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I rubbed the sleep from my eyes as I woke up early. The next challenge was coming up quickly and for the lsat few days I have been figuring out what to do. I knew how to change my training because I was stagnating again, but I am still struggling on my diet... I exited the kitchen and went to eat my breakfast on the porch of my home. I overlooked the village, slowly waking up from a peacefull night. The attack of the raiders was a while back and nothing has happened so far, I hoped the message I had sent had been enough.

I pondered over my training and decided to go write everything down in my study; inside the room with a good cup of warm jasmine tea I started scribbling on some parchment. To my Master in the Assassin Citadel I wrote the following letter:

 

"My Master,

 

For the following up challenge I have already jotted down how my training sessions will be constructed. My upper body strength, while improved is not even near what I would want it to be. Thus I have formed the following training set:

 

- plyo push-up (14reps)

- plyo jump with silent landing (12reps)

- plyo pull-ups (8 reps)

- plyo single leg squat (12 reps each)

- plyo diamond push-up (10 reps)

- get-ups (10 reps)

- dips (10 reps)

- Dragon Flag or V-sit (16sec)

 

Next to this I will do an interval running training that simulates an Assassin's way of running.

 

As you know my main goal has always been to run Parkour for 30 min straight at 80% of my speed. I am progressing but now I should monitor how long I can hold my speed. To reach that goal the following side quests were put together:

1- Hold a 30 sec Dragon Flag (+1Str, +2 Sta)

2- Attain 20 plyo push ups (+2Str)

3- Attain 20 Get-ups (+2 Sta)

 

On the side of this I will be trying as a life goal to apply a lesson from the Ancient scroll of The Art of Manliness: create the habit of taking cold showers. I will start with a normal temperature to soap in and then wash everything of with cold water. I believe this will test my mental reselience in the light of the upcoming winter. (+2 Con)

 

I hope not to dissapoint you.

 

Your Student"

 

I finished my letter, rolled it up and attached it to my owl so he could take it to the Citadel. The bird took off and I watched it fly off before I stood up again and went to my altar for meditation...

Level 10 Bleu Gardien Assassin of the Lanomia Clan

Buddhist, Traceur, Martial Artist, Assassin, Templar

Strenght: 22 Constitution: 9 Dexterity: 4 Wisdom: 12 Stamina: 11 Charisma: 5
- My Epic Quest: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/28629-an-assassins-epic-quest/
- My Tenth-th Challenge: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/56054-cobaltswords-journey-chapter-10/

- Daily Battle Log: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/51677-cobaltswords-journey/

"The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle" - "Nothing is true, everything is permitted"

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ooo nice!

like the cold shower therapy stuff... wheeeee! :D

BlackWidowEowyn


Lvl 6 Hobbit Assassin


"Obstacles can't stop you, problems can't stop you. Most of all, other people can't stop you. Only you can stop you. " – J. Gitomer


"A vision of a champion is someone who is bent over drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when no one else is watching. "– Anson Dorrance


My kick in the Pants, #1, #2, #3, #4, #5


@missmajachere

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Don't know if I buy into all the claims they make about cold showers, but it would save hot water, shorten my showers, and I believe it would be invigorating. I might have to give it a try.

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Level 2 Hawk Assassin

Str: 2, Dex: 1, Sta: 2, Con: 2, Wis: 4, Cha: 1

Challenges: Getting Going, 1, 2(Failed), 2.1(failed), 2.2(current)

Accountability:  The Dai-Gurren Brigade

 
Current Challenge Goal Progress:  Food Log(7/36), Exercise(5/24), Sleep Log(6/36), Meal Plan(1/21)
 

Battle Log

 

Fitocracy  MyFitnessPal  RunKeeper

 

“Believe the incredible and you can do the impossible†- Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body." - 1 Cor 6:19-20

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Good luck my friend!

 

thanks Natarella :D

 

ooo nice!

like the cold shower therapy stuff... wheeeee! :D

 

it's gonna be a good test of mental resilience :P

 

Nice exercise routine!  I can't wait to see how the story unfolds this time around.  :)

 

thanks :D me too, i'm curious to see how i'll progress ^^

 

Parkour is a goal for myself one day. Subscribed to see how a true Assassin trains.

a true Assassin? haha, i'm far from one but nearing it ;) soon when my project is finished i'll pitch it to all you guys.

