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Woo! So, everything is golden for today! Well almost...just have to do one more dental sesh then I'll be golden! I already did one, I've tracked all my noms, knocked out a Japanese course, and just got back from my run!

 

So I decided I'd skip the WOD again today, not a big deal since it's not part of my goals this time around but I still feel kind of bad for ignoring it. I swear there's always some form of squatting or leg workout and that won't really fit into me trying to better my run since its as weak as it is haha! Eventually I'll get to the point where I can do both and feel fine but for now it's getting sidelined for days off from the Zombie Run lol.

 

Something I noticed about my run today is that I'm hitting a wall at around the 13:00 minute mark (I still have finished Mission One in two runs lol). Though I'm pretty sure I know why this is so I think for now I'm going to try and increase my duration by five seconds every run. So tomorrow I'll try for 13:05! The reason I'm so beat after 13 minutes is because my Navy PRT requires me to run a mile and a half under that, minimum. Hell, it used to have to be under 12:30 minimum. So I think because I'm so used to going all out for under 12:00 that once I get a minute or so past that my body is like "Ok! We're done now! good work everybody!" Bahaha! So like I said, from here on out I'm going to try and increase my duration by 5 seconds per run!

 

Now then! Time to go do some stretching in the hot shower and then brush my teeth before I return!

Hero's First Challenge, Again! - "I knew pig-moles were a bad idea..."


 


Who the hell do you think I am!?!


-Kamina, "Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann"


 


Dai-Gurren Brigade's Hero


Lvl1 Human Ranger


STR3 DEX1 STA3 CON1 WIS1 CHA1

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WHOOOO HOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! :triumphant: :triumphant: :triumphant: :triumphant:

 

AWESOME, AWESOME!

 

So proud of you Buddy! And I think the extra 5 is a fantastic idea! Pushing just a bit each time.

 

Hope the day is going fantastic!

 

Know what your recipe for next week will be?

Level 6 Pixie Assassin Rangerish Adventurer
Current Challenge: Guess What??
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1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 12th 13th 14th  Battle Log
-We can't always change the things we've done, but we can change what we do next.

-I don't have a choice. I deserve a better life and this is what I have to do to get there.
-Whatever doesn't kill me....Had better start running.

 

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No idea yet haha. Lucky for me I have some kelp noodles laying around waiting to be tried out. Maybe I'll try making some paleo ramen! Mmmm, I do love ramen.

 

Lol, there is ALWAYS ramen in this house! Good to know if Hero ever visits. :playful:

Level 6 Pixie Assassin Rangerish Adventurer
Current Challenge: Guess What??
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1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 12th 13th 14th  Battle Log
-We can't always change the things we've done, but we can change what we do next.

-I don't have a choice. I deserve a better life and this is what I have to do to get there.
-Whatever doesn't kill me....Had better start running.

 

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Lol, there is ALWAYS ramen in this house! Good to know if Hero ever visits. :playful:

 

Haha it's true, I am a ramen fiend! Japan has done nothing short of spoiling me either lol. Plus they have the perfect system for socially awkward people! You use a vending machine that spits out tickets to order and just hand the tickets to the waiter/waitress!

 

Seriously, if I get orders to Japan this time I may not re-enlist and just stay and teach English bahaha!

Hero's First Challenge, Again! - "I knew pig-moles were a bad idea..."


 


Who the hell do you think I am!?!


-Kamina, "Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann"


 


Dai-Gurren Brigade's Hero


Lvl1 Human Ranger


STR3 DEX1 STA3 CON1 WIS1 CHA1

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Seriously, if I get orders to Japan this time I may not re-enlist and just stay and teach English bahaha!

 

Maybe I'll come join you we could teach it together! ;) lol

Level 6 Pixie Assassin Rangerish Adventurer
Current Challenge: Guess What??
Previous Challenges:

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1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 12th 13th 14th  Battle Log
-We can't always change the things we've done, but we can change what we do next.

-I don't have a choice. I deserve a better life and this is what I have to do to get there.
-Whatever doesn't kill me....Had better start running.

 

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Haha you should! All you need is a Bachelor's (in anything) and a desire to teach! Salaried peeps make about 3K a month. I'm seriously considering it as I do love Japan lol

 

Holy Smokes Batman! :o I'm on my way!

