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Introduction: Hii I'm Eric (virtualmonkey) and this is my first challenge. I'm a father of an amazing little girl (currently 20 mo) and I don't want to be that fat lazy dad who doesn't ever do anything with his kid. I want to be the fun dad that takes the kids to play lazer tag, and plays!, that my daughter enjoys being around. I have a pretty easy job, I'm a VMware and Citrix specialist (that's where the name comes from) so I don't really move all that much during the day except to walk around. 


Main Quest:  Tower of Terror 10m - Disney World - October 4th 2014. I will finish with my head held high.



Quest 1: Run 3x a week increasing my MPW by 10% up to 20MPW.

Measurement A-10% increase, B- 6-9% increase, C 5% or less

Reward A +2 STA, B +1 STA, C NA


Quest 2: Finish 2 days of the Legend of Zelda workout every week. I hate strength training!

Measurement A-2x Week B 1x week

Reward - A +2 Str, +1 CON, B +1 STR


Life Quest: Bath time with my kiddo every night. My wife stays home so she has 95% of the parental duties. I want to be the best dad I can be.

Measurement (adjusted since I missed the first 9 days) A  33 days, B 28-33 days, C 20-28 days

Reward A +1 WIS +1 CHA, B +1 WIS, C NA


Motivation:  I want to be the best dad I can be, I don't want my health to limit my ability to do things with my daughter. The Tower of Terror has a special motivation though. My MIL, during her chemo treatments, decided when she was healthy again she wanted to do a walk\run at Disney World with my daughter. She lost her battle in Oct 2013 and my wife and I made the decision to run the race in her honor. 

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Level 6 - Scout


Challenges - Lost Diary of a Scout




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Hi there!!


I’m Chris-Tien Jinn, an ambassador for the Assassin Guild.  It looks like with your bodyweight exercises you may have goals similar to many in our guild work on, and we’d love to help you reach your goals!


Here is a link to more information about the Assassin guild:  http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/48929-guild-information-and-announcements-subscribe/

And the Assassin phonebook with a list of various exercises/skills that guild members are working on for this challenge, as well as links to their challenge topics: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/48933-the-assassin-phonebook-and-library/


The assassins are a friendly and supportive guild.  Stopping by the Assassin's Den – a general chat thread in the guild forum – and introduce yourself.  You can always ask questions there!!


If you ever have any questions or need help with anything, let me know.  You can grab my attention by using the quote button at the bottom right corner of any of my posts.  I have the forum setting turned on to alert me when somebody quotes me using that button, so it's a quick easy way to let me know you're talking to me. You can also get in touch with me by posting on my own challenge topic (http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/48862-chris-tien-is-shanghaied-aboard-the-northern-girl/) or by using the forum private messenger system (the envelope button at the very top right of the screen).


Someone from the Assassin's Guild will stop by every week to check on your progress, but don't be a stranger!!  The most successful people around here reach out and get support from others - novices and veterans alike!

Some kind of Jedi .....

"We are better than we know, if we can be made to see it, [then] for the rest of our lives, we'll be unwilling to settle for less."  - Kurt Hahn


Past Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35. 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50


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Heya Virtual Monkey! I'm echoing everyone here in saying, your goals are awesome and inspirational! I wish you all of the best and if you need any help, please do not hesitate to ask!

Level 25 Final Fantasy Rebel

My Epic Quest | My Journey | Currently on the Trial of Orthos
Str: 60 | Dex: 23 | Sta: 66 | Con: 28 | Wis: 55 | Cha: 14

Goals for 2021:

  • Build my brother a Destiny 2 Lamp
  • Learn how to do a Handstand
  • Play 1 song on the acoustic guitar
  • Clean up the Christmas Decorations and finish setting up my apartment (hang things up, plus some other few things that need to be organized)
  • Re-introduce Pull-ups into my routine
  • Build a shelving unit next to my Desk

"No matter what, if you can hold your head up high, you've done the right thing."

"When you stand with your family, your family stands with you."

"Write what needs to be written."

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