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Hey, Happy new year everyone, Here I am after a bad second challenge, and some "time off" from some of my healthy eating and workout habits, and ready to keep up where I left, because, as someone wrote "It's not what you eat between Christmas and New year, It's what you eat between New Year and Christmas!", so here goes my first draft for this challenge, feel free to comment or suggest.

 

Health Goals

1. C210k, I started running with C25K, and it was great, I have realized lately that I have not added any more miles after that, and it's probably a lack of a good plan and specific short term goals, so I'll keep on with what worked before, so today I started with week 7 day 3 of C210K, and keep on going frome there, I'll look for a 10K race near or after the end of the challenge. (+4 STA)

 

2. Strength training. I have not done any EVER (Literally), but I begin to feel like I need some to balance the leg work of running/bike and the wife has "suggested" some upper body workout so I'll start with the Begginer Body weight Workout http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2009/12/09/beginner-body-weight-workout-burn-fat-build-muscle/ At least two times a week, and adjust as necessary, since I have never done anything like that. (+3 STR +1 CHA)

 

3. Paleo. After Whole30, and loosing 10kg, I feel like this is the best way for me, I am not good at percentages, of cheat meals, and some paleo stuff is just not available around here (such as grass-fed or wild-caught), but whatever I cook (or decide for myself what to eat out), will be 100% Paleo, I'll allow some room for sugar, or vegetable oil and small amounts of starch in condiments. (+4 CON)

 

4. Bike. I know, I have put this every single time, and fell short both times, but I really like It and I really like the idea of a triathlon, it's just so cool. The goal is at least one ride a week, at least 15k long (could be split into two).

 

Life Goal

 

5. New House. Find a new house, that's both good for the family and good for the budget, it must be done as soon as possible, and move ASAP too. (+2 WIS +1CHA)

 

 

 

Starting Stats

 

STR 8.25 DEX 3 STA 10.5 CON 7 WIS 9 CHA 0

 

Weight: 97k

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"swim, bike, run", or at least "Don’t drown, don't crash, don't walk"

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Kewl! You're carrying on building on previous successes. 

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Thanks everyone, Im glad to report that I started on the bike, 43km mountain/road ride, with some HUGE hills on the road part, I was very happy to go back to these group rides, and by doing so to have a decent distance on a single ride, so, things are starting good, I hope to keep up with momentum.

 

On other news, this season´s calendar for triathlon has just been released, there is an event close to home (on beautiful Puerto Vallarta), on April 28th, I am considering joining for the sprint distance, it's open water (on the Pacific Ocean nonetheless), road bike (may be hilly, no idea yet). Any expert advice?, I can currently swim 1500m in 45min on the pool, with breaks, ride 40km in about two hours and run 5k in under 40min, do you guys think that (with a good training plan) that I may be able to make it?, it would be a great birthday present for myself!

german

monkey scout

"swim, bike, run", or at least "Don’t drown, don't crash, don't walk"

“If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember that we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe.†-Joe Rogan

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Hell yes!

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Thanks everyone, I am currently analyzing some training plans, and checking all the involved costs before I can commit to it, I have about two weeks to make the decision, until then, I keep focused on my current goals, IF i decide I can afford to go, I'll change my fitness goals accordingly, specially the c210k.

german

monkey scout

"swim, bike, run", or at least "Don’t drown, don't crash, don't walk"

“If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember that we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe.†-Joe Rogan

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did you bike yet today?

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did you bike yet today?

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did you bike yet today?

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::extra poke::

XD

just another cracked southern belle,

and a specialist in self-kintsukuroi.

Current Challenge Accountability:  Health & Happiness Are Hard: Wherein the Cracked_Belle Un-Dies

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― Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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Not much advance this week, after the long ride on the weekend I took it easy, 5k walk yesterday and start with c25k tomorrow morning (today if possible).

 

 

Health Goals

1. C210k Not started yet

2. Strength training Ready to start, soreness from the MTB has gone.

3. Paleo Asides from some rice on my meatballs yesterday, compliant. it's a 99% so far

4. Bike one ride just before the start, 43k

 

Life Goal

5. New House. We went to visit some options, not found a perfect one yet, but moving towards it.

german

monkey scout

"swim, bike, run", or at least "Don’t drown, don't crash, don't walk"

“If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember that we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe.†-Joe Rogan

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hey, one bike ride is better than none!!

just another cracked southern belle,

and a specialist in self-kintsukuroi.

