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Ok, well, I'm training for a marathon in 5 months. I'll be doing long runs, but my goals aren't going to be directly related to that because I think my main sports - distance running and rowing - feel like they have a life of their own, with their own cycles and their own external motivation. I don't need NF for them.

Instead my goals will be about new things, things I am bad at and need to be motivated for:

1. Handstand PVP challenge: I get an A for a free standing Handstand of 20 seconds or more. +3DEX

2. Pushups: Actually, I'd quite like to do this as a PVP too if anyone wants to take me on? I'm thinking increase in number of reps in a single set. So (number you can do in the last day) - (number you can do on the first day) = score and best score wins. If there are any challengers, make yourselves known, otherwise I'll just aim for 20 and challenge myself! +3STR

3. Short, fast runs: I want to get a good 5k time - like 20 minutes fast. That's something to frickin' aim for! Realistically, I doubt I can do anything like that but I will at least develop my speed and make some progress in this area. +3 STA

4. Count calories: it's balls but it works +3CON

5. Portugosity: complete this chapter of Lathrop and Dias and the rest of my book. That's a lot but I aim to do it. +2WIS +1CHA

Bonus rounds:

Train with 18ckette in the short runs and maybe also rock climbing. In fact I might even suggest she does a challenge of her own.

A perfect round gets me a prize. A cheap prize. I don't know what yet.

I'll do starting stats in the morning and then the challenge is officially ON!

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(not expecting 18ckette to do 5k though, obvs. I'm not a monster) *hides claws, fangs*

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Great plan gettings 18ckette out running! Good luck getting her to do a challenge though, if she's anything like mine she'll be rather tricky to get that far in. ;)

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You did stick around! Glad to see it. It wouldn't be the same without you.

Thanks. And you're here too, and I'm glad to see it! Like I said, I think I just need to figure out how to make it different and interesting for myself. Hoping handstands and short little challenge goals will do the trick!

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Great plan gettings 18ckette out running! Good luck getting her to do a challenge though, if she's anything like mine she'll be rather tricky to get that far in. ;)

:-) well, it's just a thought. She's interested in NF and some of the people on it (you and Shortstuff for example, because your names are funny, and German because of his Shrek/Monkey transformation). She's got a couple of sporty things in mind for the future and I thought it would help to have a framework for her training. I dunno. Maybe maybe not. I'll see what she says.

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She's actually pretty stoked about it and wants to do lots. She's thinking about it and we'll work it out later today.

Starting stats are down there.

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I seem to have gained weight since I last weighed in -  12 flipping six now, for heaven's sake.

So. Lots to do. Let's get to work. Oh hang on, I'm nearly at actual work, so it'll have to wait a few hours.

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Interesting approach, glad to know you are still around here!

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Really really happy that you stuck around. :D

 

Don't know if I can take on the push up challenge yet - I'm sat on the sofa now and I can't get up, so I don't know if I can actually do "real" push ups again. If I can still only do incline ones it's kind of anti-climatic ... I'll check tomorrow. ;)

 

Nice straight goals - handstands rock and I love the speed goal. 

What marathon are we doing, don't say you got a place in the VLM? :)

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@Bgvanbur @German *waves*

Good to see you two die-hards fitnerds back for more too!

@FrostyTheGloamman Thanks. Yeah, pullups are hard, aren't they? I tried for ages and only ever managed one but since I had that op back in May the mojo required even to do that has long since left my feeble frame.

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@Nanako Thanks very much! How did you get on? I had a look at your challenge too and see you have taken the laser-like-focus-on-one-goal approach, which is something I considered too, in my efforts to reframe the role of NF in my life.

Oh and it's Brighton. "Brighton" doesn't sound as badass as any of the crazy countryside runs you've signed up for but I daresay it'll be a challenge!

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@Nanako Thanks very much! How did you get on? I had a look at your challenge too and see you have taken the laser-like-focus-on-one-goal approach, which is something I considered too, in my efforts to reframe the role of NF in my life.

Oh and it's Brighton. "Brighton" doesn't sound as badass as any of the crazy countryside runs you've signed up for but I daresay it'll be a challenge!

 

Yeah, laser-like! I so wish I could use one of my son's light sabres to burn off the fat. Wouldn't that be so much easier? :D

 

Brighton to my ears always sounds very lovely and sea-sidey and posh and civilized!

I can see you in my mind, jogging along with your tweed hat on, sipping Lucozade from china cups at the water stations. :)

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Brighton to my ears always sounds very lovely and sea-sidey and posh and civilized!

I can see you in my mind, jogging along with your tweed hat on, sipping Lucozade from china cups at the water stations. :)

Oh! Apparently Tapatalk has a like button. I hadn't spotted that!

Yes, I certainly hope Brighton will be like that. I have very high standards!

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Ok, Matt_72 I have set up a PVP.

http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/39642-[11th-of-November-to-Whateverth-of-December]-Little-'Shup-of-Horrors

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...So as we used to say in Blackburn, once upon a time, "Come an' 'ave a go if you think yer' 'ard enough!"

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...So as we used to say in Blackburn, once upon a time, "Come an' 'ave a go if you think yer' 'ard enough!"

 

Blackburn eh'? 

http://toys.usvsth3m.com/north-o-meter/

 

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I'm still undecided. I can do two (real, nose-to-the-carpet, arms tucked to side) before my back starts feeling really weird. 

That's not great but not too far from where I was last challenge (6 I think). I'll do a bit of yoga over the next couple of days and let you know on Monday. 

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Blackburn eh'?

http://toys.usvsth3m.com/north-o-meter/

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I'm still undecided. I can do two (real, nose-to-the-carpet, arms tucked to side) before my back starts feeling really weird.

That's not great but not too far from where I was last challenge (6 I think). I'll do a bit of yoga over the next couple of days and let you know on Monday.

*chuckle* at the North-o-meter. It's a bit Yorkshirecentric but I scored 39%. I've clearly been dine sithe too long.

And don't do anything that makes your back funny. Get better first, then do press ups. Is there something else you could do instead? Maybe lie on your back and push dumbells up as a pushup proxy?

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*chuckle* at the North-o-meter. It's a bit Yorkshirecentric but I scored 39%. I've clearly been dine sithe too long.

And don't do anything that makes your back funny. Get better first, then do press ups. Is there something else you could do instead? Maybe lie on your back and push dumbells up as a pushup proxy?

 

Chin-ups? I could do chin-ups ... *scratches head* .

For the PvP challenge I mean.

 

I can do incline push ups nicely for my (non-existant) triceps, these work well, but incline push ups for a challenge ...  I don't know. Less motivating. 

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Glad to see you are back! I have learned so much from all y'all that have been around for many challenges and was afraid y'all were going to skip a challenge. Good luck with your goals and look forward to hearing how 18ckette does on her challenge.

She has her own thread now. The sorting hat said she should be an Assassin so she has gone over there (I forgot about the Newbie Playpen. D'oh!)

Anyway, it's here http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/39667-Flyer`s-Zombie-Dodge! '> http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/39667-Flyer`s-Zombie-Dodge!

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Chin-ups? I could do chin-ups ... *scratches head* .

For the PvP challenge I mean.

I can do incline push ups nicely for my (non-existant) triceps, these work well, but incline push ups for a challenge ... I don't know. Less motivating.

Whatever works!

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She has her own thread now. The sorting hat said she should be an Assassin so she has gone over there (I forgot about the Newbie Playpen. D'oh!)

Anyway, it's here http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/39667-Flyer`s-Zombie-Dodge!

 

Wait... there's a sorting hat?! :panda:

 

I think :panda: will be my surprised emoticon from now on...

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