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I always enjoy reading your posts. =)

 

Great goals, you will go far.

Although I cannot help you with the coffee goal. I always grew up despising it. I didn't particularly care for the taste, and then I was raised in Mormonville and coffee is like satan's blood or something, so no one drinks it. I can say that I have developed a taste for coffee, of the lighter roasts, and mochas (omg xtra-chocolate - not anymore sucka), after working in a cafe as a barista for 1.5 years. But I can barely drink a 16oz cup in a full day, and I hate myself when I do because I have to pee like crazy.

Defröck Level 1 Human ScoutSTR 6 | DEX 3 | STA 8 | CON 2.25 | WIS 1 | CHA 3

N1 Challenge ~ N2 Challenge

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You gave a free Twix back?  Wow.... hats off, sir, hats off......

Mm, had to do it quickly before I had time to think about it!

 No going insane today?

No, surprisingly. Terrible Vitamin C hangover this morning after all those clementines now though!

So, a hundredweight equals how many shitloads

In the imperial/jtggodqos system, 20 shit-hundredweight to the shit-ton.

I always enjoy reading your posts. =)

 

Thanks! Hard to imagine not liking coffee. Slapping myself to wake up this morning. Slapping myself is like drinking an espresso but drier.

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STR 43 | DEX 21 | STA 49 | CON 30 | WIS 45 | CHA 21

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Tremendous willpower... Twix are my absolute favorite!  I always nibble off all the chocolate and caramel and then eat the cookie last. :)

jfrankovich

Level 5 Scout

I've run 306 miles in 2013!Current Challenge // 4th Challenge // 3rd Challenge // 2nd Challenge // 1st Challenge

 

Whether training or racing, a ScoutCannot wait to lace up and get outFor a ride or a run—It's rewarding and funTo set forth and explore a new route.

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Sounds like a fairly awesome "hotel day" to me.  I'd safely bet most people in hotels would be scared to dream of doing that :D

 

Vit C hangover - nice  :orange:  :orange:  :orange:

Eirlys - Long Time Wood Fairy Druid

Current Challenge: S4 (Sleep, Sugar, Spending, Son)

 

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

-- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 

Done is better than perfect

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Daily
Take breaks:  Done
Daily exercise:  Done - 1km light jogging, a load of walking (because I'm a MAMMAL!!!!!) and a hard workout at the rowing club circuit session. 
Daily Portuguese:  Done - progressing through Lathrop and Dias bit by bit...
 
Weekly
3xRTP News: 1
Try a New thing:  No RPOD today. 
1 short fast run:  Done 
1 long run:  Not yet
 
In Challenge
2x Lathrop and Dias Chapters:  0.1
Week of no caffeine:  4 days down and surviving
Dental Appointment:  Nope
Steercert:  Nope
Librivox:  Nope
Give Blood:  Tomorrow probably 
Lose 7lb:  Still sticking to the good stuff this week - more vegie thai food, sausages, quinoa, small salad, some almonds and more fruit than you can shake a stick at.

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STR 43 | DEX 21 | STA 49 | CON 30 | WIS 45 | CHA 21

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

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Tremendous willpower... Twix are my absolute favorite!  I always nibble off all the chocolate and caramel and then eat the cookie last. :)

OMG, we have found your chocolate-coated kryptonite!

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STR 43 | DEX 21 | STA 49 | CON 30 | WIS 45 | CHA 21

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

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Vit C hangover - nice  :orange:  :orange:  :orange:

Breakfast: 5 more clems. Hair of the dog...

Level 20 Ferret Demon Scout

STR 43 | DEX 21 | STA 49 | CON 30 | WIS 45 | CHA 21

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

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Awesome progress as usual, you are rocking this 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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Daily
Take breaks:  Done 
Daily exercise:  Done - longish bike ride (cheating!), RPOD, crow pose
Daily Portuguese:  Done - podcasts, verb drill
 
Weekly
3xRTP News: 1 - and - uh-oh! only 2 days left in the week!
Try a New thing:  2 RPODs done today. It's not as much fun as I imagined 
1 short fast run:  Done 
1 long run:  Not yet
 
In Challenge
2x Lathrop and Dias Chapters:  0.1
Week of no caffeine:  5 days down and have not killed anyone yet. I am practically, like, a saint or something
Dental Appointment:  Nope. I phoned them - I did - but faced with an answering service I wussed out. Next week.
Steercert:  Nope
Librivox:  Nope
Give Blood:  Done today!  :love_heart: 
Lose 7lb:  Had a few more calories than normal today (eggs, nuts, potatoes, yoghurt) to make sure I recovered OK from the blood loss. Otherwise, fine - no going crazy with delicious treats or anything

Level 20 Ferret Demon Scout

STR 43 | DEX 21 | STA 49 | CON 30 | WIS 45 | CHA 21

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

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Awesome progress as usual, you are rocking this challenge.

