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On 12/30/2021 at 6:32 PM, Jarric said:

2022 Road Map

 

Usually I start a year by making a roadmap for the year, and then create my first challenge with that roadmap in mind. This year is no different, but rather than running a battle log for my roadmap I want it at the top of every challenge so I remember what I'm trying to do (looking back over my 2021 roadmap just now I was surprised to find out what some of my goals were!).

 

Goals for 2022

I've been trying to decide what my goals should be for the year, and that's proving quite difficult. I have the option to enter a few endurance races - I'll be doing Rat Race Dirty Weekend that clocks in at 20 miles, and then there's Nuclear Oblivion Extreme (6.5 hours), Nuclear Oblivion Maxx (13 hours). I could add in Europe's Toughest Mudder (12 hours) and even Quarry Events Longest day (16 hours 38 minutes). The trouble is I don't know if I really want to do endurance events; they're really hard work! At the same time I don't know what I would want to focus on if not that; there was talk of the Spartan European Championships being held in the UK this year, but I can find precious little information about that at the moment.

 

With that said, I can always decide these goals later in the year. This arbitrary change of date doesn't have to be the time that I plan to do something cool in the future, so if I do find something that really captures my imagination I'll add it here.

 

Edit - June 2022: I've finally picked a goal! I'm going to run in the Open Wave of the Spartan European Championships in October. My training between now and then will be focussed on getting the best possible result in the Beast that weekend. After that I'll start looking at events for 2023; maybe something with some more swimming, or an adventure race or something.

 

The 5 pillars

So I don't really have any big goals in the same way as I had in previous years. But I've been thinking recently about what's important to me, and I worked out that it falls quite well into 5 pillars. And then I worked out that I could map the 5 pillars to RPG stats, which made it much more exciting. So my goal for the year is to advance as much as possible in the following:

 

Exercise (Strength) this includes everything I do physically - climbing, OCR, lifting, crossfit, running etc. I really enjoy seeing progress in all of these areas, and as long as I stick with them I'm bound to improve. I couldn't really separate what would fall under STR and what would fall under DEX, and I don't think it's really a useful distinction for the kind of things I do, so I just chucked everything under STR.

 

Nutrition (Constitution) this is about putting the right things in my body (you heard!). That includes food that fuels me well, but also things like moderating caffeine and alcohol intake, and generally balancing anything else I consume.

 

Creativity (Charisma) being creative is really good for me, and it's a side of myself I want to foster. That includes drawing, playing music, and writing. I still want to write and publish some basic D&D stuff, so hopefully I can incorporate that at some point.

 

Self-care (Sanity) this is really just about doing the basic stuff that I know keeps me ticking over - cleaning my teeth, cleaning and tidying my house, keeping in touch with friends. Really basic stuff, but it has such an impact on the way that I feel, so it deserves its own category. Arguably I could have stuck with core D&D stats and put this under WIS, but SAN makes more sense to me for this goal. Also, I'm a super low-WIS person; I have very little awareness a lot of the time, and it's not something I'm really interested in working on (or even know how to work on) right now.

 

Learning (Intelligence) I feel like it wouldn't ne Nerd Fitness without an INT goal. I want to get through the professional qualifications I'm doing (which feels easier said than done right now, as I've somehow ended up working on three units concurrently). I also just love learning things. I'd like to get back into learning French, which I did a good chunk of on Duolingo for a while last year. Really, all learning is good.

 

Under the hood

The plan is that my goals for each challenge will have stats assigned to them, and over this course of this year I'll try and get each of these stats as high as possible. I'll start everything at 0, and hopefully by the end of the year I'll have a decent looking stat array. To tie this in with my previous format, I'll be looking at levelling up backwards compared to most systems. Every stat point will be equivalent to 5XP under my old system, and every 20 stat points I will level up. That should mean I can gain 3-5 levels in a year, which feels about right.

 

I don't have to hit every stat every challenge (though I am for the first challenge of the year as it happens). If I want 3 STR goals one month or need all my goals to be SAN based another month, that's all fine; it'll work itself out over the course of the year.

 

Little and Often

 

Last challenge, @starpuck inspired me when she said this in her challenge:

 

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I don't have to play each thing 45m of practice every time I sit down to do music.   I can just ... enjoy the moment.

 

I think this is something that I could stand to remember, and something that I can apply to a lot of aspects in my life. A lot of my goals are things I enjoy, and even the ones that aren’t might be better little and often rather than trying to think in weeks at a time. So the plan is that all of my goals will be daily tasks, with no minimum commitment other than to just do them, and then every day I can very easily have a yes/no list.

