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The Continuing Adventures of OmHawk


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Okay, second challenge. I squeaked by on the last one, but I'm gonna own this one. I'm gonna seriously own it. Why? Cause... okay, well, because I want to.

 

Goals, goals, so many goals. 

 

Main quest: Ducks in a Row

I want to get all of my various life ducks in a row. We've just bought a house, I'm getting medically discharged from the Army, and I've got to get myself some sort of career going. I need to be in better shape and also employed, a tough thing to do when you have a service dog. To that end, I have to finish my degree (one more semester) and get back in decent shape. I can't do either of those in six weeks, but I can do some.

 

Mission 1: Exercise at least five times every week for at least 40 minutes a workout. I've got a bunch of jump rope and lap-swimming exercises lined up. 

 

Mission 2: Go through my Osteology text and re-memorize the bones in readiness for the next semester. Looking for a 95% on a flash-card run-through of the major features, to be done one week before the end of the challenge with a possible second chance at the end of six weeks.  

 

Mission 3: Two calorie-having drinks per week. Two. That includes beer and soda. One dessert per week. This isn't going to be a permanent life change, just until I get to the shape I want to be.

 

Life Goal:

 

Complete twenty strips for my webcomic and begin posting them. I totally blew my art challenge last time, so I need to buckle down on this. 

 

Motivation:

Cheesiness ahead, guys: I'm gonna prove to myself that I'm not a random, washed up ex-soldier. I can be just as cool by myself.

 

 

So anyhow... let's do this. I'll post a picture of my motivation later, when I figure out what I want to post.

  • [*]Level 2 Gnome (short, tending to the round, good with science and craftiness... no brainer there) Ranger[*] [*]Strength (STR) - 4[*]Dexterity (DEX) - 2[*]Stamina (STA) - 5[*]Constitution (CON) - 4[*]Wisdom (WIS) - 6[*]Charisma (CHA) - 5

Challenges (in reverse chronological order, current to earlier)

http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/34432-the-continuing-adventures-of-omhawk/http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/30951-omhawk-is-looking-for-the-corn/

"Stay on target...."

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These sound like some pretty firm goals, OmHawk.  I'm looking forward to hearing your success, and will offer moral support along the way.  :)

Adventurer level 1

STR: 1 DEX: 2 STA: 4 CON: 3 WIS: 5 CHA: 1

http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/34205-seleas-challenge-2-without-the-fail/?p=625040%5B/url]

*heard in the helm of a space cruiser* Helmsman, what is that pinging sound?

It's the natives... They're firing arrows at us.

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Hey battle buddy, glad to see you back for more excitement!  I love your quests, getting life sorted is a total pain in the patella at the best of times.  If I may ask, what degree are you working on?  Not many folk try to memorize bones on a regular basis lol :)

 Level 2 Hedgehog

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HI, LRD! Good to see you back, too. I'm working on my anthropology degree, specializing in osetology. I know the bones, of course, but I'm fuzzy on major features. I need to unfuzz before school starts.

We're getting out new house moved in, but I've kept to my missions pretty well. I'm counting moving as exercise since I had to go up and down stairs more often due to not being able to carry much. 

  • [*]Level 2 Gnome (short, tending to the round, good with science and craftiness... no brainer there) Ranger[*] [*]Strength (STR) - 4[*]Dexterity (DEX) - 2[*]Stamina (STA) - 5[*]Constitution (CON) - 4[*]Wisdom (WIS) - 6[*]Charisma (CHA) - 5

Challenges (in reverse chronological order, current to earlier)

http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/34432-the-continuing-adventures-of-omhawk/http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/30951-omhawk-is-looking-for-the-corn/

"Stay on target...."

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Also, are you doing this challenge? I didn't see your thread; I was gonna follow it so I don't miss anything. 

  • [*]Level 2 Gnome (short, tending to the round, good with science and craftiness... no brainer there) Ranger[*] [*]Strength (STR) - 4[*]Dexterity (DEX) - 2[*]Stamina (STA) - 5[*]Constitution (CON) - 4[*]Wisdom (WIS) - 6[*]Charisma (CHA) - 5

Challenges (in reverse chronological order, current to earlier)

http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/34432-the-continuing-adventures-of-omhawk/http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/30951-omhawk-is-looking-for-the-corn/

"Stay on target...."