Thanks - although compared to yours it's a pretty undemanding challenge - easy to rock such simple goals! 

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STR 43 | DEX 21 | STA 49 | CON 30 | WIS 45 | CHA 21

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

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Oh stop it! You are jus being nice.

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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After my post-run shower, I tried to turn off the water by repeatedly jabbing the Off button on the shower radio.

#lifewithoutcoffee

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Level 20 Ferret Demon Scout

STR 43 | DEX 21 | STA 49 | CON 30 | WIS 45 | CHA 21

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

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After my post-run shower, I tried to turn off the water by repeatedly jabbing the Off button on the shower radio.

#lifewithoutcoffee

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Haha, it will get better

STR – 24.45, DEX – 13.50, STA – 23.50, CON – 21.40, WIS – 27.65, CHA – 4.50
When the sun comes up, you better start running - Thomas Friedmen
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Daily
Take breaks:  N/A - non-working day 
Daily exercise:  Done - long(ish) run, stretches, plus some cycling, and a pull-up challenge (another heroic failure!)
Daily Portuguese:  Done - RTP news in the morning - I Google-translated a particular phrase I didn't understand (one of many, I'm afraid!) and it came up as "Fuck the Troika" which I then had to hide from my daughter who was sitting next to me at the time. Oh and apparently there are still socialists in Portugal. They interviewed one. He spoke very slowly, which was helpful for me.
 
Weekly
3xRTP News: 2 - and - uh-oh! only 1 days left in the week!
Try a New thing:  No RPODs today
1 short fast run:  Done 
1 long run:  Done (although it wasn't very long for various reasons - just 6 km...)
 
In Challenge
2x Lathrop and Dias Chapters:  0.1
Week of no caffeine:  5 days down. We took 18ckette and her friend to the ballet today and I was nodding off in the first half. 
Dental Appointment:  Nope. 
Steercert:  Nope
Librivox:  Nope
Give Blood:  Done. I actually felt a bt dizzy after my run today. I wonder if that's as a direct result. Maybe just as well I cut it short then!
Lose 7lb:  Bit of a so-so day today... but as a whole I think it's been a good week, so I'm not too worried.

Level 20 Ferret Demon Scout

STR 43 | DEX 21 | STA 49 | CON 30 | WIS 45 | CHA 21

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

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Running yesterday was musicless because I wanted to concentrate more than usual. Aside from grumbly legs, I noticed there was an asymmetry in my gait. I was running on a trail with a sort of fine, gravelly surface and I noticed as I ran that one foot was making a small shushing sound as it landed like it was skidding slightly, whereas the other wasn't, so my running sounded like tap, shp, tap, shp, tap, shp as I ran along. I tried not to do it but found when I stopped concentrating it would go back to that pattern

Does this ring any bells with anyone?

I might ask Mrs 18ck to film me running so I can see what it looks like from the outside.

Level 20 Ferret Demon Scout

STR 43 | DEX 21 | STA 49 | CON 30 | WIS 45 | CHA 21

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

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I Google-translated a particular phrase I didn't understand (one of many, I'm afraid!) and it came up as "Fuck the Troika" which I then had to hide from my daughter who was sitting next to me at the time.

 

Gotta love google translate with some of the things it comes out with

STR – 24.45, DEX – 13.50, STA – 23.50, CON – 21.40, WIS – 27.65, CHA – 4.50
When the sun comes up, you better start running - Thomas Friedmen
Epic Quest - Current Challenge - Twitter - Goodreads - Fitbit - blog

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Well done for giving blood and then doing a 6km run??!!

 

Lol at the translation... and big applause for 5 caffeine-free days!   :positive:

Eirlys - Long Time Wood Fairy Druid

Current Challenge: S4 (Sleep, Sugar, Spending, Son)

 

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

-- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 

Done is better than perfect

-- Facebook

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Way to go scout champ for the last challenge!!!

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"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -Edmund Burke

"Love does not throw the book at you because love doesn't have a book to throw." -CS Lewis

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Running yesterday was musicless because I wanted to concentrate more than usual. Aside from grumbly legs, I noticed there was an asymmetry in my gait. I was running on a trail with a sort of fine, gravelly surface and I noticed as I ran that one foot was making a small shushing sound as it landed like it was skidding slightly, whereas the other wasn't, so my running sounded like tap, shp, tap, shp, tap, shp as I ran along. I tried not to do it but found when I stopped concentrating it would go back to that pattern

Does this ring any bells with anyone?

I might ask Mrs 18ck to film me running so I can see what it looks like from the outside.

Maybe go to a specialty running shoe store. They can have you run on a treadmill and analyze your foot strikes. Just walk in and tell them this story. They might charge you a bit for it and/or try to sell you shoes. Just be clear with them as to what you want and why you're there.