 

After the triathlon today (which I will do a race report for soon), I got inspired to target some big OCRs at the end of the year. My main goal will be the Spartan European Championships in October. I won’t have time to qualify for it, but I can still run as an open competitor, and so the goal is just to put in a damn good showing on the Beast (21km/13.1 miles/half marathon). I may well do the Super and the Sprint the following day, to get the Trifecta, but the Beast is the goal.

 

I’ve put together a training plan for the 17 weeks to Spartan. It’s also 12 weeks to Nuts Challenge, so that’ll be my other ‘A’ race for the year and a good run-in to the Spartan, with a Nuclear race and a Tough Mudder in the gap for good measure. I’ll be sticking to the training plan alongside the challenge, but it won’t be a challenge goal itself as I’m not too worried that I won’t train.

 

Physio – +3 STR

I injured my knee a couple of months ago, and I have physio exercises to try and resolve that. At the moment the knee does feel a lot better, but I need it to be absolutely fighting fit for all of the running I have planned over the next few months. If I get to a stage where I don’t need the physio exercises then this goal will be daily assistance exercises or stretching for whatever I need.

 

The goal is to do the prescribed thing, every day.

 

Creativity – +2 CHA, +1 SAN

I enjoy drawing, and I think it’s good for my mental health to have some creativity in my life. This element of my last challenge massively failed because it was built around 2-hour instructional videos and I couldn’t fit them in. I’d still like to do some, but it was the wrong approach with the time and brain space I have right now.

 

I bought a book the other day, this one:

 

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It’s mostly aimed at children, but it’s a light-hearted way to get in some regular drawing practice and practice makes perfect. Also, Quentin Blake illustrated Roald Dahl's books, so his scrappy drawings were a big part of my childhood reading.

 

The goal is any drawing, even a couple of minutes, every day. Alternatively, if I pick up my guitar and play for a bit that will count for creativity too.

 

Study – +3 INT

I’ve just submitted my first of 3, 3,500-word essays, for one module I’m studying for work. At the same time I’m just starting the reading on my final module, which will eventually require another 3, 3,500-word essays. This means I need to split my time between reading my new textbook and writing the essays for the first module.

 

The goal is to do any amount of study, every day. Even if I just write 100 words or read one page. I have a couple of hours per week of study time during the working week, so on the days I study at work a pass will be automatic. On all other days I want to get something in, ideally including a couple of hours’ additional essay writing each week.

 

Teeth – +1 SAN

I won’t bore you all again with my feelings on this. Brush twice per day. ‘Nuff said.

 

Food tracking – +1 CON

I’m not really sure how to approach nutrition at present. I can’t be bothered to do full-on calorie tracking, so for now I’m just going to write down everything I eat and drink each day. That way I can at least have an idea of what I’m eating, and get a little bit of accountability.

 

--edit--

 

Waistline tracking - +1 CON

I'm not tracking food, and I don't think I'm likely to, so I'm not going to flog a dead horse for the next 5 weeks.

 

I've been thinking about a replacement goal, and a couple of things came to mind. Firstly, Mr Willes used to have a cool spreadsheet for tracking his weight with a 7 point moving average. I loved the level of data, but there are two problems. First, I can't be bothered to weigh in every morning. And second, I don't actually know if I want my weight to go up or down at any given moment.

 

And then I thought about @deftona's way of not making her goals about weight, by instead focussing on maintaining the best arse in Britain. Now I wouldn't dare to challenge her for that title, but it got me thinking about what I would like to change. The one thing I don't like when my weight goes up is my belly, and it's a good indication of how much fat I'm carrying (as opposed to say, my chest, which might get bigger if I gain muscle or fat).

 

So, a simple daily goal - measure my waist every day, and stick the number in my spreadsheet. Hopefully tracking that will keep me mindful with what I eat and drink, and if not it will at least give me some data to start from.

 

I also like @Cheetah's idea of having some basic nutrition rules that are easy to remember. I don't want to institute them right now, but that doesn't stop me from thinking about what's worked for me in the past and what might be useful in the future. So I plan to come up with rules that work for me, and stick them in my tracking spreadsheet so I see them every day. So far I have:

  • No caffeine after 4pm
  • No fizzy drinks on normal working days
  • Don't drink beer you don't enjoy
  • No more than 300kcal snacks per day
  • Raw veg at lunchtime
  • Bring lunch to work
  • Daily protein shake

 

--end edit--

 

And that's it. I'm super motivated at the moment, through a combination of triathlon hype and an existential fear of how short life can be, so I'm starting in week 0 and going all of the way through.

