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I'm still here, still putting in the work. Just time to redouble the efforts and keep moving forward. Not going to lie I'm not thrilled with my own lack of interactions of late so I'll be focusing on that with the new challenge. Running remains my main activity cause I've love it.


quest 1 - going the distance

Didn't get to double digits in the last two challenges but will keep pushing.  Running is a high point of my day 90% of the time, so getting to run more is a good thing.

 

quest 2 - limit the booze 

Still keeping this going - I've been doing a bit too much boozing thanks to the year long lock down. 

 

quest 3 - can't run then walk

Morning walks are the other main activity in my life, I'll try to be more present with my wife during our strolls through the city and be mindful of what she's saying as well as having ideas to add of my own.

 

quest 4 - get more social 

Feeling the distance between myself and friends growing all the time - will try to do one ping a week to friends to just try and catch up. 

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Yesterday was a 5 miler into the Pan Handle which had a light fog over it - very cool spot (literally and figuratively)

 

The booze count was a tough high as we celebrated my wife's coming birthday with a few friends (all with at least 1 vaccine shot)  

 

today we walked and enjoyed the mid morning sun and just the world around us.

 

Friends yesterday, a few pings today - a good start.

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No run or walk today as I had to be out the door at 7am for work ... nothing like a 2hr 45min drive to a site to reduce your morning activity time.

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Running PRs : 5K 24m16s | 10K 53m32s | 15K 1h18m09s | Half Marathon 2h1m44s | Marathon 4h42m2s 
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On 3/29/2021 at 3:46 PM, Strickland5 said:

Morning walks are the other main activity in my life, I'll try to be more present with my wife during our strolls through the city and be mindful of what she's saying as well as having ideas to add of my own.

 

This is really wholesome, I like it.

On 3/29/2021 at 3:46 PM, Strickland5 said:

 

Feeling the distance between myself and friends growing all the time - will try to do one ping a week to friends to just try and catch up.

This gets harder and harder into adulthood even without a pandemic going on.

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52,53,54

"By the Most-Righteous-and-Blessed Beard of Sir Tanktimus the Encourager!" - Jarl Rurik Harrgath

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Stepped on the scale this morning to see 283.5lbs (128.6kg for you metric folks) which made me feel horrible.  So I looked back to 2020 and saw that I was at 285.8lb (129.6kg) at about this time then. So over the course of the pandemic I've managed to keep off a little over 2lbs (0.9kg) ....

Granted my LOW weight over the past year was about 274lb (124.3kg) - so a mixed bag for sure plus I'm no where near my low low weight of 215lb (97.5kg) from back in Feb 2014, but 7 years is a long time and honestly I'm not working out like I did back then.

 

moving on!


Enjoyed two walks yesterday - one AM and one afternoon. Terrific weather mid50 in the morning and mid70 in the afternoon ... sun was out and lovely. 

 

Knocked out  a 3 mile run this morning. Was at a mid12 minute / mile pace - nothing earth shattering but still decnet.

 

D&D last night was good almost got my character killed but that's okay we're in a tough spot currently and will be probably trying to run down a dragon in our next session.

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Running PRs : 5K 24m16s | 10K 53m32s | 15K 1h18m09s | Half Marathon 2h1m44s | Marathon 4h42m2s 
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