 

Wait, no, I'd have to take care of that Bachelor's thing first.

 

Sounds like a good place for you.......long as you come back here and visit. We are having a meet up Mister! :angry:

Level 6 Pixie Assassin Rangerish Adventurer
Current Challenge: Guess What??
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1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 12th 13th 14th  Battle Log
-We can't always change the things we've done, but we can change what we do next.

-I don't have a choice. I deserve a better life and this is what I have to do to get there.
-Whatever doesn't kill me....Had better start running.

 

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Holy Smokes Batman! :o I'm on my way!

 

Wait, no, I'd have to take care of that Bachelor's thing first.

 

Sounds like a good place for you.......long as you come back here and visit. We are having a meet up Mister! :angry:

 

Haha I don't think my family would let me not come back! Plus I agree, we are most certainly having a meet-up! Maybe if you keep up the Warrior thing we'll even have a deadlift competition! Bahahaha!

Hero's First Challenge, Again! - "I knew pig-moles were a bad idea..."


 


Who the hell do you think I am!?!


-Kamina, "Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann"


 


Dai-Gurren Brigade's Hero


Lvl1 Human Ranger


STR3 DEX1 STA3 CON1 WIS1 CHA1

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Haha I don't think my family would let me not come back! Plus I agree, we are most certainly having a meet-up! Maybe if you keep up the Warrior thing we'll even have a deadlift competition! Bahahaha!

 

Wooooo!! It's on sailor! :triumphant: :triumphant: :triumphant: :triumphant: :triumphant: :triumphant:

 

Now, must go kill shoulders and back muscles! ;)

Level 6 Pixie Assassin Rangerish Adventurer
Current Challenge: Guess What??
Previous Challenges:

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1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 12th 13th 14th  Battle Log
-We can't always change the things we've done, but we can change what we do next.

-I don't have a choice. I deserve a better life and this is what I have to do to get there.
-Whatever doesn't kill me....Had better start running.

 

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How's ya doin buddy??

 

Looking forward to hearing your deets!!! :playful:

Level 6 Pixie Assassin Rangerish Adventurer
Current Challenge: Guess What??
Previous Challenges:

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1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 12th 13th 14th  Battle Log
-We can't always change the things we've done, but we can change what we do next.

-I don't have a choice. I deserve a better life and this is what I have to do to get there.
-Whatever doesn't kill me....Had better start running.

 

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Yo!!! Another straight A day for me! Even accidentally increased my run time by two minutes! Woohoo 15 minutes! I might post some more details about the run itself later as it was actually a fun one today but for now I'm tired so I'll leave it at that!

Hero's First Challenge, Again! - "I knew pig-moles were a bad idea..."


 


Who the hell do you think I am!?!


-Kamina, "Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann"


 


Dai-Gurren Brigade's Hero


Lvl1 Human Ranger


STR3 DEX1 STA3 CON1 WIS1 CHA1

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WHOOOOOO!!!!!!

 

Way to go!! You broke the 13 min. mark! AWESOME!

 

Wow, I am proud. Both on the run and on the A's!

 

Thank you for the insiration today! ^_^

 

That's my buddy!!  :triumphant: :triumphant: :triumphant: :triumphant: :triumphant:

 

Now go get some rest. :playful:

Level 6 Pixie Assassin Rangerish Adventurer
Current Challenge: Guess What??
Previous Challenges:

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1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 12th 13th 14th  Battle Log
-We can't always change the things we've done, but we can change what we do next.

-I don't have a choice. I deserve a better life and this is what I have to do to get there.
-Whatever doesn't kill me....Had better start running.

 

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Yo!!! Another straight A day for me! Even accidentally increased my run time by two minutes! Woohoo 15 minutes! I might post some more details about the run itself later as it was actually a fun one today but for now I'm tired so I'll leave it at that!

 

So much for the 5 sec increments, eh? Good on ya! :triumphant: :triumphant: :triumphant: :triumphant: :triumphant:

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WHOOOOOO!!!!!!

 

Way to go!! You broke the 13 min. mark! AWESOME!

 

Wow, I am proud. Both on the run and on the A's!

 

Thank you for the insiration today!

