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Maring - Back for the second set


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Hello again everyone,

 

I'm back for the second set (albeit a bit late, I was on vacation). This challenge I'm going to be focusing on moving to the monks guild so that will be my main quest.

 

Main Quest: Move to the monks guild

 

To get to the monks guild I have to sign up for a martial arts class. I have chosen to sign up for pencak silat. A form of martial arts from Indonesia.

 

Sub Quest: Sign up for pencak silat (+2 CON, +1 CHA)

 

I also need to get stronger, because right now I'm pretty weak. For this I will be doing the beginners body weight exercise 3 times a week with an increasingly heavy backpack on my back.

 

Sub Quest: Do the beginners body weight exercise 3 times a week (+3 STR, +2 CON)

 

I will also need to get faster and get more stamina so I will be running at least once a week. I will start with once around the park. I think that will be heavy enough. If it's too light I'll go around twice.

 

Sub Quest: Run a park round once every week (+3 STA, +2 DEX)

 

Everybody knows monks live in the monastery or in the dojo/school/gym/whatever. I don't believe monks live with their parents, so I will also start work towards moving out by (re)signing up for housing plans and student housing. If I don't move out within the six weeks, it's not a problem, but I want to have my own place before the end of the next challenge

 

Life Quest: Start work towards moving out (+1 CHA, +1 WIS)

 

I'd love to get some feedback on the goals and I will definitely be needing support during the challenge so follow my thread and you can read all the updates on my progress.

 

Best of luck to everyone!

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Str: 3|Dex: 3|Sta: 4|Con: 3.5|Wis: 8|Cha: 6

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Some interesting goals, some of them don't seem exceedingly measurable. I might look into making them more specific. Like Attend X # of Pencak Silet Classes a week (or in all), I'm not sure what would be suitable and measurable for your life goal, but I'm sure you can come up with something. Otherwise you leave yourself wondering if you really succeeded or not, and if you really met the heart of the goal that you're aiming for.

 

Good Luck!

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You're absolutely right. The pencak silat goal is a bit weird since it's probably going to be "Signed up, A+" which is a bit easy maybe, but I'm not sure how to grade it since I haven't signed up yet and I don't know how many lessons there are per week etc. Not to mention how much it's going to cost me.

 

The other one, start work towards moving out, is also a bit vague. This is because moving out within this 6 week period might not be the s.m.a.r.t-est thing to do and this way I know I can do it in the next challenge. So this is actually some sort of a double quest.

 

Still I could make both goals a little more measurable so I'm going to work on that.

 

If anybody has more suggestions please let me know. I appreciate the support!

Level 2 Goblin Adventurer, Monk at heart:

Str: 3|Dex: 3|Sta: 4|Con: 3.5|Wis: 8|Cha: 6

First Challenge

Second Challenge

 

"If you're going through hell, keep going." - Winston Churchill

 

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You could always do something like: Research pencak silat classes = C, Research & sign up = B, Begin participating in class = A or something like that. If you have an opportunity to do the research and get signed up during the first 2 weeks of the challenge, then you can adjust it to 3x per week or what ever you end up doing. 

 

Something similar could work for your moving out goal. Research and sending out applications counts too! 

 

Good luck! 

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You could always do something like: Research pencak silat classes = C, Research & sign up = B, Begin participating in class = A or something like that. If you have an opportunity to do the research and get signed up during the first 2 weeks of the challenge, then you can adjust it to 3x per week or what ever you end up doing. 

 

Something similar could work for your moving out goal. Research and sending out applications counts too! 

 

Good luck! 

 

Thanks, that's sound advice. I'm going to see what I can do with those ideas, but they sound like a good solution.

Level 2 Goblin Adventurer, Monk at heart:

Str: 3|Dex: 3|Sta: 4|Con: 3.5|Wis: 8|Cha: 6

First Challenge

Second Challenge

 

"If you're going through hell, keep going." - Winston Churchill

 

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Small update:

 

I did the beginners body weight workout today with 9 kilo's strapped to my back. It's gruesome and I'm beat, but I feel good and I think it's possible to increase the weight over the course of these six week to maybe 12 kilo's.

 

Also I researched some pencak silat schools. There are some in my neighbourhood. They all only have email addresses and no phone numbers. At least one of the email addresses is now defunct so I'll probably just either have to drop by or find a more professionally run school.

 

I'll probably be running on Saturday. I'll just have to pick up some running shoes and a pair of sweatpants.

