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I've got a few half-baked ideas about what to do for this challenge, and at some point this week I plan to come back and flesh them out.

 

Last challenge I very much disappeared for a couple of weeks. And because I wasn't reporting here I wasn't tracking my goals properly. Not that I was hitting my goals very consistently anyway, but lack of tracking and lack of consistency definitely feed into each other.

 

So, for week 0, I only have 2 goals:

  1. Check in here every day
  2. Run a marathon on Saturday

 

Ok, so goal 2 was already a goal that I've had for quite a while, but it's a big milestone and I'm looking forward to it.

 

That's enough for now, I'll formulate my goals for the rest of the challenge and come back to them later.

 

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Edit after zero week:

 

Actual goals!

Well, having hit 100% of my goals (and run a bleeding marathon in the process), it's time to write this challenge up properly. Usually, I start with my road map for the year.

  

On 12/29/2022 at 9:58 PM, Jarric said:

2023 road map

 

Last year I decided that, rather than post my road map for the year in a battle log and then forget about it, that I would put it at the top of my first challenge for the year, and then repeat it in every subsequent challenge. That worked fairly well, so I'm sticking with it.

 

I also decided last year to divide the things that are important to me into 5 pillars, and map each of those pillars onto a D&D stat. For how that went you can see my 2022 wrap up here, but the final result was as follows:

 

Level 17 Wood Elf Ranger

STR: 12  -  CON: 10  -  CHA: 3  -  SAN: 7  -  INT: 11

 

This year I'll be following a very similar format, trying to earn points to increase those stats as much as possible. I'll also be including some specific benchmarks within some of the pillars - not necessarily goals to hit (though I might well have challenge goals working towards them), but to see what I can tick off by the end of the year.

 

Exercise (Strength)

This pillar is all about the physical activities I do, be that OCR, climbing, crossfit, running, swimming, whatever. It also encompasses activity that enables those things, like yoga, physio, foam rolling etc. I don't separate between STR and DEX, because I don't really think that makes sense for the kind of things I do.

 

Specific benchmarks I'd like to hit:

  • Complete Strong Viking in June Edit - June: done! :) 
  • Complete Man vs Mountain in September Edit - September: done! :D 
  • Added - September: Complete Beachy Head Marathon Edit - October: I've only gone and run a marathon! :D 
  • Climb a font 7A
  • Climb a font 6A outside
  • Get reliable ring muscle ups
  • Get reliable bar muscle ups
  • Handwalk 12ft
  • Learn to kip up
  • Squatmas: 50 reps at 75% bodyweight, unbroken
  • Deadliftmas: 50 reps at 100% bodyweight unbroken

 

I also need to plan out a few more OCRs, maybe a triathlon or aquathlon. I'd like to do a novice strongman competition too.

 

Nutrition (Constitution)

This is about putting the right things in my body (hey, if a joke ain't broke, don't fix it). That includes food, obviously, but also alcohol and caffeine, not smoking, basically whatever I consume. Currently I'm trying to bulk up a bit, and at the moment I anticipate cycling cutting and bulking for the year.

 

Creativity (Charisma)

This is a stat I didn't hit much all year, so I'm really keen to boost this stat in 2023. I think being creative is really good for me, and it's something I want to do more of. In order to enable this I'll probably also need to redress my work/life balance, to give me some more creative energy. This includes drawing/art, music, and D&D stuff.

 

Specific benchmarks:

  • Publish some of my own D&D content online
  • Be prepared (enough) for every session of my D&D campaign
  • Complete Inktober this year
  • If I reduce my working days, use the extra day creatively

May edit: I'm now confirmed to be working 4 days per week from September, so I'll need to find a way to use those extra days creatively :D 

 

Self-care (Sanity)

2022 was a trying year, and 2023 is definitely going to have its challenges (though fewer of them would be nice). With that in mind I need to keep on with the little things that keep my mind in check - brushing my teeth, keeping in touch with friends, tidying my house, getting out of work on time. I got most of my points in this last year from brushing my teeth, a habit I hope I may have finally cracked (at the age of 33!). This year I want to get more points in this stat, and get them from more different activities.

