 

 

Someone else has claimed it. They had a few months where volunteers took care of everybody's who couldn't go in, then it dragged on and they decided to get things back into circulation. Which makes sense. When you have a limited resource, you can't keep it on ice for a year. After three or four months, you've got to let people who can use it actually do so.

I felt like I could run forever, like I could smell the wind and feel the grass under my feet, and just run forever.

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1 hour ago, 18ck said:

It's quite windy tonight so if the worst happens I will have a Michael Caine joke i can do tomorrow at least. 

 

happy birthday film GIF

I felt like I could run forever, like I could smell the wind and feel the grass under my feet, and just run forever.

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Past: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6,  #7#8, #9#10, #11a & #11b, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21, #22, #23

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10 hours ago, sarakingdom said:

 

happy birthday film GIF

Yep. At the moment it looks like everything but the doors has been blown off. 

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On 3/25/2021 at 6:40 AM, 18ck said:

Yes, I think that's about right. I think I'd put the emphasis more on the origins of meditation in a religious (ie untrue) worldview, rather than in the way its taught. I think SH manages to put it into words pretty well, but it's when I hit legacies of the religious origin (such as the word "spirituality") or have to reflect on something patently false (like "you don't have a head") that I start to bristle, even though I understand, on one level, why they're there.

Today's Making Sense podcast addresses this pretty directly so I'll add that to the positive side of the what-do-i-think-of-Sam-Harris's-meditation-program ledger

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https://samharris.org/podcasts/243-points-confusion/

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2 hours ago, 18ck said:

Yep. At the moment it looks like everything but the doors has been blown off. 

 

You blew the bloody roof off?

I felt like I could run forever, like I could smell the wind and feel the grass under my feet, and just run forever.

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Ohhh all this garden allotment talk is making me itchy to go outside and figure out my garden boxes I want to put in. 

So far I have basil seedlings, cilantro seedlings, 4 tomatoes seedlings (1 isn't doing great), and I think 3-4 hot peppers. I am impatiently waiting for it all to come up :)

 

Sounds like week 0 was fairly productive for you! For some reason I want cake now ;)

{Chase the wind and touch the sky; I will fly}

 

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9 hours ago, sarakingdom said:

 

You blew the bloody roof off?

Always. 

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36 minutes ago, Rookie said:

Sounds like week 0 was fairly productive for you! For some reason I want cake now

There's still some left. 

Wait, you'd in Canada and you're getting hot pepper and basil to grow *outside*??? Good lord. Global warming, I suppose. 

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