 

That's my buddy!!  :triumphant: :triumphant: :triumphant: :triumphant: :triumphant:

 

Now go get some rest.

 

Haha anytime! anytime! Thanks for the congrats!

 

So much for the 5 sec increments, eh? Good on ya! :triumphant: :triumphant: :triumphant: :triumphant: :triumphant:

 

Haha yeah, I'm a fan of go big or go home, apparently that shows in my runs lol.

 

So yesterday's run was actually enjoyable! I love running in the rain so that was the first bonus, enough so that despite my calves hurting I decided I would try a new route and see where it took me. The Zombie Mission had very little left to it when I started so it finished up in the first few minutes and went to Radio Mode where they talk a bit and then just play whatever playlist I have loaded so that was nice in of itself.

 

To paint a picture of my route you have to know that where I'm staying is located about 3/4 of the way down a hill. You go left to go up the hill and towards an interesection on the main road. You go right to go down the hill and come to a road that you can go either right or left on. Normally, I go up the hill to the intersection and just run about wherever. Yesterday though I went down the hill and made a left onto the road, this lead me to a 4-way stop. At this 4-way stop are three relatively flat roads and one road with a steep incline (talking like 40-45 degrees here) all the way back up the hill. Feeling ballsy I ran up that bad boy (a good 4 minutes of my run.) much to my calves dismay. Cresting over the top of that hill though felt so damn good. From that point on it was relatively flat and I just started running around aimlessley again.

 

Now I always finish at the intersection I normally start at when I go up the hill instead of down it, so when I found a street towards the main road I made sure it came to that intersection. I don't know how I always find a street that leads there when I run around but I do. Anyways, I was at about the 12 minute mark when I turned onto the street. I figured at my current pace I could reach the intersection in two minutes, which would put me well over my 13:05 mark. Thinking this I just kept pushing myself to that intersection. Turns out though I'm not as fast as I think I am and it took me 3 minutes putting me at 15:03 for my run time haha. So that's my tip for anybody trying to break duration run times now lol, pick a landmark you know will take you past your time and just run to it bahaha.

 

Then of course, on my walk back down the hill to my place I took the opportunity to jump in every puddle I found.

 

Why?

 

Because I'm an adult and no one could finally tell me not to, that's why. Bahahaha!

 


 

Onto today then! Everything has gone fine up until about ten minutes ago when I went to go grab my running shoes only to realize...they were still wet. So, now at 0040, I have no running shoes to run in and they're probably going to spend an hour in the dryer. By that time it'll be ~0140 and I already know a run ain't happening at 2 in the morning. So for this week, I'll have a total of one hit on my goals. Not too shabby if I do say so myself, plus I think my legs will thank me for not running 4.5+ cumulative miles three days in a row. So since it's now technically Monday over here, here is Week One's summary!

 

 

Zombie's, Run! 3/4 - B

Tooth Scrubs! 14/14 - A

Food Burnings! 1/1 - A

Food Tracking! 7/7 - A

Japanese lessons! 7/7 - A

Overall Grade: A

Pun Grade: D

Hero's First Challenge, Again! - "I knew pig-moles were a bad idea..."


 


Who the hell do you think I am!?!


-Kamina, "Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann"


 


Dai-Gurren Brigade's Hero


Lvl1 Human Ranger


STR3 DEX1 STA3 CON1 WIS1 CHA1

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I am soooo disappointed.......... :(

 

 

A D on puns!! Well, that is nothing short od mere slacking and I expect you to pick that up MISTER!! (teasing ;))

 

Seriously, seriously  A. W. E. S. O. M. E.........

 

I said it above, I will say it again- I am proud! Damn proud!

 

Now I will join swampling in a happy dance!!

 

:triumphant: :triumphant: :triumphant: :triumphant: :triumphant: :triumphant: :triumphant: :triumphant:

 

And I'll trade that A for a B any day it means getting to jump in puddles!

Level 6 Pixie Assassin Rangerish Adventurer
Current Challenge: Guess What??
Previous Challenges:

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1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 12th 13th 14th  Battle Log
-We can't always change the things we've done, but we can change what we do next.

-I don't have a choice. I deserve a better life and this is what I have to do to get there.
-Whatever doesn't kill me....Had better start running.