 

Specific benchmarks:

  • Sort out the outhouse, and run power down there
  • Get a price for the porch
  • Paint my office
  • Go away with friends Edit - June: though it wasn't the trip I was thinking of, I did have a great time in The Netherlands with Rhovaniel. Edit 2 - September: I also got a couple of nights away with work friends for Man vs Mountain in Wales.

 

Learning (Intelligence)

I like learning stuff for pleasure, and I need to do it for work. This encompasses my professional qualifications, language learning (currently learning Dutch and French), and anything else I want to study.

 

Specific benchmarks:

  • Complete professional qualification completed in April :D 
  • Achieve extra qualification status
  • Converse in French with a francophone
  • Converse in Dutch in The Netherlands went to The Netherlands in June - 'converse' might be a strong word but I used a bit of Dutch!
  • Added - September: Learn a little bit of programming

 

And let's have a quick recap of how last challenge went too:

  

On 10/16/2023 at 1:28 PM, Jarric said:

Challenge wrap-up

The chronologist: 5/25 = 20% = no stat increase 

The muscle: 12/35 = 34% = no stat increase 

The second-story specialist: 6/15 = 40% = no stat increase 

The translator: 14/35 = 40% = no stat increase 

The cartographer: 12/15 = 80% = +2 CHA

The face: 12/35 = 34% = no stat increase 

 

Overall I've scored pretty fucking poorly this time round.

 

Timekeeping was rubbish - I think I need to look at the root causes of my lateness, because just setting a goal isn't working. Am I just a time optimist, who always expects things to finish quicker than they do? Am I subconsciously putting off things I don't like. Am I just incredibly easily distracted, and if so why? Answers on a postcard please.

 

I gave up on calorie tracking through lack of mental energy.

 

Climbing was a stupid goal to set during race season - I was never going to hit this and it would have risked overtraining to try. I've had fun with climbing when I've gone, just should have had the foresight not to set the goal.

 

Duolingo mught have gone better than the numbers suggest, as I can't remember what I did when so haven't been able to tick it off. I've passed a 400-day streak, so I'm definitely doing stuff. Next challenge I'm going to have a goal around being present here, because this challenge I've struggled as much with tracking the goals as with actually doing them.

 

Drawing, at least, went really well. Inktober was a bit help here, even though I'm 8 days behind I've had some fun working on it.

 

Evening teeth brushing has very much fallen by the wayside, which probably shows how drained I've felt. I need to get back into the habit of this.

 

In the last few days I've been starting to feel better, and I think the 4-day week is starting to make me feel less stressed at home (even if work remains stressful). I feel positive now, so next challenge I'm just going to cut down the number of goals and try and be more present here.

 

And hey, this challenge I ran a Tough Mudder and the British OCR Championships, and next weekend I've got a marathon. I've achieved some stuff I'm really happy with, even though that stuff wasn't the goals I laid out.

 

So, with an over-complicated and ultimately not very successful challenge last time, I'm going to be sticking to 3 simple goals:

  • The documancer: update here daily [+2 SAN]
  • The face: brush my teeth, twice daily [+2 SAN]
  • The muscle: track food, every day [+3 CON]

 

The plan for the rest of this year is to lose some weight  - maybe 10-15lbs - and to get as strong as possible whilst doing it. I'll be cutting running down to 3 days per week (starting in week 3), and focusing on speed and power rather than distance. And I'll be increasing crossfit to 4 days per week, and settling in to 2 days per week of bouldering. All of that made me think of a concept that @Wild Wolf used to talk about of being wolflean, which conjures up a great image that really matches the getting stronger and leaning out that I'm planning to do, and that ultimately lead me to my challenge title, hungry like the wolf.

 

I'll probably be rambling about various other things in my updates too:

  • How to manage my time with my (still relatively) new Wednesdays off work
  • How to balance managing calories so that I'm losing weight but still not compromising performance too much
  • Maybe sharing some drawings - it's still Inktober after all
  • I'll be keeping my Duolingo streak going
  • Trying to work out why I'm so bad at being on time for stuff, and/or why I procrastinate
  • I have one more race this year, Nuclear Fallout, which is in a couple of weeks
  • How my new running plan (starting after that race) and my workouts are going
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GL with the marathon! Here for support (and a tiny bit more accountability 😉). Look forward to seeing what your challenge goals are.