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17 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Here to follow, and offer support on existential fear.

 

Thank you man. I appreciate it, on both counts.

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Hey Jarric!   Wouldn't miss one of your threads for anything.   Here to tackle the next weeks with ya.   I think I might have to take my own advice.  Thanks for reminding me I said it.  ;)

 

Teeth, food, exercise and creativity is kind of my gig too so there's some nice overlap.

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Jarric, you are easily one of the most badass people I know. You just decided to do a big race and then went "oh, and I might do some other really big races the very next day, no big deal" and you always kick ass. You're a big inspiration. 

 

I love the Quentin Blake drawing goals! I can't wait to see what you come up with, his work is a huge part of my childhood too. 

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Wrap-up from last challenge under the spoiler:

 

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Challenge wrap-up

Physio Rx: 18⅔/40 = 46% - +1 STR

Wasn't super consistent here, but my knee is feeling substantially better so I think I just about scraped enough to have some benefit. This will be ongoing next challenge.

 

Life drawing: 2/6 = 33% - +1 CHA

This goal was based on the idea that I'd be doing 2 hour long videos with WW. A couple of days into the challenge she changed her mind about wanting to do that, and I didn't find time to do them on my own. A different approach is needed I think - shorter sessions and more of them.

 

The art of war: 4 + 0 + 4 + 1 + 2.5 + 7.75 = 19.25/24 = 80% - +2 INT

I wasn't totally consistent with this as you can see (the numbers in the sum are the weekly breakdown), and week 5 did a lot of the heavy lifting, but I got my first essay out of the way. Just need to keep the momentum going and get ahead of the others.

 

Tusks: 30.5/42 = 73% - +1 SAN

Again not totally consistent, and week 5 was the worst here. Still, averaging 5 days per week is better than the 0 days per week I would have likely managed otherwise, so it's been a worthy goal.

 

Ale: 17/10, lots/10, 12/10, 16/10, 10/10, 9/10 - +1 CON

I didn't do great on this one, and only passed on 2 weeks. I'm giving myself half of the CON points though, as I do think this had merit. It would have been very easy to drink a lot more, and I did mostly keep this in mind as I went through the weeks.

 

Overall this challenge has been dominated by one thing. On 6th May, I ran RRDW, and spent the weekend with Mr Willes. Despite the fact that I've played D&D with Willy for two years, and spoken to him every week (and often daily) for longer than that, this was only the second time I'd met him in person, and the first time since 2018.

 

3 weeks later, he passed away, and I'm still working out how to deal with that and adjust to not having him in my life. It hurts, but it's also reminded me that life is short and that if I want to achieve things I need to go out and grab them.

 

I found this picture on page 1 of this challenge, and I can't think of a more fitting way to sign off.

 

RIP Willy

 

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13 hours ago, fearless 2.0 said:

Im so sorry you lost your friend, Jarric! ❤️

here for all the inspiration and cant wait for the race recap! :) 

 

Thank you ❤️. Recap should be up this evening!

 

11 hours ago, starpuck said:

Hey Jarric!   Wouldn't miss one of your threads for anything.   Here to tackle the next weeks with ya.   I think I might have to take my own advice.  Thanks for reminding me I said it.  ;)

 

Teeth, food, exercise and creativity is kind of my gig too so there's some nice overlap.

 

Glad to have you here, we can tackle all the things together. And you should take your advice, it's very good!

 

5 hours ago, deftona said:

Jarric, you are easily one of the most badass people I know. You just decided to do a big race and then went "oh, and I might do some other really big races the very next day, no big deal" and you always kick ass. You're a big inspiration. 

 

I love the Quentin Blake drawing goals! I can't wait to see what you come up with, his work is a huge part of my childhood too. 

 

Aww, thank you, that's really nice.

 

I'll make sure to share some of my scribbles as I go through.

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Nice goals!  You can do it!

 

Happy Challenge!

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Great challenge!  And from one roadmapper to another, yours is brilliant!  Keep on keeping on! 

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4 hours ago, WhiteGhost said:

Here to see you do all the things, even if only in short bursts :) 

 

Thanks! Good to have you mate.

 

4 hours ago, Cheetah said:

Nice goals!  You can do it!

 

Happy Challenge!

 

Thank you man!

 

1 hour ago, Shello said:

Great challenge!  And from one roadmapper to another, yours is brilliant!  Keep on keeping on! 

 

Cheers! It's working much better this year than it ever has; I think because I'm forced to read it when I put it in to each new challenge.

 

53 minutes ago, Mad Hatter said:

That book looks epic.

