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Mission: Catch Cheetara
 

Cheetara

 

I happen to have come of age to start noticing girls at exactly the time that Thundercats was a big deal, and so this fast and strong gal was probably my first (non-human) crush.  She can hit thirty seconds to the mile, but only for a little while, so I have a chance if I can go the distance.

 

I am signing up for the Scenic City Trail Half Marathon on 26 April 2014.  I have been following a very conservative race training plan based on this one (warning PDF file).  It started very low-mileage for me, but I am choosing slow-but-steady this time because I have developed chronic-use injuries while training for races in the past.

 

1. I will run following the training plan 3x/week and take care of my bodySmall deviations outside of my control will be tolerated.  I will do self-care with stretching and rolling as necessary.

 

2. I will do resistance training 3x/week.  My current plan is a warm-up and then at least three circuit sets:

a. Warm up

i. Windmills

ii. Neck rolls

iii. Burpees

b. Bodyweight Squats -- getting better form before I load weight again

c. Pushups progression.  Current plan:

i. Diamond (can already do 3x15 with good form)

ii. One arm extended, holding dumbbell (trying to get good form)

iii. One arm extended, hand up on a bench (possible next step)

d. Chin ups and variations

e. One arm dumbbell snatch (or snatch and press)

f. Single-leg BW glute bridges or split stance dumbbell deadlift

 

3. I will eat to the plan: six days regular, no more than one day for treats, all mostly following the "paleo" principles in Lean Ape Living.

I will count impulsive eating in servings per day to avoid binging on failure.

Treat day will be pre-planned to fall on a heavy exercise day, preferably one with a long run and resistance training. 

Treat day will not be an excuse to go crazy once per week. 

Six days per week I will:

a. Avoid added sugar, corn syrup, grains (corn, wheat, rice), potatoes, liquid calories, and snacks.  Minimize if not eliminate.

b. Moderate dairy (some cheese, some yogurt), moderate fruit (dried and fresh).

c. Maximize whole vegetables (like spinach, broccoli, bell peppers, carrots, onions, green beans, peas).

 

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Thirty seconds a mile is a tough one, good luck. ;)

Goals look good, though there do seem to be many parts they all seem achievable.

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Thirty seconds a mile is a tough one, good luck. ;)

Goals look good, though there do seem to be many parts they all seem achievable.

 

The specific goals I am focusing on are what I bolded: 1. run three times per week, 2. resistance training three times per week, 3. avoid impulsive eating (this one is actually less strict than last challenge).

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Good luck on your goals; I loved the Thundercats growing up, I have to admit though that I liked playing with the mutants more than I liked playing with the Thundercats, I would actually let my brother have the cats and I would be Mumm-Ra lol

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I like how straight forward the core goals are. Looking forward to hearing how you do in the Marathon.

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Bookmarked your PDF file on the training program. Will check it out for a slow and steady plan to a half and share it around to some people I know also looking to do a half.

Cheers and good luck on the challenge!! Let's kill it with fire!

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My half marathon is just a week or two after yours. Hope you have a successful challenge building up the distance!

 

Thanks.  Good luck to you too.

 

Good luck on your goals; I loved the Thundercats growing up, I have to admit though that I liked playing with the mutants more than I liked playing with the Thundercats, I would actually let my brother have the cats and I would be Mumm-Ra lol

 

I have to admit that I find that disturbing, actually.  I always identified with Lion-O, who now seems like a whiney adolescent (which he was).  Good luck to you too though!

 

I like how straight forward the core goals are. Looking forward to hearing how you do in the Marathon.

 

Thanks.  I have learned from sad experience that my goals need to be very direct and frequently measured in order to keep my inner demon in check.

 

Bookmarked your PDF file on the training program. Will check it out for a slow and steady plan to a half and share it around to some people I know also looking to do a half.

Cheers and good luck on the challenge!! Let's kill it with fire!

 

Thanks.  Good luck to you too.

 

Good set of goals and you seem to have a good plan for how to progress the training bit by bit. Looking forward to your updates.

 

Thank you.

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Wow, here you are, in the scouts! Glad to see you are having slow and steady progress toward half marathon training. Maybe this will be the challenge when you finally catch cheetara.

 

If I make it to the starting line in one piece I will know that I have done everything I could, and better than all the other races that I signed up for but failed to run because of illness or injury.

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Achievements: (20 Sep 2014) Completed first half marathon *** (17 Feb 2014) Finished mission to bring body fat from over 25% to under 12% over six months (trying to repeat that now)

 

 

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Welcome (back) to Scouts. Looks like you know what you're doing!

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Welcome (back) to Scouts. Looks like you know what you're doing!

 

I know something, but knowing is not nearly as important as doing.  That part I am still working on.

 

Cheetara. Nice.

 

I know, right?

Current Challenge: (Feb-Mar 21) Step by Step

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(2014) 7th (Ranger) 8th (Scout) 9th (Monk) 10th (Scout) *** (2015) 11th (Ranger) 12th (Ranger) 13th (Ranger) 14th (Ranger) 15th (Scout) 16th (Scout) *** (2016) 17th (Ranger) 18th (Scout) 19th (Scout) 20th (Rebel)

(2021) 21st (Adventurer)

Past groups: The Wild Hunt 6 *** The Serenity Crew *** The Wild Hunt 5 *** The Wild Hunt 4 *** The Wild Hunt 3 *** The Wild Hunt 2 *** The Wild Hunt 1 *** Browncoats

Achievements: (20 Sep 2014) Completed first half marathon *** (17 Feb 2014) Finished mission to bring body fat from over 25% to under 12% over six months (trying to repeat that now)

 

 

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Glad to see you back! Let the training madness (in a very measured, sensible way, of course) begin!