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30 minutes ago, Kalitraz said:

GL with the marathon! Here for support (and a tiny bit more accountability 😉). Look forward to seeing what your challenge goals are.

 

Thank you! The accountability is always welcome.

 

30 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

I think run a marathon is a plenty big goal. Maybe week 1 goal should be recover from marathon.

 

Entirely reasonable, maybe it should be.

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2 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

I think run a marathon is a plenty big goal. Maybe week 1 goal should be recover from marathon.

I suddenly very much like the idea of goals that morph every week, depending on what life happens to put in our paths. I mean, there is always the freedom to modify goals as need arises, but to go into it PURPOSEFULLY knowing that goals each week will be different for a challenge is an interesting concept.

 

 

 

 

Episode 14 Marathon GIF by The Simpsons

GL this weekend!

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12 hours ago, sylph said:

I suddenly very much like the idea of goals that morph every week, depending on what life happens to put in our paths. I mean, there is always the freedom to modify goals as need arises, but to go into it PURPOSEFULLY knowing that goals each week will be different for a challenge is an interesting concept.

 

 

 

 

Episode 14 Marathon GIF by The Simpsons

GL this weekend!

 

Yeah, I was thinking about that when I saw Tank's comment. I'm not quite sure how I would work it though; in terms of a habit-building practice, changing your goals every week would be a pretty bad move. There's definitely an angle around autoregulation and matching your effort to your available resources (time, mental energy, physical condition), but I'm not sure what the structure would be.

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Monday - week 0, day 1

Yesterday was a good day. Crossfit was a lot of fun - we spent a bit of time cycling through legless rope climbs, sandbag/deadball loads, and bench press; a nice chilled strength workout with no time limits. Then a very fast workout at the end; 3 rounds for time: 100m ski, 10 pushups. It's amazing how quickly my pushups run out in a short workout, I was doing them in 1s and 2s by the 3rd set! Still, it was a nice quick blast through in 3'14" to wrap up the session. I did try and take it pretty easy, and it'll be my only session this week as I rest before the marathon at the weekend.

 

Work was busy, but good. My manager told me she's going to take a couple of clients away from me, without me having to ask, which is fantastic news as it might mean my workload is more manageable. (Ah, who am I kidding? I'll fill the time with something, it'll just be nice to have more time to commit to project work!)

 

After that we had a chilled evening. WW made a chicken curry, as part of operation 'empty the freezer'. We've got a new fridge freezer being delivered Thursday next week, so our meals might be getting decidedly weird by the start of week 1 as we use up whatever's in there.

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I love how your goals swing from "check in on forums" way over to "PERFORM HEROIC FEAT OF FITNESS" like it's no big thing at all

 

Also HOORAY for a more manageable workload, that must be a nice little weight off your shoulders!

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Yay for a new thread and a marathon! Here to cheer! 😁

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2 hours ago, Jarric said:

Yeah, I was thinking about that when I saw Tank's comment. I'm not quite sure how I would work it though; in terms of a habit-building practice, changing your goals every week would be a pretty bad move. There's definitely an angle around autoregulation and matching your effort to your available resources (time, mental energy, physical condition), but I'm not sure what the structure would be.

 

The habit is often the scheduling, not what you do with it. Twenty minutes a night can be mobility four nights and strength three. But the habit is the twenty minutes a night.

 

Or the habit is built kaizen-style, or by laddering. Week one is one pushup. A ridiculously small step. Week two is two pushups. That's an extremely well supported habit building method, one of the most successful in studies from what I can tell.

 

Or the habit is the adaptability itself. Unchanging routines are brittle when they meet real life, because real life is punctuated by stresses, injuries, illnesses, and so on. Being able to plan and execute a recovery to normality after a major stress is an inevitable need and a skill that's rarely trained.