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Yay! I found it. Why did I not look there?

Our apartment was the third floor, but luckily we bought a one story ranch to move into. I love it. I'm so excited to start painting and messing around with the counter tops and reupholstering these two hideous chairs with lovely bones.

 

I've been bad today. Bad, bad, bad. Why? I'm having a coffee drink even though I should wait til next week. It's cause I'm so tired from moving, and my friend is bringing breakfast over. 

  • [*]Level 2 Gnome (short, tending to the round, good with science and craftiness... no brainer there) Ranger[*] [*]Strength (STR) - 4[*]Dexterity (DEX) - 2[*]Stamina (STA) - 5[*]Constitution (CON) - 4[*]Wisdom (WIS) - 6[*]Charisma (CHA) - 5

Challenges (in reverse chronological order, current to earlier)

http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/34432-the-continuing-adventures-of-omhawk/http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/30951-omhawk-is-looking-for-the-corn/

"Stay on target...."

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Really? I'd heard that apples would wake you up, but is it enough to compare with coffee or tea? I suppose I could have an apple and tea if I don't add sugar.

 

So, we just moved into our new house and the world is made of chaos. It's having a seriously deletorious effect on my missions. I need to study, but we have so much unpacking to do. Also, our gas wasn't on until just today. That means cold showers, so I was unmotivated to get sweaty. I am such a slacker. Do you guys think it will count if I work out twice tomorrow?

 

I did an hour of ballroom dancing today, which totally counts since it was tango and waltz. My shoulders still hurt.

 

Beer. I had a beer and a sweet tea today. I'm considering making sweet tea count as half if I mix it half and half with unsweetened tea. I feel like that will keep the same calorie allowance but make me feel less deprived, which is leading to me cheating.

 

I'm looking all right on the bones. I mean, on pace for memorization. The skull is a lot of fun to look at, but I get somewhat lazy on the long bones since i feel bored by them. I need to buckle down.

 

Preliminary sketches are about ready for my webcomic. The premise is down, and I'm almost happy with how the characters look. I should have a strip or two done by the end of the weekend. I'm really excited about it. It's moving much better than the card game, which I am stalled on for art. (Maybe that's my next challenge again.) All in all I'm at a solid B so far.

  • [*]Level 2 Gnome (short, tending to the round, good with science and craftiness... no brainer there) Ranger[*] [*]Strength (STR) - 4[*]Dexterity (DEX) - 2[*]Stamina (STA) - 5[*]Constitution (CON) - 4[*]Wisdom (WIS) - 6[*]Charisma (CHA) - 5

Challenges (in reverse chronological order, current to earlier)

http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/34432-the-continuing-adventures-of-omhawk/http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/30951-omhawk-is-looking-for-the-corn/

"Stay on target...."

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Sounds like you're doing well, hun, even with the move!  Packing and unpacking are not without their own calorie burns, even if you don't end up sweating like a pig it's still moving things about and I would imagine some of them are quite heavy.  I also love doing home refab work and decorating, it's a great creative outlet to make a house feel more like your home. 

 

I'm also intrigued by this webcomic, can you give us any hints what the storyline will be like?

 Level 2 Hedgehog

LRD's Daily Battle Log

Previous Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Epic Quest

"Even the smallest candle burns brighter in the dark."

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Remember OmHawk, lift with the knees.  :)  You can make your moving in to be a workout, and count it toward your goals, if you fit it into your routine.  ;)  And all things in moderation.  You can fit in study time, just plan your time out.  Don't have to be completely rigid with the plan, but stick to it as much as you can, to fit in your goals.  You retain the most knowledge during the first and last 10 minutes of study.  So why not fit in 15 minute study breaks between moving in?

Adventurer level 1

STR: 1 DEX: 2 STA: 4 CON: 3 WIS: 5 CHA: 1

http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/34205-seleas-challenge-2-without-the-fail/?p=625040%5B/url]

*heard in the helm of a space cruiser* Helmsman, what is that pinging sound?

It's the natives... They're firing arrows at us.

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You have chosen some great goals, good luck with your challenge.

I missed the signups for this challenge, due to being away on holiday, but am still posting in my daily battle log. I will be following your progress with the challenge for sure. Cannot wait to see your comic.

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