 

Yeah, I've just started to mess about with it and it's been fun so far!

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Race report - Mid Sussex Triathlon

 

Pre-race

My alarm was set for 05:15, but I'd woken up a couple of times before that and had been up since about 04:45. Mostly I kept waking up thinking that I had to remember my goggles, because I'd forgotten to pack them the night before. I don't remember ever being this nervous for a race, which is mad really, because I was probably better prepared for this one than almost any race I've run.

 

So I got dressed, had breakfast, made myself some tea and got going.

 

I cycled to the race site, put my gear down, and milled around looking lost. I had a chat to a couple of other, much more experienced racers who were near me in transition. I had a lovely chat to the woman next to me who gave up running 8 years ago, had a baby 2 months ago, and had only run 4 times in preparation for the race. She would go on to finish first in her category.

 

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My gear in transition, including my Ranger tea flask.

 

It turned out that we had to leave everything in transition before going to the race briefing. I'd worn all of my race gear to go there, and I don't own a tri suit, so that meant I was standing around in my swimming trunks for the briefing. Thank goodness it was a sunny day!

 

Swim leg - 800m

Time: 00:07:57 - Overall position: 47/176 - Category position: 12/30 - Gender position: 36/113

 

There was a long queue for the pool, as they were setting people off every 20-30 seconds. I knew that 800m up and down the pool wouldn't be an issue for me, but I was quite surprised to find that I was struggling with breathing. I think the lack of a warm-up may have been an issue, as there was no real opportunity to have one. Nonetheless, I scraped under 8 minutes, which might just about be a personal best for an 800m swim, even with having to slow down to wait to overtake people.

 

Bike leg - 25km

Time: 01:15:00 - Overall position: 166/176 - Category position: 29/30 - Gender position: 112/113

 

I ran into transition to get my shorts, t-shirt, shoes and socks on. I also took the opportunity to finish my flask of tea, a vital ingredient for any race.

 

I had trained cycling, in the sense that I'd practiced enough in the last few weeks that I was reasonably confident I wouldn't fall off, but I wouldn't say I'm a good cyclist. That's borne out by my position for this leg, very much near the back! It was quite a pleasant ride, on a sunny day, up and down rolling hills on country roads, watching other racers fly past me. The exception was one woman whom I overtook fairly early on, only to have her take me back 10 minutes later. We leapfrogged each other the whole way round, and we finished at a dead heat at the end of the bike leg.

 

Run leg - 5km

Time: 00:25:42 - Overall position: 100/176 - Category position: 26/30 - Gender position: 80/113

 

Back into transition, and it became immediately apparent that I could barely walk, much less run. I downed an energy gel and took a swig of water, and tried to run anyway. The top of my left hamstring was agony, but I pushed on, hopefully that it would ease off when I got moving. It did... a bit. It hurt all of the way round, but the further I went the easier it got, and I knew it was only 5k so I just gritted my teeth and pushed through. It's a route that I've walked, cycled, and run a fair bit, so it was nice to have a very familiar end to the race.

 

The time for this leg was 5 seconds shy of my 5km PB, so I'm really happy with how this went considering.

 

Results:

Total time: 01:55:11

Overall position: 154/176

Category position: 30/30

Gender position: 109/113

 

WW met me at the finish line, and after I had recovered from my 'sprint' finish, I got myself a beer. Sure, it was 10am, but I'd just finished a race and that's customary. I had two actually, and nabbed a third for the evening.

 

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There was a prize giving (I didn't win anything for almost last), which was a really friendly little group thing for what is very much a grassroots kind of race. Then we walked home, much more slowly than I had cycled to the start.

 

Overall I had a fun morning. Most of the race time was the bike, which was the bit I was worst at by far, and that's reflected in my overall time. If I decide to do one of these again I'll have to spend a lot longer getting good at riding a bike, as I think for any length of triathlon that's going to be the majority of the race. Still, I didn't vomit, I didn't get run over, and I got to the end. All in all, a successful race.

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19 minutes ago, DarK_RaideR said:

Wouldn't miss this for the world.

 

Thanks man; I'm pleased you're here.

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Love the D&D stat usage. :D

I'm also one to like the balance of life in all things, so I would like to add my cheers to the mix. I'm only starting out, but I'm confident that my growth will be toward a rounded build like this in a year's work. :)

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Damn, I just came back here to the race update after reading the wrap up in your previous challenge. Seeing the photo of you with Willes there, then jumping here to see a solo pic really hammers home the loss, even if both photos would be the exact same if Willy were alive now.