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50 minutes ago, sarakingdom said:

Or the habit is built kaizen-style, or by laddering. Week one is one pushup. A ridiculously small step. Week two is two pushups. That's an extremely well supported habit building method, one of the most successful in studies from what I can tell.

 

Or the habit is the adaptability itself. Unchanging routines are brittle when they meet real life, because real life is punctuated by stresses, injuries, illnesses, and so on. Being able to plan and execute a recovery to normality after a major stress is an inevitable need and a skill that's rarely trained.

These were the types of things I was thinking about.

 

"This week is one, next week is two" is kind of what I'm doing with my challenges, with "Last challenge was one thing, this challenge is two things" stretching the timeline out a bit.

 

And the adjusting for real life as well--I'm better about it now, but in the past, if I couldn't get my 'planned' activities in, I would tend to give them up entirely, rather than looking ahead, noting that the upcoming week was going to be hell on wheels and proactively modifying my expectations/goals for the week

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Haha, I agree on the big swing 'check forums' --- Run marathon.

I also really like the idea of goals morphing each week!!

hmmmmm.

Here as always my friend.

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Are wolves generally more hungry than other woodland creatures?

 

If so, why is that?

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49 minutes ago, DarK_RaideR said:

Surprised no one posted this yet

You make a very good point. Why haven't *I* posted it yet???

I've certainly been thinking about the song every time I've seen the thread title... 😅

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On 10/17/2023 at 1:09 PM, shaar said:

I love how your goals swing from "check in on forums" way over to "PERFORM HEROIC FEAT OF FITNESS" like it's no big thing at all

 

Also HOORAY for a more manageable workload, that must be a nice little weight off your shoulders!

 

I actually laughed out loud when I read that :lol: . 

 

 

I guess, in a way, it doesn't feel like a big thing? Like, it feels like a big milestone, and I don't doubt that it's going to be really hard, but I'm pretty confident I'll get to the end. I've been training running pretty consistently for the last year, and I'm also confident that I could walk 26 miles with no training at all if I had to.

 

More to the point, it feels more difficult to intentionally carve out time every day for a goal like updating here, than it does to turn up to an event that I've had booked for months. That time is booked, I don't have to steal it away from other, competing priorities. I don't even really need to find motivation to do it; I'll do it because it's in my calendar.

 

And it will be a weight off, once those client's are actually handed over! But yeah, very much looking forward to that.

 

23 hours ago, Sovalis said:

Yay for a new thread and a marathon! Here to cheer! 😁

 

Great to have you!

 

22 hours ago, sarakingdom said:

 

The habit is often the scheduling, not what you do with it. Twenty minutes a night can be mobility four nights and strength three. But the habit is the twenty minutes a night.

 

Or the habit is built kaizen-style, or by laddering. Week one is one pushup. A ridiculously small step. Week two is two pushups. That's an extremely well supported habit building method, one of the most successful in studies from what I can tell.

 

Or the habit is the adaptability itself. Unchanging routines are brittle when they meet real life, because real life is punctuated by stresses, injuries, illnesses, and so on. Being able to plan and execute a recovery to normality after a major stress is an inevitable need and a skill that's rarely trained.

 

You, Sara Kingdom, are very wise.

 

22 hours ago, sylph said:

These were the types of things I was thinking about.

 

"This week is one, next week is two" is kind of what I'm doing with my challenges, with "Last challenge was one thing, this challenge is two things" stretching the timeline out a bit.

 

And the adjusting for real life as well--I'm better about it now, but in the past, if I couldn't get my 'planned' activities in, I would tend to give them up entirely, rather than looking ahead, noting that the upcoming week was going to be hell on wheels and proactively modifying my expectations/goals for the week

 

I really like that last point actually. A good goal then might be something like 'on a Sunday, after dinner, I take 10 minutes to look at my diary for the week ahead and plan my other goals around my commitments'. That's something I massively failed to do last challenge with my climbing goal - it was something I wanted to do, but something that could not possibly work with the races and things I'd committed to.

 

20 hours ago, starpuck said:

Haha, I agree on the big swing 'check forums' --- Run marathon.

I also really like the idea of goals morphing each week!!

hmmmmm.

Here as always my friend.

 

Always good to have you, friend.

