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So this training company sent me a fiercely optimistic t-shirt but since the jury is still out in the foot, I have seen fit to customise it a bit...

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Failure's always an option, it's just not a very good option which is why every day we have to choose to do the other thing. My goal for this challenge period is to keep throwing myself into marathon training in the hope that miracles will happen but keep the option open that I might need to drop out. Currently I'm 50/50 on it. We're going to Brighton anyway, and I don't have to do a brilliant time - just finish on my feet - but even that's looking like an outside chance now.

OK, so *deep breath*

1. One long and two short, runs per week, and Stretch, Stretch, Stretch. If the foot goes south then this will just turn into stretching and pilates to stay flexible. (Sta 3, Dex 2)

2. Do at least 2 rowing-related activities per week - ergo (5k),Thursday evening circuits or actual rowing (when the Thames calms down a bit and ceases to be a raging torrent) (Str 3, Sta1)

3. Strength training - at least one thing in every day I don't have another workout scheduled. I'm going to carry on with the 100 pushup challenge but bring in some diamond pushups and other variants to make it more interesting. (Str 2)

4. Portuguese goals - I have seriously fallen out of this habit and I need to get back in, so I'm making this a streak again and will set a goal of at least 1 page of my novel per day, plus at lease one podcast per week plus finish a chapter on Lathrop and Dias by the end of the challenge. (Wis 3,Cha 1)

Bonus rounds:

Give blood

Book in for a health check at the local GP surgery

Do the mini challenge every week

Train with Flyer19 and help her do her challenge goals

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Day - 2, - 1. Flyer19 and I went for a short run yesterday with some BW rows and handstands thrown in. It was great.

Today I went off to the park and ran about 6.5 miles. It hurt quite a bit but the physio said to run through it so long as it wasn't a sharp pain because I need to load it, so I kept on going.

I'm sitting with Flyer19 now and she has just posted her new thread and I'm really enjoying the fact that she is liking NF updates as part of her training.

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Good set of goals sir, congrats on getting the younglings hooked on fitness early.

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"I must not fear. / Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing......Only I will remain."
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Failure's always an option, it's just not a very good option which is why every day we have to choose to do the other thing.

I'm pretty sure the "other thing" is eat bacon! Do that instead!

Good luck with the foot and the challenge!

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Failure is not only an option, it's the best indicator that you're doing something properly. Those that don't fail are those that never try anything difficult.

 

Hey! Another old hand returns! Welcome back - I was wondering where you'd got to!

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Must have been a relief to be told by the physio to keep hurting yourself because it's a good hurt

Yep! (It doesn't feel; like good hurt though... ah well, no pain no consolatory mango ice lollies. Gain! Gain! I meant no gain!)

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I'm pretty sure the "other thing" is eat bacon! Do that instead!

Good luck with the foot and the challenge!

 

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Mmmm, bacon...

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Good set of goals sir, congrats on getting the younglings hooked on fitness early.

Mm, and I don't know if you saw my Twitter but we have finally got on to using the Python API in Minecraft for Pi today. This whole being-a-dad thing is a piece of piss!

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Mmmm, bacon indeed.

 

I've just realised what your T-shirt is making me think of. It's the Pet Shop Boys, with "Happiness Is An Option".

:nevreness:   I wonder if they pinched their ideas from crossing out words in advertising materials too. It's fertile territory.

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I think Abel Township have hired Pablo Picasso as their town planner

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Oh and I baptised my new shoes

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Here's to a full recovery!

Thanks!

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Draft challenge daily plan. The marathon is on the last day of this challenge. I have to admit, the long run progression seems impossible but I'm not quite ready to give up just yet

 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ArOj1gu3Mp3IdElYUV9oazQ5cmRacFY3Uy1Cai1MQmc&usp=drive_web#gid=0

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I just checked out your plan - it is so epic. I wish you and your feet all the best and hope you are able to do your race.

Plans are not epic: following plans - now *that* is epic.

Thanks though - I hope my optimism lasts beyond day 3! ;^)

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Did someone say bacon? Nice photo by the way

Thanks!

I had bacon in my dinner today. Nice treat after work.

New shoes and bacon? This is a seriously fabulous thread.

Thanks again!

I have been wearing the new shoes to work at my physio's suggestion and felt a bit silly with these bright red pristine things on my feet at the office. Now I will just be normal scruffy again.

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So you at was:

145 pushups in 5 sets. 10 of them were diamond pushups. Ow!

Sensible eating

1 page of Harry Potter E A Pedra Filosofal

Some good stretches

So day 1 down and on target. 41 days to go...

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'So you at was'? Sometimes I wonder if the Internet was a terrible mistake. A team of monks illuminating manuscripts wouldn't have done that.

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I wan going to comment on your goals, but then... bacon...

german

monkey scout

"swim, bike, run", or at least "Don’t drown, don't crash, don't walk"

“If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember that we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe.†-Joe Rogan

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