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STR 12.5 | DEX 3 | STA 5.5 | CON 10.5 | WIS 5.5 | CHA 3

Challenge #1

Challenge #2

Challenge #3

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Gotta love google translate with some of the things it comes out with

I think in this case it was accurate - I just wasn't quite expecting it to be a caption on the national broadcaster's news programme!

The troika, in case you don't already know, is the trio of financial organisations Portugal has to deal with in its current monetary woes so their lending conditions are behind a lot of the austerity measures that are affecting people's daily lives.

Level 20 Ferret Demon Scout

STR 43 | DEX 21 | STA 49 | CON 30 | WIS 45 | CHA 21

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

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Well done for giving blood and then doing a 6km run??!!

Thanks. I suppose it's sort of the opposite of what Lance Armstrong was doing, eh? Anyway, no ill effects up until the end there!

 

Lol at the translation... and big applause for 5 caffeine-free days!   :positive:

 

D'oh! It was 6 actually (that was a typo yesterday) but thanks very much!

Level 20 Ferret Demon Scout

STR 43 | DEX 21 | STA 49 | CON 30 | WIS 45 | CHA 21

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

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Way to go scout champ for the last challenge!!!

*curtseys prettily*

Thanks very much! I was surprised, to say the least. You're a former Top Scout too of course. Is there some great privilege that accompanies the title? Do we get to be called sir and have the newer recruits make us tea and toasted crumpets like at Eton?

Level 20 Ferret Demon Scout

STR 43 | DEX 21 | STA 49 | CON 30 | WIS 45 | CHA 21

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

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Maybe go to a specialty running shoe store. They can have you run on a treadmill and analyze your foot strikes. Just walk in and tell them this story. They might charge you a bit for it and/or try to sell you shoes. Just be clear with them as to what you want and why you're there.

Hm, thanks, I might try that next time I'm near UP & Running, although I suspect you're right - they don't have the treadmill there taking up space to help us - it's primarily a shoe-selling device, so I think I'd be wary of the answer!

I'm not sure what to make of it really - I still have some lingering not-quite-rightness after my half M, so it might just be some residual stiffness, but on the other hand it could be a sign of some lack of balance in my posture generally - I'm aware I tend to stand more on my left hip, for example. Hm, I'll ponder it a bit as I run over the next few weeks and see what I think.

Anyway, thanks for the advice - very much appreciated!

Level 20 Ferret Demon Scout

STR 43 | DEX 21 | STA 49 | CON 30 | WIS 45 | CHA 21

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

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Weekly round-up

 

Daily
Take breaks:  5/5 working days
Daily exercise:  Done - 7/7. Today's was sculling 9.38 km on the Thames, plus a whole load of walking, running, cycling and pullup negatives
Daily Portuguese: Done - 7/7. Today's was the RTP news, a podcast and some reading of Lathrop and Dias
 
Weekly
3xRTP News: 3/3
Try a New thing:  1/1 My thing this week was the Rotating (revolving?) plank of doom but I'm sorry to report it didn't grab me the way Crow Pose did, and I won't be carrying on with it
1 short fast run:  1/1
1 long run:  1/1
 
In Challenge
2x Lathrop and Dias Chapters:  0.15
Week of no caffeine:  Completed. Today was the most painful day so far - I was woken at 6 by my daughter having a nightmare and it was hard getting through the morning. I might carry on with this experiment a while longer though, just because it's sort of interesting to see how not-really-affected I am. I'm not addicted, I'm not having withdrawal, but - more interestingly - I'm not really noticeably more sleepy than I was, except at odd moments like the ballet and the 6AM start, so I'm obviously not as reliant on it as I sometimes think. It does taste nice though! It might be interesting to see what effect it has on my mood and my memory though, which might mean some extra time... I dunno... I'll see how breakfast goes tomorrow. Will I be like one of these heroic scientists who test dangerous experimental cures on themselves or will I just wake up i the morning and think "thank god that week is over and make a cafetiere of Hot Lava Java...?
Dental Appointment:  Nope. 
Steercert:  Nope. I had another lesson today and it went better but not well enough to sign up for the test!
Librivox:  Nope
Give Blood: Done.
Lose 7lb:  Only 1lb down so far. I think I have done better than that because I have been pretty vigilant all week, so guess some normal daily fluctuation is involved. Mind you, this evening was DIY Pizza night, so maybe I should just be grateful to even have 1lb down!

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STR 43 | DEX 21 | STA 49 | CON 30 | WIS 45 | CHA 21

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

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I need a new and interesting exercisey thing to do next week. Any suggestions?

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Level 20 Ferret Demon Scout

STR 43 | DEX 21 | STA 49 | CON 30 | WIS 45 | CHA 21

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

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