 

18 hours ago, DarK_RaideR said:

Surprised no one posted this yet

 

 

To be honest, I'm surprised I didn't post it when I set up the challenge :lol: 

 

This was YouTube's next suggestion for me after that, which is also a banger:

 

 

 

17 hours ago, Cheetah said:

Are wolves generally more hungry than other woodland creatures?

 

If so, why is that?

 

I was going to posit that they are one of the only woodland predators, but I think that that only works if you exclude birds, and only works for certain locations at a certain point in time. I do imagine wolves, who have to catch prey to eat, as being hungrier than say deer, who graze on plant life. Maybe it's just that they're more obviously hungry, because they're seen charging towards the thing they want to eat with apparent urgency? Very rare to see a rabbit chasing a dandelion across a field.

 

17 hours ago, TimovieMan said:

You make a very good point. Why haven't *I* posted it yet???

I've certainly been thinking about the song every time I've seen the thread title... 😅

 

I'd half forgotten what I'd called the challenge, but that explains why I've had this song in my head for 2 days :lol:

 

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Tuesday - week 0, day 2

Yesterday was a good day. Started with a short, easy run - 3.1 miles (5k). It felt rubbish unfortunately, probably because I hadn't slept very well the night before.

 

Work was busy, but ok. I was working from home, so I managed to get a bunch of stuff done. Unfortunately that stuff was something which I thought I was going to get away with not doing, and that ended up taking about 4 hours out of my day.

 

There's one side-effect to working a 4-day week, and that's that I need to get things sorted every Tuesday so that they can be looked after on the Wednesday. That means making sure everything's saved properly if someone needs to find it, and not sitting on tasks that I would otherwise think could wait until the morning. It's still 100% worth it to have the extra day off, but that end of day process is something I'm still getting used to.

 

In the evening I cooked a beef stir fry to use up some pak choi, a pepper, some green beans, and some carrots, as part of Operation Empty Fridge. It was fine, but nothing special. The rest of the evening should have been Pathfinder, but WW was feeling ill so we called off the session and I just met up with the rest of the group to play some really cursed computer games instead. We had fun, and occasionally shouted at the ridiculousness of the nonsense we were playing.

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6 hours ago, Jarric said:

Very rare to see a rabbit chasing a dandelion across a field.

Hahaha, that made me laugh xD

 

On 10/17/2023 at 2:09 PM, shaar said:

I love how your goals swing from "check in on forums" way over to "PERFORM HEROIC FEAT OF FITNESS" like it's no big thing at all

 

Also HOORAY for a more manageable workload, that must be a nice little weight off your shoulders!

That's what I thought too. It sounds so funny xD

 

Anyway, good luck with your goals!

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Veni, vidi, vici. 

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12 hours ago, Jackdaw said:

Hahaha, that made me laugh xD

 

That's what I thought too. It sounds so funny xD

 

Anyway, good luck with your goals!

 

:lol: I'm glad. And thank you!

 

 

5 hours ago, shaar said:

I too love using stir fry as a good base for Operation Empty Fridge!  Solidarity!! XD

 

*Fist bump* :lol:

 

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4 hours ago, DarK_RaideR said:

Well since we're doing music in reference to things said here...

 

 

Well that's a new one on me - what an oddly appropriate title!

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Wednesday - week 0 day 3

A very quick update to keep my update streak going. Yesterday was a good day - I spent a chunk of time practising Dutch, a bigger chunk of time working for my current professional qualification, and a little time playing Baldur's Gate 3. Then I cleared some lamb cutlets out of the freezer, which I cooked with rosemary crushed potatoes and a lemon and herb jus.

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On 10/18/2023 at 9:03 AM, Jarric said:

one of the only woodland predators

 

Foxes, raccoons, possums, weasels and all of their cousins (the Pine Marten is my favorite), coyotes, all manner of snakes and lizards, a shocking variety of spiders and other insects, and the birds of prey that you mentioned, are all woodland predators.  Possums are always very hungry.

 

"Hungry like the Possum" wouldn't have sold as many records, I think.  But I'd have bought one.

 

 

 

Keep up the good work!

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