 

Don't know if I buy into all the claims they make about cold showers, but it would save hot water, shorten my showers, and I believe it would be invigorating. I might have to give it a try.

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It is invigorating that's true, but if it'll bring the other claims too i'll have to see ^^ (increase in testosterone, increase in immunity...) give it a try.

 

Sub'd.

 

You will be Ezio soon enough :) Looking forward to following your journey.

 

I hope, it's a long journey, but one i'm enjoying with this Brotherhood at my back ^^

And the story continues ... :)

it does ... (dun dun daaaa!)

 

I've considered taking cold showers. It'll be a challenge goal at some point in the future. Good luck! I'm looking forward to reading how to story continues.

 

By the way, what are 'get ups'?

you should try it, it wakes up and after a training your muscles feel awake (but in the winter this will become a hell of a challenge :P)

 

get ups is an exercise I found when looking for Parkour exercises ^^ you start lying on your back, and start to get up as fast as possible without using your arms :D it gets tiring after a while and my back muscles started to ache

Level 10 Bleu Gardien Assassin of the Lanomia Clan

Buddhist, Traceur, Martial Artist, Assassin, Templar

Strenght: 22 Constitution: 9 Dexterity: 4 Wisdom: 12 Stamina: 11 Charisma: 5
- My Epic Quest: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/28629-an-assassins-epic-quest/
- My Tenth-th Challenge: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/56054-cobaltswords-journey-chapter-10/

- Daily Battle Log: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/51677-cobaltswords-journey/

"The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle" - "Nothing is true, everything is permitted"

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hm... i was wondering what those were too..

might have to try them out

sounds fun :)

BlackWidowEowyn


Lvl 6 Hobbit Assassin


"Obstacles can't stop you, problems can't stop you. Most of all, other people can't stop you. Only you can stop you. " – J. Gitomer


"A vision of a champion is someone who is bent over drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when no one else is watching. "– Anson Dorrance


My kick in the Pants, #1, #2, #3, #4, #5


@missmajachere

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hm... i was wondering what those were too..

might have to try them out

sounds fun :)

 

in the beginning gets tiring after a while though XD

They sound like kip ups, which is something I want to learn. Based on who I've known that could do them, it's all about form and a little practice.

didn't know they had another name :D it is mostly about good form true, and its good for the back because my side back muscles hurt the first time I did the exercise XD

Level 10 Bleu Gardien Assassin of the Lanomia Clan

Buddhist, Traceur, Martial Artist, Assassin, Templar

Strenght: 22 Constitution: 9 Dexterity: 4 Wisdom: 12 Stamina: 11 Charisma: 5
- My Epic Quest: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/28629-an-assassins-epic-quest/
- My Tenth-th Challenge: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/56054-cobaltswords-journey-chapter-10/

- Daily Battle Log: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/51677-cobaltswords-journey/

"The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle" - "Nothing is true, everything is permitted"

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Even though the challenge officially starts this Monday I couldn't help but start my training right away. The coolness of the morning beckoned me outside and the sun just encouraged me to. I left my home and set off for the training grounds I had set up for myself a while back in the village. The village was still asleep and I walked through it without making a sound. When I arrived at me training set I dove right into it. Completing 3 sets of my predefined exercise routine, to my great surprise at that, I felt like I was finally back on track. 

I left the training grounds with just one nagging though in my head, maybe I should enquire with the other Assassins for some help. I had noticed over the last week that when I performed: push-ups, diamond push-ups and dips that both my collarbones hurt from the strain around the region where they connect with the shoulder. I just couldn't figure out what the cause was because I had already checked if my form was lacking, but it wasn't.

I entered my home again and proceeded to take my first cold shower of the challenge, invigorating as always I sat down for breakfast afterwards. Enjoying the company of my loved one, a bowl of grains and a warm cup of chocolate with a dash of cayenne.

The day already started well...

Level 10 Bleu Gardien Assassin of the Lanomia Clan

Buddhist, Traceur, Martial Artist, Assassin, Templar

Strenght: 22 Constitution: 9 Dexterity: 4 Wisdom: 12 Stamina: 11 Charisma: 5
- My Epic Quest: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/28629-an-assassins-epic-quest/
- My Tenth-th Challenge: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/56054-cobaltswords-journey-chapter-10/

- Daily Battle Log: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/51677-cobaltswords-journey/

"The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle" - "Nothing is true, everything is permitted"

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The challenge has started once more, oh how I enjoy this moment, where my conviction is at it's highest and how I look forward to see where my training will take me. On this beautiful sunnyday in the mountains, my messenger owl came with a speedy reply of my Master in the Citadel.

