Kestrel Grey Posted August 6, 2022 Report Share Posted August 6, 2022 Hi Nerds! I am back this challenge to try and figure some things out. Backstory: I have had progressively more reactive asthma for the past 18-ish months. The lack of oxygen causes issues including exhaustion, fear of exercise, brain fog and anxiety attacks, weakness/muscle atrophy/weight gain, and tons of guilt over not being able to fulfil my perceived obligations at work, home, or with friends. There is a strong possibility that it will not be getting better, so I have to get better at managing it instead. It is getting more under control - despite having an ever increasing list of triggers, I am having fewer bad episodes and quicker recoveries. I used to run and hike a fair amount, and have occasionally dallied with weight lifting. I love longer trail-based OCRs. I had aspirations of running a mountain ultra. I have experience with being derailed, but previously always due to injuries. Those get better with lots of time and treatment and physiotherapy. This won't. The Dream: To be able to get back to trail running, and eventually get to that mountain ultra. The Plan: I am not a sailor. I do not "tack" but instead fly directly into the wind. That approach is not serving me anymore, since any over-exertion results in a worse setback. So I will need a way to drift obliquely towards my goal with many extreme course changes, never facing it head-on (that is called tacking, yes? I am so not a sailor...) The Challenge: Each week I will set a goal that is somewhat vaguely in the direction I want, list the obstacles in my way, and create a simple decision tree to deal with those obstacles. And at the end of the week, I will assess how well the plan went and reset for the next week. 2 Quote Current Challenge: The Cliffs of Insanity Previous Challenges: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21, #22, #23, #24, #25, #26, #27, #28, #29, #30, #31, #32, #33, #34, #35 Battle Log: Operation Fly-By-Night “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” ― Neil Gaiman Link to comment
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