Current Challenge Accountability:  Health & Happiness Are Hard: Wherein the Cracked_Belle Un-Dies

Epic Quest:  Adventures in Badassery  [under construction]

Spoiler

There is never a sudden revelation, a complete and tidy explanation for why it happened, or why it ends, or why or who you are. You want one and I want one, but there isn't one. It comes in bits and pieces, and you stitch them together wherever they fit, and when you are done you hold yourself up, and still there are holes and you are a rag doll, invented, imperfect. And yet you are all that you have, so you must be enough. There is no other way.
― Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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hey, one bike ride is better than none!!

 

 

It sure is, and I am organizing one this weekend, I am inviting more people than I have before, so if some fail, it will still happen.

german

monkey scout

"swim, bike, run", or at least "Don’t drown, don't crash, don't walk"

“If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember that we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe.†-Joe Rogan

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It sure is, and I am organizing one this weekend, I am inviting more people than I have before, so if some fail, it will still happen.

excellent!!

 

I'm wierd about biking.  I love it.  have so for ages.  I prefer biking alone, as it's kind of a meditation of sorts for me.  running, meanwhile, I love having people in the same general vacinty as me.

 

but I think it's great that you're finding out what works for you!

just another cracked southern belle,

and a specialist in self-kintsukuroi.

Current Challenge Accountability:  Health & Happiness Are Hard: Wherein the Cracked_Belle Un-Dies

Epic Quest:  Adventures in Badassery  [under construction]

Spoiler

There is never a sudden revelation, a complete and tidy explanation for why it happened, or why it ends, or why or who you are. You want one and I want one, but there isn't one. It comes in bits and pieces, and you stitch them together wherever they fit, and when you are done you hold yourself up, and still there are holes and you are a rag doll, invented, imperfect. And yet you are all that you have, so you must be enough. There is no other way.
― Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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excellent!!

 

I'm wierd about biking.  I love it.  have so for ages.  I prefer biking alone, as it's kind of a meditation of sorts for me.  running, meanwhile, I love having people in the same general vacinty as me.

 

but I think it's great that you're finding out what works for you!

 

 

I also love to bike (and run) alone, but also love the trails, and there are some (very) technical areas where it is not safe to ride alone, plus, if it's a "social event", somehow the wife is happier (not very fond of my ogre-half)!!

german

monkey scout

"swim, bike, run", or at least "Don’t drown, don't crash, don't walk"

“If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember that we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe.†-Joe Rogan

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Great goals...I say go for the tri if it works. Find a training plan that you can stick with like each workout is an unbreakable appointment. You're doing good!

Celtic ScoutLevel 4Str 8 | Dex 7.5 | Sta 12.25 | Con 9 | Wis 10.5 | Cha 7.75Battle Log"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I also love to bike (and run) alone, but also love the trails, and there are some (very) technical areas where it is not safe to ride alone, plus, if it's a "social event", somehow the wife is happier (not very fond of my ogre-half)!!
ah, that makes sense.

just another cracked southern belle,

and a specialist in self-kintsukuroi.

Current Challenge Accountability:  Health & Happiness Are Hard: Wherein the Cracked_Belle Un-Dies

Epic Quest:  Adventures in Badassery  [under construction]

Spoiler

There is never a sudden revelation, a complete and tidy explanation for why it happened, or why it ends, or why or who you are. You want one and I want one, but there isn't one. It comes in bits and pieces, and you stitch them together wherever they fit, and when you are done you hold yourself up, and still there are holes and you are a rag doll, invented, imperfect. And yet you are all that you have, so you must be enough. There is no other way.
― Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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I went to my bike ride yesterday, nice 20km mountain bike, with one heavy uphill and a lot of soft downhill, not too technical but great anyway. The plan to invite various people worked out just great, the initial ones bailed off at the last minute and I still had someone to go with me.

 

What I seem to be too slow is on my running / Strenght training, I'll have to catch up this week.

 

On the triathlon thing, as nice as it sounds it is jut not feasible, I cannot spend a weekend on the beach at the time, so I'll change it and run one here in the city in may, and another one nearby in august, both are off-road (xterra brand events) so it will be a nice start , since I like MTB better than road biking. I am currently putting together a training plan and it will be the core of my next challenge.

german

monkey scout

"swim, bike, run", or at least "Don’t drown, don't crash, don't walk"

“If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember that we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe.†-Joe Rogan

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