 

"Very good choices young one, I look forward to seeing you evolve. Don't forget to deepen yourself in assassin philosphy, you are onyl as strong as your mind will allow it."

 

I rolled up the parchment and stored it insde my desk. The challenge had officialy started but I grinned at myself as I thought back to my training sessions from theast few days. The weather had forced me inside but I would not be detered from my training. Thus yesterday I completed 3 sets of my usual routine and the day before that 2 sets. My collarbones kept on hurting, I must remember to visit the villages herbmaster, maybe he had an idea...

I looked outside again, the weather was sunny but with the beginning chill of winter in the air. I breathed in the cool air, feeling it invade my lungs. A good start for a good challenge I thought. But my training was but scheduled for this afternoon thus I set off for my study to work on my project and study my courses...

Level 10 Bleu Gardien Assassin of the Lanomia Clan

Buddhist, Traceur, Martial Artist, Assassin, Templar

Strenght: 22 Constitution: 9 Dexterity: 4 Wisdom: 12 Stamina: 11 Charisma: 5
- My Epic Quest: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/28629-an-assassins-epic-quest/
- My Tenth-th Challenge: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/56054-cobaltswords-journey-chapter-10/

- Daily Battle Log: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/51677-cobaltswords-journey/

"The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle" - "Nothing is true, everything is permitted"

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and so it begins...

:)

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BlackWidowEowyn


Lvl 6 Hobbit Assassin


"Obstacles can't stop you, problems can't stop you. Most of all, other people can't stop you. Only you can stop you. " – J. Gitomer


"A vision of a champion is someone who is bent over drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when no one else is watching. "– Anson Dorrance


My kick in the Pants, #1, #2, #3, #4, #5


@missmajachere

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and so it begins...

:)

it does... (ominous look into the distance)

Level 10 Bleu Gardien Assassin of the Lanomia Clan

Buddhist, Traceur, Martial Artist, Assassin, Templar

Strenght: 22 Constitution: 9 Dexterity: 4 Wisdom: 12 Stamina: 11 Charisma: 5
- My Epic Quest: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/28629-an-assassins-epic-quest/
- My Tenth-th Challenge: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/56054-cobaltswords-journey-chapter-10/

- Daily Battle Log: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/51677-cobaltswords-journey/

"The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle" - "Nothing is true, everything is permitted"

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This is gonna be sweet.

thanks ^^

Level 10 Bleu Gardien Assassin of the Lanomia Clan

Buddhist, Traceur, Martial Artist, Assassin, Templar

Strenght: 22 Constitution: 9 Dexterity: 4 Wisdom: 12 Stamina: 11 Charisma: 5
- My Epic Quest: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/28629-an-assassins-epic-quest/
- My Tenth-th Challenge: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/56054-cobaltswords-journey-chapter-10/

- Daily Battle Log: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/51677-cobaltswords-journey/

"The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle" - "Nothing is true, everything is permitted"

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I sat on my veranda enjoying the cool night air after a fullfilling meal. My stomache wasn't used to that quantity of food anymore but i could not bring it over my heart to not eat from the meal my love made for me. I just sat outside resting then, reading and musing on what I read. My training was going well, a fine start to the challenge.

Yesterday I progressed my exercises to: 14 plyo push-ups, 14 plyo squats, 8 plyo pull-ups, 14 plyo single leg squat, 14 diamond push-ups, 12 get-ups, 8 dips and a 20sec V-sit. My training sessions where finally becoming more challenging but I felt that I needed guidance from my master. I thus decided that at the end of the week I would leave my village again and return to the Citadel. I closed my book and moved inside the house, candles were lit for the early winter night had already fallen. The chill of winter was starting to get inside the house. I decided to end my evening with a cup of tea and meditation...

