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Entering the Arena is Strickland5! 5! 5! 5! 

 

"This half-orc scout is returning after a long absence, and the crowd seems to have high hopes for him!"

"That's right, rumor is he's run two marathons and has his sights set on a sub-two hour half!"

"We'll just have to wait and see what this kids got!"


All ... or most ... silliness aside I'm going to start a new battle log as my goals and in general my life has changed since my previous one was being used 

 

I'm currently chasing a sub-two hour half and am hoping to do so in November. If/when I manage that feat, I'll be shifting my focus to fat burning and muscle building as according to my Withings scale I'm at ±30% body fat which is horrible! I'm currently hovering around 225lbs (102kg or 16 stone) and am 6' (1.83m).

 

Now onto the battle log!

 

2014-09-08

Yesterday was boot camp. We did a 3 station work out and sprinted between the stations. The stations done with a 30-20-10 style after the 10 set was done we would do sprint the whole distance around all of the the stations before starting the next series of exercises. Exercises were crunches, reverse crunches, and bicycles then flutter kicks, in & outs, and Russian twists.

 

Food wise I was pretty good (MFP link), though I think I should continue to cut more processed food out of my diet ... food for later thought.

 

After work when I had an follow up interview which went well. Currently I'm on the fence about the position due to the change in commute and what the job responsibilities are. I'm 100% sure I can do 90% of the job but the 10% I'm unsure of bothers me ... the position does have real growth and company ownership potential which is good too ... definitely something to think about later.

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2014-09-09
No boot  camp yesterday, instead I took my bike out with the intention of getting a 10 or so mile ride in. About oh half a mile out I heard "thump" "thump" "thump" to which of course I stopped and tried to figure out what was wrong. Turned out my back tire was 100% flat ... I'd left my emergency pump in the car by mistake so I walked back and attempted to refill the tire. This failed. So I went for a run instead ... Runkeeper decided that the 3.5 mile run was only 3 miles due to MAJOR clipping of the route.
 
Food was good until dinner as my wife and I went out with friends and indulged in tasty drinks and food ... so yeah wagon falling/slipping ... maybe :)

 

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2014-9-10
Tough workout today at boot camp and its was Race Track.

Basically we sprint out at 100% to a given distance which gets shorter as the workout goes on and then run back at 75%. Today's version was really tough as we had to scale a massive hill. My knee is none too happy.

On the food front I was okay ... save for a glass of wine and a celebratory cupcake for my wife's new job.

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2014-09-11
A simple 2 mile walk and a company sponsored outing to a driving range.

Food is mixed but the booze is killer :/ part of my next challenge is to cut down on my drinking.

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So yesterday from 12 til around 8 I drank the following

 

1 Terrapin Hopsecutioner

1 double of LaPhroaig 10 year

2 doubles of Oban 10 year

3 Wild Heaven White Blackbird Saison

 

so yeah ... going to have to work on that.

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2014-09-12

Tough workout this morning ... it was called "Army of Ants" which meant alot of ab/core ... oh and it rained almost the entire workout which makes for very interesting bicycles, planks, etc etc.

 

Foodwise I did MUCH better ... so yeah :) Tomorrow we long run!

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2014-9-13

8 miles of FLAT. I ran it with friends who are at a slower pace than I am (11:30 vs my 9:30-10) and I did my best to be encouraging and engaging. I think it was good for me as my knee didn't act up and only got tired after mile 7.

Afterwards my wife and I went for brunch ... got 2 eggs w/ pimento cheese, home fries/potatoes, a biscuit and kale ... Yum! Forgot to snap a photo

Next up is nap time!

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So yesterday from 12 til around 8 I drank the following

 

1 Terrapin Hopsecutioner

1 double of LaPhroaig 10 year

2 doubles of Oban 10 year

3 Wild Heaven White Blackbird Saison

 

so yeah ... going to have to work on that.

 

Haha, yup, that's my biiig problem too... I've been pretty good at being able to stick to my 4 beer-a-week limit but pumpkin beers are coming out, and I definitely indulged in a Heavy Seas Greater Pumpkin yesterday!!