Level 2 Goblin Adventurer, Monk at heart:

Str: 3|Dex: 3|Sta: 4|Con: 3.5|Wis: 8|Cha: 6

First Challenge

Second Challenge

 

"If you're going through hell, keep going." - Winston Churchill

 

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So, let's do a weekly update:

 

Saturday I bought some new running shoes and a shirt and shorts at the nike factory store. I was done at about 84 euros. I'd say that's a pretty good bargain considering the shoes were on discount from 120 to 42. Then on Sunday I ran 5 kilometres. I didn't know I could but I can and now my legs still hurt. I was supposed to do the BBWW on Sunday as well but I really couldn't anymore.

I'm either going to do it 4 times this week to compensate or just give that 1 up.

Also I tried to contact some pencak silat schools which for some reason all have outdated contact information on their site. So on this point my quest continues.

Moving out, you ask? Not so much. :(

Level 2 Goblin Adventurer, Monk at heart:

Str: 3|Dex: 3|Sta: 4|Con: 3.5|Wis: 8|Cha: 6

First Challenge

Second Challenge

 

"If you're going through hell, keep going." - Winston Churchill

 

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Tim for a delayed weekly update:

 

I did the BBWW 4 times in 2 weeks, so it's not optimal but I'm giving myself random push-up assignments every now and then to make up for lost time a little. Did run twice already (although the one I had to do for last week got delayed till today). I'm not getting anywhere fast on the other two assignments... Mostly due to laziness and forgetfulness I suppose.

 

I'm watching dragonball z with a couple of friends now and it's given me some encouragement to start training. Although I wouldn't say no to a hyperbolic time chamber.  :panda:

 

I've been meaning to go to a diving store to see if they have some weights I can strap to my chest instead of a water filled backpack. Finally got around to doing that today, turns out they're closed for vacation :( I'll just have to check in every once in a while to see if they're open.

Level 2 Goblin Adventurer, Monk at heart:

Str: 3|Dex: 3|Sta: 4|Con: 3.5|Wis: 8|Cha: 6

First Challenge

Second Challenge

 

"If you're going through hell, keep going." - Winston Churchill

 

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Yeah, exactly. That's why I went to that dive store. I tried to find weights that you can strap to your body, specifically for training, but I suppose those don't exist. Then I thought about making it myself with a belt and some lead, but it's just too much of a hassle.

Then I found out that divers have been using those for a long time to counteract their natural buoyancy. They go up to about 20 Kg, which is *plenty* since I use 9 Kg now. Plus it's way better than having some annoying backpack on your back with the weights moving and shifting around to kill your balance all the time.

If in some distant future 20 Kg will not be enough, I'll just have to start looking for heavier things. But that's a distant future.

Level 2 Goblin Adventurer, Monk at heart:

Str: 3|Dex: 3|Sta: 4|Con: 3.5|Wis: 8|Cha: 6

First Challenge

Second Challenge

 

"If you're going through hell, keep going." - Winston Churchill

 

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I had my hands in the air for about 3 episodes to give Goku all the energy he needed for that final spirit bomb in the Buu saga. It's harder than you'd think. Really hurt my arms at some point, but it was worth it and Goku saved the universe once again!

Level 2 Goblin Adventurer, Monk at heart:

Str: 3|Dex: 3|Sta: 4|Con: 3.5|Wis: 8|Cha: 6

First Challenge

Second Challenge

 

"If you're going through hell, keep going." - Winston Churchill

 

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Alright, weekly update.

 

This week I've done all the exercises I set for myself. I tried some high intensity interval training. Man, that's tough but it gave me a good feeling and like Steve, I'm not one for running for an hour. In FL studio I made an mp3 file to tell me when 30 seconds were over and when 2 minutes were over and everything. It's pretty cool, also to blast past someone and have them looking at you while you jog your way back. No more running in circles for me. It's just HIIT from now on for me.

That dive school was still closed and I'm not sure if I can pick up some weights during this challenge, but I have my trusty backpack so that's not much of a problem.

Now I have to focus on the other two goals I set for myself.

 

In completely other news, me and my friend just started watching dragon ball GT which is kind of okay, I guess. One thing though. Vegeta with a mustache?? What were they thinking?

 

Anyway, I'll keep you posted on my progress and the antics of Goku, Trunks and Pan.

Level 2 Goblin Adventurer, Monk at heart:

Str: 3|Dex: 3|Sta: 4|Con: 3.5|Wis: 8|Cha: 6

First Challenge

Second Challenge

 

"If you're going through hell, keep going." - Winston Churchill

 

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