Level 10 Bleu Gardien Assassin of the Lanomia Clan

Buddhist, Traceur, Martial Artist, Assassin, Templar

Strenght: 22 Constitution: 9 Dexterity: 4 Wisdom: 12 Stamina: 11 Charisma: 5
- My Epic Quest: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/28629-an-assassins-epic-quest/
- My Tenth-th Challenge: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/56054-cobaltswords-journey-chapter-10/

- Daily Battle Log: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/51677-cobaltswords-journey/

"The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle" - "Nothing is true, everything is permitted"

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fellow Assassin's Creed nerds, come check this out, I need your wisdom ^^

 

http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/40232-in-need-of-ac-nerds-for-project-advice/

Level 10 Bleu Gardien Assassin of the Lanomia Clan

Buddhist, Traceur, Martial Artist, Assassin, Templar

Strenght: 22 Constitution: 9 Dexterity: 4 Wisdom: 12 Stamina: 11 Charisma: 5
- My Epic Quest: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/28629-an-assassins-epic-quest/
- My Tenth-th Challenge: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/56054-cobaltswords-journey-chapter-10/

- Daily Battle Log: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/51677-cobaltswords-journey/

"The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle" - "Nothing is true, everything is permitted"

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I sat in my armory preparing my backpack for the journey back to the Citadel. I was getting a bit worried for I had heard nothing from the Brotherhood in a while. I thus resorted to leaving my village, to go back and see for myself how everything was faring. I had prepared my backpack, weapons, food and sleeping gear for the next day.

I decided to finish the day by walking through the mountain passes with my wolf companion, to make sure everything was all right and that I was going to leave the village safe. I moved up the mountain and found the sacred protector shrine of my village. The guardian, a huge stone she-wolf stood adorned with celtic tribal symbols and stones, candles shone and incense covered the statue in an eery glow. I placed a small gem on the pedestal and meditated. I meditated on everything and nothing. When I woke a small glint passed through the jeweled eyes of the statue. I smiled, confident the spirits would protect the village.

I descended the mountain again, my wolf friend walking by my side. Before dinner at my home I decided to go to the training field I had built. Completing a small 3 sets I felt at peace and satisfied. I enjoyed my cold shower, my senses tingling afterwards. It was going to be a peaceful night before my departure.

Level 10 Bleu Gardien Assassin of the Lanomia Clan

Buddhist, Traceur, Martial Artist, Assassin, Templar

Strenght: 22 Constitution: 9 Dexterity: 4 Wisdom: 12 Stamina: 11 Charisma: 5
- My Epic Quest: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/28629-an-assassins-epic-quest/
- My Tenth-th Challenge: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/56054-cobaltswords-journey-chapter-10/

- Daily Battle Log: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/51677-cobaltswords-journey/

"The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle" - "Nothing is true, everything is permitted"

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Very nice. :D Good job moving up in your workouts. I've only played AC a few times so I can't really help. It sounds cool though. And I know someone mentioned the Discworld Assassin's Guild in the thread. I recommend reading Pyramids by Pratchett. It has some interesting thoughts that are funny yet make sense. Not the best Discworld book, but the only one I've read so far that involved any detail of the Assassin's Guild. Good luck!

Level 3 Ranger


STR: 6 | DEX: 3 | STA: 9 | CON: 4 | WIS: 6 | CHA: 5


 


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Very nice. :D Good job moving up in your workouts. I've only played AC a few times so I can't really help. It sounds cool though. And I know someone mentioned the Discworld Assassin's Guild in the thread. I recommend reading Pyramids by Pratchett. It has some interesting thoughts that are funny yet make sense. Not the best Discworld book, but the only one I've read so far that involved any detail of the Assassin's Guild. Good luck!

Thanks ^^ it's okay positive feedback is always stimulating. I know, i have to check it out, never read the books but they sound fun :P maybe i'll post a sample when the whole work is finished here :)

 

Hehe... wolf companion.

 

Great job! Keep up the good work and continuing your epic journey.

haha yeah, that's a small reference to my girlfriends dog, a german sheperd :P she's taken the habit to go running with me, now every time i put on my running shoes she's jumping up and down of joy; we've really bonded as a result.

 

thanks, stay tuned cuz the story is going to take a turn in the futur (wanted to put some epicness into the story-line, it was getting kinda dull XD)

Level 10 Bleu Gardien Assassin of the Lanomia Clan

Buddhist, Traceur, Martial Artist, Assassin, Templar

Strenght: 22 Constitution: 9 Dexterity: 4 Wisdom: 12 Stamina: 11 Charisma: 5
- My Epic Quest: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/28629-an-assassins-epic-quest/
- My Tenth-th Challenge: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/56054-cobaltswords-journey-chapter-10/

- Daily Battle Log: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/51677-cobaltswords-journey/

"The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle" - "Nothing is true, everything is permitted"

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