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So I've been having a tough time coming up with goals for this challenge - I got my first pull-up last challenge, which was HUGELY exciting... but now that I've done it, I've lost the clarity that I had when I was focusing on it. So I'm zooming out a bit, doing a little exploring to figure out what my next big goal is.

1. Bodyweight workout 3x a week. STR: 2, STA: 2, CON: 1

This is what makes me stronger and got me to the pull-up in the first place - I'll be experimenting with some new goals (headstand pushups are catching my attention at the moment), but the point here is to just keep going, even if I'm not particularly focused.

2. Upside down 3x a week. STR: 1, DEX: 2, STA: 2

Still working on handstands, but this can also include bar/ring fun, now. I'm getting a little burned out on the handstands because I'm not seeing much progress on them, so more variety can only be a good thing.

3. 6 new juggling tricks. DEX: 2, WIS:1, CHA: 2

At the end of this challenge, I'm going to a week-long juggling festival. I want to have some new stuff to show off/work on when I'm there. One a week should be doable - and they don't have to be crazy hard things, just stuff I haven't done before.

Unscored stuff I'm still doing: swimming 3x a week on non-bodyweight days, no more than 3 non-water drinks a week, tracking calories/weight on a shiny spreadsheet.

Okay, let's do this thing!

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Hey, that's awesome! I wish I could juggle. Best of luck to you! And you have the coolest avatar I've seen yet. :)

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Hey, that's awesome! I wish I could juggle. Best of luck to you! And you have the coolest avatar I've seen yet. :)

You can always learn! I'm trying to convert the assassins guild into a circus troupe. :) And thanks for the compliment on the avatar - I'm always amused when people get freaked out by the blinking. It's friendly, though, I swear!

Nice! Another juggler....I've always wanted to go to a festival, but I never hear about any where I'm at.

Oh my gosh, juggling festivals are the most fun ever, particularly if you like club passing. Where are you based? Or, a friend of mine keeps up this site of upcoming festivals, but it's US only: http://jugglingfest.com/festdb/default/index

Sounds like a good one! Juggle camp sounds fun!

Thanks! It is a ton of fun - I'm a little ridiculously excited.

Yay! More juggling!!! So wish I could juggle myself... I guess I'll have to admire your skills instead! :P

Or you could learn... It can be taught!

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It's a common thing, this floundering once you've reached a goal. But seems like you've got a great focus for this challenge in that juggling camp :) When I've got my pullup my next focus will be dips, then chest to bar, then rings, then muscle up. Haha. Join me? Should keep us busy for at least another year.

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Oh my gosh, juggling festivals are the most fun ever, particularly if you like club passing. Where are you based? Or, a friend of mine keeps up this site of upcoming festivals, but it's US only: http://jugglingfest.com/festdb/default/index

 

I'm based out out of Seattle and looks like there is one coming up in Portland in a couple of months. I might be up for a road trip to meet some other jugglers!

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Fun challenge. I like how your  adding in some new upside play stuff to your handstands.

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I wish I could juggle! Maybe a future challenge...haha. Handstand pushups are awesome. Good luck on this challenge.

Thanks! Heck yeah, learning to juggle could be an awesome challenge goal. And headstand push-ups are definitely an eventual goal for me, just not sure if it's something I'm focusing on, yet.

Nice goals! Especially the juggling one, that sounds like tones of fun.

Just out of curiosity, how does juggling fit on a spreadsheet? Or do you just use old spreadsheets to make papier-mâché clubs?

Thanks! Haha, I'm not so attached to the spreadsheets that I'm tracking the juggling - just weight and calories, really. I feel like papier-mâché clubs would be really fragile...

It's a common thing, this floundering once you've reached a goal. But seems like you've got a great focus for this challenge in that juggling camp :) When I've got my pullup my next focus will be dips, then chest to bar, then rings, then muscle up. Haha. Join me? Should keep us busy for at least another year.

Wow, you've got the whole plan worked out! Dips might happen, though I need a different bar setup for those - there's not enough space above my bar to do them. I could do ring dips, I suppose, though those are harder.