 

I do find though that the more I work out, the lower my tolerance goes... which I guess is a good thing for me.  Last winter I used to be able to drink 2-3 hefty stouts, but the Heavy Seas the other day was definitely enough for me. (8% I think?)

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Thus why limiting my boozing is part of my next challenge :)

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2014-9-14
Today is a rest day ... yay! Which means errands and general sloth.

Also playing D&D 5e with friends.

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So I learned something yesterday ... don't trust gamers when dealing with food.

 

There was talking of food being brought and it didn't really happen and I was STUPID hungry ... which of course was a BAD thing. Oh well.

 

Otherwise my Human Fey-Warlock with Folk Hero background and delusions of Destiny was fun to get back into. 

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2014-9-15

I had a post written and the interwebs ate it.

 

Boot camp was "Back that Ass Up" AKA backpedaling up a hill and sprinting up a hill w/ core inbetween. Managed to log 3miles +1 more mile from a pre-boot camp run.

 

Food should be okay save for dinner which is pizza out with friends and I expect a glass of wine to be consumed too. 

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2014-9-14

I had a post written and the interwebs ate it.

 

Boot camp was "Back that Ass Up" AKA backpedaling up a hill and sprinting up a hill w/ core inbetween. Managed to log 3miles +1 more mile from a pre-boot camp run.

 

Food should be okay save for dinner which is pizza out with friends and I expect a glass of wine to be consumed too. 

 

Backpedaling up a hill... oh lord... I would see many skinned knees (or perhaps butts) in my future!! XD

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Backpedaling up a hill... oh lord... I would see many skinned knees (or perhaps butts) in my future!! XD

Fortunately this hill was a road which was nicely paved ... I enjoy backpedaling as I've got crazy awesome calves and a slight lack of fear of falling on my butt :)

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Happy to report no booze was consumed last night ... didn't really miss it as our friends served up some A MA Zing homemade pizzas!

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2014-9-15

No boot camp this morning so I went for a run ... did a 3.2 mile route around the neighborhood then added a .8 loop around the park. Did a total of 4.1 miles in about 39m15s so said Runkeeper

 

Breakfast was 1 egg w/ 2 egg white, a slice of toast, half a banana and a glass of Naked's Berry Veggie juice 

 

So a good start to my day!

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High five on the no booze!!  I indulged in a Cottonwood Pumpkin last night and then had a vodka & tonic at dinner.  No regrets!  (I'm also finding the more I work out, the lower my alcohol tolerance goes... which works for me!)

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2014-9-17

Today was boot camp ... weee!

 

We did a workout where you are partnered off and run opposite to a point and back ... the goal is to beat your partner - the trick is one side is a shorter distance than the other. Better running was core and strength work which you were to do vs your partner ... so it was a highly competitive workout. 

 

Managed 1.75 miles of running so that's good for my current challenge.

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2014-9-18

Tempo Run Thursday ... not much of a ring to it but still it is what happened today

 

Managed 4.22 miles in 37m29s (just under an 9 minute pace) per Runkeeper OR 4.17 miles in 37m33s (right at a 9 minute pace) per MotoACTV .. I'm happy with either :)

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2014-9-19

Boot camp today was a hellish core shredder ... I mean dang! It was 3 circuits w/ 4 exercises each w/ 30 second round for each exercise. ... oh and we did each circuit 3 times! Yeah my core is dead ... d e d ... dead!

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Went out for lunch and resisted the urge to get a beer ... go me!

 

In other news I've apparently been replaced with a hipster version of me 

 

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Had a glass of bubbles to celebrate my friends birthday ... it was lovely!

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Bubbles and ties WHO ARE YOU ANYMORE?!  XD

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A sharp dressed man celebrating with friends. 8)

Did 9 miles in 89ish minutes this morning, felt good and my knee didn't act up so woot!

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Oh my goodness bourbon barrel aged pumpkin ale!!!! Worth my last two drink of the week!

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