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Lemongranita sneaks back to fitness


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I've been awol for the last couple of challenges and a bit thwarted by illness and other stuff. But I'm back, and just in time to sign up. I'll edit to organise points later, but to set down an initial marker, here are my goals.

 

Fitness:

1. Faster running. I got under 30 minutes for 5k twice earlier last year, but being ill and hardly running for a month set me back lots. So... stick to the plan I've printed out, which includes a variety of interval and tempo days and get back to sub-30 minute times.

 

+2 STA +2 CON

 

2. Sit spin squats. They're like pistol squats, but in heels! Working through the various progressions available until I can do sets of 10. Bonus point if I actually get my sit spin called at BAC2013.

 

+4 STR

 

3. Score a pb at BAC2013! The British adult skating 'championships' are on the final weekend of this challenge. In theory I should be better than a year ago, but I need to get back to peak fitness, learn the changes to my routine and conquer competition nerves.

 

+2 CHA +2 DEX +1 STA

 

Life:

1. Sort out mine and my husband's Wills. It's been on our to do list for ages but we need to make our minds up about stuff.

 

+2 WIS

"she interpreted falling down not merely as a means of improving, but as evidence that she was improving." - Matthew Syed on Shizuka Arakawa.Frost elf assassin after 4 challenges: STR: 11 | DEX: 12 | STA: 7.5 | CON 5 | WIS 7.5 | CHA: 5.5My Fitocracy profile"

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Thanks Elastigirl!

 

A useful start to #3 - my entry confirmation number has arrived for BAC. I'm committed to competing now!

"she interpreted falling down not merely as a means of improving, but as evidence that she was improving." - Matthew Syed on Shizuka Arakawa.Frost elf assassin after 4 challenges: STR: 11 | DEX: 12 | STA: 7.5 | CON 5 | WIS 7.5 | CHA: 5.5My Fitocracy profile"

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Thanks Sea Level and drsloomis, it's good to be back!

 

I had a good skate this morning, coach was impressed with my sit spin progress, but it's not yet consistently low enough. She now wants me to try off ice teapot-spirals (the weird skating-world name for what I think are squat arabesques elsewhere).

 

Snow is forecast. That could make running awkward this weekend. Darn.

"she interpreted falling down not merely as a means of improving, but as evidence that she was improving." - Matthew Syed on Shizuka Arakawa.Frost elf assassin after 4 challenges: STR: 11 | DEX: 12 | STA: 7.5 | CON 5 | WIS 7.5 | CHA: 5.5My Fitocracy profile"

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Week 1 report:

 

I downloaded Zombies, Run! onto my new phone and it's astonishingly motivating when the radio operator shouts at you. Definitely picking up speed.

 

Lots of one-foot squats, down to bum touching my office chair and gradually decreasing the seat height. Also 'two' foot full squats with one foot resting on an unstable ball.

 

My competition programme is coming along okay, I think. The flip is a bit iffy at speed, but the other jumps are promising.

 

Not got the forms for the wills yet.

"she interpreted falling down not merely as a means of improving, but as evidence that she was improving." - Matthew Syed on Shizuka Arakawa.Frost elf assassin after 4 challenges: STR: 11 | DEX: 12 | STA: 7.5 | CON 5 | WIS 7.5 | CHA: 5.5My Fitocracy profile"

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Oops, I haven't been posting much, but I have been getting on with my targets. Running has gone okay, although I stopped for the past week to avoid risking sore legs before BAC and I didn't get that much faster (grade C, +1STA +1CON).

 

My one-foot squats are lower and more stable, though I can't do 10 on my weaker side yet. My sit spin wasn't called as points-worthy on Saturday, (grade B- +2STR) but... 

 

I did get a new pb! 9.08, including getting my toe-loop, upright spin and step sequence called. One of the judges really liked my performance/choreography too. (grade A +2CHA +2DEX +1STA)

 

Not so much progress on the wills, other than a bit of research into charities that offer will-writing services in return for legacies. Whoops. I will move that into the next challenge. (FAIL)

"she interpreted falling down not merely as a means of improving, but as evidence that she was improving." - Matthew Syed on Shizuka Arakawa.Frost elf assassin after 4 challenges: STR: 11 | DEX: 12 | STA: 7.5 | CON 5 | WIS 7.5 | CHA: 5.5My Fitocracy profile"

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