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Week 1, Day 1

Monday

 

1. Run to the plan and take care: 0/3.  Plan to run Tuesday eve, Wednesday eve, and Saturday morn (Thursday will be busy)

 

2. Resistance training: 0/3. Plan to work out Tuesday morning, Thurs morn, and Sat morn.

 

3. Impulsive eating this week: 2 servings of madness. 

 

Disappointing start.  Planned badly and had next to no lunch, and dinner was sparse as well.  Also used up a lot of my willpower throughout the workday avoiding looking at or smelling the boxes of doughnuts on the table right next to me at work. 

 

Decided to have a strawberry and protein powder smoothie in the evening to top off before bed.  This by itself would have been rational and fine, but I started grabbing crazy things to throw in like cinnamon graham crackers and a bar of dark chocolate, showing that I had slipped into madness somewhere. 

 

I will do a better job of planning out good meals throughout the day so that I will be fortified against evening insanities.

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Past groups: The Wild Hunt 6 *** The Serenity Crew *** The Wild Hunt 5 *** The Wild Hunt 4 *** The Wild Hunt 3 *** The Wild Hunt 2 *** The Wild Hunt 1 *** Browncoats

Achievements: (20 Sep 2014) Completed first half marathon *** (17 Feb 2014) Finished mission to bring body fat from over 25% to under 12% over six months (trying to repeat that now)

 

 

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You did a great job last time, so I'm pretty sure you've got this one!

 

I am glad someone has some confidence.  I have already lost most of mine.  ;)

 

Was a big Panthero fan. Made myself some nunckakus and a lot of subsequent stitches.

 

Right.  I liked the battle tank a lot too.

 

Glad to see you back! Let the training madness (in a very measured, sensible way, of course) begin!

 

Measured and sensible madness.  Have you read "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell"?  Just two drops of insanity today.

 

Ah, here you are!!! Good goals, even if you did defect to the Scouts for this challenge :tongue:

 

I "defected" to the Rangers for a single challenge, and you want to claim me forever?  Clingy much?  I am a social butterfly, flitting from guild to guild as the whims of my fitness schedule require.  ;)

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(2012) 1st (Scout) 2nd (Scout) *** (2013) 3rd (Warrior) 4th (Warrior) 5th (Warrior) 6th (Assassin) ***

(2014) 7th (Ranger) 8th (Scout) 9th (Monk) 10th (Scout) *** (2015) 11th (Ranger) 12th (Ranger) 13th (Ranger) 14th (Ranger) 15th (Scout) 16th (Scout) *** (2016) 17th (Ranger) 18th (Scout) 19th (Scout) 20th (Rebel)

(2021) 21st (Adventurer)

Past groups: The Wild Hunt 6 *** The Serenity Crew *** The Wild Hunt 5 *** The Wild Hunt 4 *** The Wild Hunt 3 *** The Wild Hunt 2 *** The Wild Hunt 1 *** Browncoats

Achievements: (20 Sep 2014) Completed first half marathon *** (17 Feb 2014) Finished mission to bring body fat from over 25% to under 12% over six months (trying to repeat that now)

 

 

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I *love* "Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell." Well played, sir!

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An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered."

 

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Man, it's hard to find all my NF friends when there isn't an easy check in place.  I am picturing your smoothie madness, and let me just say I have those days of out of control eating too.  Like maybe I have a little bit of sugar, and then I just want more, and I'm eating stuff I don't even like just because it's sugary.   Today will be better!

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I *love* "Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell." Well played, sir!

 

That is one long, frustrating book that has some of the most beautiful scenes in modern literature.  And she gets faeries right.

 

Man, it's hard to find all my NF friends when there isn't an easy check in place.  I am picturing your smoothie madness, and let me just say I have those days of out of control eating too.  Like maybe I have a little bit of sugar, and then I just want more, and I'm eating stuff I don't even like just because it's sugary.   Today will be better!

 

I just spent a half hour scrolling through the guilds doing the same thing.

 

Even as I was putting those things in the blender, I was composing my excuses to the NF boards.  What a terrible mind-set to be in!

 

Today has been better so far.  Day old doughnuts do not tempt me, andI had a filling breakfast and lunch for today prepared before bed last night to strengthen my resolve. 

 

I want to save my crazy behavior for fun things, not things that are just making me fat and slow. 

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Current Challenge: (Feb-Mar 21) Step by Step

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My Old Battle Log

(2012) 1st (Scout) 2nd (Scout) *** (2013) 3rd (Warrior) 4th (Warrior) 5th (Warrior) 6th (Assassin) ***

(2014) 7th (Ranger) 8th (Scout) 9th (Monk) 10th (Scout) *** (2015) 11th (Ranger) 12th (Ranger) 13th (Ranger) 14th (Ranger) 15th (Scout) 16th (Scout) *** (2016) 17th (Ranger) 18th (Scout) 19th (Scout) 20th (Rebel)

(2021) 21st (Adventurer)

Past groups: The Wild Hunt 6 *** The Serenity Crew *** The Wild Hunt 5 *** The Wild Hunt 4 *** The Wild Hunt 3 *** The Wild Hunt 2 *** The Wild Hunt 1 *** Browncoats

Achievements: (20 Sep 2014) Completed first half marathon *** (17 Feb 2014) Finished mission to bring body fat from over 25% to under 12% over six months (trying to repeat that now)

 

 

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Exactly! Yeah, it's frustrating but just for the depiction of the Fey as they are in proper mythology as opposed to all cute and friendly is worth the price of entry.

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"An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered.

An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered."

 

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Found you!

You will rock this challenge, even if it's only because you know we don't need no stinking excuses. :)

Also, two drops of madness and someone who gets the fey? Totally adding JS&MN to the list.

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