 

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I am soooo disappointed..........

 

 

A D on puns!! Well, that is nothing short od mere slacking and I expect you to pick that up MISTER!! (teasing)

 

Seriously, seriously  A. W. E. S. O. M. E.........

 

I said it above, I will say it again- I am proud! Damn proud!

 

Now I will join swampling in a happy dance!!

 

:triumphant: :triumphant: :triumphant: :triumphant:

 

And I'll trade that A for a B any day it means getting to jump in puddles!

 

Haha I put the D in there because if you read the grades down it spell "BAAAAD" now bahaha! Thus, a "bad pun", thus the D! lol

 

Awesome results for week #1!

w00t!

:triumphant: :triumphant: :triumphant: :triumphant:

 

Thanks for the praise guys! Mucho appreciated!!

Hero's First Challenge, Again! - "I knew pig-moles were a bad idea..."


 


Who the hell do you think I am!?!


-Kamina, "Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann"


 


Dai-Gurren Brigade's Hero


Lvl1 Human Ranger


STR3 DEX1 STA3 CON1 WIS1 CHA1

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Ha ha funny man.........yeah, I missed that! So I will give you an A on the pun! :playful:

Level 6 Pixie Assassin Rangerish Adventurer
Current Challenge: Guess What??
Previous Challenges:

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1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 12th 13th 14th  Battle Log
-We can't always change the things we've done, but we can change what we do next.

-I don't have a choice. I deserve a better life and this is what I have to do to get there.
-Whatever doesn't kill me....Had better start running.

 

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Will be looking for today's deets............... :playful:

 

Hope you having a spectacular Monday and reminding you that you ROCK!

Level 6 Pixie Assassin Rangerish Adventurer
Current Challenge: Guess What??
Previous Challenges:

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1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 12th 13th 14th  Battle Log
-We can't always change the things we've done, but we can change what we do next.

-I don't have a choice. I deserve a better life and this is what I have to do to get there.
-Whatever doesn't kill me....Had better start running.

 

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Great week one!  Sorry for not lurking sooner.  Now you have the momentum the next 5 weeks will be easy. ;)

 

Haha thanks, we'll see about the momentum though. Thought I had it last time and I ended up burning out. Week Three and Four will be my critical periods during this challenge!

 

Will be looking for today's deets............... :playful:

 

Hope you having a spectacular Monday and reminding you that you ROCK!

 

Ask and ye shall receive!

 

Today's been pretty meh, I didn't do a run today so I could have a two days off for my legs, or so I thought haha. I did the CrossFit WOD instead today which consisted of the following:

 

Three rounds of:

Wall-ball, 20 pound ball, 10 ft target (Max Effort, 1 Min)

Sumo deadlift high-pull, 75 pounds (Max Effort, 1 Min)

Box Jump, 20" box (Max Effort, 1 Min)

Push-press, 75 pounds (Max Effort, 1 Min)

Row (Max Effort, 1 Min)

 

In this workout you move from each of five stations after a minute.The clock does not reset or stop between exercises. This is a five-minute round from which a one-minute break is allowed before repeating.

 

Except I totally forgot about the minute break so ended up doing these back-to-back-to-back by mistake lol. Was not fun. It balanced out though since I ended up not doing the rows because the machine was in the opposite end of the gym and after doing the exercises back to back I wasn't exactly in raring form to go row for five minutes max effort.

 

Other than that though I came in about 200 calories under my unofficial goal of 2231 from IIFYM so that was an added bonus. Got all my tooth scrubbings done and I'm almost done with Unit 1 out of 4 for my level 1 Japanese woooo! So all in all, a pretty good Week Two, Day One!

 

For my Brigade peeps: Sorry I haven't been more active in following you guys around, especially my buddy Ash! Work's been pretty crazy and my sleep schedule has become nigh non-existent. Once things level out again I'll try and catch up with everybody! My humblest apologies! Just know I'm working extra hard trying to kick ass out here to make you guys proud since I'm not around as much!!!

Hero's First Challenge, Again! - "I knew pig-moles were a bad idea..."


 


Who the hell do you think I am!?!


-Kamina, "Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann"


 


Dai-Gurren Brigade's Hero


Lvl1 Human Ranger


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