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9 hours ago, MaeradCase said:

Love the D&D stat usage. :D

I'm also one to like the balance of life in all things, so I would like to add my cheers to the mix. I'm only starting out, but I'm confident that my growth will be toward a rounded build like this in a year's work. :)

 

Thank you! Yeah, I think a rounded build is a nice way of putting it. I tend to want to do all of the things (you'll notice that as a common these amongst Rangers here), so finding a way to strike a balance between those things is important for me.

 

9 hours ago, DarK_RaideR said:

Damn, I just came back here to the race update after reading the wrap up in your previous challenge. Seeing the photo of you with Willes there, then jumping here to see a solo pic really hammers home the loss, even if both photos would be the exact same if Willy were alive now.

 

Yeah, I hadn't looked at those two side-by-side until now, but you're right. It's a real shift.

 

6 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

You are a beast. No way I'd try to run when my legs seized up. 

 

To be honest, as I look at that second sentence, any word past run is superfluous. 

 

:lol: thank you mate

 

 

2 hours ago, Mad Hatter said:

Solid. 💪

 

Thanks!

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Monday - W0D1

Physio: 2/3

Creativity:

Study: 

Teeth: 

 Food tracking:  - Early: milk. Breakfast: breakfast biscuits, banana, 2 scoop protein shake. Lunch: Greggs chicken and bacon baguette, 1/3 of a fennel, apple. 3 cups of tea. Day: 3 cups of tea, diet coke, several shortbread biscuits, 2 pints of Neck Oil, a single Menthol Kruisdrop, 4 pints squash. Dinner: pork chilli. Late: 1 can Oak Aged Vanillla and Chocolate Porter, milk.

 

Yesterday was a good day. Crossfit was deadlifts - I kept it fairly light after the triathlon  and built up to 140kg (~308#) for 5 reps. The workout was 5 rounds for time - 8 deadlifts, 8 burpees over bar. I did the deadlifts at 100kg (~220#) and finished in 9'09". It was a short session, so that gave us time for some much needed foam rolling.

 

Work was chaotic - after 11 days off I came in to 258 e-mails. I cleared what I could, but had a planning meeting all afternoon before I could get through everything. The meeting ended in the pub, where I had a couple of pints before heading home.

 

When I got back I was pretty productive. I cooked a pork chilli, read 2 pages of my textbook for the study goal, boiled some eggs for breakfasts, put the washing out, and did some scribbling in my new art book for the creativity goal. I did only do one set of physio exercises (in addition to the ones I did before work), and by the time everything else was done I just wanted to crash in bed, which I did!

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16 hours ago, Jarric said:

who gave up running 8 years ago, had a baby 2 months ago, and had only run 4 times in preparation for the race. She would go on to finish first in her category.

I hope that category was titled, "Retired Runners with Fresh Hatchlings"  - lol, good grief.  My one hockey pal, her hubby runs the Chicago marathon every year.   And that is the ONLY time he runs.  Zero prep runs, zero routine runs.   Just ... nothing.  LOL

 

The race day sounds lovely and almost makes me want to do one again.  ... moment passed.  PHEW!    Actually, maybe I should look for those alternative 'thons'.  Like this one.
 

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Well done on the race!  All that and you beat your 5k time with a seized up leg.  

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1 hour ago, starpuck said:

I hope that category was titled, "Retired Runners with Fresh Hatchlings"  - lol, good grief.  My one hockey pal, her hubby runs the Chicago marathon every year.   And that is the ONLY time he runs.  Zero prep runs, zero routine runs.   Just ... nothing.  LOL

 

The race day sounds lovely and almost makes me want to do one again.  ... moment passed.  PHEW!    Actually, maybe I should look for those alternative 'thons'.  Like this one.
 

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Master of the Mountains

In early September, racers at Master of the Mountains congregate at the starting line in northeastern New Mexico’s Sugarite Canyon State Park, a three-hour drive from Albuquerque. From there it’s a six-mile trail run around Little Horse Mesa, a three-mile paddle across Lake Maloya in kayaks, a 22-mile bike ride on dirt and pavement, and a final shooting course at Raton Trap Club.

 

 

 

Nope, pretty sure it was women 30-39 :lol:

 

And that does look fun. I'm really tempted to look at an adventure race at some time, but they're often a lot of money.

 

1 hour ago, Shello said:

Well done on the race!  All that and you beat your 5k time with a seized up leg.  

 

Thank you! To be fair, I almost beat it, but still very pleased.

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STR: 16  -  CON: 22  -  CHA: 9  -  SAN: 19 -  INT: 17

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