I'm based out out of Seattle and looks like there is one coming up in Portland in a couple of months. I might be up for a road trip to meet some other jugglers!

Yay! You should totally do that. My skills always take a huge leap during festivals, just because there are so many people to learn from, new things to try, and juggling for an entire weekend straight really pushes your ability.

One of your tricks needs to incorporate fire... and be caught on video.

That is all.

Hey, I did fire last challenge! Doesn't that count? You're so demanding. :)

I second that

Hmm, going to have to come up with a fire-based trick, clearly.

Fun challenge. I like how your adding in some new upside play stuff to your handstands.

Thanks! I'm trying to keep the fun, but still keep doing some work on handstands even though they're frustrating me at the moment!

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Hey, I did fire last challenge! Doesn't that count? You're so demanding. :)

 

 

You're right.  You did fire last challenge.  This challenge should be SWORDS or AXES or STICKS OF LIT DYNAMITE.  Your choice.

 

On video.

 

Please. <--- Totally not demanding. ;)

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Sweet! Another Handstand challenge!

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You're right.  You did fire last challenge.  This challenge should be SWORDS or AXES or STICKS OF LIT DYNAMITE.  Your choice.

 

On video.

 

Please. <--- Totally not demanding. ;)

Yeah! That would be awesome! You should definitely do that or all three at the same time would be even better, haha.

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This challenge should be SWORDS or AXES or STICKS OF LIT DYNAMITE.  Your choice.

Or one of each!!!!!!!!!1!!!!one!!!

 

Juggling story: My freshman year of college I had a lot of free time so I learned how to solve a Rubik's Cube and how to juggle, and I always said my next goal was to learn how to speed solve a cube so that I could juggle 3 of them and solve them while juggling. Like, one turn at a time. I never quite got to that point. Hmm, that wasn't a very good story. And I don't really remember the point. Anyway, good luck on your goals. Especially juggling crazy dangerous things. We're all counting on you. ;)

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You're right.  You did fire last challenge.  This challenge should be SWORDS or AXES or STICKS OF LIT DYNAMITE.  Your choice.

 

On video.

 

Please. <--- Totally not demanding. ;)

 

No, no, no.  No swords.  No axes.  No sticks of dynamite.  Cats.  Bonus points if they are painted with butter first.

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You're right. You did fire last challenge. This challenge should be SWORDS or AXES or STICKS OF LIT DYNAMITE. Your choice.

On video.

Please. <--- Totally not demanding. ;)

Um. Fire sounds lovely, I'll get right on that. :)

 

Sweet! Another Handstand challenge!

Yup. It's sticking around til I defeat it!

 

Yeah! That would be awesome! You should definitely do that or all three at the same time would be even better, haha.

Ah, assassins, so obsessed with the dangerous things. :)

 

Or one of each!!!!!!!!!1!!!!one!!!

Juggling story: My freshman year of college I had a lot of free time so I learned how to solve a Rubik's Cube and how to juggle, and I always said my next goal was to learn how to speed solve a cube so that I could juggle 3 of them and solve them while juggling. Like, one turn at a time. I never quite got to that point. Hmm, that wasn't a very good story. And I don't really remember the point. Anyway, good luck on your goals. Especially juggling crazy dangerous things. We're all counting on you. ;)

Thanks! I used to have the Rubik's cube solutions memorized, too. Gotta love useless skills! Have you seen this video? 

 

No, no, no. No swords. No axes. No sticks of dynamite. Cats. Bonus points if they are painted with butter first.

Ooh, I have cats. Not big fans of butter - would tuna be an acceptable substitute? And there's only two of them. Details.

 

I met a dude once who juggled 16# shot puts shots. Dude had some arms on him!

Wow, yeah. I've done an 8lb bowling ball, and even that will kill your wrists really quickly.

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Ooh, I have cats. Not big fans of butter - would tuna be an acceptable substitute? And there's only two of them. Details.

 

Would it be easier to juggle cats attempting to eat the tuna off themselves and each other, or cats who are both slippery and annoyed at being covered in animal fat? The answer to this question is, really, the most important thing when deciding how to juggle your cats.

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